Integrated Solution Combines Identity Governance with the Ability to
Better Control High-Risk, Privileged Accounts
AUSTIN, Texas and NEWTON, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies struggle to meet compliance requirements and reduce the risk of privacy breaches and fraud, privileged accounts pose significant challenges because they convey broad and deep access privileges that cannot be traced to a specific person. Cyber-Ark Software, the leader in Privileged Identity Management solutions, and SailPoint, an award-winning provider of identity governance software, have partnered to mitigate those risks by enabling organizations to inventory and manage privileged accounts; to understand the business role and organizational membership of users requesting and using privileged accounts; and to monitor the actions users take with these accounts.
Privileged accounts, such as UNIX Root or Windows Administrator, proliferate through an organization's infrastructure on every server, device, application, database, desktop and laptop. While necessary for the administration of these systems, these commonly unmanaged accounts pose unique and extremely dangerous challenges due to the unfettered access they provide to key, high-risk systems and data. Additionally, because they are anonymous and typically shared among administrators, developers and contractors, privileged accounts are a frequent source of audit deficiencies. To prevent insider fraud, data breaches and failed IT audits, organizations must be able to control and monitor shared accounts in the context of business, legal and regulatory policies.
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