Access and identification management vendor ThycoticCentrify is offering enhanced service account governance, via new integrations of Thycotic Account Lifecycle Manager with cloud vaults including AWS Secrets Manager and Microsoft's Azure Key Vault.

Jai Dargan, vice president of product management at ThycoticCentrify, says that privileged service accounts automatically connect business-critical applications, databases, root accounts, and other IT systems that contain sensitive information.

"Enterprises need usable security solutions with central oversight and consistent policies that are easy for teams that manage cloud platforms, applications, and devops tools to adopt. By integrating with the tools these teams are using, enterprises improve service account governance and reduce risk," Dargan confirms in the press announcement.

Most service accounts are not centrally governed and managed correctly without human oversight. Even when security teams discover them, they rarely know their purpose, who has access, and are reluctant to decommission them, the company says.

That's why ThycoticCentrify solutions are looking to help manage access privileges and account identification as well as assisting IT teams to govern cloud-based service accounts with direct integrations to external vaults and service accounts used in a devops environment, the company says.

"Cloud-based service accounts are among the most challenging to govern because they can be commissioned by teams other than central IT," says Dargan.

New capabilities in Thycotic Account Lifecycle Manager include:

* integration with cloud vaults including AWS Secrets Manager and Azure Key Vault;

* integration with external secrets management vaults for devops, such as Thycotic’s DevOps Secrets Vault and Hashicorp Vault;

* enhancements to the user interface for ease of use, look and feel; and

* synchronization with Azure Directory roles to improve management of Azure AD resources.

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