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CIGNA Selects CA Access Control to Support Compliance, Security and Operational Efficiency

CA Access Control Helps Secure Personal Health Information and Maintain Separation of Duties for Administrators and Privileged Users

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that CIGNA, a global health services company, has chosen CA Access Control to help secure personal health information and corporate data on CIGNA's host systems, including Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX® and Linux® platforms. CA Access Control will also help support CIGNA compliance with regulations such as those promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

"As we execute on our security goals, we continue to streamline security processes, particularly in how we manage our user privileges and access on both physical and virtual servers across all distributed platforms," said Craig Shumard, Chief Information Security Officer, CIGNA. "By adding Privileged User Password Management capability to CA Access Control for individuals with elevated system-level privileges, we expect to improve our audit process and the security of our data."

Use of CA Access Control will help CIGNA improve its ability to:

  • Protect personal health information and private data from being exposed either accidentally or maliciously. CA Access Control helps control, manage and report privileged user access to physical or virtual servers across UNIX, Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms. This includes controlling access and system-level entitlements of privileged or root users, such as network administrators. By reducing and delegating the privileges associated with administrator accounts, CA Access Control adds a layer of granularity that assigns and enforces permissions based on specific roles. This helps ensure a separation of duties and accountability critical to security and compliance.

  • Have a simplified capability to grant temporary root/administrator privileges for select support functional roles. This will also assist when needing to grant emergency privilege access.

"CIGNA has been at the forefront of managing privileged users, their passwords and their access rights--an internal threat for all types of businesses and institutions," said Dave Hansen, corporate senior vice president and general manager, CA Security Management. "CA has been in the host access management business for more than 10 years and is proud to support leaders such as CIGNA with technology to control privileged user access across physical and virtual environments and multiple platforms."

About CIGNA

CIGNA (NYSE: CI), a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to approximately 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA visit www.CIGNA.com.

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About CA

CA (Nasdaq: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT--empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit www.ca.com.

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