As emergency services, public health organisations, utilities and other critical organisations rush to enable as many remote workers as possible, best practices for keeping users secure have understandably become an ongoing challenge. Any organisation relies on privileged IT users to configure systems and perform vital functions so their enterprise stays up and running. If this privileged access is not controlled as it shifts to remote administration, organizations face heightened risk. Un-managed privileged access opens the door to attackers who can leverage it to steal data or compromise systems.
Therefore, One Identity, a provider of identity-centered security, is offering free use of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions for six months to all critical infrastructure providers. It enables organisations to reduce risk by monitoring and managing privileged access without hindering productivity.
“These are unprecedented times, and organisations across all industries are being pushed to adapt quickly with little guidance on how to do so, potentially leaving them vulnerable,” said David Earhart, president and general manager of One Identity. “At One Identity we want to support those critical infrastructure providers who are being asked to do so much right now, by providing them the privileged access management capabilities they need to keep their systems secure without getting in the way of their essential missions.”
To support essential businesses that are working through challenging IT transitions right now, One Identity’s Safeguard for Privileged Sessions will provide numerous benefits, which include:
Fast and Simple Remote Deployment: With a rapid appliance-based deployment and simplified traffic re-routing, One Identity Safeguard can have organisations recording and securing sessions in a matter of days without disrupting users.
Record and Monitor all Session Activity of Remote Admins, Vendors and Contractors: All session activity, down to the individual keystroke, mouse movement, and Windows viewed – is captured, indexed and stored in tamper-proof audit trails that can be viewed like a video and searched like a database.
Real-time Alerting and Blocking of Potential Attacks or Rogue Users: The solution monitors traffic in real-time and executes various actions if a certain pattern appears. In the case of detecting a suspicious user action, Safeguard can log the event, send an alert or immediately terminate the session.
To learn more about this offering, visit: www.oneidentity.com/CriticalInfrastructure