Privileged Access Management

What Is Privileged Access Management?

One of the most severe cybersecurity risks to any organization is privileged accounts. Privileged accounts have elevated access to perform administrative functions. They can be administrator accounts, service accounts, firecall or emergency accounts, database connection accounts and applications accounts. Most of these accounts were set up ages ago when an application or system was deployed. They typically have multiple integration points and because of the risk of “breaking something,” the passwords for these accounts are rarely rotated, and likely shared and improperly stored.

Privileged Access Management (or PAM) is a strategy for providing control over accounts with “elevated access”. PAM is typically applied on a “need-to-know” or “principle of least privilege” (POLP) basis. Methods such as Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) allow these strategies and controls to be applied on roles or groups that share certain characteristics, for example departments, location or work duties. Privileged access management protects applications, data and hardware so only authorized users can access data as well as protects the privacy of sensitive information and critical infrastructure.

Privileged Access Management and Zero Trust

XYPRO’s privileged access management technology in conjunction with Zero Trust principles ensure that any access to data or infrastructure is granted only to authorized users that have passed multiple identity checks, and then only provides the minimum access required to complete the task.

XYGATE Access Control (XAC), part of XYGATE SecurityOne, offers the flexibility necessary to properly configure privileged system access. XAC is powerful, granular access control, for easy configuration of access according to users’ roles and responsibilities and to the right set of system resources.

Whether your organization chooses to define job functions down to individual sub-commands, or grant higher level access with fewer restrictions, XAC’s complete session and keystroke audits facilitate the creation and maintenance of this secure environment without compromising employee effectiveness and efficiency.

HPE NonStop Connectors for  Cyberark, ServiceNow and SailPoint 

Managing strong passwords and credentials is often a challenge. Ensuring they are stored properly, changed regularly, meet complexity and compliance requirements and are auditable can be overwhelming to implement and manage.

Current solutions for requesting and managing user access are outdated and inefficient. Processes are manual, complex and don’t map to the core business initiatives driving change within the enterprise. Governance is often an afterthought, leaving many enterprises vulnerable to increased security risks and potential non-compliance with external regulations or internal corporate mandates.

XYGATE Identity Connector (XIC) offers visibility and control of HPE NonStop data and processes directly within SailPoint IdentityIQ or Cyberark. Quickly detect risks and entitlement issues, automate provisioning processes, and address account compliance concerns without leaving the comfort of your chosen application.