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CA introduces new security-as-a-service offering

Security & Privacy

LAS VEGAS – CA Technologies opened CA World was a new SaaS platform and it closed the event with a new security-as-a-service solution on identity theft and management.

CA released CA Identity Service, a new, turn-key identity-as-a-service solution, to address identity and access management (IAM) needs for both on-premises and cloud-based applications.

The New York-based vendor supported this as-a-service offering with a new behavior analytics solution that integrates with CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM).

Called CA Threat Analytics for PAM, the product features machine-learning capabilities for better threat detection and breach prevention associated with privileged users.

Mordecai Rosen, SVP and GM of CA’s security business, said the company will be applying self-learning behavior analytics technology to privileged user activity. CA has also extending secure business operations with CA Identity Service to support deeply embedded on-premises systems while taking advantage of the agility of cloud applications and services.

The CA Threat Analytics for PAM models privileged user behavior and evaluates risk based on factors such as a user location, time and duration of activity, the data being accessed and the user’s track record for security and past behavior. When a breach or threat is detected, the system automatically triggers controls to mitigate risks, such as starting session recording, initiating a stronger authentication procedure or alerting security system and operations.

In a recent global survey conducted by Coleman Parkes for CA, 82 per cent of respondents said identity-centric security is critical to the business. Therefore, CA Identity Service addresses the need for a modern, hybrid IAM solution. This is also positioned in the market for those customers who are adopt cloud applications and services alongside their on-premises applications controlled by CA Single Sign-On, managing everything from a single launch pad.

According to the company, CA Identity Service can be accessed here for a free trial.