Rapid, Automated Password Rotation is Key
To accomplish this, you must be able to automate the lifecycle of privileged identities for administrative access. Many of today’s most advanced cyberattacks are automated. You need to counter these attacks with automated security. That means throwing out the traditional concept of having people changing privileged passwords and automate the lifecycle of privileged credential management from beginning to end.
Automated, continuous password changes can be the best friend for IT shops, because IT no longer must engage in the time-consuming (and impractical) task of finding, tracking and changing passwords for administrative accounts. Instead, credentials are continuously updated in an automated manner behind the scenes.
This concept stops cyberattacks in their tracks. Think about what usually happens. Someone breaks into an environment, steals a credential, and sets up shop. What if that attacker came back just one day later, all the passwords were updated, and he no longer had access? At that point he isn’t the attacker anymore. Now you’re analyzing his attack and he’s the one being hunted.
So how fast do these automated password updates need to happen? Consider this. Just one node of our privileged access management technology can handle about 2,000 machines per minute.
And that speed keeps our customers one step ahead of the attackers.