Distributed Servers Support
Viewfinity offers a flexible, scalable single point of management for multiple server configurations. Our implementation supports physical and virtual servers residing in the AD domain, servers from multiple AD domain/forests, standalone servers, and servers hosted in the cloud.
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In many organizations, administrators are challenged by having to support servers that are distributed among multiple offices and datacenters. Today, organizations are adopting a Cloud hosting model where those hosted servers may not be part of the corporate domain. Some servers that reside in a DMZ zone may not be part of the AD domain due to security reasons. And for other organizations, due to historical reasons such as mergers and acquisitions, there is an existence of multiple AD domains/forests. Viewfinity unifies privilege management for all distributed and disconnected servers, from a single management console, regardless of server location and domain membership.
For organizations that have outsourced their operations support to a third party or offshore entity, we provide you with the ability to limit and restrict what the administrators who are part of those outsourced teams can run. This way, if the outsourced team is only responsible for maintaining certain operational functions on servers, for example, they only perform software updates, then the policy will limit their privilege elevation rights to performing only that function. You can define exactly which software products they can update.
Servers Hosted in the Cloud
For organizations who are hosting virtual machines on servers located on public clouds, we can help you manage the administrator rights that are provided to the IT staff that are operating those environments. For example, if you are running a virtual machine in the Amazon public cloud, and it’s being operated by someone else, the administrator of this guest virtual machine on a hosted cloud should not be able to look at your application data. We can setup the privileges such that they can move the VM or deal with performance issues, but not have rights to data. This provides a work around to the big obstacle related to trusting the people who manage your public cloud. This doesn’t impede the operation that Amazon needs to do on the VM, and can provide an audit trail of when an Amazon employee accesses a privileged area on a VM, etc. We can provide this support for other hosted public cloud services as will, such as Verizon Business, Rackspace, etc.