When a hacker lands in your IT environment, they know how to climb the chain of privilege. Through stealth and poor security, they attempt to gain the highest level of privilege. When this happens, the game is over and the risk to your organisation can be catastrophic. Banks, hospitals, infrastructure, and businesses large and small are targets for hackers. The scale of this threat is the backdrop to the security discussion of today, so it’s no wonder that audits are now more vigorous. Data regulations are becoming tighter. The cost of security breaches in both reputation and revenue can be terminal to any organisation.
Understanding the risks posed by desktop applications, Thycotic has released ‘Privileged Manager for Windows, a tool specifically designed for managing the threat posed by applications that require elevated privileges to run.
How does it work?
First PMfW discovers all applications in use on your desktops and provides a quick and easy way to produce reports so you can manage your applications with black, white and grey lists.
With this application list, policies are created to ensure that the privileged requirements of all applications are controlled. This prevents users from downloading and running applications with elevated privileges, and significantly reduces the threat posed by that application to your environment.
Through integration with Reputational and Threat Intelligence engines, real time evaluation of executions can be allowed, denied or flagged for intervention.
When combined with Secret Server, Thycotic provides a powerful combination of control and auditable management to ensure your network not compromised and your data is secure.