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Prevent SSH Audit Failures

Secure your SSH keys—and prepare for a successful audit

As regulations and standards evolve to include SSH key risks, many security teams have been caught by surprise when they fail the SSH portion of regular audits. Venafi helps you secure SSH Machine Identities—and prepare for a successful audit.

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SSH mandates and standards are on the rise

Audits evolve over time, generally becoming more dynamic and stringent. In recent years the number of security frameworks and standards that require close inspection of SSH key risks have grown to include:

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology: NIST IR 7966; NIST SP 800-53, in AC-2, AC-3 and PS-4 requirements
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards: PCI DSS 3.2, sections 7 and 8
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: HIPAA, through 14CFR 164.308
  • Sarbanes-Oxley: SOX-404
  • International Standards Organization: ISO/IEC 27001
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination: FFIEC Examination Handbook II.C.19
  • Center for Internet Security (CIS): Critical Security Controls 13, 14, 15
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): CIP 5, 7
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Do you know how many SSH keys you have?

Many organizations learn too late that they have hundreds of thousands of SSH private keys they were previously unaware of. Sadly, most of these keys are not as tightly controlled as their level of privilege requires. Without a machine identity management strategy that includes visibility and controls for SSH keys, your IT environment may already be at risk—and an audit failure could be in your future.

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Prepare now for a successful audit

Venafi machine identity management experts recommend the following solutions to help address any of the common causes of SSH audit failures and reduce the security risks connected with weak SSH key management. Our SSH Risk Assessment helps you prevent audit failures with an accurate and prioritized view of your enterprise SSH risks with mitigation recommendations

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Venafi SSH Protect—Visibility, Intelligence and Automation

As part of the Venafi Trust Protection Platform, SSH Protect assists InfoSec and risk management teams in safeguarding mission critical SSH keys and the automated connections they enable.

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