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Cutting-Edge Reports User Interface among Improvements in New Conjur Release

 

October 14, 2015 | DevOps | joanna mastrocola

 

Conjur 4.5 Provides Greater Transparency, Compliance Reporting for High Velocity IT Infrastructures; Reports UI Crucial Tool for Understanding, Reporting on Permissions that Govern IT Infrastructure

WALTHAM, Mass. Oct. 14, 2015 Conjur, Inc., provider of security orchestration software, released a new software version that improves enterprises’ ability to report on infrastructure assets such as secrets, Web services, users, groups, jobs, containers and machines. Conjur’s platform extends identity and role-based access management beyond people and into infrastructure and software platforms.

“Conjur 4.5 furthers our enterprise core technology while enabling a wider audience to realize immediate benefit from securing infrastructure with Conjur,” said Mitch Haile, Vice President of Products at Conjur. “With this release, security and compliance leaders now have dashboards and reports for compliance audits that enable greater transparency into their ever-changing IT environment.”

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Traditionally, operations and security personnel have struggled to create comprehensive policies and reports that fully enumerate the users and software that have access to all of the moving parts of a continuous delivery environment. As projects, people and architectures change, it becomes very difficult to know who has access to what and when. Conjur solves this problem with an operational API and clear dashboard that highlights the latest activity and enables organizations to easily integrate with tools such as Docker, Puppet and Jenkins.

Additional improvements in Conjur 4.5 include:

  • Dynamic Traffic Authorization: This feature allows policy-based authorization and audit of HTTP(S) traffic. It secures REST APIs, Docker containers and microservices without code modification.
  • Active Directory + LDAP Synchronization: The new release supports synchronization with Active Directory and other LDAP directory services so that Conjur policies can be applied to resources mastered in those directories. In addition, Conjur users can authenticate to Conjur using their AD or LDAP password.
  • Global Permissions – Elevate and Reveal: These permissions grant certain roles the ability to bypass permission checks, either to modify the permissions model or to view it without sacrificing audit capabilities.
  • Ships as a Docker Image: Conjur 4.5 now ships as a Docker image so that modern IT infrastructures can deploy and manage Conjur HA using container orchestration technology.
  • High Availability Enhancements: The new operational and management features make configuring and operating replicated Conjur installations easier than ever before, while still retaining the robust features that have powered Conjur installations around the globe.

Conjur 4.5 is available immediately at: https://info.conjur.net/demo.

Conjur 4.5 Technical Release Notes:  https://developer.conjur.net/release-notes

About Conjur, Inc.

Conjur provides security orchestration software to manage, enforce and audit infrastructure applications with modern IT systems including Chef, Docker, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services, Open Stack, Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure and Puppet Labs. The company provides best practice reference architectures and standards based open source tools so that security best practices can become part of every software development activity and IT environment. Customers include Netflix, Genome Bridge, OpenDNS and Rally Software, among others. Founded in 2012, Conjur is based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Investors include Avalon Partners, Amplify Partners and Andy Palmer (Founder of Koa Labs). Visit: www.conjur.net and follow on Twitter @conjurinc.

 

 

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