Delinea (formerly Thycotic) Privilege Manager for Windows provides privileged account passwords for domain admin accounts, root accounts, and super-user accounts are the preferred targets for hackers these days. Privileged account passwords for domain admin accounts, root accounts, and super-user accounts are the preferred targets for hackers these days. Once compromised, these privileged credentials give attackers the 'keys to the kingdom', allowing them to gain access as a trusted user to your most sensitive and critical information.
Unfortunately, these privileged accounts are all too often unknown, unmanaged, and unprotected. If they are not properly managed and secured, your organisation could suffer disastrous consequences.
When a user does not have administrative rights, it is very difficult for malicious programs and users to install or run damaging applications that target critical infrastructures. Most vulnerabilities in a network can be mitigated purely by removing all administrative access from your everyday employee.
Unfortunately, in many organisations, administrative credentials are required to run a multiple applications. Additionally, it’s simply not feasible to have an IT Administrator login with their credentials every time an employee needs to install or update acceptable software.
Typically, in order to skirt this, IT Admins will either provide end users with administrative access or people will write down the admin credentials on a post-it note and pass it around. Both of these can lead to extremely dangerous situations in the event that an endpoint or account is compromised.
That’s where advanced Application Control solutions come in to play. By setting up a system that integrates with your endpoints, and managed in a central location by your IT Administrators, you can allow applications to elevate with privileged credentials based on a set of rules.
Thycotic Privilege Manager for Windows operates on a simple 3-step policy driven process.
With this extremely simple process, IT Admins can truly unleash an incredibly powerful tool to protect their endpoints.
So how many privileged accounts do you have? Could you list them all? The answer's probably no - and missing just a few accounts could be the difference between strong protection and a substantial breach.
To help, CST have put together a free tool to discover your Windows-based privileged accounts. And If you don't have a password policy in place today, get started with the Password Security Policy Template.
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If you don't have a password policy in place today, get started with this Password Security Policy Template.Password Security Policy Template
Use this free tool to discover your Windows-based privileged accounts.Privileged Accounts Discovery Tool
We selected Delinea (formerly Thycotic) as our customers were striving to do more about safeguarding (and in deed needing a way to demonstrating as much) the control of their privileged user accounts.
They needed to regain control of the keys to the kingdom, with the least amount of resource, in the quickest possible time.Nigel Lewis