Recently SSS has partnered with Thycotic to bring their great credential protection and management tools to our customers. Below is a brief intro to how tools from Thycotic help organisations, including links to two free tools.
Privileged account passwords and credentials for domain admin accounts, root accounts, and superuser accounts are the preferred targets for hackers.
Exploiting vulnerabilities among endpoints and users, attackers seek to compromise credentials and escalate privilege to get at the “keys to the kingdom.” This allows them to gain access as a trusted user to your most
sensitive and critical information and often go undetected for months
At-risk practices include IT administrators using default account names and passwords that have never been changed that are often tracked in manual spreadsheets, credential creep where low-level admins or even business users are able to accumulate dangerously high levels of privilege, credential sharing, where the same accounts and password are shared across multiple users or departments, and vulnerabilities caused by uncontrolled malicious applications such as ransomware running on endpoint or client devices.
As a global leader of next-generation IT security solutions, Thycotic prevents cyberattacks by securing passwords, protecting endpoints, and controlling access with an end-to-end security solution that:
- Combines industry-leading privileged account security and password protection with proven end-point security and application control for Windows and UNIX.
- Dramatically lowers risk by stopping the progress of malware-based attacks at the endpoint and servers, limiting an attacker’s ability to move beyond their initial point of entry, as well as preventing installation of Remote Access Tools (RATs).
- Ensures secure privileged account credential protection while preventing privilege escalation by removing and/or limiting privileges for business users and IT admins without impacting productivity
Thycotic Secret Server delivers a comprehensive security solution set to protect your most valuable information assets from cyberattacks and insider threats. Thycotic Secret Server, Privilege Manager, Local Security, and Security Analytics solutions protect privileged accounts and enable organisations to enforce least privilege policies for business and administrative users, as well as control applications to reduce the attack surface without halting productivity.
Unlike many other security offerings, Thycotic products are fast to deploy, easy to use, scalable enterprise-class solutions offered at a competitive price, and are already securing privileged account access for more than 7,500 organisations worldwide, including Fortune 500 enterprises.
Click here to access the free Thycotic Weak Password finder tool for AD.
Click here to access the free Thycotic Privileged Account Discovery tool for Windows.
Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how tools from Thycotic can help you better secure passwords and manage credentials.