Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) has introduced a comprehensive security solution with the inclusion of Secure Shell Key Management. It will be the ninth version of Privileged Account Security Solution. The company has made an entry into the world of the network perimeter. It will be a single and integrated security solution for protecting customers from malicious insiders and cyber attackers. The users can manage and secure SSH keys and the other credentials in the integrated platform.
SSH keys are widely used by IT teams for getting direct root access to complex systems. The keys are developed without any management guidance or oversight leading to uncontrolled and ongoing privileged access to target system. As per research done by Ponemon institute, there are three enterprises out of four who have no security controls placed for SSG keys. The research also showed that 51%of enterprises have faced an SSH key-related compromise.
SSH keys are widely used in automated application-to-application authentication. The keys can be distributed or created and can leave the systems open for undocumented vulnerabilities. The weakness can be exploited by cyber attackers. They are well aware of the fact that SSH keys form an important part in large enterprises. They can easily exploit weaknesses to get privileged access to sensitive information. Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) said that to simplify connectivity; organization leave loopholes in security systems.
Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) focus remains on stopping the exploitation of privileged accounts by cyber attackers. The key is to protect SSH keys. It is a natural base to expand its Privileged Account Security solution. Once the problem of SSH keys vulnerability is solved it will improve security levels of critical systems. The new version will manage privileged accounts in a secure way. The system will discover the number of SSH keys that exist, their location, the use and what risks they can pose to the system.