- Local Computer Privileged Identity Management as a first step, your local admin accounts are a prime target for hackers. EmpowerID helps secure your organization in several ways, including Zero Trust, RBAC and ABAC, and Privileged Session Management.
- Manage and Record Privileged User Sessions EmpowerID adheres to the Zero Trust strategy and assists your organization in taking back control of your privileged accounts.
- Windows Server Compliance and Recertification it is essential that your organization is both logging and tracking across all your systems, Windows or not. However, with Windows, there are certain complications. EmpowerID helps solve them all…
Watch a short demo video of how EmpowerID integrates with Windows Server:
Local Computer Privileged Identity Management
If they penetrate your defences in this way, then the next step is to stepup to your most valuable network data. They will try and obtain privileged access to lay your organization wide open.
From an audit/regulatory perspective—for SOX, HIPPA, PCI-DSS, FINMA, MAS, FISMA, NERC, etc.—it is serious; from a security perspective, it borders on catastrophic.
EmpowerID helps your organization prevent being exposed to such risk in several ways, including:
- Inventorying your servers to discover, monitor, and control local users and groups. This includes local administrators.
- Role and Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) policies control membership to the local administrators group.
- All privileged identities can be assigned to policies that automate the rotation of their passwords, etc.
The EmpowerID system uses connectors between systems and applications.
These connectors perform many functions, including real-time monitoring across your entire environment.
That way, when changes occur they can be evaluated, analysed, and acted upon, as per your organization’s business policies.
With local computer privileged identity management, when EmpowerID needs to reset passwords in your managed system, it uses these connectors to update the vaulted information.
For Windows servers, EmpowerID can also go to a deeper level and inventory and manage the identities that are used for Windows Services and IIS Application Pools.
Typically, in many organizations, these identities are undermanaged and their passwords remain static. Why?
Because, first, it is difficult to know which systems these passwords are being used in. Second, the effort required to update these systems when the password changes makes it both unenviable and unattractive to do so. It is a task that users prefer to avoid.
EmpowerID handles these special identities by automating required system updates each time their password is rotated.
Manage and Record Privileged User Sessions
Your organization cannot function without privileged accounts. However, by their very nature, with their nearly unlimited access to system resources, they are a liability. Indeed, privileged accounts are attributed as being the cause of 62% of security breaches.
Given such probability and risk, then time is running out for your organization if they permit such access to continue. That is why EmpowerID adheres to the Zero Trust model.
The Zero Trust model stipulates 3 constraints for priviliged user sessions:
EmpowerID delivers these through Privileged Session Manager (PSM).
PSM acts as a web-based gateway to provide authorized users with RDP access to on-premise or Cloud Windows servers. Crucially, this is always done without exposing the servers to actual network access.
This best practice approach avoids most common malware and hack exploits which rely on network connectivity to the servers they are targeting.
In addition, strong adaptive identity verification is enforced and sessions can be optionally recorded as videos for later compliance investigation, verification, or training purposes.
In all cases, the password of the privileged credential is never revealed to the end user. This eliminates the risk of sharing or misuse and helps harden your security perimeter.