Most enterprises possess a shedload of devices, where hundreds of accounts reside inside each of them. It is humanly impossible to have a record of the number and type of accounts. Among these accounts, only some are known and used on a regular basis, while the others are unnoticed and orphaned. Manually tracking them is an arduous and error-prone task. Consolidating and managing them becomes simple with an automated privileged accounts discovery process.
To obtain a comprehensive picture organization-wide, consolidating the accounts under a centralized vault is essential. Securden aids the fundamental step of consolidation with a robust discovery engine that fetches the accounts in servers, databases, and network devices to develop a roster for organized management.
Unmanaged accounts always pose significant security threats. There could be scenarios where many accounts might remain dormant, and administrators might not even be aware of their existence. Following are some typical scenarios:
All such accounts should be brought under control and management. But that requires visibility into their existence in the first place. Privileged accounts discovery precisely uncovers all dormant accounts.
Securden scans your network, discovers devices and all accounts therein, including dormant accounts, and consolidates them for efficient administration. The different types of accounts discovered include:
1. Server Accounts:
2. Database Accounts
3. Network Devices
3. Other Accounts :
When consolidating passwords from various sources, it is important to ensure that the existing passwords are changed with randomly generated strong, unique ones. This action annuls the passwords accumulated in spreadsheets and text files and offers a fresh start to Privileged Access Management.