CyberArk Unveils AI-Powered Service to Remove Excessive Cloud Permissions

Privileged access management company, CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), has released its CyberArk Cloud Entitlements Manager. It’s a privilege-based, artificial intelligence-powered service designed to strengthen the security of cloud environments.

Through continuous monitoring of cloud access, CyberArk would enforce least privilege by identifying and removing excessive cloud permissions that can leave organizations vulnerable. This would significantly reduce risk and improve overall visibility and security.

CyberArk Cloud Entitlements Manager is a key component of CyberArk’s Identity Security strategy that starts with Zero Trust and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to understand context and intent in order to properly assess risk and take appropriate actions.

Because all identities can become privileged under certain conditions, traditional approaches to managing and securing identities have become obsolete, stated CyberArk. This is especially true in the cloud where identities and their permissions are constantly being added or changed. According to CyberArk, it’s critical for organizations to have a consistent strategy for protecting access by a range of human, application and machine identities, and the services they consume.

“Cloud adoption has massively accelerated, but as new environments and cloud services are deployed, thousands of identity-based permissions are created – many of which go overlooked,” said Chen Bitan, Chief Product Officer, CyberArk. “If not properly configured or managed, these identities create a pathway for attackers to gain privileged access and ultimately compromise an entire cloud environment. CyberArk Cloud Entitlements Manager helps organizations take back control of cloud security by transforming how these permissions are secured and managed while also delivering unprecedented time to value and operational efficiency.”

AWS, GCP, Azure

Chen Bitan
“Cloud adoption has massively accelerated, but as new environments and cloud services are deployed, thousands of identity-based permissions are created – many of which go overlooked,” said Chen Bitan, Chief Product Officer, CyberArk.

CyberArk Cloud Entitlements Manager can be configured in under an hour, stated CyberArk. It provides an assessment of exposure levels and deploy granular remediations. The cloud agnostic service continuously detects hidden, misconfigured and unused cloud permissions – improving security by providing a consistent approach to cloud least privilege.

For cloud, security and Identity and Access Management teams, CyberArk’s service would drive increased productivity with a “simple, intuitive” user experience that includes a centralized dashboard with a single view of permissions across Amazon Web Services (AWS), including Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure environments.

A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan.

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