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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Rolls Out CyberArk’s Privileged Account Security Solution

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, part of the Volkswagen AG group, has implemented CyberArk’s privileged account security solution to optimize its password management. As part of a security infrastructure project, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, has introduced CyberArk’s Privileged Identity & Privileged Session Management suites to manage non-personalized privileged user accounts automatically, ensure compliance with uniform password policies, and maintain a central, auditable password repository.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles turned to CyberArk due to its strong presence in the European market, and ultimately chose CyberArk for the solution’s flexibility and ease of integration with its existing infrastructure. The CyberArk solution also passed Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ internal security test with flying colors.

Currently in the first stage of deployment, the system is integrated with the company’s servers running multiple operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Linux. Firm plans exist for expansion to further target systems. Databases are set to follow later this year, and the CyberArk solution is slated to be rolled out to virtual systems, service accounts and manufacturing systems in the future.

CyberArk partner Computacenter is supporting the implementation of the system and its integration in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles infrastructure. In addition to integrating new systems, the IT service provider is also training staff to ensure a smooth transition.

“The CyberArk solution has shown itself to be an ideal interface between corporate regulatory frameworks and the managers of our IT landscapes,” notes Juan Ramos Rincon of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles IT Services Department, who is also responsible for planning new IT services. “We can now offer IT managers an out-of-the-box solution that meets the full set of requirements, reducing their workload and giving them security in their actions.”

“Managing administrative accounts in complex IT environments is a major challenge for any business,” said Jochen Koehler, regional director, DACH, CyberArk. “The credentials for privileged user accounts on numerous servers, databases, applications and network components must be protected, yet they also need to be accessible at all times. Meeting these conflicting demands is the key to preventing unauthorized access while maintaining uninterrupted business operations.”

The Hanover-based company intends to introduce an additional component of CyberArk’s privileged account security solution, the Privileged Session Manager. With this product, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles can secure remote access with precision. CyberArk’s Privileged Session Manager would ensure that external service providers, for example, can only access the resources specifically relevant to them.

For more information, please refer to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles case study: http://www.cyberark.com/contact/volkswagen-commercial-vehicles

About CyberArk

CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Dedicated to stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against cyber threats before attacks can escalate and do irreparable damage. The company is trusted by the world’s leading companies – including 40 of the Fortune 100 – to protect their highest value information assets, infrastructure and applications. CyberArk is a vital security partner to more than 1,400 global businesses, including 17 of the world’s top 20 banks. Headquartered in Newton, MA, CyberArk also has offices throughout EMEA and Asia-Pacific. To learn more about CyberArk, visit www.cyberark.com, read the company blog, http://www.cyberark.com/blog/, follow on Twitter @CyberArk or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CyberArk.

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