Centrify puts all its trust in Zero Trust this GITEX

Centrify today announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week to advocate the new security mandate – ‘never trust, always verify’ based on a Zero Trust approach and showcase its identity and access management solutions.

The revolutionary concept of Zero Trust Security assumes that the threat actor may already exist within an organization, posing as an employee of the organization. Alternatively, it may assume the credentials of an employee of the organization. The concept of Zero Trust seeks to limit the opportunity of such an internal threat actor to use the assumed employee credentials and breach other parts of the organization.

“Previous cyber security practices assumed the integrity of a user’s credentials at face value and chose to verify them subsequently. In the new paradigm, a user is never trusted till both their credentials and device are rigorously verified. Identity access management solutions further grant the user access to the organization’s resources, but only as much to complete their task, mandated by their job role. The Zero Trust security best practice is applied to all types of users including end-user of IT, privileged user, supplier, customer or partner. It also applies to all types of resources and assets whether through an application or compute infrastructure resource,” said Kamel Heus, Regional Sales Manager MEA, Centrify.

“Many security leaders are turning to a Zero Trust approach that removes trust from the equation completely, shunning the traditional ‘trust but verify’ approach and replacing it with a ‘never trust, always verify’ mandate. Organizations should secure access to enterprise resources by verifying the user, validating their devices, limiting access and privilege, and learning and adapting to risky user behaviour. We look forward to using GITEX Technology Week as a platform to advocate Centrify’s Zero Trust Security approach to customers and partners visiting our stand,” added Heus.

Centrify will be participating with its distributor – StarLink at Stand SR-J2, Sheikh Rashid Hall at GITEX Technology Week 2018.  The company plans to increase the awareness of its brand and products through presentations and product demonstrations at the event. Senior executives and security experts from the company will be available at the stand to speak with customers and partners and share their global success stories with them.