Cyber-Ark Introduces “Cyber-Ark DNA™” to Easily Scan and Identify
Organizations’ Most Vulnerable Access Points – Privileged Accounts
Agentless Discovery and Audit Tool Quickly Exposes the Magnitude of an
Organization’s Privileged Account Security Risk
Free Self-Assessment Offered for Limited Time
RSA Conference 2013
NEWTON, Mass. -- February 20, 2013
Cyber-Ark® Software today announced the introduction of its Discovery & Audit
solution to help organizations easily identify security risks by scanning and
analyzing privileged accounts across their networks. Cyber-Ark DNA™ is a
light-weight, standalone tool that exposes the magnitude of a privileged
account security problem allowing organizations to develop a more complete
understanding of the risk privileged accounts present to their environment.
Privileged accounts, including shared, administrative, default and hardcoded
passwords are critical attack points found throughout an organization’s IT
infrastructure: on desktops, laptops, servers, databases, applications,
network devices, and throughout their cloud deployments. Privileged accounts
are exploited in virtually every advanced cyber-attack. Before an organization
can begin to manage the risk these accounts present, they need to know how
many they have and where they are. For what was once a manual, labor-intensive
undertaking, Cyber-Ark has now developed a simple, three-step tool that
identifies these privileged access points, saving untold man hours of time.
“One of the biggest challenges for our organization is in the number and
variety of privileged accounts in place over multiple domains. The challenge
of enumerating these and understanding what they are used for is not to be
underestimated,” said Steve Mair, security and information risk advisor,
Capita plc. “Cyber-Ark DNA has provided a quick and easy way to identify
privileged accounts which, with some analysis, has helped identify the areas
we need to address as a matter of priority.”
Benefits of Cyber-Ark DNA scanning and reporting include:
*The ability to recognize and measure risk by discovering privileged
accounts and evaluating their status;
*Delivery of a comprehensive and reliable report flagging incompliant
privileged accounts that exist in the network;
*Ease of auditing preparation time and cost by enabling organizations to
better manage, secure and automate their privileged account processes; and
*Simple installation and execution, with no requirement to deploy agents or
other software throughout the IT environment.
“Every privileged account is a potential attack point,” said Roy Adar, vice
president of product management at Cyber-Ark. “Unmanaged, unprotected
privileged accounts are all too often the critical link for executing
high-profile cyber-attacks. We created Cyber-Ark DNA to help organizations
quickly and easily understand where their privileged accounts exist, which is
the first step towards achieving privileged account security and compliance.”
Free Self-Assessment with Cyber-Ark DNA
Cyber-Ark is offering businesses the opportunity to take a free
self-assessment using Cyber-Ark DNA to discover where their privileged
accounts exist and their status. Organizations may sign up for the program
Cyber-Ark will demonstrate Cyber-Ark DNA in booth #1947 at the RSA Conference,
February 25 – March 1, 2013 in San Francisco.
Cyber-Ark DNA will be generally available on February 28, 2013.
Cyber-Ark® Software is a global information security company that specializes
in protecting and managing privileged users, sessions, applications and
sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect
organizations against insider threats and advanced external threats. With its
award-winning Privileged Identity Management, Privileged Session Management
and Sensitive Information Management Suites, organizations can more
effectively manage and govern data center access and activities, whether
on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud, while demonstrating returns on
security investments. Cyber-Ark works with more than 1,200 customers,
including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Newton,
Mass., Cyber-Ark has offices and authorized partners in North America, Europe
and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.cyber-ark.com.
Copyright © 2013 Cyber-Ark Software. All Rights Reserved. All other brand
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fama PR (for Cyber-Ark U.S.)
Jess Cascio, +1-617-986-5013
Cyber-Ark Software, Inc.
Christy Lynch, +1-617-796-3210
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