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How to secure privileged credentials

by | Dec 9, 2020 | BLOG

With the significant increase in the number of malware and ransomware cases worldwide, ensuring the security of your company’s privileged credentials has become a fundamental practice to protect it against inside threats, data leaks, and immeasurable financial losses.

For this purpose, there are several ways to protect yourself, such as implementing Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions. What many people do not know is that implementing any PAM solution in your corporation will not guarantee the protection of your company’s privileged credentials.

Your solution must have several functionalities that secure privileged credentials aligned to a good information security strategy.

To help with this task, we have chosen some essential functionalities that your PAM solution must have in order for you to guarantee the security of your company’s privileged credentials, even before having a privileged session.

Digital Certificate Management

You must manage your company’s digital certificates to ensure the security of privileged credentials.

A solution that has good digital certificate management automatically notifies those responsible for the information security of the company about appropriate measures that should be taken when a certificate expires or is about to expire.

This type of practice significantly reduces vulnerabilities and increases the productivity of the employee when analyzing this information in just one interface.

Access Management and Cloud Identification

In times of social distancing, access management and cloud identification have become great allies to data protection, since a cloud provider has several security locks that prevent information security breaches.

By connecting the security of the cloud environment with your PAM solution, the coverage and guarantee of the security of your company’s privileged credentials are even greater.

Provisioning of Local Users

To optimize time and save money, having a solution that has the provisioning of local users becomes a great way to centralize and automate devices that do not have integration with directory services.

How to protect your company before having a privileged session

To guarantee the security of your company’s privileged credentials, it is essential that your PAM solution has these security modules.

To help you get deeper into the subject, we have an e-book on each of the fundamental modules mentioned above.

Click here and download the e-book. Learn how to protect your company’s privileged credentials.

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