SOURCE: Vera

December 09, 2015 11:00 ET

Vera and Centrify Partner to Deliver Identity-Driven Data Security, Access, and Control

Partnership Provides Strong Data Security and Visibility Across Complex IT Environments, Connecting Identity Management and Data Access Control

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2015) -

Highlights:

  • This enterprise technology partnership addresses a security challenge every company faces: protecting sensitive files and data shared through the cloud and across devices.
  • With Vera and Centrify, businesses can control access to critical information and business apps in a unified, user-centric way, across on-premises and cloud operations without impacting productivity.
  • Vera provides 360-degree data visibility and control, allowing IT to instantly grant and revoke access to sensitive content, no matter where it travels.

Today, Vera (vera.com) announced a strategic technology partnership with Centrify that gives enterprises simple, unified access control to sensitive information shared across cloud and on-premises systems. This new integration will combine Vera's advanced file access control and strong encryption with Centrify's one-click authentication and user management platform, giving IT teams granular control and visibility over business-critical data, even after files have left the corporate domain.

"When it comes to protecting your organization's crown jewels, the single most important tool is having strong, non-intrusive, and automated encryption in place," said Prakash Linga, chief technology officer and co-founder of Vera. "Our partnership with Centrify accelerates the rollout and consistent application of data-in-use security, allowing Centrify and Vera customers to centrally manage access to both business-critical apps and data in a hybrid world."

In order to meet the demands of ever-increasing compliance requirements in a mobile- and app-driven enterprise, Vera provides security teams sophisticated and comprehensive visibility and real-time control over user and data activity. Based on company managed policies, individual employees can be granted varying levels of access within each document without impacting user productivity. By balancing security with user-centric convenience and flexibility, IT can seamlessly maintain access control to confidential files and information anywhere they travel.

"When almost half of the breaches in 2015 started with compromised credentials, it's essential for enterprises to shift their focus away from perimeter- and device-based solutions," said Shreyas Sadalgi, senior vice president of business development at Centrify. "This partnership gives our customers strong encryption and data control abilities that seamlessly integrate with Centrify's secure identity platform. In order for businesses to operate more efficiently, IT and security teams must shift their focus away from the company perimeter, with the confidence that their data is safe."

Managing access to information is a universal challenge, requiring organizations to strike the right balance between convenience and security. And there's a lot at risk: a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that the average cost of a data breach in 2015 exceeded $3.79 million, an increase of 23% in only two years. To ensure that only people with proper credentials are granted access to apps and data, IT teams need security solutions that work effectively across domains. With Vera and Centrify, organizations across industries can confidently harness the cloud for increased collaboration and file sharing, as business critical data travels across hybrid-cloud services and privileged devices.

For more information about this partnership, or to arrange a private demo, visit www.vera.com.

About Vera
Vera delivers a first-of-its-kind solution that enables businesses of all types to easily secure and track any digital information across all platforms and devices. Vera enables comprehensive data security and real-time control with a seamless, uninterrupted user experience, empowering people to use any platform and device they want while ensuring the highest levels of security, visibility and control. For more information, visit www.vera.com.

About Centrify
Centrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today's hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches -- compromised credentials -- by securing an enterprise's internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and sessions monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50.

Contact Information

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    Lynsey Rose
    lynsey[at]vera[dot]com
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