How to Manage Privileges in Endpoints?
If you are running an organization, you should be concerned with managing endpoint privileges to ensure devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets do not pose a threat to the cybersecurity of your company.
In this sense, one can use a PAM solution to support privilege management and avoid risks when not implementing the principle of least privilege.
In this article, we explain how this works and how GO Endpoint Manager can help you. To facilitate your understanding, we divided our text into topics. They are:
- What is Endpoint Privilege Management?
- How does a PAM Solution Support Privilege Management?
- GO Endpoint Manager as a Solution for Managing Privileges in Endpoints
- About senhasegura
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What is Endpoint Privilege Management?
Endpoint privilege management combines application controls and privilege management and enables a company’s employees to have enough access to perform their activities without having full entitlements to the IT system.
Through endpoint privilege management (EPM) technologies, professionals have access only to trusted applications and companies are able to remove local administrator access with little impact on end users.
In practice, we are referring to the implementation of the principle of least privilege, according to which employees receive only the necessary permissions to perform their tasks.
How does a PAM Solution Support Privilege Management?
Privileged Access Management (PAM) consists of a set of information security strategies and technologies that aim to protect accounts by controlling privileged access and permissions for users and reducing risks of external attacks as well as insider threats.
With its evolution, Gartner included two classifications that describe different PAM solution approaches. They are: Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM) and Privileged Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM), which is nothing more than the endpoint privilege management.
The focus of PEDM is to provide more specific access controls than those provided by PASM, minimizing threats generated by excessive privileges. PASM is based on more basic methods to protect access, such as the use of passwords.
To gain access, machines and users check administrator accounts that have full or no access privileges.
With PEDM solutions, one can grant only the necessary access for the performance of certain tasks. Moreover, access can be limited to a specific time.
At the end of a session, privileges are revoked and if credentials are compromised, attackers will not be able to persist in their actions.
PASM associated with PEDM makes it possible to control the privileges of administrator accounts, consequently reducing insider and external threats.
Another important function of PEDM tools is to allow administrators to request new roles to obtain the necessary permissions to perform tasks so that privileges are assigned through a flexible approach.
In addition, they help organizations to comply with some criteria, as they often provide reports as well as monitoring capabilities.
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GO Endpoint Manager as a Solution for Managing Privileges in Endpoints
GO Endpoint Manager is senhasegura’s PEDM solution. This tool is used to control the delegation of privileges to Windows and Linux-based endpoints, including Internet of Things devices and other wireless devices for corporate networks.
Through this feature, endpoints can be brought into compliance with the security standards of cybersecurity organizations and regulations, such as NIST, CIS Controls, and ISO 27001.
We, from senhasegura, are part of MT4 Tecnologia, a group of companies focused on information security founded in 2001 and operating in more than 50 countries.
We propose to guarantee digital sovereignty and information security to our clients, granting control of privileged actions and data, and avoiding theft and leaks of information.
For this, we follow the lifecycle of privileged access management through machine automation, before, during, and after accesses. We also seek to:
- Prevent companies from suffering interruptions in their operations;
- Automatically audit the use of privileges;
- Automatically audit privileged changes to detect privilege abuse;
- Provide advanced PAM solutions;
- Reduce cyber risks;
- Bring organizations into compliance with audit criteria and standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and Sarbanes-Oxley.
By reading this article, you saw that:
- Endpoint privilege management allows employees of a company to have enough access to perform their activities, without having full entitlements over the IT system;
- PAM has two complementary approaches to protect accounts, namely: Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM) and Privileged Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM);
- GO Endpoint Manager is senhasegura’s PEDM solution. This tool is used to control the delegation of privileges to endpoints.
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