Marcus Scharra, CEO
Although the current digital world thrives on connection, every device link brings data protection issues for enterprises. While not many data privacy challenges have a concrete solution, businesses are addressing the credential theft and privilege workspace access through privileged access management (PAM), which restricts user access in an environment. Brazil-based PAM solution provider senhasegura is at the forefront of providing the best PAM solution to its customers through its in-house developed, centralized PAM platform. The software stores, manages, and monitors all credentials, such as passwords, SSH keys, and digital certificates, in a secure digital vault.
Recently, Gartner’s 2020 Critical Capabilities Report for Privileged Access Management (PAM) assessed vendors on three critical PAM pillars: PASM (privileged account and session management), PEDM (Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management), and Secret Management. Among several global enterprises listed in the document, senhasegura secured the third position for its prowess in covering the entire PAM lifecycle. “We are the only company in the world capable of addressing the entire privilege access lifecycle, including before, during, and after credential use,” states Marcus Scharra, CEO, senhasegura.
According to Scharra the privileged access lifecycle starts prior to a user entering the workspace, as ensuring the user’s and machine’s identity is crucial to PAM success. Enterprises do so by deploying digital device certificates, but when these certificates expire, privileged access process is compromised.
The Privileged Identity module of senhasegura’s PAM solution addresses such issues by dealing with the ‘before access’ stage. It automates the certificate renewal process, assuring the identity by access governance and identity management certificates. The organizations can also manage previous, pending approvals, privilege escalation, and local and cloud privilege access using the Privileged Identity module.
Subsequent to ‘before access’ is the ‘during access’ stage offered by the Privilege Access module. It assists enterprises in managing the human and machine privileged access, including third-party additions and endpoints. As the user receives credentials to access a privileged environment and perform the desired task, the module monitors and analyses user behavior, manages the complexity of growing tasks according to user number, and tracks the entire access in real-time for a follow-up. In the ‘after access’ stage, the Privilege Auditing module automatically audits the access process to identify possible violations or privilege abuse using its machine learning technology. The module empowers enterprises to protect their devices and confidential workspaces after privileged access and generate alerts if the work carried out by the user or machine was not intended or allowed.
One of the major reasons behind senhasegura’s entry in the Gartner report is its Secret Management aspect (compliant with DevOps environments) that offers enterprises several unique features. The firm provides an invasive glass environment for disaster recovery situations to help companies access the platform and retrieve the credentials to access privilege accounts. Additionally, Secret Management’s Sandbox Environment equips an organization’s IT teams to isolate, run, and test new applications and services before deploying them throughout the enterprise infrastructure. senhasegura’s Secret Management is also the only PAM solution with KeyStroke functionality that identifies a user’s typing pattern and shuts down the system if the pattern deviates from the normal.
Even with all these comprehensive features and modules, the platform’s deployment and user experience are easy, intuitive, and seamless. The highest rating of 4.9 out of 5 in Gartner Peer Insights proves senhasegura’s PAM platform’s plug-and-play capability along with its suitability to offer enterprises the fastest time-to-value in the market. “Once companies launch our solution, their entire credential and access management structure is covered with our platform,” says Scharra. “Our belief that privileged protection, access, and confidentiality of information are fundamental rights of any organization reflects in our PAM solution.”
On a mission to uphold every enterprise’s digital sovereignty, senhasegura strives to continue improving its in-house PAM platform by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms in its modules, including KeyStroke and typing pattern identification.