CA Access Control
CA Access Control Premium Edition provides a complete solution for host access control and privileged user management.
As the need to control privileged users grows, CA is the first vendor to combine host access control with a complete privileged user management solution — including privileged user password management, fine grained access controls, and privileged user auditing and reporting. Access Control allows enterprises to deploy granular policies on multiple platforms, devices and applications, providing the security and tracking required to secure your critical systems while meeting various compliance requirements, all from a single management console.
What is CA Access Control Premium Edition?
Part of the CA Data & Resource Protection solution family, CA Access Control Premium Edition provides a complete solution for host access control and privileged user management. The CA solution protects critical servers, applications, and devices across platforms and operating systems by controlling access as well as secure auditing and reporting. The solution also uses policies to ensure regulatory compliance by controlling privileged user access to system resources and tracking their activity while clearly defining the circumstances under which access is permitted.
And, with its new UNIX Authentication Broker feature, UNAB lets you manage UNIX users in Microsoft Active Directory (AD), which allows the consolidation of authentication and account information into the enterprise AD as opposed to having UNIX credentials on various systems.
What access control challenges does it meet?
Current events demonstrate that privileged users can maliciously or unintentionally take action that can lead to business disruption, data loss, and reputational damage. The need to comply with regulations like PCI, SOX & ISO27001 has made companies aware of the need to proactively control and audit their privileged users.
What privileged user and access control features does it offer?
CA Access Control mitigates both internal and external risk by controlling how business or privileged users access and use enterprise data. It combines cross-platform host protection, entitlements, fine-grained policy-based access and secure auditing. It provides a proactive approach to securing sensitive information and critical systems without impacting normal business and IT activities. It also extends CA’s market leadership in enterprise host access control to privileged user management through its Privileged User Password Management (PUPM) feature. PUPM is designed to provide secure access to privileged accounts. It helps maintain the accountability of privileged users’ access by issuing passwords, on a temporary, one-time use basis, or as necessary (break glass), and by auditing their actions. PUPM also allows applications to programmatically access system passwords and in doing so remove hard coded passwords from scripts.
What platforms does it support?
CA Access Control supports UNIX, Linux, Linux on Mainframe, Windows and the largest number of virtual platforms.