NEED: Ensure the security of healthcare records and financial data
PROBLEM: Shared administrator passwords
SOLUTION: Create unique administrator account credentials on all managed systems
“We needed to ensure the security of our healthcare records and financial data. Removing shared administrator passwords was a good way to restrict access to that sensitive information. We had attempted to manually change administrator passwords with our own script-based solution. This was not a secure option because the passwords were handled in visible plain text.”
“We went with RED Identity Management. It was quickly up and running on our network, giving us the security of unique credentials for every administrator account on each managed system. It’s a valuable investment that’s significantly improved the security of our personal and financial data.”
– Head of Desktop Services
To learn more about how RED Identity Management can help you get your privileged accounts under control, please visit our Privileged Identity Management page.
NEED: To enhance internal security posture
PROBLEM: Insecure spreadsheets stored privileged passwords
SOLUTION: Control who has access to privileged passwords and what they’re doing with them
“We needed to enhance our internal security posture. We were using password spreadsheets in an attempt to manage our system passwords. Essentially, we were holding the ‘keys to the castle’ in a number of insecure places. We realized these spreadsheets could be vectors for hacking.”
“We also wanted to know who was accessing our ‘secret keys’. A single spreadsheet might contain 200 to 250 passwords. When a systems administrator accessed a spreadsheet we didn’t know which password he used, or what actions he performed with that access.”
“With RED Identity Management we have much tighter control over who has access to the passwords and what they’re doing with them. That’s only going to become more important as our IT infrastructure grows and our teams expand. We have 400 members on the IT staff, and all of them might need access to the accounts managed by RED Identity Management on a daily basis.”
“We have a lot of people who have access to the ‘keys to the IT kingdom’. RED Identity Management lets us keep tighter control of those keys. That way we don’t lose them.”
– Director of Access
Learn more about how RED Identity Management can help automate your privileged account management processes at our Privileged Identity Management page.