Thycotic Amplifies Privileged Access Management for DevOps and Robotic Process Automation
Washington, D.C., January 28, 2020 — Thycotic, provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organizations, including 25 of the Fortune 100, today revealed new integrations for their high-velocity vault that automates secrets management for DevOps environments. The new release of Thycotic DevOps Secrets Vault now supports connections to key DevOps and robotic process automation (RPA) tools.
Ensuring the security of robotic process automation deployments
RPA is a form of business process automation technology that relies on software robots (bots) to automate repetitive — and manual — tasks.
Many bot-driven processes require secure retrieval of passwords and other secrets throughout their workflow. RPA implementations should have the same checks, balances, and security oversight as traditional enterprise software implementations.
With the new DSV integration, robot and third-party secrets for UiPath Orchestrator are now stored in a centralized and secure vault and automatically provided when bot access is required. This helps mitigate security risks associated with privileged access management.
“It’s critical for organizations to reap the rewards of business process automation without sacrificing security. As more business teams employ RPA technologies to automate repetitive tasks, their attack surface expands as more of these processes and workflows require secure access to secrets,” said Jai Dargan, VP of Product Management at Thycotic. “As automation becomes the norm in the modern enterprise, it is essential for security teams to accelerate digital transformation by providing secure and highly scalable vaulting capabilities for sensitive assets.”
Connecting to key tools in the DevOps pipeline
The rapid, iterative workflow of DevOps environments often exposes security vulnerabilities related to privilege management. Every container, server, and application can have privileged access, dramatically expanding the attack surface for intruders looking for an entry point.
Utilizing a native cloud architecture on AWS, DevOps Secrets Vault offers rapid deployment, elastic scalability and is purpose-built to handle the high-speed secrets management needs of the most challenging DevOps environments.
Building on existing integrations with Jenkins and Kubernetes, Thycotic DevOps Secrets Vault now supports connections to HashiCorp Terraform and Red Hat Ansible. This release also includes new software development kits (SDKs) for programming languages Java, Go, Python, and .NET.
“Security must never stand in the way of business operating at speed and scale,” added Dargan. “Our new integrations ensure that automated workflows can operate securely in production. We’re excited about this release because it extends our commitment to customers in making the most usable PAM solutions on the market, which ensure that organizations stay secure from the most advanced cyber threats.”