Unlike mainstream Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions that are implemented for specific systems (typically VPN gateways and web applications), Silverfort can enforce MFA on any sensitive system, including systems that were considered ‘unprotectable’ until today, like homegrown and legacy systems, IT infrastructure (hypervisors, DCs and network devices), file shares, databases, IoT devices, SCADA servers, medical systems (EHR, PACS) and more.
This is enabled by Silverfort’s unique architecture which doesn’t require deployment of software agents or proxies, and doesn’t require any integration with the protected system. Silverfort monitors network traffic for all access requests and seamlessly enforces secure authentication policies as needed.
Silverfort continuously monitors and analyzes all user and machine access requests, across all users, devices, systems and environments, and leverages Silverfort’s AI-based risk engine to calculate a real-time risk level for each access request.
Silverfort’s AI-driven risk engine:
This enables Silverfort’s adaptive authentication policies to help organizations strengthen security with minimal disruptions to legitimate users.
When migrating homegrown and legacy applications to the cloud, security measures we had on-premises may no longer be effective. Especially when you use a ‘lift-and-shift’ migration approach in which the application maintains its architecture, data flow and authentication mechanisms. Secure authentication and access is important for protecting such assets in the cloud, but integrating modern authentication standards into all of these existing apps and servers is often not feasible.
Silverfort helps organizations smooth the migration process and ensure secure access to migrated applications without requiring any code changes. First it maps out all dependencies to ensure the migration doesn’t break the application. Then it secures any access, including the application layer as well as RDP/SSH access to VM instances, without requiring software agents on each server, and without proxies that can’t secure machine-to-machine access inside the cloud environment.
Service accounts are used by various corporate systems to communicate with other systems and automate processes. Such accounts are a prime target for attackers, since they are often equipped with high privileges and their passwords are rarely changed. But because these accounts are used by machines, rather than humans, they cannot be protected with regular multi-factor authentication methods.
Silverfort introduces a unique capability for securing the use of service accounts, which prevents unauthorized entities from stealing or misusing them. This is achieved without any change to the relevant systems. Silverfort also provides full visibility and auditing regarding the use of such accounts.
Silverfort’s unique technology allows it to automatically discover all users, groups, devices and resources across the corporate network and cloud infrastructure. It then begins to analyze all authentication activity and generate a real-time access map of the entire organization. Silverfort can identify authentication vulnerabilities, such as the use of legacy authentication protocols or weak passwords. It can also detect data breach attempts, including brute force attacks and the use of stolen credentials.
Silverfort’s visibility tools also support the platform’s active protection capabilities. Advanced auditing and reports help security teams in identifying where to apply strong authentication policies. In addition, Silverfort’s vulnerability assessment and threat detection can be used as a trigger for automatic prevention and step-up authentication policies.
In a perimeter-less world, with countless users, devices and systems communicating with each other across on-premises and multi-cloud environments, implementing a true zero-trust security model is very challenging. Proxies can’t ensure secure access within each environment. Deploying agents on servers or integrating with each application is an endless task, and in some cases, impossible.
Silverfort enables organizations to implement a holistic zero-trust security model without deploying software agents or proxies, and without requiring changes to existing networks. Its innovative architecture ensures secure access to any system, no matter where it is, or what it is. This includes user-to-machine and machine-to-machine access, as well as any administrative access. Because Silverfort avoids any modifications to existing assets and infrastructure, it allows not only small agile companies but also large traditional enterprises to achieve zero trust security throughout their networks.
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