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How do you define identity security? New CIEM and ITDR solutions from our Spotlight Vendor of the Month, Delinea, are pushing the boundaries with least privilege in public clouds, and advanced identity threat detection and response for all identities.

Here’s what they do and why they matter:

Delinea Privilege Control for Cloud Entitlements

Delinea Privilege Control for Cloud Entitlements helps you contain the sprawl of identity entitlements across your multi-cloud infrastructure. This is what CIEM solutions do: reign in over-privileged identities across cloud platforms.

In these multi-cloud platform environments, users are operating with privileges. Developers are checking in code and admins are on-boarding users and assigning rights. Users get more privileges to do their jobs, but seldom have them taken away when they are no longer needed. Plus, machines are automating processes. 

A single compromise of one cloud identity—human or machine—could seriously impact your organization, maybe even in a catastrophic way.

What Delinea does

The Delinea solution enables organizations to achieve the Principle of Least Privilege, the idea that every identity should only be allowed to have the minimum entitlements necessary to do its job. Having too many entitlements floating around your cloud could lead to adverse consequences should an over-privileged human or machine identity get compromised.

Privilege Control for Cloud Entitlements provides cloud security leaders with deep context into cloud and identity configuration and usage so you can discover excess privileges and limit authorization across multi-cloud infrastructure to reduce your risk.

Specifically, the solution does the following:

  • Provides visibility of all human and non-human identities and their access pathways across public multi-cloud infrastructure so you can understand them.
  • Discovers the riskiest identities by revealing misconfigurations and detecting anomalous behavior. For example, it evaluates whether identities are validated with multi-factor authentication and uses analytics to gain context of user behavior to understand uncharacteristic events—like an admin suddenly creating a massive number of admins.
  • Achieves least privilege by right-sizing entitlements to reduce risk without interfering with an identity’s task. That way, even if an identity in your cloud infrastructure is compromised, the damage is contained.
  • Continuously monitors for new users, shadow admins, and privileged users. In dynamic, complex cloud platform environments, it never stops working to evaluate identities for the proper level of entitlements. This reduces the risk that a stale or unused identity will be vulnerable to compromise.

Delinea Identity Threat Protection

Delinea Identity Threat Protection continually evaluates identities across your organization to detect and remediate threats. It builds context across the identity layer, so you can discover issues and remediate threats as they happen, reducing the risk to critical systems and data.

Delinea Identity Threat Protection:

  • Discovers all identities and their access to surface identity misconfigurations, such as identities lacking MFA or virtual machines that may unknowingly be internet-facing. That way, you can address potential issues before attacks occur.
  • Detects signs of an identity-based attack in progress. For example, it identifies brute force attacks, MFA bombing, login from malicious IP addresses, and password spraying across federated and local identities, as well as anomalous behavior such as uncharacteristic new account creation or privilege escalation.
  • Builds context so you can understand the full access each identity has across multiple identity providers, SaaS applications, cloud, and traditional infrastructure. Graphic visualizations help you quickly answer time-sensitive questions such as, “what is the impact of a compromised identity” 
  • Responds with insight using AI-driven risk scoring that accounts for multiple factors, like highlighting the most vulnerable identities and potential impact of an identity compromise.  It remediates suspicious activity, for example, by requiring additional MFA or resetting a credential to stop an attack. High-quality identity signals can be sent to your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool to be correlated with other data and reduce noise from excessive alerts.

Delinea Identity Threat Protection looks across boundaries to give you a unified view of identities. It has preventative features that finds identity misconfigurations and detects anomalous behavior. If a situation is detected, Identity Threat Protection can immediately neutralize a potentially compromised identity, report on that activity, and deliver high-quality signals to the security operations team for further action.

Two solutions delivered on the Delinea Platform

By moving as closely as possible to zero standing privileges, you reduce risk. With continuous oversight, you can adjust as risk factors change and respond to threats as they happen.

Both Delinea Privilege Control for Cloud Entitlements and Delinea Identity Threat Protection are delivered through the Delinea Platform, centralizing authorization to make you more secure and your teams more productive.

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