Scytale Releases Enterprise Identity Platform at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit to Scale Service-to-Service Authentication

Scytale Enterprise 1.0 enables zero trust by delivering continuously
attested service identity across cloud, container, and on-premise
enterprise IT infrastructure.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – Scytale Inc.
today released Scytale Enterprise 1.0, a SaaS platform that enables
security and infrastructure engineers to standardize, scale, and
accelerate service-to-service authentication across dynamic and static
enterprise IT infrastructure while minimizing risk and increasing
operational efficiency.

Modern enterprise applications are increasingly being built upon
interconnected software services that are often managed by different
lines of business. These services are deployed on platforms that often
include capabilities like cloud hosting, elastic scaling, and container
orchestration. The recent explosion in both the number of services and
underlying platforms creates substantial service-to-service
authentication challenges.

Security products, such as network/application firewalls and API
gateways, and authentication protocols such as Kerberos and oAuth, are
not addressing the service-to-service authentication needs of modern
enterprise applications. According to recent research by Scytale, 93% of
IT executives are concerned about their service authentication
credentials, while 83% agree that their technologies and processes to
mutually authenticate services cannot scale as their organization adopts
a more dynamic, hybrid cloud strategy. Employing continuously-attested
identities for services (not humans) helps them take their early “zero
trust” steps.

Scytale Enterprise 1.0 encapsulates service-to-service
authentication complexities by harmonizing identity provider
(IdP)-generated service identities that span static and dynamic
enterprise IT environments. This enables security and infrastructure
engineers to:

  • Extend Kerberos-based IdPs to dynamic services: enable cloud
    and container-based services to have authenticated transactions with
    static services without 1) exposing Kerberos-based IdPs to the
    Internet, and 2) changing existing risk policies.
  • Provide scalable authentication for bursty services: protect
    existing IdPs from load spikes and minimize service disruptions.
  • Synchronize service identities between environments: allow
    services running in one dynamic environment to assume identities in
    other dynamic and/or static environments (and vice versa).
  • Build a foundation for a zero-trust enterprise: establish a
    standards-based, fine-grained service authentication layer to support
    zero trust between services running on trusted enterprise IT assets,
    including those in the cloud.

“The last evolution in enterprise identity focused on humans; the
current one focuses on services,” said Scytale CEO Sunil James. “As the
Fortune 2000 increasingly adopt dynamic computing technologies such as
containers, microservices, serverless, and beyond, Scytale Enterprise
will enable security and infrastructure engineers to automatically issue
and broker continuously-attested cryptographic identities to any service
running on any platform anywhere on the planet. Since these identities
derive from centrally-defined policies, our users can also continuously
assess and optimize service-to-service trust levels accordingly.”

Scytale will be demonstrating Scytale Enterprise at Gartner Security &
Risk Management Summit 2019 (Booth#1149).

About the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019

The Gartner
Security & Risk Management Summit 2019
features programs
focusing on key topics such as business continuity management, cloud
security, privacy, securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and the chief
information security officer (CISO) role. Gartner analysts will explain
the latest information on new threats to enable digital business in a
world of escalating risk.

About Scytale

Founded in 2017 by seasoned engineers from Amazon Web Services, Google,
Okta, PagerDuty, and Duo Security, Scytale helps enterprise security
engineering teams standardize, scale, and accelerate service
authentication across cloud, container, and on-premise infrastructures.
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