NEWTON, Mass. – March 3, 2010 – Cyber-Ark® Software the leading global software provider for protecting critical applications, identities and information, today announced it has expanded the company’s RSA Secured® Partner status, certifying interoperability between Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management Suite, Inter-Business Vault® and Sensitive Document Vault&trade with the RSA enVision® platform. This collaboration with the RSA Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) further expands Cyber-Ark’s leadership position through the power of privileged identity control alongside collection, alerting and analysis of log data for security information and event management (SIEM) – providing joint customers with greater control over powerful privileged accounts.
The management of IT and administrative accounts has come under increased scrutiny by auditors, compliance and risk officers at highly regulated organizations. These powerful, privileged accounts are often the most compromised at the beginning of the fraud chain and used for malevolent purposes – providing wide ranging access to critical information and applications. Through its interoperability partnership with RSA, Cyber-Ark is providing customers with a greater ability to control, monitor and audit access to sensitive data and systems by these shared accounts.
“We are pleased to team up with Cyber-Ark to help meet the unique needs of the enterprise by providing joint customers with a leading identity management solution that has proved to enable a clear path for security and information event management,” said Ted Kamionek, vice president, business development & technical alliances at RSA. “This inventive collaboration provides another critical step forward in helping to best protect the organization’s information, identities and infrastructures.”
Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management Suite allows organizations to secure, audit, control and manage privileged identities – those shared and administrative accounts found in servers, firewalls, databases, routers and workstations, including clear-text application identities embedded in scripts, configuration files and applications. Through its ability to interoperate with both the RSA enVision platform and RSA SecurID system, joint customers can now:
- Personalize and log all access to shared administrative accounts, helping in SIEM-based analysis and forensic processes;
- Enforce strong authentication via RSA SecurID when insiders or partners need to access both privileged accounts or highly-sensitive information;
- Forward anomaly alerts and notifications whenever employees or partners access highly sensitive information stored in the Cyber-Ark Digital Vault.
“The Cyber-Ark Privileged Identity Management Suite provides native auditable ‘personalization’ of users accessing powerful privileged, IT administrative accounts across the enterprise, providing RSA enVision customers with real visibility into the world of privileged account utilization,” said Richard A. Weeks, vice president of business and channel development for Cyber-Ark Software. “This collaboration improves the overall organizational infosecurity posture for our customers by locking down those privileged accounts most often associated with insider breaches and providing instant identity correlation during incident response or forensic analysis.”
About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA® enVision, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com/rsasecured.