Gold Finger delivers 6 valuable benefits that substantially mitigate risk and enhance organizational security.
Reliably Mitigate Risk of Security Privilege Escalation in Active Directory
Gold Finger empowers organizations to mitigate arguably the most serious IT / cyber security risk to their Microsoft Windows Server based IT infrastructure, that of security privilege escalation in their Active Directory.
The risk allows malicious perpetrators to use any domain user account in the organization's Active Directory to instantly identify privilege escalation paths created by the presence of unauthorized administrative access grants in Active Directory, and exploit them to instantly gain administrative access in Active Directory.
The risk posed by the presence of unauthorized administrative access grants in Active Directory is one of the most serious security risks to which Microsoft Windows Server based IT infrastructures are currently exposed.
This risk is very serious because it provides thousands of privilege escalation paths that malicious perpetrators could potentially identify and exploit to obtain complete administrative control over the entire IT infrastructure.
It exists because organizations lack the means to accurately assess resultant-access in their Active Directory.
While they frequently delegate administrative responsibilities for IT management in Active Directory, they lack the means to reliably assess or verify the adherence of these delegations to the principle of least privilege. Consequently, in most organizations, many more individuals, than those actually authorized, almost always end up possessing excessive (unauthorized) administrative power ("Keys to the Kingdom", or parts thereof.)
A single such unauthorized grant is usually sufficient to inflict substantial damage, and these unauthorized grants can technically be identified by anyone. That is because everyone with a domain user account already has sufficient access to security data in Active Directory to identify these unauthorized grants. They only lack the means to interpret the data to find and exploit these dangerous unauthorized administrative access grants.
This risk, left unmitigated, poses a clear and present danger to organizational security, because it jeopardizes the very foundation of enterprise-wide IT security in these organizations, i.e. their underlying Active Directory.
Gold Finger completely automates the instant and accurate identification of all administrative grants in Active Directory, both authorized and unauthorized, as well as their source, thus empowering organizations to identify and eliminate any unauthorized grants before they can be identified and exploited by malicious perpetrators.
Gold Finger thus helps organizations assess and mitigate a mission-critical, enterprise-wide, IT security risk.
An Active Directory Audit Tool is essential for Active Directory Audit, for Active Directory Security and for Cyber Security