Attivo Networks has opened up its ADSecure solution for use with Google Cloud’s Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD).
Active Directory is a common tool to help businesses organise their users, services, and computers. However because it is a centralised directory that can help people understand networks and gain privileges, it’s a popular target for cyber attackers.
“With more and more organisations moving to the cloud, there is a heightened need to protect their directory services located in the cloud,” comments Attivo Networks VP of product management, Marc Feghali. “For Google Cloud customers that are using a managed Active Directory service, the additional protection of ADSecure helps keep attackers from successfully querying Cloud Service Objects, domain controllers, Cloud OU resources like privileged users, computer groups, service accounts, and built-in privileged groups,” says Feghali.
Google Cloud product manager Siddharth Bhai says, “Customers are using our service to simplify AD deployment, management, and security in the cloud without managing infrastructure.”
Bhai says customers can now use ADSecure to reduce the risk of attack escalations against their AD deployments.