Solutions to Govern Machine Identities


Govern Machine Identities

Close governance gaps to secure data

Manage Privileged Machine Identity Access to Reduce Data Breach Risk

Machine identities, such as APIs and RPAs, create cybersecurity risks as malicious actors target these ungoverned silicon-based identities that often have privileged access.   

Saviynt’s platform establishes and enforces risk-based access policies over machine identities so organizations can extend governance, secure data, and meet compliance mandates.

Treat Machine Identities Like Privileged Users

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Saviynt enables extension of risk-based access policies and fine-grained access entitlements to machine identities. You can set just-in-time access privileges to non-human identities or deactivate them when not in use, controlling the resources they access and when they access them.

Assign Ownership and Succession

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Saviynt’s platform aligns human owners to individual machine identities or families/groups of machine identities to mitigate silicon-based identity risks by setting succession policies. These capabilities extend governance over who controls machine identities and prevents the risks associated with unchecked access.

Incorporate Machine Identities into Access Reviews and Certifications Campaigns

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Saviynt’s intelligent access reviews apply risk-based access policies and surface anomalous access, such as unexecuted RPAs or infrequently used APIs. These periodic reviews enable more informed decisions about temporarily deactivating, disabling, or permanently removing the machine identity from your inventory.

Manage the Machine Identity Lifecycle

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Saviynt enables continuous review over machine identity access needs, ensuring ongoing enforcement of the principle of least privilege. Silicon-based identities present unique joiner/mover/leaver concerns as operational strategies shift. Saviynt’s combination of ownership, succession policies, and continuous monitoring extend governance to machine identities.

Identify “Rogue” Machine Identities

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Saviynt monitors the activity of machine identities just as we would human identities. Our platform then surfaces anomalous activities and risk to the owner, providing suggested remediation actions such as disabling or deactivating the identity.

Continuously Document Governance and Compliance

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Saviynt’s Control Exchange provides out-of-the-box control repository and Unified Controls Framework that cross-maps access controls across business-critical regulations, industry standards, platforms, and control types. Applying these controls to machine identities and downloading reports from the platform document you compliance activities to prove governance.


How Saviynt's IGA Platform Helps Teams Govern Machine Identities

Saviynt integrates directly with common federation platforms to seamlessly tie into your multi-cloud environment.  Accounts are directly linked back to identities and are automatically provisioned and de-provisioned as identities are added, moved, or removed to ensure credentials are not orphaned. When users leave the organization, Saviynt’s platform automatically removes/disables accounts in the federated platform and cloud solutions, ensuring organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Saviynt’s access provisioning is intelligently managed by out-of-the-box and custom policies and controls.  Self request provisioning empowers users by automatically granting low-risk access while escalating high-risk requests for additional review by data owners, using peer- and access-based analytics. 

Saviynt’s Control Exchange provides out-of-the-box compliance controls for business-critical applications, including HIPAA, PCI, NERC/CIP, COBIT, FFIEC IT Manual, and CIS. Saviynt’s Control Exchange cross-maps between regulatory initiatives, control frameworks, platforms, and control types to integrate with Saviynt’s monitoring and risk remediation. The Control Exchange eases compliance by providing controls that organizations can implement across the multiple platforms Saviynt currently supports.

Saviynt’s depth of visibility with fine-grained entitlements is married with Saviynt’s breadth of visibility across the application ecosystem to allow organizations to define cross-application SoD controls.

Only Saviynt can delve into all of the complexities of application security hierarchies to draw a very precise image of exact access. Leveraging this deep visibility, you can grant the most precise access necessary for a person to execute their job, ensuring you’re adhering to the principle of least privilege across the entire application ecosystem.

Saviynt uses intelligent risk-based analytics to drive a frictionless access request process within the multi-cloud environment.  Intelligent analytics compare risk-based criteria to user requests streamlining low-risk access and escalating higher-risk requests to resource owners.  Approvers are then able to apply proper scrutiny to requests as they are relieved of the burden of reviewing low risk and common access requests.

Saviynt’s platform leverages its extensive identity entitlement warehouse, using access similarities to standardize role definitions. Employing both bottom-up and top-down role analysis, as well as usage-log analysis, Saviynt provides visibility into access granted but not being used, mitigating excess access risk. The platform also reviews access granted to some, but not all, individuals in a given role, enabling access request suggestions or recommending role re-engineering to reduce friction.

Saviynt’s DAG solution allows the creation of risk-based policies to manage the data access program and automate user requests to data. Assigned data owners perform fine-grained access review to ensure granting entitlements aligns with business needs.  Utilize peer and behavioral analytics detect high-risk activity in near real-time, allowing the enterprise to rapidly investigate and respond.


Cloud Access Governance and Intelligence

Cloud Access Governance, also referred to as cloud identity and access management (Cloud IAM), protects data security and privacy by using automated tools to enforce the principle of least privilege for users within Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud ecosystems. Saviynt helps you create an identity foundation for your holistic security.

Converging IGA and Machine Identities

Part of our series on converged identity and security, Saviynt focuses on how identity governance extends to encompass new types of identity. Machine, silicon, non-human, RPA, or whatever flavor and term is applied, Saviynt helps secure it.

Smarter Security for Human & Non-Human Identities

More organizations are struggling with managing new identities such as (APIs, Bots, Vendor Accounts, etc.). Saviynt’s been thinking about this for a while.

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Robotic Process Automation’s Impact on Identity Governance

Robotic Process Automation helps organizations to speed up business processes, eliminate human errors and cut costs. However, it needs powerful access to do so, and should be governed. Saviynt discusses this need.


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