Improvements to SaaS-based PIM/PAM portfolio address remote vendors, temp admin credentials
CyberArk, maker of software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools for privileged identity and access management (PIM/PAM), this week introduced enhancements that provide better security controls for managing remote vendors and admins that need temporary, on-demand credential elevation for system support activities.
The Lowdown: Like most PIM/PAM solutions, the CyberArk offerings aim to reduce the risks associated with powerful, admin-level credentials while also reducing friction for the privileged users who need such high-level system access to do their jobs.
The Details: The improvements to CyberArk’s SaaS-based solution include:
>CyberArk Alero manages and simplifies remote access for vendors connecting to the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution. The offering combines Zero Trust access, biometric authentication, and just-in-time provisioning without having to worry about requirements for VPNs, agents, or passwords.
>CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager provides just-in-time elevation and access to control admin-level access to Windows and Mac endpoints on-demand for a specific period of time with a full audit log and the ability to revoke access as necessary. Endpoint Privilege Manager works across cloud and on-premises environments, in data centers, and on all endpoints.
The Buzz: “Privileged access security is foundational to effective cybersecurity programs. As our customers increasingly operate in SaaS and cloud-first environments, it’s critical for CyberArk to build upon our deep knowledge and understanding of the attack surface and deliver innovative security solutions that are built specifically for hybrid environments,” said Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO at CyberArk. “By delivering advanced, easy-to-deploy SaaS solutions, CyberArk is the security partner of choice for modern enterprises.”