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Bomgar and Thycotic Partner to Improve Privileged Account Access Security

Bomgar, a leader in secure remote support and access management solutions, and Thycotic, a provider of smart and effective privileged account management solutions for global organizations, have partnered to integrate Bomgar’s Privileged Access Management solution and Thycotic’s Secret Server enterprise privileged account management solution. The new integration provides enterprises with better control and visibility of access to critical endpoints and privileged accounts.

Bomgar Privileged Access Management enables security professionals to control, monitor, and manage access to critical systems by privileged users. Thycotic’s Secret Server provides users the ability to automatically discover, control and audit access to critical privileged passwords in one centralized, web-based repository. The integration enables automatic password injection to authorized systems through the encrypted Bomgar connection, and removes the need to share and expose credentials to privileged accounts.

Bomgar retrieves passwords directly from the Thycotic Secret Server vault, which regularly randomizes complex passwords on privileged endpoints and maintains detailed security audit trails, tracking when a user accesses credentials and for what purpose. With the combined solutions, security organizations can empower users with the access they need to be productive, while granularly managing which systems they can connect to and when, monitoring and logging all access activity, and eliminating exposure of secure credentials.

“Integrating Thycotic Secret Server with Bomgar Privileged Access Management gives security organizations the confidence that only authorized users are accessing privileged accounts, and that they’re not conducting actions outside their permitted level of access,” said Jonathan Cogley, founder and CEO of Thycotic. “At a time when both insider and third-party access is regularly targeted by cybercriminals, gaining better control over account access, and capturing more comprehensive audit trails will greatly help enterprises protect themselves from malicious activity.”

“Security professionals are facing the unfortunate reality that unauthorized access and misuse of privileged accounts are at the heart of nearly 100 percent of today’s advanced and targeted attacks. As a result, they need to control access to and activity on every privileged system without impeding business productivity,” said Matt Dircks, CEO of Bomgar. “Bomgar empowers privileged users by allowing them to connect to systems from on or off the network without VPN and collaborate with others in sessions, while maintaining full control and visibility of all activity. Our partnership with Thycotic takes this a step further by enabling users to instantly authenticate to systems without the risk of sharing or compromising login credentials. We’re excited to offer our combined solutions, which will help enterprises significantly improve their privileged account security.”

Once the integration is deployed, Bomgar Privileged Access Management users see only the endpoints they are authorized to access. When challenged with a login screen, the user clicks the password inject “key” to inject the credentials from Thycotic Secret Server, automatically logging them in without the user ever seeing the username or password. With the integration:

  • Users can securely access systems from on or off network with no pre-configured VPN or other routing in place
  • Credentials are always stored safe and secure, reducing the chance of brute force attacks
  • Enterprises never have to share credentials with a third-party vendor or business associate
  • Organizations capture unalterable audit trails and recordings to support forensic analysis
  • Security professionals can demonstrate compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST, SOX, SSAE16, and PII

Bomgar and Thycotic are demonstrating their solutions at the Infosecurity Europe Conference in London this week at stands #F220 and #H90. For more information about the integration, visit: www.bomgar.com/access-management/integrations

About Bomgar

Bomgar connects people and technology securely, providing leading remote support and privileged access management solutions that strengthen security while increasing productivity. Bomgar solutions help support and security professionals improve business performance by enabling secure, controlled access to nearly any device or system, anywhere in the world. More than 9,000 organizations across 65 countries use Bomgar to deliver superior support services and manage access to valuable data and systems. Bomgar is privately held with offices in Atlanta, Jackson, Washington D.C., Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore. Visit Bomgar at www.bomgar.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

About Thycotic

Thycotic IT security and password management solutions empower companies to remove the complexities associated with proper access control and management of privileged accounts. An Inc. 5000 company, Thycotic is trusted by more than 3,000 customers worldwide – including members of the Fortune 500, enterprises, government agencies, technology firms, universities, non-profits and managed service providers. To learn more, please visit thycotic.com.

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