7 Ways CyberArk Simplifies Deployment, Integration and Scaling of Privileged Access Management

February 26, 2019 Andrew Silberman

CyberArk aims to make implementing and managing a robust privileged access program as easy as possible for our customers. CyberArk continues to lead the industry with its own investments in innovation to consistently deliver the most value to customers – especially in terms of simplicity, automation and improved operational efficiencies. Over the course of the last calendar year alone, CyberArk introduced dozens of new capabilities  to help customers more easily implement and scale their privileged access management controls. Here’s a list of our top seven updates to the Core CyberArk Privileged Access Security solution:

  1. Privileged Session Management for the Cloud – In March of last year, CyberArk acquired cloud security provider Vaultive and rolled the functionality into the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution. This provides organizations with greater visibility and control over privileged business users, social media, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS administrators, and enables customers to manage privileged sessions natively. This introduces yet another method for CyberArk customers to isolate and monitor sessions for web-based applications. These sessions are automatically assigned a risk-score, much like any other privileged session in CyberArk, which helps SOC admins take a risk-based approach to securing their most critical assets. Accounts that revolve around cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and other web applications like Salesforce and OpenShift can now be secured while providing a native login experience to the admins and privileged business users of this critical applications.
  1. Integrated threat detection and response — Threat detection, alerts, and responses generated by the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution are now 100% integrated into the main console and also sent as logs directly to your SIEM tool or other alerting system. CyberArk administrators now have access to in-depth analytics on who or what is utilizing privileged access in the environment and to see this information without having to look up from where they set policies, review sessions or log in to do their other administrative tasks. Not only that, but they are also able to receive prioritized alerts and initiate automated action to take a risk-based approach to privileged access management; tackling the riskiest accounts, credentials and activities first, thus reducing clutter and excessive alerts.
  2. Automatic Risky Session Termination –CyberArk provides security teams with the tools they need to automatically suspend or terminate risky privileged sessions based on policy from the web based interface or via API. The new tools enables security operations teams to mitigate risk by automatically shutting down or suspending sessions that pose a security risk until verified, rather than waiting for a human to identify the problem and act.
  3. PowerShell Utility for Un-Suspending Users — When a suspended user needs to be granted re-entry to CyberArk, instead of losing time relying on manual intervention to let the user back in, a member of our Customer Success Team, Randy Brown, came up with clever way to use a PowerShell utility to revive suspended accounts. We’ve made this time-saver available free on GitHub, and this is one of many useful tools made available to our customers on GitHub.
  4. Automatic Account On-Boarding — Combing through all the privileged accounts that are discovered and onboarding them en masse into the vault can be time consuming. It can also presents a security risk when end users create backdoor access to perform their own tasks. With CyberArk’s recent introduction of automatic account onboarding, neither of these things are an issue anymore. Automatic account onboarding helps administrators scale their privileged controls with reduced human intervention and increased speed to manage privileged accounts that present risk to your organization.
  5. Privileged Access Security Installer – When CyberArk released version 10.4, it included the Privileged Access Security Installer, which delivers a massive reduction in the steps required to deploy all of the CyberArk Core Privileged Access Security components. This is part of a concerted effort to support smaller deployments that deploy all CyberArk components on a single server.
  6. CyberArk Marketplace – Since the launch of the CyberArk Marketplace in 2018, CyberArk has deepened the depth and breadth of ready-to-deploy integrations – especially in key areas like IT Management and security software, Industrial Control Systems, Robotic Process Automation and Identity Access Management. Customers who use the CyberArk Marketplace can easily find and deploy integrations from CyberArk’s 100+ certified technical partners to bolster their security posture.

What’s Next?

Right now, cybersecurity professionals are having to do more with less. Having solutions, tools and features in place to help security teams effectively and efficiently use the products in their purview is more essential than ever. We recently hosted a webinar that outlines, and demonstrates new capabilities introduced in version 10 that help customers deploy, integrate and scale with CyberArk. Click here to access the recording and learn more!

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