CA Technologies Elevates Privileged Users' Security with Xceedium

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: CA Technologies, provider of management software and solutions, heightens privileged users security by acquiring Xceedium, a provider of privileged identity management solutions that protect on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT environments.

With Xceedium’s Privileged Identity Management ‘Xsuite’, the company is all set to diversify customer care options for securing IT Administrator accounts across hybrid IT environments which offers an identity-centric, proxy-based approach. By eliminating the compliance risks and security breaches, CA Technologies’ security portfolio can now extend a comprehensive solution for controlling and protecting IT administrator or other privileged user accounts from external attacks or insider mistakes and malicious misuse.

“Our digital world gives organizations tremendous opportunity; it also introduces additional regulatory demands and increased risk as bad actors penetrate our networks using stolen credentials which give them the proverbial ‘keys to the kingdom,” says Steve Firestone, Senior Vice President and Security General Manager, CA Technologies.

Complementing CA Privileged Identity Manager’s resource-based access control approach, Xsuite focuses on controlling access to the server operating system and limits the scope for administrators such as  superusers to modify processes, configuration files or registries.

The platform provides a centralized point of authentication for administrators, orchestrating the release of credentials for shared administrative accounts to protect them from the risk of theft, compromise, or misuse. Enhanced administrator accountability, administrative session recording for audit and incident forensics, and command filtering to limit the scope of administrator activity and network access are the key features incorporated in the solution.

“Stealing and exploiting privileged accounts is a central element of the kill chain in cyber attacks of all kinds, regardless of attacker origin. We’re joining forces with CA to help deliver a next generation threat mitigation suite to the market that directly addresses these devastating data breaches and attacks,” claims Glenn Hazard, Xceedium CEO.