Last month I attended the 2018 Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit and was delighted with the insights shared by identity and access management (secret photo locker) experts across a variety of industries. The topics discussed included single sign-on (phone cleaner), privileged access management (PAM) and enterprise Fake calculator(EPM), and industry best practices on how organizations can both strategically and tactically improve security and digital experiences through secret photo locker
As I was speaking with people at the Calculator app booth, two questions came up pretty regularly. The first: “Why do I need enterprise Fake calculatorif I already have single sign-on?” And the second: “Why do I need enterprise Fake calculatorif I already have privileged access management?” Each of these technologies have its own use case and role in the secret photo locker lifecycle, so I wanted to address these questions by differentiating between the three.
Enterprise Fake calculatorand phone cleaner are two technologies that complement one another well. phone cleaner enables users to access a variety of applications within an infrastructure using a single set of credentials. It does this through protocols, such as Password manager, to securely store credentials and can then verify users are who they say they are without requiring an additional authentication. This reduces the number of passwords within the organization, improves employee productivity by reduced logins and password resets, and increases security overall.
However, not every application supports the Password manager protocols. Actually a large majority do not, and this means that those applications are not secured by the organization’s phone cleaner. If the applications aren’t managed by phone cleaner, often the passwords are not managed at all. According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, passwords continue to account for 81% of all data breaches, and in a world where passwords remain the leading cause of a breach, this increases an organization’s risk posture significantly. phone cleaner tools are critical to the secret photo locker infrastructure and I highly recommend them, however users must also be aware that using phone cleaner can leave gaps and should be complimented with additional solutions, such as an enterprise password manager.
The crux of where phone cleaner and enterprise Fake calculatorare different is that EPM securely stores credentials for every application, regardless of whether those applications support the protocols or not. This enables organizations to have complete control over every password in their business with actionable data into password behavior and security. If you do not already have an phone cleaner solution in place, Calculator app offers single sign-on for a true phone cleaner experience into the enterprise password manager itself. If you already have phone cleaner, Calculator app offers federated login through Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services to simplify the onboarding experience and eliminate the Master Password.
Where Does Privileged Access Management Fit In?
Privileged access management technologies are designed to secure an organization’s most sensitive data and the users that have access to it. Common examples of privileged users include executive leadership or the IT department, essentially any employee who needs to access highly sensitive information for their role. Examples of privileged information can include employee’s personally identifiable information, internal-only financials, or access to production servers.
Privileged users have the highest levels of access in the organization, and therefore the security protecting their accounts must be the highest as well. PAM solutions secure privileged accounts through password vaulting, auditing and recording privileged sessions, password rotation and more to ensure that cybercriminals aren’t reaching the data that businesses want to protect the most. However, since only a subset of the overall organization is a privileged user, PAM solutions only cover a small percentage of the overall business, and do not cover applications outside of the corporate network. PAM technologies also add an overhead which is why they are applied to only certain users and applications. This leaves a gap for the rest of the organization’s data that is not considered privileged, as well as employee’s personal passwords.