XDR, EDR and NGAV have a device-centric view & watch for malicious files/commands, but have no visibility to privileged identities
of breached organizations admit involvement of a privileged account
Average number of admins with 24x7 access to each workstation
of an average organization is covered by Privileged Access Management
Remediant takes an identity centric approach to complement endpoint detection and response. This is primarily because our founders observed that attackers weaponized identities (specifically, administrator accounts with “always on” 24x7x365 privileges) in the majority of incidents. These accounts created points of exposure (much like hidden open ports) that could easily be hijacked and used to move laterally. On average, at a large enterprise, Remediant finds that the average employee workstation has 480 users with 24x7 admin access (at companies with >15K devices).
Standing administrator rights are used in 74% of ransomware spread, island hopping, & counter incident response. These privileges are typically in the form of privileged group memberships or device level permissions that allow the execution of privileged commands. So, even if a user is not explicitly given access to a specific server or workstation, their domain or group level permissions would allow them access to that server or workstation whenever they need it.
Spread through group nesting, over-permissioning and role changes: Administrator rights change over time very regularly, and this is something that a lot of attackers know, and a lot of security teams don't know. Admin rights can change for many different reasons. New members are always added as Help desks and Administrator teams grow. However, old members who leave their teams or the company, aren’t always removed in a timely fashion. Group membership changes, so if an active directory group confers some amount of privileged access and the membership of that group changes, then the amount of privileged access in the ecosystem correspondingly changes. Local accounts might be added or removed, conferring or removing levels of privileged access, and GPOs can change, which can confer privileged access across the entire enterprise for a set of accounts or a set of groups.
No privileged access by default and only granted on a just-in-time, just enough basis after multi-factor authentication (MFA)
Secures privileged access on endpoints without adding the overhead of an additional agent
Designed to minimize breach and business impact.
To ensure protection even if credentials are compromised.
No latency added to end users.
That requires no agents on endpoints.