Mitigate the risk of digital keys, credentials & password management
Extended enterprises have an internal and outsourced workforce that handles digital keys and other secrets that allow access to valuable data. Learn how we can help you with effective secrets management.
How secure is your remote developer access?
The global shift to the work-from-home paradigm means your high-value IT assets are accessed from almost anywhere by your developers. Traditional network-level controls, like firewalls and VPNs, were designed at a time when the company security perimeter was easier to define and their use was limited.
Our customers find that, while classic network-level controls are still useful, they are hard to configure at scale and limited in performance, especially during traffic spikes. They also provide overly broad access to critical IT environments. This combination adds costs, increases risk and slows down the productive work of developers.
We believe it's time to use solutions that are purpose-built for developers, admins and 3rd parties alike. That's why we designed software to end the pain of password management and provide security controls at the session level. It's easy-to-use, scalable and dynamic software that provides granular access with just enough privilege to get the job done .
Enable passwordless authentication to critical IT infrastructures
Passwords, digital keys and other permanent credentials have been traditionally hidden in cookie jars called password managers or vaults. More modern methods, like passwordless or credential-less access authentication, not only offer improved security, but reduce the costs of access management.
According to the Verizon Data Breach Report, 80% of hacking-related breaches involve brute force or the use of lost or stolen credentials. Passwords and permanent credentials are still the easiest ways to penetrate your security systems, even though traditional solutions have existed to solve the problem for 15 years.
1 million USD
According to Forrester, this is the annual allocation for password-related support costs in a large US company. Gartner says that 20-50% of all IT help desk tickets are for password resets.
According to a Vanson Bourne study, 71% of IT professionals experience issues with cloud access management solutions that slow down their daily work. Also, 85% share account credentials with others out of convenience, even though most (70%) understand the risks of doing so.
Control 3rd party access
Subcontractors and consultants are an inseparable part of the modern business supply chain. While helping your business, they get access to your organization's mission-critical environments. In large enterprises, especially those that have been in business for 10+ years, such access is often provided with SSH Keys that are easy to create but hard to manage. You must ensure that 3rd parties don’t walk away with your precious digital keys when their work is done.
Migration to the cloud brings benefits but often forces companies to re-think their existing tool stack. For example, combining the right level of access to constantly shifting multi-cloud targets with a solid audit trail of activities for temporary, and permanent 3rd party workforce is a great challenge.
Our approach with PrivX is to mitigate 3rd party risk with a passwordless authentication solution that can:
- keep up with the joiners, movers and leavers process
- provide a consistent audit trail and user experience for all access
- ensure that 3rd parties don’t handle or see any secrets needed to establish the connection – and cannot share credentials or other access secrets during or after the project
Take charge of digital keys in large enterprises
Digital keys come in many forms. Secure Shell (SSH) keys are among the most critical and prevalent, numbering millions in large enterprises. But why do enterprises need to have proper oversight for SSH Keys?
Easy to create, hard to control
SSH Keys are easy to create but hard to manage. They never expire and, when used, are not associated with an identity by default. They also end up in the hands of 3rd parties. This is a bad combination if left unmanaged.
Keys gone wild
Because keys are so easy to create, SSH Keys are everywhere in large enterprises. 80% of hacking-related breaches involve brute force attacks or the use of lost or stolen credentials, with SSH and Telnet (ports 22 and 23) the most popular targets by far, according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.
SSH = access to something valuable
SSH Keys are not only widespread, they also grant access to valuable information, like credit card information, automated financial transfers or patient data. For good reason, their proper usage is part of IT audit check lists and compliance regulations.