Security teams must ramp up controls for protecting all privileged identities — human and non-human — that come into contact with servers. After all, servers are the lifeblood of an organization, hosting essential applications, databases, websites and IT services. However, Windows and Linux servers in particular pose a unique set of endpoint privilege security challenges:
- The threat model is much different for servers than workstations and other internal IT systems.
- Server users are all highly privileged; they can access sensitive data and control mission-critical applications and services.
- The stakes are high for servers — much higher than a quick glance at the average organization’s attack surface might suggest.
This whitepaper discusses best practices for strengthening endpoint privilege security for Windows and Linux server and reduce exposure.