Solutions to Govern Machine Identities

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Identity & Access Lifecycle Management

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.

Automated Real-Time Provisioning

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. 

Control Exchange

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.

Cross-Application SoD

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.

Fine-Grained Entitlement Visibility

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.

Risk-Based Data Access Governance

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.

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