October 15, 2018

CyberArk unveils advanced privileged session for cloud management

The offering seeks to provide privileged access session isolation, monitoring capabilities and control over web applications, cloud and social media platforms.

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IT security facilitator CyberArk have launched a cloud management platform called CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud, to provide private access to their customers. With this launch, CyberArk seeks to provide privileged access session isolation, monitoring capabilities and control over web apps, cloud and social media platforms.

According to CyberArk, in most cases, cloud admins and privileged business users have elevated rights to sensitive cloud platforms and web applications. They say that this access isn’t always managed by their IT teams.

CyberArk claims that it is this access allows users to operate outside their corporate security, exposing the enterprise data to unknown risks. They say that this exposure gives attackers and malicious insiders to decrypt credentials and shut down cloud environments, affecting the applications running many workloads.

By launching CyberArk Privileged Session Manager for Cloud, the IT security firm says that they will be able to protect enterprises from malicious attacks by facilitating privileged access session isolation, monitoring and control to web and cloud platforms.

Ben Matzkel, Vaultive founder and CTO, and currently R&D Group Manager at CyberArk, commented:

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.

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.

Speaking about the advantages that will be provided by the offering, CyberArk explained that the platform will:

  1. Support major cloud and social media platforms and apps like AWS, RedHat, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter etc.,
  2. Provide transparent access and faster connection to cloud and web apps,
  3. Facilitate privileged session risk scoring into risky operations to help users detect anomalies and high-risk activities, and;
  4. Provide isolated privileged sessions for overall cloud management.

According to industry experts, competitors in the cloud market are turning up the heat on the big players when it comes to cloud management, especially after Cisco and SAP’s alliance for cloud and container management.

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