23 Jul 2021
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OneLogin solution to enable organisations to adopt Zero Trust principle of least privilege access

By Shannon Williams

Identity and Access Management provider OneLogin has announced the launch of its Delegated Administration offering, which enables organisations to adopt the Zero Trust principle of least privilege access. 

By empowering IT administrators to easily delegate access on a granular level, organisations can balance productivity requirements with the need to aggressively protect their organisation against security threats.

OneLogin’s Delegated Administration tool allows organisations to adopt the principle of least privilege access to enable their Zero Trust framework. Organisations can improve their security footprint by granting only the level of access needed to get the job done. 

By having the ability to provide refined admin privileges based on any combination of user, app, and role, companies can balance security with the need to enable the business.

According to a recent survey of over 700 technology leaders conducted by OneLogin, 75% of organisations agree that a Zero Trust model is key to breach prevention. Nevertheless, less than 12% of organisations actually have a strategy in place. 

In fact, 66% of respondents have admitted that some or a few users are being granted access privileges beyond what they require. Eighteen percent conceded that all their users have excessive privileges.

“For organisations to adopt a Zero Trust framework, they must embrace the concept of least privilege access, meaning users are only given the minimum levels of access needed to perform their job," says Damon Dean, chief product officer at OneLogin. 

"However, maintaining this baseline is challenging when organisations must accelerate employee productivity.

"As a result, IT and Security teams are challenged with balancing the operational needs of the business and maintaining a strong security posture,” he says.

“OneLogin’s Delegated Administration enables organisations to adopt the Zero Trust principle of least privilege access. Delegating simpler IT tasks to business units, departments, or teams alleviates the burden on IT to support access requests and, thereby, reduces costs, saves time, and ultimately protects their organisation against security threats.”

OneLogin’s Delegated Administration offers organisations three unique capabilities:

  • Enforce the Zero Trust principle of least privilege across your entire ecosystem: Organisations increase their security posture by better controlling their user permissions, users are more productive because they have the access they need to do their job, and IT teams will be freed from having to regularly audit privileges that are too wide-ranging.
  • Significantly reduce the risk of privileged account takeover: Reducing the attack surface, especially within privileged access, significantly strengthens your organisations’ security posture and enables a key element of the Zero Trust framework. Plus, Delegated Administration is a huge relief and peace-of-mind for security teams who are constantly on the watch for risks like over-privileged users.
  • Save time and reduce costs with automated role-based privilege assignment: Employees will have the right amount of privileges for their job on day one, giving them a jumpstart on productivity. Central IT will improve security and increase productivity simultaneously.
     
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