Prioritizing Privileged Access Management helps protect businesses from insider risks and external cyber threats
Atos, an international leader in digital services, and CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the company that protects organizations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced Privileged Access Management, a partnership-led service. The service focuses on helping organizations protect against cyber attacks that target and exploit privileged account credentials - the common factor in almost all breaches today. Atos selected CyberArk's industry leading technology solutions as the service's standard for managing privilege-related risks at customers worldwide.
Compromised privileged accounts allow attackers to take full control of an organisation's IT infrastructure, disable security controls, steal confidential information, commit financial fraud and disrupt operations. Proactive management of privileged accounts across the enterprise - from endpoints to domain controllers - is vital to help ensure organizations are protected from advanced attacks.
Privileged Access Management from Atos and CyberArk is an end-to-end service that secures privileged accounts, both for users and applications on-premises or in virtual or cloud environments. It will be offered by Atos as a managed service with no upfront investment in licenses or infrastructure required. The flexibility of the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution enables the modular offering that encompasses privileged account protection and management, session security and continuous monitoring.
"The business need for Privileged Access Management has never been clearer and Atos is very excited to launch this new offering in partnership with CyberArk," said Chris Moret, vice president cybersecurity at Atos. "Privileged account exploitation is one of the most widely used, damaging attack vectors. Effective mitigation strategies require a complete solution to protect against increasingly complex, privilege-related security threats. Atos feels it is essential we simplify as much as possible the risk management process for our clients so that they can concentrate on their core business."
"It is critical that organisations take a proactive, layered approach to protecting their most valuable assets - making privileged account security the first thing organizations should focus on when prioritizing their risk management strategies," said Adam Bosnian, executive vice president, global business development at CyberArk. "Organisations taking advantage of this new service will benefit from Atos' global reach and security expertise, as well as their understanding of privileged account-related risks to deliver crucial protection against evolving threats."
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Dedicated to stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against cyber threats before attacks can escalate and do irreparable damage. The company is trusted by the world's leading companies - including 45 percent of the Fortune 100 - to protect their highest value information assets, infrastructure and applications. A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikvah, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout EMEA and Asia Pacific and Japan.