Privilege Management Virtualization

Privilege Management Virtualization is a cost-effective solution for consistent granular privilege identity management across guest operating systems as well as hypervisor hosts. Privilege Management Virtualization provides granular delegation of administrative privileges on virtual guest and host hypervisors, including detailed and flexible reporting with keystroke logging of administrative actions, for a secure and compliant virtualized datacenter environment.

Privilege Management Virtualization enables organizations that move to virtualized platforms to control administrative access to the Hypervisor/VMM layer while still realizing all virtualization cost efficiencies. Administrative tools prevent the virtualization layer from being compromised, possibly posing significant security risks to all hosted workloads. Programmable role-constraint mechanisms enforce segregation of duties for users and virtual platform-specific, cost-effective deployment capabilities enable secure datacenter virtualization.

The following diagram shows how Privilege Management Virtualization works.

A diagram of how Privilege Management Virtualization works in Privilege Management for Unix and Linux.

Privilege Management Virtualization Features

The features of Privilege Management Virtualization include:

  • Automated workflows for policy creation and change management
  • Granular delegation of administrative privileges
  • Detailed and flexible reporting including keystroke logging of administrative activities
  • Two-click entitlement reports
  • Programmable role-constrain mechanisms for segregation of duties
  • Secures virtual guest and host hypervisors
  • Supports VMware ESX, Solaris Zones, AIX WPAR, and IBM z/VM