Exabeam, the fastest growing next-gen security information and event management company and Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next–Gen Access, today announced a collaborative relationship to secure enterprise identities against cyber threats targeting today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on–premises.
Many organisations continue to struggle with such credential-based threats, largely because they still focus on securing the network perimeter instead of closing the gap between identity management and security controls. Attacks involving compromised users and hosts are notoriously difficult to detect because they can evade perimeter defences by using legitimate credentials to access corporate resources.
Exabeam’s Security Intelligence Platform connects identity information from Centrify’s Next-Gen Access with other user activity data. It helps accurately assess risk, identify threats and reconstruct incident timelines of anomalous, privileged escalation threats. Centrify Zero Trust Security provides identity services across applications, endpoints and infrastructure for all users, including privileged users, via a unified portfolio to present centralised, enterprise-wide visibility.
“Whether it’s a malicious or compromised insider, credential-based threats are tricky to identify,” says Ted Plumis, VP of Worldwide Channels at Exabeam. “Exabeam and Centrify deliver a well-integrated solution that provides customers with visibility and additional context—giving analysts the information they need to take real-time corrective actions.”
This integration enables customers to monitor and identify critical security threats arising from privileged users. Pre-built incident timelines help analysts quickly understand the scope and nature of detected attacks by automating what was previously a manual investigation process.
“Privileged users are regularly targeted in significant breaches, so gaining visibility as to how such privileged accounts are being misused is key to incident discovery, response and remediation,” says Ben Rice, VP Business Development at Centrify. “An integration of Centrify’s identity solutions with Exabeam provides customers with granular insight into the behavior of their privileged users, which in turn enables rapid threat identification and response.
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