The cyber security needs of your clients are turning your attention toward how you can keep the keys to all their kingdoms (aka privileged accounts) safer. It can be difficult to determine the best way to safeguard such a valuable asset. A good place to start is by looking at the methodology behind some of the tools available to you.
Addressing only the access component and having a large number of integrations can only take a tool so far. Without the proper foundation behind it, you cannot solve the problem you are looking to address. Just-in-time access is the right solution for some areas, but when it comes to privileged account management, it is simply missing very important key features.
What is your time spend if there is a delay from the point of establishing an access need and gaining access? Setting up your system for true least privilege and having that access readily available when needed means no delays for anyone involved. And when frequent automated password rotation is added to this, you get the benefit of what appealed to you about temporary models.
When you most need high-level access to help resolve a client issue, it often comes at a time when your client’s network is offline. If the tool you use is dependent on a web connection, it will not meet your needs at that critical time.
There should be full transparency with your clients and auditors about how many people have access to their system. It is preferable to show a striated level of admin access (least privileged) from every individual who has access to your client’s network than to show that while access was brief, it was more than was required. Don’t hide behind the anonymity of an admin account that shows up and then disappears.
When you strive for least-privileged access, you must always be least-privileged. It does not mean having more privileges than you need for a short period of time.
TechIDManager is based on foundational elements such as efficiency, downtime tolerance, transparency, and true least privilege access, which are paramount. When it comes to your techs accessing your clients’ networks, TechIDManager does it right.