Fujitsu and SSH.COM Remove Password Challenge with Privileged Access-as-a-Service
- Fujitsu integrates SSH.COM PrivX® Cloud Access Gateway with Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering
- Solves a major challenge for CIOs, replacing passwords with cost-effective, secure management of multiple access credentials – with nothing to lose or change
- Creates flexible, keyless, cloud-based, next-generation privileged access management as a consumption-based service
On a daily basis, employees must manage an ever-increasing number of credentials to access a combination of cloud-based and on-premises systems, with the added complication that passwords must be complex, unique, and rotated on a regular basis. This headache can now be solved by a new solution from Fujitsu, incorporating PrivX from SSH.COM, providing a simple but secure approach to managing multiple credentials.
Tightly integrated with Fujitsu IDaaS, SSH.COM’s PrivX is a ‘keyless’ on-demand solution, giving organizations a unified way of provisioning access, and resolving the common problem of employees losing or forgetting passwords. The cloud-based solution also resolves the issue of security breaches from both intentional and unintentional insider threats, by removing unmanaged keys and eliminating passwords from SysAdmin access to cloud and server environments.
Fujitsu customers benefit from a significantly more flexible way to implement identity and access management solutions. The highly scalable, secure solution manages dynamic, role-based, on-demand SSH certificates and removes the need for both password rotation and password vaults. Enterprises can enjoy cost savings by reducing the time wasted in hunting for – or renewing – lost or misplaced access credentials.
Solution enables secure, role-based, on-demand access to critical resources
The collaboration between Fujitsu and SSH.COM enables a new, more secure approach to the management of privileged access to business systems for insourced and outsourced software developers, including DevOps teams. Privileged users gain secure, role-based, on-demand access to critical development and production resources, helping improve security and reduce administration.
Fujitsu’s IDaaS is a comprehensive access management solution for hybrid IT environments, ensuring scalability, fast deployment and a short time to market. It provides convenient access to resources in hybrid IT environments, keeping identities and credentials safe. IDaaS is designed with comprehensive self-service and multiple authentication protocols, including biometric authentication. User ID processing and permissions management is integrated into directories, systems, cloud services and applications using open, standard interfaces.
Petri Heinälä, Security Offerings Architect at Fujitsu in EMEIA, says: “Lost keys and SysAdmin credentials are the jackpot for hackers. Best practice is to permanently remove unmanaged keys and get rid of passwords – because what does not exist cannot be lost or stolen. PrivX’s keyless, on-demand approach is a perfect fit for Fujitsu’s IDaaS offering. It brings clientless operation, streamlined workflows and multi-cloud asset auto-discovery to Fujitsu IDaaS and allows CIOs to simultaneously simplify and strengthen key management.”
Kaisa Olkkonen, CEO of SSH.COM, comments: “We see this partnership as a true win-win, especially for our customers. Adding PrivX’s powerful capabilities to Fujitsu’s leading IDaaS solution provides a unified suite of tools to automate the provisioning and management of access to systems, applications, data and resources. Together with Fujitsu, we can offer a more comprehensive solution and help customers to become secure, faster.”
Pricing and availability
Fujitsu Identity-as-a-Service with PrivX is available immediately to customers in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, directly from Fujitsu. Pricing varies depending on country and configuration.
Notes for editor
SSH.COM helps organizations access, secure and control their digital core – their critical data, applications and services. It has over 3,000 customers around the world, including 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies, many of the world’s largest financial institutions, and major organizations in all verticals. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ Helsinki. For more information, visit www.ssh.com
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu EMEIA
Fujitsu promotes a Human Centric Intelligent Society, in which innovation is driven by the integration of people, information and infrastructure. In the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region (EMEIA), our 27,000-strong workforce is committed to Digital Co-creation, blending business expertise with digital technology and creating new value with ecosystem partners and customers. We enable our customers to digitally transform with connected technology services, focused on Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Cloud - all underpinned by Security. For more information, please visit http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/
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Date: 22 October, 2018
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