Xton Access Manager Product Update 2.3.201812121821
Today we released new update to the Xton Privileged Access Manager software. Highlights of this update include support to collect and report details about protocol used during high-trust session, IP filtering for token based REST API calls and also the option to disable file transfer to and from remote endpoints. Please read details of the update below:
Added support to collect and report details about protocol used during high-trust session
XTAM session report now includes details about the protocol used during connection to a remote computer. For in-browser sessions to Windows or Unix computer it is usually an obvious piece of information: RDP for Windows and SSH for Unix (unless a record used to be a Windows Host earlier and then switched to a Unix Host in which case it is possible to see different protocols used for different sessions over time). However, when it comes to native clients the situation becomes more complicated. A native SSH client might open an SSH Shell channel (like PuTTY does) or SFTP channel (like WinSCP) or both of them at the same time. XTAM also supports Exec channel (that executes a command on a remote computer without interactive shell) and SSH Tunnel channel. One single native client might open multiple sessions with different protocols or even multiple channels inside the same sessions (in this case XTAM will list multiple protocols for the same session). It became easier to distinguish different sessions opened by the same native client connection based on the protocol they use.
In addition to that this update added protocol information to the audit log record about creating a new session and even about adding a new channel inside the existing session. For example, SSH session opens a Tunnel channel much later after tunnel connection is made but rather at the time when an application actually connects to the exposed end of the tunnel.
Added support to disable File Transfer option for all system users
File transfer to and from remote computers during high-trust session is a sensitive operation because it allows users to upload or download large volume or critical data. With this update XTAM introduces the option to disable file transfer in active sessions for sensitive remote endpoints stored in vaults required such special access.
Added support to limit location of originator of token based REST API calls by IP Filter
XTAM provides REST API for all functions and operations to allow scripts and 3rd party applications to utilize XTAM functionality. Typically, consumers of XTAM API authenticate using XTAM API tokens rather than user and password. This update allows administrators to generate tokens to authenticate only those consumers that access XTAM from specified locations (or optionally outside of them) to limit the applications that can use tokens to access XTAM.
Please review key features documentation and product news using the links below
- 10 Questions to ask Privileged Access Management Vendors
- Getting Started Guide
- Xton Technologies News and Events
- Xton Access Manager How-To Guides
- Explore Our PAM Features and Highlights
- Explore a pre-configured live demo in our environment
- Best Practices Guide provides insights into both Concepts and Design elements for users looking to build out their PAM deployment
The software requires about five minutes to install on a freshly built Windows or Linux server or desktop with 1+ Gb RAM and no pre-requisites. After installation, please follow our Getting Started Guide for step-by-step introduction to the application.
Read the product documentation including Windows and Linux installation instructions as well as Getting Started Guide: https://www.xtontech.com/resources/documentation/
Follow this link for the instructions how to update the existing setup: https://www.xtontech.com/resources/faq/updating-xton-access-manager-version/
Check the software pricing, including options and licensing FAQ: https://www.xtontech.com/store/
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Xton Technologies team
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