Sponsor: One Identity

Next-Gen Privileged Access Management Solutions

Before there were privileged access management (PAM) solutions, it seemed that everyone was given access to privileged accounts with little regard for who had access, when they had access and what they did with that access. As security breaches started to rise and compliance regulations were written, it was obvious that manual processes and home-grown approaches to privileged access management solutions weren’t enough.

Why make the investment to next-gen PAM? After we briefly cover the history of first-gen and next-gen PAM solutions, we will give you five reasons to consider purchasing next-gen PAM solutions:

•   Reason 1: Easy to deploy
•   Reason 2: Transparent and frictionless
•   Reason 3: Operations- and automation-ready
•   Reason 4: Scale and transform with your business
•   Reason 5: An identity-centered approach to PAM.

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Security Starts Here – Privileged Access Management

Unfortunately we can’t control the activities of our administrators with an invisible Vader-like grip. And if these permissions fall into the wrong hands, even the ‘ultimate power in the universe’ of can’t save us. The threat of a security incident or critical error is very real, and it’s something that auditors are focused on. After all, some damage can be done through a standard user account, but the potential damage is much greater if the compromised account has ‘superuser’ access rights, as demonstrated in this news report excerpt.

The One Identity family of solutions includes each of the capabilities discussed in this report. It includes the breadth to cover not only your AD-centered needs but also identity governance and administration and privileged access management regardless of the location of resources – on-prem, in the cloud, or hybrid. One Identity is different from most IAM vendors, because it offers the business-centric, modular and integrated approach that has been so elusive in legacy solutions and offers the breadth missing in AD, IGA and PAM point solutions.

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Get ahead of your next security breach – 5 Steps to mitigate the risks of privileged accounts

Privileged accounts are a necessity in any enterprise IT environment, since they enable administrators to manage the environment. But as news reports constantly remind us, granting privileged access increases the risk of a security breach, no matter what industry your organization represents. However, your organization does not have to become the next statistic.

By taking the five concrete steps outlined in this paper, you can help protect your organization from the risks inherent in privileged accounts.

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Is Biometrics the future of security?

One of the first things that every IT security professional need to know is that there are no “silver bullets” in this field. Defense in depth is one of the oldest IT security concepts. Its main point is that “layered security mechanisms increase security of the system as a whole. If an attack causes one security mechanism to fail, other mechanisms may still provide the necessary security to protect the system. Behavioral biometrics methods, such as keystroke dynamics or mouse movement analysis are ideal additional layers of defense. Besides the usual preventive security systems, such as firewalls or security doors, enterprises can introduce these solutions easily, without subjecting their employees to obtrusive analyses. More importantly, these provide results in real- time, able to monitor the activities of users continuously and accurately enough to avoid false alerts.

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Analytics integrates data from our session management solution, with a variety of logs and contextual data points. Our thirteen algorithms scrutinize seventeen behavioral characteristics generating user behavior profiles for each individual privileged user that are continually adjusted using machine learning.

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The Breach Prevention Playbook

Identity and access management (IAM) – which exists to ensure that the right people can get to the right resources and that you can prove they are doing it right – is the most effective, and proactive, tool in the fight against breaches. Once the basics discussed earlier are satisfied, IAM will provide the biggest security bang for the buck. After all, a breach is nothing more than the wrong person getting their hands on something they shouldn’t, and you don’t find out about it until it’s too late.

This ebook will address various facets of IAM, how they play in breach prevention, and some detail on technology solutions from One Identity.

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What do your Peers have to Say about One Identity Safeguard

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an established security countermeasure, but the current threat environment and compliance burdens render manual approaches to PAM inadequate. A PAM solution is now essential. A range of choices is available, with the next generation offering the best functionality with the least friction.

This paper examines the factors that go into selecting a PAM solution, based on experiences described by One Identity Safeguard users on IT Central Station. They recommend assessing a potential PAM solution for its ease of deployment and use, its transparency, scalability, and ability to work with existing IT and business operations.

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2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for PAM

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is one of the most important areas of risk management and security in any organization. Privileged accounts have traditionally been given to administrators to access critical data and applications. But, changing business practices, hybrid IT, cloud and other aspects of digital transformation has meant that users of privileged accounts have become more numerous and widespread. To reduce the risk of privileged accounts being hijacked or fraudulently used, and to uphold stringent regulatory compliance within an organization, a strong PAM solution is essential.

