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CoreCivic Enhances JD Edwards Security Management With Pathlock

“The fact that we didn’t need to employ an additional technical person to handle the security workload easily cost-justified the purchase.”
QS CoreCivic
CoreCivic Nashville, Tennesse, U.S.A.
Industry Government Solutions
Revenue 198.1 Crores USD
Employees 14075
Pathlock Solution Pathlock Role Design

About CoreCivic

CoreCivic has been America’s leader in partnership corrections since 1983. The company manages, designs, builds and owns more than 60 correctional facilities and detention centers across the US. With nearly 17,000 corrections professionals, it provides high-quality rehabilitation, security, vocational, educational, health care and administrative services to more than 75,000 residents in its care. A successful example of the public-private partnership in action, the company achieves proven, accountable corrections solutions responsive to the needs of today’s national, regional and local correctional climate.


The CoreCivic team had initially set up security using the native JD Edwards EnterpriseOne security tools. Soon they found that these were difficult to manage and it took a long time to execute the work. As the use of JD Edwards expanded to more facilities, their System Administration team could see that the security management task would grow increasingly complex and time-consuming, to the extent that they would need to employ an additional person just to manage the security. During audits, it took an inordinate amount of time to retrieve the information that was required by the auditors to prove compliance. CoreCivic started looking out for solutions that would make the security management task rapid and seamless.

Solutions & Results

CoreCivic decided to implement Pathlock’s Role Design to enable them to cope with the workload of managing security at multiple facilities. They found that it makes the task more straightforward and much less time-consuming, so they have been able to roll out JD Edwards software to more locations without increasing their headcount.

After undertaking the initial training, the CoreCivic team found that Role Design is very easy to learn and use, and they were able to adopt it very quickly. They use row-level security to allow staff at various facilities to access the subset of records that is relevant to them. The ability to create and copy components has quickened the task of implementing security at new locations.

CoreCivic’s auditors require complex reports, and earlier, it used to take a long time to meet their requests. Much of the information can now be produced very quickly using the standard Role Design reports, reducing the company’s audit costs.

With Pathlock reports, we can now produce much of the information required by our auditors very quickly and our audit costs have reduced. The fact that we didn’t need to employ an additional technical person to just handle the security workload easily cost-justified the purchase of the software.”

– CoreCivic Management