Dell Enhances Cloud Access Manager With More Security Features
Adaptive risk-based security lands in Dell's access management single-sign-on platform.Dell today released Cloud Access Manager 8.0, providing a new security analytics engine that leverages an integrated threat data feed from Dell Secureworks. Cloud Access Manager is a rebranded product line from Dell that had previously been known as Webthority. Cloud Access Manager provides single-sign-on (SSO), Web access and centralized authentication capabilities, which are now being enhanced in the 8.0 release with the inclusion of the new Dell security analytics engine. Jackson Shaw, senior director of Product Management, Identity and Access Management at Dell, explained that the security analytics engine is new technology that can be embedded into any Dell product. The Cloud Access Manager 8.0 release is the first Dell product to include the security analytics engine. "The security analytics engine allows you determine what things you want to test for," Shaw said. "The system produces a risk score that is communicated back to Cloud Access Manager." The general goal of the new security capabilities in Cloud Access Manager is to enable what Shaw referred to as adaptive risk-based security. For example, the system can be configured to determine when a user normally logs in and from which location. If the user logs in at a different time of day from a different location, that change in user behavior could be an indicator of risk. Within Cloud Access Manager, based on the risk score generated from the security analytics engine, an administrator can set up additional user authentication challenges such as using a onetime password that is sent via SMS to the user's phone.
Adding further security intelligence visibility to Cloud Access Manager is an integrated threat data feed from the Dell Secureworks security group. The threat data can help identify potentially malicious addresses that are added to a blacklist.