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Delinea introduces new privileged access controls on servers
Fri, 2nd Dec 2022
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Delinea, a provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, has announced the latest release of Cloud Suite, its solution that controls privileged access and authorisation for on-premise and cloud servers. 

A new granular privilege elevation workflow allows users to request elevated privileges to execute specific commands or command sets that require full administrator rights. The new functionality also enables administrators to assign privileged roles on Linux servers with more detailed control, helping to ensure that productivity does not compromise security. 

Importantly, Delinea’s cloud access controller provides a comprehensive PAM solution that operates at cloud speed and is quick to deploy and secure access to any web application. With a cloud access controller, the organisation can easily integrate its existing authentication solutions with any web application without writing additional code. In addition, the organisation can apply granular RBAC policies that enforce the least privilege and zero trust initiatives, even to custom and legacy web applications. 

According to the 2022 VMWare Global Incident Response Threat Report, lateral movements are detected in 25% of all attacks, with cybercriminals abusing tools such as host scripts, file storage, and synchronisation. 

Cloud Suite empowers customers with robust capabilities that help contain the impact of a potential breach and significantly reduce the likelihood of lateral movements. 

For example, IT teams can consolidate identities across enterprise directories and cloud providers, including Active Directory, Azure AD, AWS and Google Cloud. They can also simplify authentication and apply granular authorisation controls to implement least privilege best practices, enhancing security postures.

Available now in public preview, privilege elevation workflows allow users to request access to commands requiring elevated privileges when they don't have that access. They are enabled for one, multiple or all commands on the system. 

The new workflow allows users to request elevated privileges only for specific commands or command sets without having to request administrator access to all commands every time. This functionality supports the principle of just-in-time and just-enough access at a more granular level.

The Cloud Suite update also includes profile mapping for Unix roles that ensures privileged access controls can be managed as sets of enrolled Linux servers rather than globally for a more targeted privilege authorisation. This feature helps minimise the risk of over-privileged roles and promotes least-privilege best practices.

“With this release of Cloud Suite, we are making it easier for our customers to apply finer, more granular controls for privileged access to their on-premise and public cloud servers which house their critical data,” says Phil Calvin, Chief Product Officer at Delinea. 

Additional updates in this release include added group privileges on Windows servers and support for the latest distributions of AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux.

Delinea PAM solutions make security seamless for the modern, hybrid enterprise. It empowers organisations to secure critical data, devices, code and cloud infrastructure to help reduce risk, ensure compliance and simplify security. In addition, it removes complexity and defines the boundaries of access for thousands of customers worldwide. 

Delinea customers range from small businesses to the world's largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies and critical infrastructure companies.