Traditionally, privileged access was primarily given to a small set of administrators who needed to perform maintenance and upgrade tasks, mostly on-premises LANs or endpoint machines. In some cases, senior employees may have had elevated access rights for specific tasks.
However, amid the recent shift to a hybrid working model resulting from the pandemic and some other factors, enterprises are demanding solutions that can help IT, and security staff, seamlessly manage the privileged elevation on endpoints—whether working from an office, home, mobile device, or any other remote location.
Privileged management use cases now extend across entire organizations, with users requiring task-based and workflow access to data, services, and applications held on legacy systems and multi-cloud-based infrastructures. And increasingly, admins, users, and specialists such as the DevOps team will seek access from an endpoint device, which may not be issued by the organization itself.
As a result, IT security and risk management urgently require a solution that can:
- Build the framework to govern end users’
- Elevate end users’ access to the target application based on the just-in-time principle.
- Ensure the principle of least privilege
- Detect suspicious end-behavioral profiles on a real-time basis
- Offer fine-grained access to applications
In this Executive View, Senior Analyst, Paul Fisher, of KuppingerCole Analysts AG. provides deep-dive insights on why Endpoint Privilege Management is so important and gives a detailed analysis of the ARCON | Endpoint Privilege Management solution.