Enable secure remote access to privileged resources
Regardless of where your admins or third-party IT partners log in from, their access is protected, monitored and recorded. They can perform all the same admin functions as if they were on site and maintain the security and operational efficiency of their privileged role.
Cloud-delivered means simplicity
With no client software to install, your privileged users can log on from anywhere in the world to access all the admin resources they need to ensure your organization is productive and secure. This also accelerates adding new admin users as with group permissions, they can get immediate access to all necessary resources to start contributing right away.
What is Privileged Remote Access?
Privileged remote access connects off-site admins, external machine users and third-party service providers who need elevated permissions to use and manage critical digital resources. Admins can complete their tasks – often focused on supporting, maintaining and fixing enterprise infrastructure. – from anywhere.
Why is it important?
With the rise of remote working, the increasing reliance on contractors and the migration of critical services and infrastructure to the cloud, the ability to provide safe and efficient access to network administrators, developers, DBAs and other IT support staff is a significant element of the secure operations of most organizations. Additionally, smooth PAM workflows such as those for credential request, secure password storage and session monitoring differentiate privileged remote access from classic remote desktop solutions.
What are the key challenges to implementing a privileged remote access program?
There is risk when allowing any external user, endpoint or IT resource to connect to your critical systems. The stakes are dramatically increased when these users/resources have elevated permissions to access critical backend systems. If there is a cybersecurity gap in how the connection is performed or how (and what) access rights are granted, a bad actor can wreak havoc and do tremendous damage to your systems. The main challenge with privileged remote access is how to secure these connections without impacting productivity or hampering the success of your external team members and your organization.