The adoption of Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) cloud technologies, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, is rapidly growing in popularity, but limited logging and authentication capabilities make it challenging to thoroughly monitor who is accessing accounts, when, and for how long.
A single password can give a user the power to easily access information hosted in an IaaS environment and stop, reboot, reconfigure, or even delete instances. These passwords may be shared or even stolen, putting your entire IaaS environment at risk, without the ability to track activity back to a specific individual.
Advanced Web Access can be configured to work across any solution that leverages a web interface for management including; Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, and Rackspace.
With hacking exploits such as cache stealing, hackers are able to take advantage of web interface logins to steal passwords.
When Advanced Web Access is used in parallel with BeyondTrust Password Safe, users are also able to better manage shared credentials. Password Safe, which can be bundled with Privileged Remote Access, significantly increases the security of these passwords and creates a clear audit trail which provides visibility on their use - all without exposing the plain text password.
BeyondTrust’s auditing capability gives your organization the visibility it needs to adhere to both internal security policies and any applicable industry compliance requirements. Session activity reports can be run at any time, and data can be exported to your SIEM tool for enhanced monitoring and auditing.
The Advanced Web Access plugin for Privileged Remote Access gives customers the power to securely manage access to business assets that leverage web-based management consoles like IaaS environments, hypervisors, or devices with web-based configuration interfaces without hindering productivity or the ease-of-use of IaaS platforms.
*Advanced Web Access is an add-on feature, talk to us today to find out more.