Privileged Identity Management
Who has the “Keys to the Kingdom”? Mismanagement of privileged identities puts your company at risk.
Privileged accounts and passwords are extremely powerful, allowing a privileged user to log on anonymously and have complete control of the target system with full access to all of the information on that system. This vulnerability could potentially cause tremendous financial losses and reputational damage for businesses. For enterprises, privileged accounts are especially difficult to manage:
- The average enterprise has thousands of privileged identities, accounts, and passwords. Manually managing and updating these are a time-consuming, costly and repetitive process.
- Administrative and application accounts (hard-coded, embedded credentials) are found on virtually every piece of hardware, software, and application within an
organization, including virtual environments.
- Administrative or application accounts are shared, which means that the system does not track WHO logged in as an Administrator, merely that a login occurred—a significant audit challenge.
- Unlike a personal identity, such as JDoe, administrative or application accounts are nearly impossible to disable due to high potential for disruption to business.
- Administrative and application accounts are subject to regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, PCI, and Basel II, requiring that companies prove exactly who logs in to sensitive systems and, increasingly, what they are doing.
- Results from a survey conducted by Cyber-Ark revealed some important statistics about privileged passwords and the risks they present to companies.
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