vArmour, a provider of Application Relationship Management, has announced its vArmour Application Access & Identity Module. The latest product built on the vArmour Application Controller platform adds user and identity relationships into the platform, tying together the relationships of users, credentials, devices, and applications, into a common actionable view.
The latest vArmour release would equip cybersecurity and operations teams with high visibility and control over user access to critical applications. It helps solve difficult challenges such as revealing inappropriate or toxic combinations of access, or discovering the blast radius of an incident.
The release of vArmour’s Application Access & Identity Module addresses the risks of a highly distributed workforce, now common across all enterprises due to COVID-19. Visualizing and controlling applications and the diverse users and devices which access those applications is important more than ever now.
The new module extends vArmour’s existing capabilities to auto-discover relationships and compute policies from applications out to the end user. It shows user and application relationships in a single, enterprise-wide view. vArmour’s unique approach complements and extends existing Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions.
“Our customers are excited because this new offering lets them see identity from the application out – complementary but different from classical identity approaches,” said Keith Stewart, Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy at vArmour. “If you are trying to protect your most critical assets, you have to be able to quickly answer ‘Who’s accessing it, and whether they should have access to it’ for every application in your environment.”
Additional use cases enabled by vArmour Application Access & Identity include:
- Identify Suspicious or Malicious Actors – Identifying application access by accounts (whether incorrect usage or stolen) or patterns (e.g. location) that access new or out-of-policy systems
- Identify Toxic Combinations – Visualize and control toxic application access combinations for improved governance and compliance. (e.g. Trading users accessing Research applications; Non- privileged users accessing privileged systems)
- Audit and Compliance Automation – Automated documentation and enforcement of compliance requirements that govern application access
The Application Access & Identity Module would build on a rich ecosystem of existing and new technology partners that support the vArmour Application Controller platform. Specifically, the identity module integrates Microsoft Azure Active Directory to deliver a secured foundation enabling customers to manage enterprise security.
“With millions of people forming the largest workforce in history, it’s important to implement controls around how the distributed workforce accesses business applications to ensure risk to the business is managed,” said Ann Johnson, CVP SCI Business Development at Microsoft. “By adding identity information from Active Directory and Azure Active Directory on top of existing Azure integrations with vArmour, our collaboration with vArmour now enables joint customers to view user access from an application-centric perspective to help enhance both their security posture, and end user experience.”