Agentless Discovery and Audit Tool Quickly Exposes the Magnitude of an Organization’s Privileged Account Security Risk
NEWTON, Mass. – February 20, 2013 – Cyber-Ark® Software today announced the introduction of its Discovery & Audit solution to help organizations easily identify security risks by scanning and analyzing privileged accounts across their networks. Cyber-Ark DNA™ is a light-weight, standalone tool that exposes the magnitude of a privileged account security problem allowing organizations to develop a more complete understanding of the risk privileged accounts present to their environment.
Privileged accounts, including shared, administrative, default and hardcoded passwords are critical attack points found throughout an organization’s IT infrastructure: on desktops, laptops, servers, databases, applications, network devices, and throughout their cloud deployments. Privileged accounts are exploited in virtually every advanced cyber-attack. Before an organization can begin to manage the risk these accounts present, they need to know how many they have and where they are. For what was once a manual, labor-intensive undertaking, Cyber-Ark has now developed a simple, three-step tool that identifies these privileged access points, saving untold man hours of time.
“One of the biggest challenges for our organization is in the number and variety of privileged accounts in place over multiple domains. The challenge of enumerating these and understanding what they are used for is not to be underestimated,” said Steve Mair, security and information risk advisor, Capita plc. “Cyber-Ark DNA has provided a quick and easy way to identify privileged accounts which, with some analysis, has helped identify the areas we need to address as a matter of priority.”
Benefits of Cyber-Ark DNA scanning and reporting include:
“Every privileged account is a potential attack point,” said Roy Adar, vice president of product management at Cyber-Ark. “Unmanaged, unprotected privileged accounts are all too often the critical link for executing high-profile cyber-attacks. We created Cyber-Ark DNA to help organizations quickly and easily understand where their privileged accounts exist, which is the first step towards achieving privileged account security and compliance.”
About Cyber-Ark Cyber-Ark® Software is a global information security company that specializes in protecting and managing privileged users, sessions, applications and sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect organizations against insider threats and advanced external threats. With its award-winning Privileged Identity Management, Privileged Session Management and Sensitive Information Management Suites, organizations can more effectively manage and govern data center access and activities, whether on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud, while demonstrating returns on security investments. Cyber-Ark works with more than 1,200 customers, including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Cyber-Ark has offices and authorized partners in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.cyber-ark.com.
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