NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paramount Defenses, one of the world’s top cyber security companies, and the world’s only cyber security company that possesses the paramount capability to accurately assess privileged access (the “Keys to the Kingdom”) in Microsoft Active Directory environments, today announced the availability of Gold Finger Mini, the world’s most capable privileged access audit tool for Microsoft Active Directory.
ADDRESSING A PARAMOUNT GLOBAL CYBER SECURITY NEED
Today over 85% of all business and government organizations worldwide operate on Microsoft Active Directory (on-premises), and at the very foundation of their IT, cyber security and privileged access lie their mission-critical Active Directory deployments.
The unique, innovative and unrivaled Gold Finger Mini privileged access audit tool will democratize the ability to find out exactly who has what privileged access in Active Directory deployments worldwide.
It can uniquely determine exactly who possesses the “Keys to the Kingdom” i.e. the most powerful and critical privileged access in foundational Active Directory deployments, and do so at a button’s touch.
Gold Finger Mini was conceived and architected by former Microsoft Program Manager for Active Directory Security, and is intended to empower millions of IT professionals, employees, managers, cyber security auditors, penetration testers and ethical hackers instantly and accurately audit privileged access in Active Directory.
It can instantly and uniquely make high-value cyber security determinations such as identifying who can change the membership of the all-powerful Domain Admins group, or who can reset the passwords of an organization’s privileged user accounts or executives accounts (e.g. the CEO’s, CFO’s or CISO’s account etc.) or who can replicate secrets (i.e. the password hashes of all of any organization’s users accounts), or who can modify privileged access within Active Directory etc.
ACTIVE DIRECTORY PRIVILEGED ACCESS - CARDINAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE SOLARWINDS HACK
Privileged access in Active Directory is the new holy-grail for cyber criminals, APTs and perpetrators today, and over the last decade, the vast majority of all major cyber security breaches have involved the compromise and misuse of a single Active Directory privileged user account.
In fact, it has now been established that it was the compromise and misuse of a single Active Directory privileged user account that was instrumental in and cardinal to the success of the SolarWinds Hack.
Notably, the perpetrators in the SolarWinds hack specifically targeted Active Directory environments, and once inside corporate networks, they engaged in privilege escalation to compromise an Active Directory Privileged User account, which was then used to gain access to the server(s) that gated access to everything in the Cloud.
INSTANT, HIGH-VALUE, PRIVILEGED ACCESS INSIGHT
Gold Finger Mini is unique in its ability to be able to instantly and accurately audit privileged access in Active Directory environments, and is rivaled only by Gold Finger, the company’s flagship, Microsoft-endorsed Privileged Access Audit Solution that is powered by its unique, patented technology.
Thus far, the company’s unique technology was only available to organizations. Gold Finger Mini will open the use of the company’s unique technology to millions of individual IT professionals worldwide.
“Gold Finger Mini will revolutionize and democratize the ability to gain accurate, mission-critical privileged access insight in Active Directory environments by enabling millions of IT professionals and thousands of organizations to instantly identify and lockdown all-powerful excessive or unauthorized privileged access before perpetrators can exploit them to inflict colossal damage,” said Sanjay Tandon, CEO of Paramount Defenses.
Gold Finger Mini will be available in three licensable editions, and one free edition. It is licensed on a subscription model and pricing will range from under $ 1,000 per year for individual IT professionals, cyber security auditors, ethical hackers and penetration testers to upwards of $ 10,000 per year for organizations.
“With Gold Finger Mini we hope to empower millions of IT professionals and thousands of organizations worldwide to be able to instantly, effortlessly and efficiently identify and lockdown privileged access in foundational Active Directory environments, thereby helping fulfill a paramount cyber security need,” added Tandon.
For more information, please visit – https://www.paramountdefenses.com/products/goldfinger-mini.html
ABOUT PARAMOUNT DEFENSES
Paramount Defenses is the world’s only cyber security company that possesses the paramount capability to accurately assess privileged access (the “Keys to the Kingdom”) in Microsoft Active Directory environments.
The company was established by and is led by former Microsoft Program Manager for Active Directory Security. Its innovative, patented, Microsoft-endorsed privileged access audit technology is unique in its ability to audit privileged access and is embodied in its flagship Gold Finger cyber security solution.
Over the years its cyber security solutions have helped secure and defend some of the world’s most prominent government and business organizations worldwide, including the United Nations, the U.S. Government (DoD, DoT, others), British, Canadian and other governments, Microsoft, IBM, British Petroleum, Nestle, as well as prominent defense contractors, insurance companies, banks, hospitals, several Fortune 100 companies and many other organizations worldwide.
Paramount Defenses is privately held and based in Southern California.
Paramount Defenses is a registered trademark and Gold Finger is a trademark of Paramount Defenses Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Active Directory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.