This report is an overview of the market for Privilege Access Management (PAM) solutions and provides a compass to help buyers find the solution that best meets their needs. KuppingerCole examines the market segment, vendor functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing PAM solutions.

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Strategies for successfully managing privileged accounts

One of the most important aspects of an identity and access management (IAM) program is the securing, management and governance of the accounts belonging to superusers — privileged accounts.

Privileged account management (PAM) ensures that administrators and superusers with privileged accounts have the access they need to do their jobs. Organizations that rely excessively on sudo, credential vaults and the best intentions of administrators have difficulty complying with governance requirements, but they can get PAM right by following a few simple guidelines and rules.

One Identity for privileged account management offers a credential vault, audit capabilities and a suite of solutions for control of administrator access across the enterprise, helping organizations manage their privileged accounts successfully.

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White Paper: Frictionless Security – Protect your Entire IT Ecosystem from End User to Admins

In the modern workforce, we can work from home – or from any location that has internet access – more easily than ever. We often interact and comment on social media as individuals as part of our professional lives. Where we log in from, how we access resources and the devices we use are interchangeable and blur the line between these two formerly distinct parts of life.

As an individual, it’s professionally liberating but for IT managers and CISOs, this extended environment includes far too many access points that bad actors can use to get to the precious corporate resources. This situation mandates a comprehensive change in our approach security. The balance that IT managers and CISOs work to achieve is to give their users safe access without heavy-handed security measures impeding productivity. They must consider many factors and weigh options as to how they can safely support the business in reaching its objectives. The aim is to secure the enterprise without users noticing. In a word, to make security frictionless to the user.

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The top five ways to relieve the pain of managing hybrid AD environments

Active Directory is everywhere and Azure Active Directory (AAD), its cloud-based cousin, is quickly gaining ground. Currently, nearly ninety percent of organizations worldwide are using Active Directory (AD) for on-premises resources (aka on-prem). That represents 500 million organizations and somewhere around 10 billion daily authentications. In fact, in the world of identity and access management (IAM), AD has become unavoidable and absolutely necessary for on-prem user authentication and authorization. You have to go through AD. It’s just how it’s done. Now, mix in the cloud – and Azure AD– and your management complexity just skyrocketed – and you could be in for a world of pain, if your on-prem or cloud identity environments are not managed and synched properly.

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The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administration and management includes 12 major tasks. These tasks cover a wide breadth of business needs and are not all performed solely by AD DS administrators. In fact, administrators can and should delegate several tasks to other members of their technical community, technicians, help desk personnel, even users such as team managers and administrative assistants. While delegation is a way to reduce the amount of work administrators have to do when managing AD DS infrastructures, it really only addresses one or two of the 12 tasks, for example, user and group administration as well as end point device administration. The other ten tasks can be staggering in nature — security, networked service administration, OU-Specific Management, Group Policy Object management and many more — and because of this can take up inordinate amounts of time. You can rely on Microsoft’s built-in tools to reduce some of this workload, but are the native tools enough? Perhaps it’s time to reduce AD DS administration overhead by automating most tasks and tightening internal security. Address this by first, determining what the twelve essential labors of Active Directory are and then, see how you can reduce AD DS workloads through the implementation of proper management and administration tools.

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Security Starts Here – Active Directory Account Lifecycle Management

How many of us, in our quest to be secure, feel like Emmet in 2014’s The Lego Movie? We see these incredible identity governance and administration (IGA) and privileged access management (PAM) projects that our ‘master builder’ peers seem to be succeeding with and we feel entirely inadequate. They execute powerful programs that appear to deliver full, enterprise-wide identity administration and associated governance. They seem to achieve privileged access management with full coverage and rich functionality. And, they claim to succeed in a world that is entirely unrelated to the real world we live in.

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Maintaining Business Momentum in the Face of Forced Change

The challenges with managing accounts in Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD are many and varied. With the frantic pace of today’s business world, organizations struggle to keep up with requests to create, change and remove access to their on-premises AD. This scenario becomes even more complicated when you mix in a hybrid AD environment.

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10 steps to cleaning up Active Directory

AD security is crucial to controlling risk and ensuring compliance Active Directory (AD) is the foundation of identity and access management (IAM) at most organizations and, as such, is probably the most crucial technology on the network. More and more systems and applications depend on AD and Azure Active Directory (AAD) for authentication, policy, entitlements, and configuration management. If AD is insecure, everything is insecure.

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