Implement least-privilege security for Windows, Linux and UNIX with role-based controls that protect privileged operations while still granting users the privileges they need


Centrify Logo One of the top security challenges organizations face with Windows is both restricting and protecting high privileged domain accounts while also restricting and protecting local accounts with administrative privileges.

And as Gartner (Research Report ID# G00130427) has noted, Linux and UNIX systems inherently lack a scalable and simple model for administrative delegation. In many organizations, administrators are routinely granted broad privileges to accomplish even narrowly focused tasks. These privilege grants pose grave risks for potential theft of corporate IP, insider attacks, or even unintentional errors. But alternatives such as sudo can be so complex that some organizations simply live with the exposure because they have no practical way to limit privileges without hindering users in performing necessary tasks.

The Centrify Suite provides a single, unified privilege management solution across more than 450 Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms. Instead of relying on complex scripting, proprietary databases, or expensive and fragile server architectures, Centrify enables you to use Active Directory to model user roles and assign them to Active Directory users and groups. With a single solution and architecture, Centrify enables you to globally control privileges on Windows and Linux and UNIX systems, which includes unique integration with detailed session auditing as well.