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Delinea Reduces Ransomware Risk for Customers Using Azure AD Government, Makes Secure Remote Access More Seamless

Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, announced new and expanded capabilities for Privilege Manager and Connection Manager, its endpoint privilege management and secure remote access management solutions, respectively. With a continued focus on providing flexibility and reducing friction, these expanded capabilities are also designed to reduce the risk of threats like ransomware.

According to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, compromised credentials are the leading attack path and increasingly result in ransomware attacks, which have grown 13% in the last year and are now 25% of total security breaches.

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Enhancing privileged access controls for US government agencies

With the latest release of Privilege Manager, US government customers can now integrate their endpoint and application Privileged Access Management capabilities with Microsoft Azure AD Government identities. This combination provides enhanced layers of protection, isolation, and compliance required by government agencies. Merging stringent identity authentication with granular authorization controls limits the risk of compromised credentials and helps prevent attackers from using workstations or applications as an entry point for a ransomware attack on government systems.

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Building upon Connection Manager’s industry-leading secure remote access and session management capabilities, newly expanded features provide customers the flexibility to use their Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Identity Provider with the browser of choice when initiating remote access sessions through Secret Server, Delinea’s award-winning vault solution.

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Security best practices recommend using SAML in conjunction with vaulted credentials and multi-factor authentication to access resources and applications as it reduces the risks of lateral movement and  compromised credentials that can lead to ransomware attacks. The extended features of Connection Manager make it easier for customers to use this workflow, enabling them to minimize repeat logins while retaining the benefits of SAML single sign-on (SSO), which reduces friction and increases usability and productivity.

“We recognize that our customers are facing increasing pressure to improve security and reduce the risk of threats like ransomware,” said Phil Calvin, Chief Product Office at Delinea. “Delinea continues to deliver improvements that benefit customers with some of the strictest requirements, like the US government, while also providing a more seamless experience for security and IT teams.”

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