Keeper Connection Manager Adds New, Next-Gen Features for Zero-Trust Network Access
January 2023 by Marc Jacob
Keeper Security announced the latest update to its Keeper Connection Manager (KCM), which provides DevOps and IT teams with instant access to RDP, SSH, database and Kubernetes endpoints through a web browser- no VPN required. New in version 2.11.0, KCM is now able to interact directly with Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases.
This functionality allows organisations to grant administrators access to only the databases and tables they need to perform their duties. For temporary access, this provides a quicker and easier solution than installing client-side software. Admins only need to open a browser and log in to gain access to what they require, while protecting access to what they don’t. Interactive database sessions can be recorded and monitored to protect against insider threats and provide administrators with full audit capabilities.
KCM is an agentless and clientless remote desktop gateway that can be installed in any on-premises or cloud environment. Along with PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL databases, KCM also supports connecting to RDP, SSH, VNC servers and Kubernetes pods. Some of the product’s other core features include session recording and detailed audit trail, multi-user session sharing, role-based access controls, two-factor authentication, Active Directory, SSO and LDAP integration, and custom branding. KCM is powered by Apache Guacamole.
IT and DevOps teams choose KCM for its advanced features, instant access with reduced support costs, and to mitigate and reduce risk to third-party vendors and contractors with secure, temporary and monitored access to authorised devices and machines. For current Keeper customers, KCM integrates with Keeper Secrets Manager (KSM) out-of-the-box to manage credentials for connections to privileged systems in the Keeper Vault. KCM can also help IT and DevOps teams achieve and maintain compliance with SOC2, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, FedRAMP, StateRAMP and other industry-specific regulations.