Centrify is extending its Zero Trust Security platform to DevOps environments, to ensure that security is a core element of development and operations environments, rather than just an afterthought.

Centrify – which made the announcement at the RSA summit in San Francisco – said while the introduction of microservices, container-based architectures, and DevOps practices had revolutionised software development, they also made access management increasingly complex for companies taking up these new technologies, tools, and methodologies.

Centrify vice president of product strategy David McNeely said DevOps created a challenge for organisations that sought agility while maintaining security in broadly-distributed networks. “Prioritising functional needs over security while building applications exposes organisations to significant risk,” he said.

“Centrify Zero Trust Security reduces that risk by managing identities and access end-to-end across the entire corporate ecosystem, including DevOps environments and emerging tools and services.”