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Delinea improves password and privilege management in devops tools

Privileged access management (PAM) specialist Delinea has rolled out a new DevOps Secrets Vault as well as new features for its Privilege Manager offering.

Phil Calvin, chief product officer at Delinea, said that its updates to DevOps Secrets Vault provide developers with a more secure way of coding secrets without reducing productivity.

“Many organisations are building strong devops practices to meet business needs and deliver better applications in less time,” Calvin said in the announcement.

In a 2021 Forrester survey sponsored by Delinea, 57% of respondents were aware of secrets and devops process-related security incidents in the previous two years.

In the new DevOps Secrets Vault, the additional credential security controls would help devops and devsecops teams securely connect application layers across cloud infrastructure.

Among the added features is Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) encryption key management for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This allows users to work with an existing AWS encryption key and easily remove access to the key when investigating a potential compromise, the vendor said.

Also, GitHub Actions have been integrated. Now, developers can securely fetch secrets from DevOps Secrets Vault for use in their GitHub workspace, while continuing to code directly in GitHub. As a result, they should not need to store credentials in the GitHub repository, the vendor said.

The release also includes improvements to the graphical and command line interfaces, it added.

In Privilege Manager for Windows and Apple workstations, Delinea updated the native Apple MacOS agent to enable authorisation control in a timely manner on newer Macs with M1 processors, as well as older Intel-based Macs.

Jon Kuhn, senior vice-president of product management at Delinea, said the vendor looks at extending PAM across all identities in the enterprise.

“This includes supporting Intel-based and M1 Macs as well as Windows workstations so that we can quickly reduce the risk from that attack vector with rapid updates,” Kuhn said in the announcement.

With Macs now comprising 23% of enterprise endpoints according to an IDC estimate, it has become more important to manage their user and application permissions and entitlements, the vendor said.

Windows and Mac workstations managed via the Delinea Policy Framework can automate up to 99% of application controls while observing behaviour and analytics to set policies for the remaining one percent of unknown applications, according to Delinea.

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