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One Identity hits new milestone with latest PAM solution certification

By Catherine Knowles, Tue 21 Sep 21

One Identity has achieved Common Criteria certification by the National Information Association Partnership (NIAP) for its Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.7 privileged access management (PAM) solution.

The certification demonstrates that One Identity’s Safeguard for Privileged Passwords solution has met the highest level of security requirements and satisfies the security needs of federal and enterprise organisations.

Common Criteria Certification by NIAP is an internationally recognised security certification consisting of independent tests to satisfy precise security and assurance requirements aligned with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 15048 standard for IT Security Evaluation.

The certification of Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.7 against the NIAP-approved Protection Profile for Network Devices, Version 2.2e, showcases to both enterprises and government organisations that One Identity fulfils demanding security requirements, the company states.

One Identity’s achievement of the Common Criteria Certification highlights that the company’s next-gen PAM solution allows organisations to achieve a unified security approach that makes identities the foundation of their security strategy.

According to One Identity, legacy PAM solutions are too complex and manual to defend against today’s heightened threat environment. With 70% of breaches being linked to privileged abuse, today organisations need a streamlined approach to protecting identities and privileged access.

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords aims to protect privileged access credentials, without sacrificing the productivity of systems administrators.

Deployed on a hardened appliance, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords automates, controls and secures the process of granting privileged credentials with role-based access management and automated workflows.

The user-centered design is designed to give enterprises the ability to manage passwords and access from anywhere and any device without loss of admin productivity.

One Identity president and GM Bhagwat Swaroop says, “Achieving the Common Criteria Certification for Safeguard Privileged Passwords positions One Identity in an elite group of vendors that meet this requirement and confirms our commitment to serving the complex privileged access needs of government and enterprise organisations.

"With organisations worldwide relying on our Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to store the credentials for their most critical systems, the certification is further validation that they’re leveraging a leading PAM solution to protect privileged access and identities for today’s ever-evolving threat environment.”

This news comes on the heels of the release of One Identity's new Safeguard solutions, Safeguard Remote Access and Safeguard DevOps Secret Broker, along with the availability of its Safeguard product as a SaaS solution.

One Identity provides identity-centric cybersecurity to protect people, applications and data. The company’s Unified Identity Security Platform brings together PAM, Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), and Active Directory Management and Security (ADMS) capabilities to mitigate cybersecurity exposure.

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