Security and convenience do not generally go hand in hand. Passwords control access to operating systems, applications, servers, and clouds, but they are largely complex and inefficient. This has led to the creation of password less authentication mechanisms, such as SSH, to enable seamless communication between devices and applications.
Beyond its use as an identification tool, SSH can also move data securely between two endpoints. But this can be a problem if SSH keys fall into the wrong hands because it can open permanent backdoors to sensitive organizational data. Most enterprises do not have a well-documented process for creating, managing, sharing, and removing keys in their infrastructure. Any number of keys can be created and deployed at will, and without a way to track or remove them, they can become a significant security vulnerability. Enterprises with poorly managed keys are not only at risk from breaches but also from becoming non-compliant with mandatory regulations. This makes it necessary for enterprises to secure their SSH keys using advanced tools that can mitigate risks arising from such vulnerabilities.
A lot of SSH keys in an environment are unaccounted for because anyone can create an SSH key pair, push it to a device, and eventually forget about it. With AppViewX, you can gain visibility into your rogue and unused keys before they compromise your sensitive data.
Discover keys in your environment through different modes, such as IP, subnet, and managed devices, and build an inventory automatically
Gain a holistic view of SSH keys and their respective host connections with intuitive single-click actions for key management and automation