U.S. Agency Selects Xceedium to Secure Privileged Access to Hybrid Cloud

  U.S. Agency Selects Xceedium to Secure Privileged Access to Hybrid Cloud

Recovery and Accountability Board Leverages Xceedium’s Xsuite to Control and
Record Privileged Users and to Meet FISMA Requirements for Protecting Data and

AWS re: Invent 2012

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- November 29, 2012

Amazon Web Services re: Invent Conference—Xceedium today announced that the
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board chose Xsuite, the leading
privileged identity and access management solution for hybrid-cloud
enterprises, as a key security component for its enterprise of the future.

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is a non-partisan,
non-political agency created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009. It has two goals:

  *To provide transparencyof Recovery-related funds
  *Todetect andprevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement.

The organization operates the award-winning Recovery.gov website, the U.S.
government's official website that provides easy access to data related to
Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste
and abuse.

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board also is a leader in
hybrid-cloud computing. It has built a multi-cloud enterprise and moved a wide
variety of its IT services to the cloud, implementing the federal government’s
first civilian, compliance-focused, hybrid-cloud environment.

“Recovery.gov is transforming its IT to the enterprise of the future, placing
the right service on the right workload to enable a secure, nimble, and
cost-efficient organization,” noted Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer at
Xceedium. “Xceedium Xsuite was a perfect fit for Recovery.gov’s Cloud Hub
architecture. They are using Xsuite to secure privileged access across a
hybrid-cloud environment and will be addressing important privileged account
and personal identity verification (PIV) smartcard authentication mandates.”

Recovery.gov integrated Xsuite into its Cloud Hub security stack. Cloud Hub
enables the organization to leverage multiple cloud providers in conjunction
with its own internal private-cloud infrastructure. The agency will utilize
Xsuite’s ability to granularly control access, enforce separation of duties,
and record sessions for administrators accessing its internal server stack and
its managed service offering to other federal agencies. This includes
protecting servers running on the agency’s internal private cloud, based on
VMware technologies, and infrastructure running on Amazon EC2 and S3.
Protecting privileged accounts was the top issue noted by the Inspectors
General in the 2011 FISMA report.

Xsuite also will enable Recovery.gov to implement PIV smartcards to provide
multi-factor authentication for privileged users before they are granted
access to critical systems and cloud management consoles. HSPD-12 and OMB
11-11 are driving the use of PIV cards for logical access to systems. Using
Xsuite, Recovery.gov will be able to leverage PIV cards for administrative
access to servers, wherever they reside, without having to change how the
agency manages passwords and other credentials on its systems.

About Xceedium

Xceedium is the leading provider of privileged identity and access management
solutions for hybrid-cloud enterprises. Large companies and global government
agencies use Xceedium products to reduce the risks that privileged users and
unprotected credentials pose to systems and data. The company’s Xsuite
platform enables customers to implement a zero trust security model. Xsuite
vaults privileged account credentials, implements role-based access control,
and monitors and records privileged user sessions.With unified policy
management, Xsuite enables the seamless administration of security controls
across systems, whether systems reside in a traditional data center, a private
cloud, on public cloud infrastructure, or any combination thereof.

Xceedium solutions enable organizations to comply with security and privacy
mandates such as: PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, and NERC CIP. The company’s products
provide industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, and are
the most highly certified products in the market with designations including
FIPS 140-2 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL4+ and the U.S. DoD Unified Command
Approved Products List (UC/APL). For more information, please visit:


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