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Just in Time Access to

Acronis

Experience increased data security with just in time access to Acronis - the ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

JIT access, also known as Just-In-Time access, is an identity and access management strategy that assigns temporary, time-bound access to resources only when it is needed. This approach aims to minimize the risk of unauthorized or inappropriate access by reducing the window of opportunity for access to occur. It is widely used in cloud computing and other IT environments for enhanced security and efficient management of access rights.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

Acronis

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access Management: Implementing just in time access in Acronis presents a viable option to enforce the principle of least privilege (PolP). Employees or systems are granted the minimum permissions required to execute their tasks, limiting the potential for malicious activity, and further strengthening the cybersecurity infrastructure.

2. Reduced Insider Threats and Human Errors: Utilizing Acronis' just in time privilege escalation, access to sensitive resources can be given only when needed, reducing the risk of unintentional exposures or leakage instigated from insider threats, and mitigating the possible human errors.

3. Increased Operational Efficiency: The use of just in time privilege escalation and access in Acronis eases the daily operations as the suppliers will be able to handle the necessary functions in a timely manner by getting the required access permission when it’s needed, thereby streamlining and automating the previously manual process.

4. Streamlined Compliance Auditing: The implementation of just in time access also enables Acronis to effortlessly account for who had access to what and when, which simplifies audit processes and facilitates an overall transparency, fostering and promoting a high compliance culture.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

Acronis

1. For data recovery: If a system crash or accidental file deletion occurs, an IT admin may require just in time access to Acronis to quickly restore critical data and minimize business disruption.

2. To perform system maintenance: Admins may require temporary elevated access rights to perform routine maintenance, update software, or implement new data protection protocols.

3. To manage user access: In a situation where an employee has left the company, or there is suspected unauthorized access, an admin may need just in time access to immediately manage user authorization levels, ensuring data security.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to

Acronis

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by determining which users need access, the resources necessary, and the purpose. Record current access rights and determine if any can be reduced or removed. For enhanced visibility, you might want to use an entitlement discovery tool.
  • Policy creation
    Develop precise policies for both granting and withdrawing access. Include guidelines about who can request access, under what circumstances, and how long it will last. Especially for elevated roles, put time-based parameters in place.
  • Source of truth
    Sync your JIT access system with an Identity Provider such as Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin. These will act as the guiding sources for identities. Prioritizing individual identities over shared accounts can lead to better control over authorizations and increase the accuracy of audits.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Streamline the process by having users request access through the system, not people. Boost adoption rates by integrating with IM platforms like Slack or MS Teams. Make sure requests detail who's asking, what service/resource/role they require, the duration, and why.
  • Approval process
    JIT access provides organizations with a chance to delegate approvals to those with business context. Resource owners and business unit managers frequently have more context than IT helpdesks. Utilize messaging platforms for prompt responses, giving all the necessary information for informed decision-making.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Incorporate your predetermined policies into workflows that determine access permissions. Integrate them into workflows that define who can access what, and under which conditions. One efficient method is assigning if-then conditions. IF identity group “X” requests access to “Y”, ask for approval from “Z” and notify “M”.
  • Integrations
    Consider integrating JIT Access with other IT and security systems for added flexibility; synchronize with IT ticketing systems for automatic access based on ticket status. Coordinate with data classification systems to modify policies according to data sensitivity. Ideally, you should be able to tag resources and group them together to simplify this process. Partner with on-call schedule software for automatic approvals during emergencies. Use training systems to grant access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and removal
    Familiarize yourself with Acronis to effectively grant and revoke fine-grained access automatically within the service. This is crucial for JIT Access since it reduces dependence on people's availability. This type of access allows for automated revocation of access, aligning with the core principle of JIT access and the concept of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you should manage all permissions from a single place, without having to create or oversee an environment for every application.
  • Access methods
    With Acronis JIT Access, APIs are recommended due to their flexibility and instantaneous capabilities. However, a mixture might be necessary. For instance, utilizing SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for specific access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Routinely examine access logs to make sure that JIT access is working as expected. Detect any unusual patterns or behaviors either directly or by feeding the logs into your SIEM. Automating the user access review process can speed up evidence collection, delegate reviewers, and maintain compliance with relevant industry standards or regulations.
  • User training
    Educate users, particularly those with elevated privileges, about the significance of least privilege, JIT Access, and how it operates. Ensure users are aware of how to request access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Implement an ongoing review of your JIT access procedures. Solicit feedback from users and IT staff to comprehend what improvements can be made.

By adopting this structured method, you'll be able to efficiently establish a robust Just-in-Time Access system for Acronis.

Temporary JIT Access to

Acronis

with Entitle

Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

Acronis

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Acronis

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IdP integration
Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
JIT access: self-service requests and authorization workflows
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HR-driven birthright policies
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Full audit trails and access reviews
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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage temporary access to

Acronis

with Entitle

1. Bundles offer consolidated access requests, letting you manage different Acronis resources within a single application for increased efficiency.

2. Quick implementation of our solution ensures minimal downtime, with installation done in minutes and full deployment available within days.

3. Leveraging out-of-the-box native integrations with over a hundred commonly used cloud services and applications facilitates seamless operations.

4. As an API-first entity, we support effortless integration with various systems such as on-call schedules, ticketing systems, and HRIS to accelerate access.

5. Our customization capabilities cater to unique user needs and operational frameworks, enhancing accessibility and productivity.

6. Automated governance contributes to regulatory compliance, as we handle most tasks associated with regulatory user access reviews, providing reliable and efficient provisioning.

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security

Acronis

What is

Acronis

Acronis is a global technology company that provides data protection solutions including backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share. The company aims to simplify backup and recovery operations while reducing total cost of ownership and improving recovery time objectives. Its products are available for both businesses and individual users and can protect data across physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile environments.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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