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New Delinea datacentre to support UK Secret Server customers

Privileged access management (PAM) provider Delinea has cut the ribbon on a new UK datacentre that’s set to offer access to locally hosted instances of its Secret Server Cloud offering.

Spence Young, vice president for the EMEA region at Delinea — formerly Thycotic — said the new UK facility should boost customer support for performance, adaptability and security of their digital assets.

“In addition to delivering benefits, such as lower latency and increased capacity, it enables organisations to confidently plan their migration to the cloud, helping them remain compliant with data protection regulations,” Young said in the announcement.

In its statement to media, the company did not reveal the actual datacentre location, which will support existing facilities in Germany, Canada, the USA, Singapore and Australia.

“It further enhances the company‚Äôs cloud infrastructure to meet the growing demand for cloud-based PAM, offering customers increased deployment options and better serving organisations with stringent data residency requirements,” Delinea’s announcement claimed.

Many companies surveyed by Delinea now store privileged identities for accessing secure systems in the cloud, it said.

In the same month, Delinea also released an update for DevOps Secrets Vault, adding development support for new Macs and ease-of-use, through automation, in the secrets management functionality.

This should reduce development time and improve visibility, the company said, for organisations aiming to reduce the risk of hardcoded credentials being used in applications and services.

Jason Mitchell, senior vice president of engineering at Delinea. said the company wanted to make security “seamless” for developers. The changes would enable developers to use DevOps Secrets Vault to insert credentials dynamically in code, “in line with security best-practices”.

“The exponential growth of machine identities as applications are modernised and architected as micro-services continues to place organisations at increased risk,” Mitchell said.

It also expanded the capabilities of its endpoint privilege management product Privilege Manager and secure remote access management offering Connection Manager.

Phil Calvin, a product chief at Delinea, said it targeted customers with strict requirements, such as government bodies.

For example, with Privilege Manager, US government customers can now integrate their endpoint and application PAM with Microsoft Azure AD Government identities.

“We recognise that our customers are facing increasing pressure to improve security and reduce the risk of threats like ransomware,” Calvin said in the September 2022 announcement.

( Photo by Bit Cloud on Unsplash )

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