Hardcoded Passwords & Embedded Credentials
Embedded passwords are a problem because they can be present in companies’ physical and cloud infrastructure. Know how the senhasegura solution can help your organization deal with hard-coded passwords.
The world has been dealing with commercial computing for decades, but it still makes the same mistakes.
One of them refers to the use of hardcoded passwords (or embedded passwords) on systems and devices connected to the corporate network, which makes company data easy targets for malicious intruders.
Embedded passwords are a problem because they can be present in much of a company’s infrastructure. This situation can be found in applications, both on-premises and in the cloud, BIOS and other firmware on computers, mobile devices, servers, network devices such as switches and routers, and IoT devices such as medical equipment.
This becomes a vulnerability because cybercriminals can have knowledge about the router model you use in your company and test previously leaked passwords. Information security is built in layers, don’t let open doors for cybercriminals.
How do we help resolve this vulnerability?
How the senhasegura solution can help your organization to deal with embedded passwords:
The PAM solution connects to the main servers and synchronizes the password change with the database. The application therefore does not lose connection.
The embedded application can access the senhasegura API at any time and receive the updated password of the resource to be accessed.
As a result, this critical data will be inaccessible to all attackers and malicious users.
The senhasegura PAM solution allows the easy removal of encrypted passwords and credentials from data sources through scripts, application codes, configuration files and SSH keys, through servers.
PAM Core – Management of the Full Cycle
of High Privilege Credentials
Centralized access management, with the objective of protecting and controlling the use of generic and high-privilege credentials, providing secure storage, segregation of access and full traceability of use.
When configuring access groups, you can define the administrator users who will be allowed to be given a physical access password and the group of users who can use the remote access provided by the solution to access a target device or system.
All cases can follow multi-level approval workflows and reasons provided by the requesting user.
Who is it recommended for?
senhasegura is a leading global solution in privileged access management with a mission to eliminate the abuse of privileges in organizations around the world.
The solution is recommended for companies in the following scenarios:
Companies with more than 10 users.
Companies that received points of attention in auditing.
Companies that must comply with cybersecurity rules and regulations.
Companies that want to implement the best security practices.
Companies that have suffered a security incident.
Companies that need to reduce operating costs.
In 2021, senhasegura was recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report. In the same year, Gartner also named us among the top three PAM technologies in the world in its PAM Critical Capabilities report.
In addition, senhasegura was listed in Forrester’s Wave report for Privileged Identity Management 2018, which considered our access granularity among the best in the market. In addition, senhasegura was named a Leader by KuppingerCole in its Leadership Compass 2021 report.
"senhasegura is easy to use and has an excellent set of built-in modules to meet our security needs related to user credentials, secrets and tokens. Although we are still using the tool to its full potential, it is in our roadmap to expand its use to protect the CI / CD pipeline and implement DevSecOps, both on-premises and in cloud environments."
"We were looking for a solution that could meet our needs for secure and controlled access to infrastructure devices by administrators. In addition, we also needed to properly manage generic and system users. Among the solutions available on the market, we ended up opting mainly for senhasegura, for being the solution that best met our PAM needs, and also with the best adherence to our business."