The Hidden Risks of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Applications Using Privileged Credentials


As organizations are increasingly aware of the risks posed by privileged credentials, it is important they recognize and focus on privileged credentials used by COTS applications. These credentials are attractive targets for attackers because they often remain unchanged and they can readily be reused to gain administrator-level access to resources containing sensitive data or perform critical functions. As a result, the privileged credentials are a critical security weakness for organizations and one that is best addressed using an enterprise privileged account security solution.

This white paper outlines the challenges with privileged credentials used by COTS applications and explains how to effectively secure and manage these credentials by implementing an enterprise privileged access security solution.

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