– 16 October 2018 –
), the global leader in
privileged access security
, today announced CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud. Through a
transparent user experience, this new offering extends privileged access
session isolation, monitoring and control to the most common web
applications, cloud and social media platforms. As part of an integrated
solution, Privileged Session Manager for Cloud also leverages
industry-leading risk scoring capabilities to detect and alert on
suspicious privilege-related activity.
Cloud administrators and privileged business users often have elevated rights to sensitive cloud platforms and web applications, yet this access is not always managed by the IT team. This allows users to operate outside of corporate security, potentially exposing the entire organisation to unknown risks. An external attacker or malicious insider who is able to hijack these types of user credentials could shut down cloud environments, execute a total compromise of web applications or DevOps tool consoles, steal sensitive customer data or post inflammatory comments on social media.
“As organisations take advantage of the flexibility of hybrid cloud computing, the agility and speed offered by DevOps methodologies, and leading containerised platforms like Red Hat OpenShift, cross-environment security monitoring is important,” said Chris Morgan, director, Technical Marketing, Red Hat Cloud Platforms, Red Hat. “CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud enables administrators with web-based cloud and DevOps tool consoles to manage and administer these dynamic and powerful environments while providing security teams with more control and monitoring capabilities to help reduce risk.”
Innovative CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud capabilities are based on technology acquired from Vaultive. Part of the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, key features include:
“With the rapid adoption of cloud-based resources, it’s no longer enough to control privileged access to just on-premises resources,” said Garrett Bekker, principal security analyst, 451 Research. “However, most organisations are dealing with many separate security tools, most of which have their own administration consoles. With the integration of Vaultive, CyberArk can provide customers with the ability to manage privileged access to both cloud and on-prem resources with a single unified view. This improves the overall experience by letting users feel as though they are operating in an app’s native environment, in the process helping to limit ‘console fatigue.’”
“This launch demonstrates CyberArk’s ability to quickly integrate Vaultive technology and rapidly deliver value to customers. CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud supports customers’ digital transformation initiatives and migration to the cloud, which are impacting both business and mission critical applications,” said Ben Matzkel, Vaultive founder and CTO, and currently R&D group manager, CyberArk. “To support customers’ defense in depth strategies, it’s vitally important to balance easy access to cloud platforms and web applications with policy-driven access controls, security workflows, and a consistent strategy across on-premises and cloud environments.”
[Webinar] Securing Access to Cloud Platforms: CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud – Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. EDT. To register, visit: https://lp.cyberark.com/PSM-for-Cloud_Registration.html
CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud will be available as part of the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution v9.6 and above, at no additional cost for customers with Core Privileged Access Security user licenses. Contact CyberArk sales to learn more.
CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR ) is the global leader in privileged access security, a critical layer of IT security to protect data, infrastructure and assets across the enterprise, in the cloud and throughout the DevOps pipeline. CyberArk delivers the industry’s most complete solution to reduce risk created by privileged credentials and secrets. The company is trusted by the world’s leading organisations, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100, to protect against external attackers and malicious insiders. A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan. To learn more about CyberArk, visit www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blogs or follow on Twitter via@CyberArk, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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