Reading, UK, 01.03.2023 – Osirium Technologies plc (AIM: OSI), the leading UK-based vendor of privileged access security (PAS) solutions, has extended the capability of its privileged endpoint management (PEM) tool to support Microsoft Azure Active Directory. The new release meets demand from the fast-growing community of organisations that use Azure AD to be able to manage privileged administrator accounts in the cloud. Osirium PEM v3 is the only native Azure solution that enables the safe removal of local admin rights from users’ workstations.
The solution supports both Azure AD and traditional on-premises AD.
Organisations can now remove local admin rights whether they use on-premises Active Directory (AD), employ a hybrid model of AD and Azure AD, or are wholly resident on Azure AD for their endpoint management. Introduced in 2021, Osirium PEM allows IT teams to control who has local admin rights, with the power to remove them from end users who do not need them, and create policies to determine which groups of users can execute which approved applications and services with elevated privileges. PEM allows them to do this without impacting productivity or increasing the load on already over-stretched IT helpdesks.
Azure AD is Microsoft’s solution for user and device management in the cloud, and has become the access management platform of choice for modern desktop environments. Integrating Osirium PEM with Azure AD makes access management simple and seamless: IT teams can add the solution directly from the Azure Marketplace into their Azure AD environment, and administer it like any other Azure service. The end user can run approved applications as administrator, request permission to run an application or – if they’ve been approved – elevate their user session to receive admin privileges. The solution improves governance with the provision of full audit trails and reporting of elevated permission usage.
Stuart McGregor, Chief Executive Officer of Osirium, said:
“The risk that end users who possess local admin rights will accidentally expose their organisation to a breach is ever-present – even if they’re trained to spot phishing attacks, for example. Demand is rising fast from existing and new customers to protect users’ workstations by removing local admin rights, and many need to support Azure AD access management as they move more of their IT estate to the cloud. This new release is a unique solution to addressing that specific requirement, with the traditional Osirium strengths of being easy to deploy and manage.”
Osirium PEM is a part of Osirium’s comprehensive privileged access security (PAS) solution. It also includes privileged access management (PAM), which protects administrator access to critical security and IT systems, and privileged process automation (PPA), which ensures tasks that need administrator privileges are executed correctly, have full audit trails, and the admin credentials are never exposed. Each part of the solution is available as a standalone product, but when combined, they create multi-tiered protection against ransomware and other attacks, in addition to making IT operations more efficient. Osirium PEM v3 is available for immediate download from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. – Ends –
About Osirium Technologies Plc
Osirium Technologies plc (AIM: OSI) is a leading UK-based cybersecurity software vendor delivering Privileged Access Management (PAM), Privileged Endpoint Management (PEM) and Osirium Automation solutions that are uniquely simple to deploy and maintain. With privileged credentials involved in over 80% of security breaches, customers rely on Osirium PAM’s innovative technology to secure their critical infrastructure by controlling 3rd party access, protecting against insider threats, and demonstrating rigorous compliance.
Osirium Automation delivers time and cost savings by automating complex, multi-system processes securely, allowing them to be delegated to Help Desk engineers or end-users and freeing up specialist IT resources. The Osirium PEM solution balances security and productivity by removing risky local administrator rights from users, while at the same time allowing escalated privileges for specific applications. Founded in 2008 and with its headquarters in Reading, UK,