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HSBC Bank Deploys Centrify Suite to Centrally Manage Security

HSBC Bank Deploys Centrify Suite to Centrally Manage Security and
Auditing for Worldwide IT Operations 
Leading Worldwide Financial Institution Uses Centrify to Secure
Access, Improve Auditing and Manage User Accounts 
SUNNYVALE, CA and BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) --
11/13/12 --  Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security
and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit
access to on-premise and cloud-based systems, mobile devices and
applications, today announced that HSBC Bank UK is deploying the
Centrify Suite to centrally secure system access to HSBC's
distributed IT infrastructure. 
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and
financial services organizations in the world. HSBC's international
network comprises more than 7,200 offices in more than 80 countries
and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the
Middle East and Africa. HSBC central IT staff manages thousands of
user accounts across its UNIX and LINUX estate; making access
control, privilege management and reporting on user access a critical
concern for IT Operations and Audit teams.  
"Centrify's product functionality sets it apart from anything else on
the market by consolidating complex user and computer access into a
streamlined and easy-to-manage arrangement within Active Directory;
it's a massive plus for us," said Paul Sharpe, Enterprise Technical
Specialist, Global IT Operations with HSBC. "We looked at several
vendors, but Centrify Suite's underlying Zones technology was by far
the best approach for us to maintain compliance and simplify our
processes." 
Prior to deploying Centrify, Sharpe said, "We had multiple goals for
this project including enforcing password policies, user account
consolidation in Active Directory, and auditing requirements. We
needed to manage our Linux and UNIX systems in a centralized manner
and wanted to leverage an existing directory infrastructure. The
result was a decision to acquire the best technology to meet our
needs, and after careful evaluation we chose Centrify." 
"HSBC is a global financial giant in the industry, with a dynamic IT
organization that demands the highest level of performance and ROI,"
said Darren Gross, Centrify Regional Director for EMEA. "W
e are
extremely proud that they have selected Centrify to help manage their
security needs for centralized user management and auditing, and we
look forward to a long-standing, mutually successful relationship." 
Centrify has broad acceptance in highly regulated industries such as
banking, securities and insurance where the constantly shifting
compliance and security landscape drives the need for rigorous
internal auditing and risk management. Centrify is uniquely able to
scale to enterprise-wide projects where implementing granular
role-based access is complex due to acquisitions, heterogeneous
system environments, and identity silos that have grown up across the
enterprise. Centrify's integrated solution ensures that even the
largest financial institutions can establish accountability across
data center systems, cloud servers, applications and mobile devices. 
About the Centrify Suite
 The Centrify Suite 2012 lets organizations
centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems,
mobile devices, and applications by leveraging an infrastructure they
already own -- Microsoft Active Directory. Built on an integrated
architecture, the Centrify Suite strengthens security, enhances
regulatory compliance initiatives, and reduces IT expense and
complexity. The Centrify Suite -- consisting of DirectControl
DirectAuthorize, DirectAudit, DirectSecure and DirectManage --
delivers secure authentication and single sign-on, role-based access
control, privileged identity management, mobile security management,
user-level auditing for Windows and UNIX systems, server isolation,
and encryption of data-in-motion for the industry's broadest set of
heterogeneous systems and applications. 
About Centrify
 Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based
solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to
on-premise and cloud-based systems, mobile devices and applications
by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own --
Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud,
more than 4,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50
and more than 60 Federal agencies, rely on Centrify's identity
consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT
expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For
more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +44 (0) 1344
317950 or +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com/. 
Centrify, DirectAudit, DirectControl and DirectSecure are registered
trademarks and DirectAuthorize and DirectManage are trademarks of
Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries. 
Contact: 
Dan Spalding
dan.spalding@centrify.com
(408) 960-9297 
 
 
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