Securden Unified PAM Features

Secure Remote Access

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Remote administrative access to IT assets is often granted to internal IT users, developers, and trusted third parties. Unfettered and uncontrolled remote access is synonymous with security issues exposing your organization to both internal and external threats. However, if there are too many restrictions, the workflow would become jagged.

In a situation where either security or productivity is likely to be compromised, Securden Unified PAM empowers your organization to compromise on neither. You can ensure that your organization’s resources are equipped with a secure remote access that is robust, scalable, simple, secure, centrally controlled, and audited.

Multiple Platform Remote Access

Securden Unified PAM allows you to establish secure remote connections to multiple platforms, devices and databases including.

  • Windows/Unix devices
  • SQL databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL
  • Cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, and others
  • Switches, Routers, and other networks devices
  • Any SSH device

Securden server acts as a gateway and establishes a connection with the remote asset routing all the traffic between the remote system and the end user through it. This type of architecture promotes security as the end user machines are not directly connected to the remote asset.

Role-Based Access Control

With Securden PAM, You can restrict access to accounts in a granular fashion. The users once logged in to their PAM account will only see the remote systems or applications which they are entitled to have access to. This ensures that the users cannot do any other task other than what their job responsibilities warrant. As an additional option, You can also make use of the five predefined job roles that come inbuilt with Securden Unified PAM.

Jump Host As A Gateway

Assets residing in demilitarized zones (DMZ) usually will remain completely isolated. These include your internet or public facing assets. Remote access to such IT assets require a jump server configuration approach. A jump host acts as an intermediate server between an end-user machine and the remote IT asset residing in DMZ. This kind of design approach adds up an additional layer of security protecting your private network against malwares and from other attacks from untrusted networks such as the internet.

However, establishing a remote connection to such an asset will require the user to hop through one or more jump servers necessitating authentication at various points before accessing the remote asset residing in the DMZ. This means that the passwords need to be entered at different stages giving rise to security risk, opening up vulnerabilities to be exploited by the threat actors. Additionally, the process of establishing remote access in itself could prove to be very time consuming for the user as well.

With Securden PAM, you can configure the jump servers for different remote assets. Once done, the users can access remote assets with a single click as Securden PAM takes care of the jump server authentication and connections automatically in the background without the need for the user intervention.

One Click Web-Based Remote Sessions Without Any Agent Software

You can launch secure RDP, SSH, SQL connections with remote IT assets such as databases, servers, devices and applications in a single click without the need for any agent software on the target systems. The sessions are entirely browser-based and an HTML 5 compatible browser is the only prerequisite.

Convenience Of Native Client Tools

YUsers who feel comfortable with native client software can still use them.Some of the supported native clients include;

  • Putty and SecureCRT for SSH connections
  • Microsoft Terminal Server Connection (MSTSC) for RDP Connections
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL connections

Ensure Zero Standing Privileges

Securden Unified PAM helps you enforce zero standing privileges through the just-in time access model. Access to critical IT resources are granted only for a limited time frame after which the access will be automatically revoked. This ensures no standing privileges but at the same time meeting the needs of the business. This type of restricted access is suitable for vendors, third parties or for anyone who just needs temporary elevated access to sensitive systems to complete their business operations.

Real-Time Session Monitoring And Recording

You can monitor, record, and interact with the user during a remote session if necessary. You can end the remote session at any time if you see any suspicious activities. The sessions can also be recorded for forensic purposes enabling you to search for keystrokes to check whether any suspicious phrases or words were typed or whether any malicious clipboard activity took place. These shadowing and recording capabilities will make sure that you are in complete control even if a third party is granted access to sensitive accounts.

Connections Without VPN

Traditionally VPNs provide remote access to IT assets sitting within the corporate networks over the internet. But with VPN, you can either grant unfettered access or no access at all. It is not possible to implement granular access controls. Another common issue with VPN is that its performance level goes down when the number of connections exceeds a certain threshold. Further with VPN, there are also no options to monitor, control or record privileged activities. A modern PAM with all the aforesaid capabilities helps organizations to overcome these VPN issues to ensure they stay on top of every privileged activity in their enterprise.

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