How aware are you of the gaps in security that exist within your organization, especially when it comes to privileged accounts?
Do you know about every loophole that exists and how to secure it? Probably not. Due to this lack of awareness and limited solutions to mitigate the associated risks, 80% of the security breaches involve privileged accounts, according to Forrester.
It isn’t a mere coincidence that privileged accounts are a prime target for bad actors. It is because these accounts have access to sensitive data. What’s ironic is the lack of stringent security measures backing these privileged accounts, considering the magnitude of the risk factor.
What you need are access-related functionalities that can give you a centralized view of all these accesses and streamline them using various access-related functionalities, which especially cater to privileged access before you join the bandwagon of the 80% of organizations.
This is why Cross Identity (Formerly Ilantus) now integrates with CyberArk. This integration drastically reduces the attack surface and aids the security posture of organizations with the industry’s best innovative solutions. Because the attackers are getting smarter, so you need smarter, innovative solutions to combat them. And Cross Identity was even named as an Innovation Leader twice this year.
With this, Cross Identity is now a part of the CyberArk C3 Alliance, which features the most capable in the industry to enable organizations with secure solutions in collaboration with CyberArk.
Cross Identity makes privileged access easy
The collaboration of Cross Identity and CyberArk’s Privileged Access Security Solution opens up new doors to manage accesses.
You can have a centralized view of all the access—be it regular or privileged.
This importance of this cannot be stressed enough.
Consider this, your organization has over 100 different applications, with over 1000 different privileged accounts. These accounts have access to crucial organizational activities, like installation or removing of software, access to emergency files, workstations and servers in the domain, and Active Directory.
If your organization has such accounts, which it should, then you ought to ask yourself a few questions as below, to which this collaboration certainly has answers.
How will I keep track of all these accesses? How can I see them?
We help you to track accesses at a glance. The centralized view of CI enables you to have the complete picture of these accesses. At one go, gather all the information of all your privileged accounts and others—giving you full visibility of your organization as and when you want it.
How can I be sure that only the right people have access to these accounts?
You can streamline the accesses based on their roles. With role-based access control, you can automate this requirement—such that only the roles designed to possess access to the accounts are the only ones who do.
The ones who aren’t explicitly allowed accesses can gain access through our ‘access request’ feature. This request must also specify the reasons for the required access. It is then sent to the reviewer who can approve/disapprove it.
When there is an access requested, who approves them?
You can assign reviewers to each application who the requester’s managers; this reviewer will be responsible for approving/disapproving accesses.
How do I secure high-risk applications?
Maybe you have applications that are considered high-risk. In such cases, the approval of just one person doesn’t cut it. You can easily solve this using our multi-level approval process. Assign multiple reviewers for one application, such that whenever someone needs access to it, all the reviewers must allow it. Our workflows for multi-level reviewers are also thoroughly easy to design based on your organizational needs.
What if I need different people as approvers for various applications and not just “managers”?
We enable you to customize the type of reviewer for various access requests. The reviewer need not be just the manager. You can have an ‘application owner’ review the request or even assign a different ‘role’ as the reviewer.
What if an earlier access has to be revoked?
Once an access is allowed, is it ever too late to take it back? No. All the manager has to do is take a look at the approved access and simply click ‘revoke’ and the job is done.
When someone leaves the organization, what happens to their access?
Orphaned accounts can plague your organization with security breaches when they fall into the wrong hands. Orphaned privileged accounts can leave you vulnerable to outside threats.
This is why we automate this entire process of deleting or disabling the privileged accounts the moment the employee leaves the organization. This leaves no gaps or time frame for someone to take advantage of this account.
How will I manage these accounts and ensure that there are no security gaps?
CI enables you to generate compliance reports regularly to know who has access to what and the state of all the privileged accounts. You can even streamline it further and generate compliance reports for a single user. This is the level of granular security we offer.
In short, you can ensure there are no security gaps with the integration of CI with CyberArk. With CyberArk’s capabilities of protecting privileged accounts and Cross Identity’ focus on preserving these accesses—you can sleep easy, knowing that no emergency call about a privileged account tampering is going to wake you in the middle of the night.
These are big, difficult questions, which, as we addressed earlier, can make or break your organization. These answers are what you deserve and ought to have.
Cross Identity looks forward to this collaboration, and the enhanced, robust, Identity Management capability it enables us with to serve organizations.