How to Overcome the Privileged Access Challenge?
September 19, 2019 | Virtualization, DevOps
Enterprise IT security team often face challenges to maintain a control over privileged users. And it has to do with the rapid pace of digitization and virtualization, which in turn has increased the number of privileged accounts in the IT network giving access to critical applications and databases. Whether your data center is in premises, on-cloud or in a hybrid environment, every time an enterprise scale-up its IT infra, the number of VM instances, DevOps users, system administrators, network administrators, and database administrators also jump manifold. That could create chaos, inefficiency and security gap in the IT network.
Indeed, it’s a tall ask when hundreds or even thousands of elevated privileges require access to critical systems and the administrator has to manage all the requests made. The approval process becomes a tedious task… and in the end an enterprise tend to lose its grip over IT efficiency. Likewise, if there is lack of governing policy to manage and control elevated privileges, a malicious actor will surely find a way out to harm the organization. It is extremely important to note that a majority of data breach incidents occur due to compromise of privileged credentials.
The security posture for inner realm of any enterprise’s IT ecosystem can be fortified if ARCON Privileged Access Management is made central component in an overall IT policy framework. The robust tool enables IT operations and security team to efficiently manage and control all the elevated privileges in heterogeneous environment. The roles and rules for elevated privileges are clearly defined. Thus the IT ecosystem will remain safe as a house as every access to target systems is made in a controlled environment. Authorization of privileged entitlements followed by robust validation and documentation mechanism ensures that all privileged activities are secure in nature. Further, it automates the approval procedure. The privileged activities that require an oversight and approvals are streamlined as multi-level workflows enables password releases and time-based access to users, service groups and user groups.
ARCON is a leading enterprise risk control solutions provider, specializing in risk-predictive technologies. ARCON | User Behaviour Analytics enables to monitor end-user activities in real time. ARCON | Privileged Access Management reinforces access control and mitigates data breach threats. ARCON | Secure Compliance Management is a vulnerability assessment tool.