Posts Tagged ‘Bravura Security Fabric’

How to Complete Your Zero Trust Mission With a Single Pane of Glass

  January 14th, 2021

Since it was first coined by Forrester more than a decade ago, the Zero Trust model has proven its strength in identity and access management (IAM), relying on strict controls and not trusting anything by default. The events of 2020 have made Zero Trust (ZT) a priority once again as remote working requirements expanded every organizations’ networks well beyond the office walls.

The flexibility of the cloud made the swift shift to remote work possible, but it also introduced more than a few challenges for IAM and ZT. The challenges are compounded by the hybrid situations most companies find themselves in: still unable to move everything to the cloud while simultaneously in search of solutions that can better integrate with their on-premise and legacy systems. Unfortunately, this has often resulted in a disconnected patchwork of not quite connected quick fixes.

Piecemeal solutions are not sustainable. Businesses need one source of truth — one pane of glass — that brings all of these otherwise disparate technologies together in one platform. This saves organizations time and resources, keeps costs down, and seriously simplifies processes for IT teams.

The Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric gets organizations over these hurdles by bringing all of these critical needs into one solution and framework including Pass, Identity, Group, Privilege, and Discover. By shifting to a single pane of glass for IAM, organizations are able to better see the big picture and conquer even the most persistent challenges to achieve ZT success.

Bridge the Gaps

For many businesses, moving to the cloud is not a simple migration. It’s likely done in stages. Some businesses may even have highly regulated data that can’t be stored in the cloud at all and need to find hybrid solutions. On-premise and legacy problems don’t just go away when cloud services are introduced. Having a solution that can seamlessly integrate the cloud with existing architectures is a critical success factor.

The Hitachi Bravura Security Fabric and its extensive set of connectors significantly simplifies the integration of disparate systems. These connector capabilities are also core to the offerings within Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric, allowing organizations to easily turn on or off services (Pass, Identity, Group, Privilege, and Discover) as their business needs change.

Get a Handle on Groups

Across most industries, groups reign supreme as the primary access granting system for organizations. Keeping group access organized is a crucial aspect of maintaining a ZT model. All too often this is where wires get crossed — either by human error or a lack of access to controls beyond the IT team. Granting incorrect permissions via groups can spell disaster.

Organizations can avoid catastrophe with a few simple best practices: allow users group management access, automate where possible, create business friendly names for groups, etc. Hitachi ID Bravura Group can help your IT team easily oversee all of these group activities to maintain visibility and control over these critical access points. By balancing user access with IT oversight, organizations can maintain IAM and ZT success.

Increase Resiliency With Adaptive Authentication

As our recent survey uncovered, remote access remains a top IAM challenge and priority for many organizations. User authentication and password management is a critical component of remote access strategies and the ZT model. With remote access, IT teams face challenges caused by overly simple, misplaced, and generally compromised passwords and credentials. Remote working environments have only increased the risk surrounding these vulnerabilities, especially with insufficient support access.

Hitachi ID Bravura Pass helps businesses tackle these risks by providing resources to help users better manage their own credentials, including:

  • Strong authentication (MFA) and federated access (Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 identity provider (IdP) )
  • Self-service password and PIN reset
  • Self-service unlock of encrypted drives
  • Password synchronization
  • Managed enrollment of security questions, mobile phone numbers, personal e-mail addresses and biometrics

The Future of Zero Trust in the Cloud

Cloud environments present a fresh host of IAM and ZT challenges and the fact is siloed technologies cannot address these issues. By bringing together the tools to manage all of these business-critical pieces in one place, companies have a comprehensive collection of tools and resources that streamlines IAM in a single, secure, scalable solution.

We covered all of this and more in our recent webinar with Hitachi ID partner IntiGrow. As a leading global enterprise information security company and one of our channel partners, IntiGrow delivers comprehensive security solutions empowering enterprises to proactively detect and prevent security threats to their computing infrastructure, data, and applications.

Learn more about IntiGrow and the rest of our channel partners here and see the full webinar now available on demand by following this link: Complete Your Zero Trust Mission Using a Single Pane of Glass


The Future of IAM and PAM: Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric

  January 4th, 2021

In the age of digital transformation, protecting against threats is increasingly complex but also crucial as organizations face a constantly evolving cyberattack landscape.

This swiftly shifting environment has left many organizations with a collection of insufficient options when it comes to their identity and access (IAM) and privileged access (PAM) management solutions. Some must prioritize one essential service over another. Others have to patch together multiple services and platforms to cover their needs. Then there are those who have to settle for an incomplete system due to legacy assets.

What’s the solution?

Organizations need flexibility and reliability to power these critical systems with technological and architectural building blocks that protect, manage, and govern the entire IAM and PAM infrastructure.

Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric delivers on all of the above with a singular, powerful framework and platform that brings together all the layers of IAM and PAM solutions organizations need to manage and protect their most critical and sensitive identity data.

Hitachi ID has always strived to help businesses achieve access management success, and our latest solution and architecture, the Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric, continues that tradition.

The Right Platform and Framework

First and foremost, the Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric offers all of the IAM and PAM solutions organizations need in one place. The Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric brings together mature automation and detection, governance and compliance, analytics and reporting.

Plus, as a single open architecture platform and the industry’s largest organically grown connector portfolio, it offers a robust API platform to complete your security strategy. That means no more patching together solutions and potentially creating system vulnerabilities in the process. IT leaders can also simplify vendor selection and program deployment, streamline SLAs, and lower the overall cost.

Right-Sized for Your Business Needs

Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric isn’t solely a single solution for your IAM and PAM needs — it’s actually five. The security fabric architecture includes: Identity, Privilege, Pass, Group, and our threat detection layer Discover. This collection of services allows companies to weave patterns of functionality to protect against continual threats and ensure your identity and access security program is covered.

Every organization may not yet need this robust of a solution. That’s why the Bravura Security Fabric is built to be easily scaled up or down based on business needs. As new threats are uncovered or your roadmap evolves, turn services on or off as needed without the need to install other products.

Equipped to Combat Complex Cyberattacks Head On

What’s the best weapon organizations can deploy against increasingly sophisticated attacks? Automation. The Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric automation-first approach gives IT teams agility to accurately configure your identity and access solution and provide continual protection.

Hitachi ID Bravura secures your systems faster and more effectively than access certification and individual products. That’s just the start. Our threat and detection response layer, Hitachi ID Bravura Discover, gets ahead of the game by revealing changing risks before they happen and identifying threats below the surface — allowing your team time to resolve them before they become a larger issue.

The Right Roadmap for Your Industry

With more than two decades of experience and deployments around the world, Hitachi ID has honed in on how to deliver faster time to value across industries. We used these best practices to develop the Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric and the supporting Patterns customized for industries and products. These templatized solutions reduce time, cost and risk for IAM deployments from months to days.

The Power of One

By creating one, single source of truth for IAM and PAM solutions, the Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric empowers organizations to better navigate the increasingly difficult terrain of cybersecurity. You can learn more about Hitachi ID Bravura Security Fabric and the future of IAM and PAM through our on demand sessions from our first Digital Identity & Access Virtual Summit.