Cyber security vendors announce alliance and Zero Trust PAM solution in EU

Identity Methods, an end-to-end provider of Zero Trust IT architecture, has announced a strategic partnership with Senhasegura, the global cyber security vendor with a presence in over 55 countries and headquartered in Sao Paulo.

The agreement will make Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions available in the UK and Ireland, Nordic and Benelux markets. That process begins with the launch of Domum, which delivers maximum security for remote workers based on Zero Trust without the need for a VPN, installing agents, additional licensing or any additional configurations.

With expertise in PAM automation and security, Senhasegura is recognised by Gartner as a ‘challenger’ and placed among the ten best global PAM technologies in the latter’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management report.

Senhasegura ranked in the Top 3 for above-average PAM technology in Gartner’s Critical Capability report. According to Gartner’s Peer Insights, 98% of existing Senhasegura customers said they would recommend it, awarding it 4.9 out of five stars [based on 109 Gartner peer insights reviews]. Five stars were bestowed by 85% of reviewers, earning it Gartner’s Customer Choice Award in 2021. Senhasegura is the only PAM vendor to provide certificate management capabilities in order to easily manage transport layer security certificate lifecycles and their expiry dates.

Flexible working models

With more companies now adopting flexible working models, security teams are facing greater challenges when it comes to guaranteeing the authenticity of requests from employees or third parties to access systems remotely.

Domum has been designed to help control such access using a simple process of authorisation, enabling administrators to grant external access to users in minutes without the need to configure a VPN or install agents.

Further, Domum complements PAM by helping to manage remote and off-site access safely and securely in accordance with a Zero Trust philosophy.

To help businesses better understand the importance of implementing a PAM solution, Identity Methods has published a PAM Starter Guide. The Privileged Access Management Starter Guide and Toolkit is available online.

PAM is fast becoming vital in any organisation and should be implemented to achieve the principles of Zero Trust. PAM is an information security mechanism that safeguards identities with special access or capabilities beyond regular users. When compromised, privileged accounts can pose significant potential risk to the enterprise. A PAM solution is critical to ensure that core enterprise identities are secured and monitored.

PAM can solve security weaknesses relating to the sharing of passwords and mitigates the risks associated with long-standing permissions.

Identity governance strategy

Ian Collard, founder and CEO of Identity Methods, informed Security Matters: “PAM is a key part of an organisation’s overall identity governance strategy. When integrated with broader identity and access management systems, businesses can achieve a unified governance approach for all employees regardless of their role or level of access.”

According to Collard, organisations are still struggling to protect their networks because they don’t factor-in the access security controls of third parties such as vendors, service providers and consultants.

“This is where Domum comes in,” asserted Collard, “bringing peace of mind by controlling access to remote and flexible users, removing uncertainty around such processes and ensuring that protection is extended to cover all points of connectivity for those operatives who require access to specific systems, regardless of their location.”

An enterprise-grade PAM solution affords organisations the ability to automate the creation, amendment and deletion of accounts, while also providing robust monitoring and reporting. As security administrators need to monitor privileged sessions and investigate any anomalies, a PAM solution’s ability to provide real-time visibility and automated alerting are key benefits for any modern organisation. The launch of Domum greatly complements PAM, leading to a full and rounded capability for monitoring all points of connectivity and securely managing access where and when it’s required.

Leave a comment

Filed under Security Matters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s