With More Customer Data and Private Information in the Cloud, CRM Systems Benefit From PAM
By: Orhan Yildirim
With many of its cloud-based solutions running on AWS, Pega needed a secure PAM solution that worked in its deployment model of Pega Cloud®, which delivers cloud choice, with a multi-cloud approach providing enterprises the choice to build a private, public, hybrid or multi-cloud environment.
Some enterprises start development on Pega Cloud and deploy on-premises, others mix and match, depending on the requirements each application needs.
After a rigorous evaluation process, Pega ultimately selected Ironsphere to enhance Pega Cloud, and support the increasingly dynamic and elastic nature of cloud computing, where instances (virtual servers) are created or deleted within minutes based on demand. This requires an agile approach to managing and restricting privileged users, including admins, DevOps, and IT support.
Ironsphere’s Cloud-PAM supports integration with AWS Inventory (Device and Tag Management APIs) so that created/deleted instances are auto-discovered, and privileges are auto-assigned or removed. Admins are presented a unified inventory list based on their roles and are always able to connect to instances smoothly (without knowing the instance credentials) while all sessions are silently recorded for security and regulatory compliance.
Centrally managed, Ironsphere’s AD (Active Directory) integration-backed role-based authorization management saves on configuration overhead and ensures consistent access rules across all target servers, with transparent user and role management. Ironsphere’s Session Manager’s logging and reporting capabilities combined with policy tracking options facilitate easy and on-demand audit trails with an adjustable level of verbosity.
Pega is a global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and by using Ironsphere’s PAM capabilities, they are able to add more security that allows only authorized – privileged – users to access applications, services, and data.
We are extremely proud to be partnering with Pega, and look forward to supporting them, their partners, and their clients for many years to come.
As Cyber Attacks Grow, Data Center Operators Can Bring Value-Added Services to Enterprises Leveraging Cloud-Based Access Management Services
No threat facing businesses today has grown as fast, or in a manner as difficult to understand, as the danger from cyberattacks. Cyber threats are increasing in both volume and sophistication, and as the world continues to become more digital with every passing day, cyber threats will only keep growing in both aspects. As a result, organizations today are turning to robust cybersecurity solutions, such as Privileged Access Management (PAM), to keep both their data and their customer’s data safe.
Privileged Access Management as a Service: An Exciting new Value-Added Service for Data Center Service Providers
Given the increasing complexity of compliance, and the growing risk of data breaches, even as public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud solutions are being implemented, businesses of all sizes need support in protecting what they connect, and many count on their data center providers for guidance and solutions.
How Secure Are VPNs? Given Increasing Successful Attacks, It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at PAM for Zero Trust Solutions
Since the early 1990s, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) have been central to providing remote users with access to the corporate network.
Thirty years later, in 2020, when legislation and population health initiatives mandated work-from-home, bad actors recognized and acted upon their massive opportunity to attack VPNs and initiate data theft and ransomware attacks as applications, in the heat of the moment, moved outside the traditional perimeter.