Securing Service Accounts

Discover, monitor and protect service accounts (M2M access) with fully automated visibility, risk analysis and adaptive Zero Trust policies, without requiring password rotation.

Automated Discovery
& Monitoring

Gain automatic and comprehensive visibility into all your service accounts and non-human identities, including the ones you’re not aware of, as well as real-time insights into their activity and risk level.

Proactive Threat
Prevention

Place a virtual perimeter around your service accounts with ready-to-use Zero Trust access policies tailored to each account’s behavior to prevent threat actors from using them in lateral movement attacks.

No Password
Rotation

Protect your service accounts completely and at scale without the operational concerns of unknown dependencies and the breaking of mission-critical processes that comes from password rotation.

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Discover all of your service accounts

  • Automated AI-based discovery of all accounts with machine-like behavior, as well as typical service account attributes and naming conventions.

  • Discover accounts that are being shared by both human users and services.

Monitor activity and risk

  • Continuous monitoring of service accounts’ access activity

  • High-precision anomaly detection

  • Risk scoring for each attempt

  • Rich contextual data for security teams

Evaluate suggested policies

 

  • Silverfort automatically suggests a tailor-made policy for each service account based on its behavioral pattern.

  • Deviation from this pattern results in either blocking access in real time or alerting the SOC team.

Enforce proactive protection

  • Chosen policies can be enforced in a single click.

  • Customers can start with alerting mode and gradually advance to full prevention.

  • Customers have complete flexibility to fine-tune and adjust protection as needed.

  • Enforcement does not require password rotation or any other modifications to the account.

Egan Company
Case Study

The biggest thing Silverfort has provided us is peace of mind. Just knowing that both our user and service accounts are protected is the reason Silverfort is the most important solution in our security stack.

Jim Nunn | CIO

  • Customer Challenge

    Egan has many service accounts powering mission critical operations in its environments. Knowing these accounts are a key attack surface, Egan’s security team looked for a solution that could offer complete visibility of all these accounts, as well as protection should their credentials be compromised.

  • Silverfort Solution

    Silverfort provided Egan with fully automated visibility, monitoring, risk analysis and control for all its service accounts. Egan now has granular insights into the activities of its service accounts and is using both rule-based and adaptive risk-based policies to ensure they are guarded from compromise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are service accounts?

    Service accounts are dedicated non-human accounts that are either created automatically when installing new software or manually by administrators to perform various tasks. Machines and services use service accounts to interact with other machines and services. Service accounts perform automatic, repetitive, and scheduled actions in the background, usually without human supervision or intervention.

  • Are there different types of service accounts?

    Common types of service accounts include built-in local user accounts (an account that accesses network services with no credentials), domain user accounts (an account that enables the service account to work with the service security features of Windows and Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services) and managed service accounts (a type of Active Directory account that can be used to securely run services, applications, and scheduled tasks).

  • Why is it important to secure service accounts?

    Many organizations are unaware of their service accounts’ behaviors and activities. As such, these accounts can become a source of unauthorized entry into an organization’s systems. These accounts have broader privileges and greater access to the infrastructure than other accounts, which makes them a highly prized target.

  • I have many service accounts and I need to track their activity. How can Silverfort help monitor them?

    Silverfort recognizes service accounts automatically by the account behavior. In the Silverfort service accounts dashboard, you will have complete visibility into all your services accounts with activity logs and different security insights; for example, you’ll be able to see if a service account has high privileges or has used interactive logon.

  • I can’t get all my service accounts into password rotation. How can Silverfort protect the accounts?

    Silverfort shows you the different resources the service accounts are using and allows you to create a policy to block any deviation without employing password rotation at all. This makes Silverfort a valid alternative for the service accounts you’ve managed to get under password rotation.

  • How does Silverfort protect service accounts without MFA?

    Silverfort enables the enforcement of risk-based policies which monitors the regular behavior of service accounts. When detecting a deviation from this behavior, Silverfort can be configured to either log, send an alert, or block the account’s access attempt altogether.