Privileged Endpoint Management now available for Azure AD (Entra ID)
Osirium Technologies brings privileged endpoint management to Azure AD (Entra ID)
Update enables organisations to move the control of local admin rights into the cloud – improving cybersecurity while increasing IT efficiency
London, UK – 21 February, 2023: Osirium Technologies plc (AIM: OSI), the leading UK-based vendor of privileged access security (PAS) solutions, has extended the capability of its privileged endpoint management (EPM) tool to support Microsoft Azure Active Directory. The new release meets demand from the fast-growing community of organisations that use Azure AD (Entra ID) to be able to manage privileged administrator accounts in the cloud.
Osirium EPM v3 is the only native Azure solution that enables the safe removal of local admin rights from users’ workstations. The solution supports both Azure AD (Entra ID)and traditional on-premises AD. Organisations can now remove local admin rights whether they use on-premises Active Directory(AD), employ a hybrid model of AD and Azure AD (Entra ID), or are wholly resident on Azure AD (Entra ID) for their endpoint management.
Introduced in 2021, Osirium EPM allows IT teams to control who has local admin rights, with the power to remove them from end users who do not need them, and create policies to determine which groups of users can execute which approved applications and services with elevated privileges. EPM allows them to do this without impacting productivity or increasing the load on already over-stretched IT helpdesks.
Azure AD (Entra ID) is Microsoft’s solution for user and device management in the cloud, and has become the access management platform of choice for modern desktop environments. Integrating Osirium EPM with Azure AD (Entra ID) makes access management simple and seamless: IT teams can add the solution directly from the Azure Marketplace into their Azure AD (Entra ID) environment, and administer it like any other Azure service. The end user can run approved applications as administrator, request permission to run an application or – if they’ve been approved – elevate their user session to receive admin privileges. The solution improves governance with the provision of full audit trails and reporting of elevated permission usage.
Stuart McGregor, Chief Executive Officer of Osirium, said: “The risk that end users who possess local admin rights will accidentally expose their organisation to a breach is ever-present – even if they’re trained to spot phishing attacks, for example. Demand is rising fast from existing and new customers to protect users’ workstations by removing local admin rights, and many need to support Azure AD (Entra ID) access management as they move more of their IT estate to the cloud. This new release is a unique solution to addressing that specific requirement, with the traditional Osirium strengths of being easy to deploy and manage.”
Osirium EPM is a part of Osirium’s comprehensive privileged access security (PAS) solution. It also includes privileged access management (PAM), which protects administrator access to critical security and IT systems, and privileged process automation (PPA),which ensures tasks that need administrator privileges are executed correctly, have full audit trails, and the admin credentials are never exposed. Each part of the solution is available as a standalone product, but when combined they create multi-tiered protections against ransomware and other attacks, in addition to making IT operations more efficient.