The SSH protocol is the industry standard for administering large heterogeneous environments and secure file transfers. SSH Servers are in many cases housing and transporting an enterprises most crucial business data and applications, touching customer data, invoicing information, credit card data, patient data and more. The largest global enterprises may have in many cases up to a hundred thousand servers running the SSH protocol in their environment. These may in turn run thousands of individual applications, and over the years thousands if not hundreds of thousands of automated data transfers between different applications and user accounts have been set up.
Few enterprises have a structured and automated approach to managing SSH user keys. The security risks around public key authentication increase an enterprises operational cost and risk exposure. Additionally, compliance initiative such as PCI-DSS, SOX and HIPAA all address the requirements for secure key management. The combination of these drivers in many cases indicate several million dollars annually in operational cost, risk exposure and compliance fines related lack of sufficient SSH key management.
Universal SSH Key Manager provides a quick path to a fully automated SSH user key management process including key deployment, key removal and key rotation. Considering the investment and effort that in many cases has been put in to setup keys over the years, the Universal SSH Key Manager can leverage and reutilize this investment and provide enterprises a sensible solution to a major security & compliance concern.