Modern Identity & Access Security

The Zero Trust Approach to Modern Identity Security Architecture.

The Modern Identity & Access Security stack for securing your Applications & Cloud Infrastructure

Enterprises are moving to Zero-trust architectures to secure their infrastructure and applications. Zero-trust implementations are a multi-year journey, and prioritization is always led by the most critical applications and infrastructure the enterprise relies on. Traditional PAM has been the gold standard for zero-trust implementations for securing applications and infrastructure. Traditional PAM architecture focusing on the core critical assets and depending on securing privilege accounts with credential rotation used to work for a time when access to resources was heavily segmented & on-prem, and user identities were well established. Securing identity has become more dynamic with remote working, machine identities, and third-party vendor access. The old siloed architecture for protecting only the privileged users on the servers and applications is not working, as we saw in the Okta, LastPass, and Uber breaches. Each of these breaches relied on stolen credentials, getting onto the endpoint, and then moving laterally via over-provisioned VPNs to the backend infrastructure. A good Zero standing privilege (ZSP) architecture for securing Apps and infrastructure thus has to incorporate the least privilege across endpoints, access, and servers.

Implementing a comprehensive ZSP architecture across endpoints, access, and servers involves multiple moving elements from different vendors, viz. Endpoint privilege manager/ITDR, Trusted Access/ZTNA, and Server PAM. For enterprises with constrained security teams, operationalizing disparate consoles to solve a central problem around ensuring the “right users and devices have trusted access to applications and data “means longer implementation times, low security ROI, and often a failure to detect legitimate threats because of overlapping consoles.

Whiteswan ZSP platform is the fastest way to secure your apps and infrastructure in a comprehensive manner. Whiteswan unified ZSP agent secures endpoints and servers against identity attacks, enables passwordless Trusted access, and facilitates Just-in-time privilege grants. Whiteswan deployment is the simplest in the industry, with no gateways, password vaults, or Yubi keys.

Whiteswan’s core strength lies in its proprietary ZSP agent, which continuously assesses user identity, device trust, and application context before granting access. Device trust enables the ZSP agent to detect changes in user device attributes, including OS type, installed applications, IP address geolocation, etc. Context-aware authentication ensures that only the right users can access secured applications and servers. Trusted access enables passwordless and certificate-based authentication for privileged users. Just-in-time privileges allow organizations to grant specific privileges according to the policy set by the security team, eliminating the over-provisioning of VPNs and creating the least privileged environments.

The Whiteswan platform is compatible with all leading endpoint protection solutions, server PAM solutions (CyberArk/BeyondTrust), and IAM solutions (Duo/Okta), ensuring that enterprises can implement the ZSP architecture without ripping out existing investments. Whiteswan also offers a rich API library that enables integration with SIEM solutions for deep threat intelligence.

Given the emergence of identity-centric attacks, it is imperative for security teams to rethink their approach to securing applications and infrastructure from threats that focus on stolen identities and compromised devices. Implementing a comprehensive ZSP architecture across endpoints, access, and servers helps enterprises achieve a balance between secure access to resources and data while giving security teams more visibility into their attack surface area and reducing mean time to respond (MTTR). The Whiteswan platform makes it easy for SecOps teams to quickly operationalize a comprehensive Zero Standing Privileges architecture, ensuring that applications and infrastructure are fully protected against all zero-trust threats.