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Data Access Management

Simplify Your Access Management

Provision and manage access to all your data endpoints from any user, application, tool or service using your existing IAM tools. Cyral helps organizations simplify access management and embrace Zero Trust, without impacting user experience.

Before

Individual accounts are hard to manage at scale across data endpoints, many of which don’t support SSO protocols like SAML and OIDC. As a result, they are accessed using shared accounts.

  • Ad hoc access provisioning
  • Shared accounts and passwords
  • Lack of visibility and compliance controls

After

Cyral transparently intercepts requests to all data endpoints, and authenticates users with existing identity providers. Sessions that use service accounts are enriched with end user identity.

  • Centralized and automated provisioning
  • Unique credentials and password rotation
  • Complete visibility and simple compliance controls

“Cyral was the missing piece for us in data access governance.”
Aaron Zollman Cedar CISO
Aaron Zollman
CISO, Cedar

Identity Federation

Easy to Set Up

Benefits

Quickly and easily enable users to access data endpoints without having to manage passwords. Provision, delete, and reassign user access using groups defined in the Identity Provider of your choice.

Handle access for both web and client-based tools and applications. Enrich all activity data with user identity information, and apply access control policies uniformly, across all service accounts.

Leverage existing messaging and ticketing tools to enable ephemeral grants to users. Dynamically provision and manage access to privileged accounts needed for maintenance or troubleshooting.

Integrations

Terminology

User Directories

A directory is a database of user information, such as their username, password (stored securely), fullname, and organizational groups to which they belong. It may be accessed either directly by a service or through an Identity Provider.

Identity Provider

An identity provider (IdP) authenticates a user and provides identity and access tokens for accessing other services. It uses SAML and OIDC protocols to interact with clients and is backed by a directory service storing user information.

Federation Services

Identity Provider Federation Services delegates authentication to one or more Identity Providers.

MFA Provider

A multi factor authentication (MFA) provider adds additional identity checks by requiring users to respond to a one-time password, an ephemeral token, or a push notification to an authorized device.

Secrets Manager

A secrets manager provides secure storage for sensitive passwords or credentials. Secrets managers often also have the ability to automatically rotate the passwords at periodic intervals.

Secrets Broker

A secrets broker delegates storage to an external secrets manager and interacts with it on behalf of a client.

Ephemeral Credentials Manager

An ephemeral credentials manager issues short lived passwords for connecting to a service, thus obviating the need to store and rotate credentials.

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