Far too often, security lapses around privileged identities happen in the absence of restrictive access to critical systems or if there is no implementation of least privilege principle. With so many users, user groups, service groups accessing critical systems, applications, databases and cloud resources from distributed and heterogeneous IT environment, — maintaining data integrity becomes a huge challenge. As enterprises’ IT ecosystems are expanding amid a rapid pace of digitization, enterprise data can be compromised when IT risk management team fails to generate robust risk-based assessments of privileged identities and limit privileged users through an adaptive authentication mechanism.
Centralized Privileged Access Management is a first step towards robust access framework
A unified privileged access policy provides data centers and IT infrastructure an additional layer of data security. Through a centralized framework, security and risk management leaders can define a rule-and role based policies for people (trusted privileges) and process. It streamlines IT tasks by removing ambiguity around privileged access. However, merely assigning privileged tasks can not mitigate data breach threats. For modern-day organizations’ continuous assessment of risks associated with each privileged identity and restricting access of identities is equally important. For example, Who is the user? is the user risky? Which device or application the user is trying to access? Is the user granted permission from different location or unassigned device? If these questions lie unanswered, it surely creates a loophole in the IT security leading to unauthorized access and data misuse. That’s why ARCON has an adaptive multi-factor solutions integrated with Privileged Access Management solution.
ARCON Adaptive MFA mechanism mitigate authentication based risks
Adaptive Multi Factor Authentication – This mechanism learns based on its past usage base, using data items like MAC Address, Location, Typing Speed etc. to determine whether the user login is happening from a known environment or not. Is the user same? Accordingly it helps to decide whether the 2nd Factor authentication is required or not. eg Crysp, in addition to proprietary Biometrics Devices like Precision, 3M, Morpho etc; and, standard protocols based Authentication e.g. LDAP, RADIUS, OAUTH2 – RSA, Microsoft, VASCO, gemalto, EZMCOM, Entrust.
ARCON is a leading enterprise risk control solutions provider, specializing in risk-predictive technologies. ARCON | User Behaviour Analytics enables to monitor end-user activities in real time. ARCON | Privileged Access Management reinforces access control and mitigates data breach threats. ARCON | Endpoint Privilege Management mitigates risks arising out of endpoints. ARCON | Secure Compliance Management is a vulnerability assessment tool.