Privileged accounts, or credentials, are a common entry point for hackers to compromise a network. In fact, industry analysts estimate that privileged accounts are used in 80% of data breaches. Since many IT professionals use multiple shared privileged accounts to access parts of the network, the volume of credentials to manage and secure is high. Credentials are often stored insecurely and in plain text, such as on sticky notes or in shared spreadsheets. Passwords are often forgotten, non-compliant, repeated, rarely or never changed, or shared with the wrong person. Hackers take advantage of these vulnerabilities to steal privileged credentials to access and move laterally around your network, appearing as legitimate users.
Additionally, many organizations are now subject to industry or regulatory compliance mandates or internal security policies that require reporting and audit trail capabilities that track privileged credential usage.
Associate a direct path of ownership from a privileged account credential to a specific user, even for shared accounts.
Spend less time searching for credentials and connecting to end points, and more time getting tasks done.
Reduced Cyber Breach Risk
One central storage location for all credentials keeps them safe, secure, and out of the hands of the wrong people and decreases the attack surface.