Microsoft Azure delivers a proven, scalable service platform for Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM), often at lower cost than is possible with on-premises infrastructure. By giving you a choice of cloud-based and on-premises privilege management solutions, Lieberman Software delivers more of the flexible deployment options you need, without compromising performance or security.
Automated privilege management is among the most sensitive and mission critical of IT processes. That's because the solution discovers, manages, stores, and grants access to super user account credentials, cryptographic certificates and keys. The integrity of your data, its fault tolerance, and the ability to scale to any sized organization are all critical.
The Microsoft Azure architecture enables you to deploy ERPM on a multi-national, enterprise network within hours, ready to interoperate with your IT infrastructure right away. Organizations also find a powerful advantage with Azure licensing that can eliminate hardware and infrastructure software costs while allowing the organization to take advantage of all required resources, for as long as needed, without the large capital investments of an on-premises deployment.
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An ERPM instance deployed in either Azure IAAS or on-premises discovers and manages privileged identities on all layers of your IT stack, both on premises and inside the cloud. By supporting pre-built Azure images and PowerShell scripts, an entire ERPM environment can be programmatically deployed within the Azure cloud and orchestrated, with minimal human intervention. Users can distribute the components of ERPM on Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), from the Azure control panel, wherever Azure data centers reside. By extending privileged identity management controls to the Azure service platform, ERPM helps organizations maintain governance and security best practices as they migrate to the cloud.
ERPM zone processors allow you to manage tenant VMs regardless of whether the machines are on a common domain or segregated. The deferred processing capability helps you reliably discover and secure privileged accounts on virtual systems without regard to latency or the current network connection state. Zone processors can be deployed on an unlimited number of virtual machines to enable concurrent processing that scales to your deployment, and efficient management regardless of scale.
You can also use PowerShell and System Center Orchestrator to automate the configuration and workflows as new physical, virtual, and cloud-based assets come online – ensuring that devices, hosts, and VMs all have unique, frequently changed credentials to improve security and lower your operational costs. The secure, point-to-point connectivity from your datacenter to the Azure cloud gives you flexibility in choices for deployment and disaster recovery architectures.
The deep integration of the Azure public cloud platform with Microsoft System Center 2012 also means that customers with on-premises ERPM deployments can more easily migrate any portions of their environment to the cloud right away. The integration also makes it practical to mix and match on-premises and cloud components transparently, with a level of flexibility not found in other privilege management solutions.
Regardless of whether deployed in the cloud, on premises, or a combination, ERPM is a platform-agnostic solution, capable of securing not only Microsoft infrastructure, but also virtually any router, switch, embedded system, database, hypervisor, software or hardware asset in your enterprise, right out-of-the-box. Given the breadth of platforms that can be managed by ERPM, the elastic computing capabilities of Azure provides a compelling business case.
To learn more about how Lieberman Software can help you improve operational efficiency with Microsoft Azure, contact us to arrange a free product evaluation.