Secure remote access for privileged sessions
  • Secure remote access for privileged sessions

    Centralize, secure, and manage remote connections that provide privileged access to critical business systems.

  • ManageEngine positioned in the 2022 Gartner ® Magic Quadrant ™ for Privileged Access Management

ManageEngine named a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner ® Magic Quadrant ™ for Privileged Access Management

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An exclusive privileged session management solution for enterprises

For businesses to be productive, it's important to enable privileged access to critical systems to the right employees, regardless of their location and the time of day they require access. But providing remote privileged users with such access presents huge security and privacy challenges, and legacy solutions like VPNs are often inflexible and simply don't cut it anymore.

What modern enterprises need is a solution that enables direct access to every component in the infrastructure spread across the public and private clouds, while ensuring granular access controls, monitoring and recording all actions, and providing real-time control over every privileged session.

ManageEngine Access Manager Plus is a web-based privileged session management software for regulating access to remote systems through secure channels from a unified console. With comprehensive auditing capabilities, it offers total visibility into all privileged access use and lets enterprises manage privileged user sessions in real time, shutting the door on privilege misuse.

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Typical remote access use cases addressed by Access Manager Plus:

Data center access

Data center access for server, network, application, database, and security administrators requiring Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), VNC, SQL, and Secure Shell (SSH) connections to data center resources across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments from a single console.

Remote work facilities

Remote work facilities for the entire workforce by enabling privileged access to sensitive corporate systems through secure RDP and SSH sessions. Granular access controls for enterprise system administrators to provide users with just enough privileges to access the required folders and applications.

Industrial control systems

Remote access to industrial control systems (ICS) for technicians, maintenance engineers, and plant operators to connect to critical servers located in various automation systems, like PLCs, SCADA, DCS, HMIs, etc. through RDP and SSH jump servers, enabling them to conduct tasks such as troubleshooting or software patching.

Temporary, role-based access for third parties

Temporary, role-based access for third parties, like contractors, vendors, and outsourced employees, to access specific enterprise systems or applications without the need for privileged credentials. Create custom roles for them with just the right access to conduct their tasks, while recording, logging, and monitoring their activities.

Collaborative session settings

Collaborative session settings for administrators to join an ongoing remote session with a single click for brainstorming, and also offer assistance to users while monitoring their activities during troubleshooting sessions.

Privileged session monitoring

Privileged session monitoring to promote organizational transparency and provide IT administrators with the ability to view and, if necessary, interrupt and terminate an active privileged session. Record every user session with playback capabilities for forensic audits.

Secure file transfer

Secure file transfer capabilities during a remote session that enables privileged users to transfer files between a remote system and the local host or between two remote systems, as well as upload or download files on the remote device based on their preset role permissions.


Streamlined RDP sessions that allow users to connect to specific Windows applications configured as RemoteApps in the target systems, instead of the entire remote desktop.

Privileged access to operational technology

Privileged access to operational technology (OT) endpoints in the manufacturing process from any remote device or location, including production sites, for security experts to monitor and control geographically distributed assets.


Secure remote access for medical professionals to healthcare systems, like hospital information systems (HIS), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), imaging systems, radiation therapy systems, and patient monitoring systems, for remote diagnostics and maintenance services.

Business benefits

Strict access governance

Increased productivity for privileged users

Central control

Reduced attack surface

Regulatory compliance

Improved and easy administration

Smart workflow automation

Enhanced regulatory compliance

Greater visibility

Tighter overall access governance

Take control of how privileged users connect to remote systems, and effectively manage privileged sessions.

Feature highlights

Central control

Central control

Establish central control on access pathways, and define how users connect to endpoints. Toggle between multiple remote sessions simultaneously, and manage them end-to-end from a single, unified console.

Solid authentication system

Solid authentication system

Permit users and third parties to automatically log in via various authentication services such as AD, LDAP, and Azure AD. Leverage two-factor authentication support to further fortify security.

Effective user management

Effective user management

Enhance user onboarding by automatically importing user groups from AD, LDAP, and Azure AD. Create custom user roles from scratch with fine-grain access scopes.

Access control workflow

Access control workflow

Establish a request-release mechanism that allows you to scrutinize access requests before approval. Grant users and contractors granular access to remote systems.

Help desk integration

Help desk integration

Reinforce access approval workflows for remote connections by incorporating ticket ID validation. Authorize users and third parties only upon ticket status verification.

Data center remote access

Data center remote access

Embrace simplified and direct connections to remote data centers, and automatically authenticate via jump box support for Windows and Linux platforms.

One-click remote sessions

One-click remote sessions

Enable users to launch tunneled RDP, SSH, SQL, and VNC connections to remote hosts via encrypted gateways. Leverage session-specific settings such as frame rate, desktop backgrounds, remote audio support, etc., for an enhanced remote connection experience.

RemoteApp support

RemoteApp support

Seamlessly integrate specific Windows-based remote applications into your local desktop. Allow users and third parties to locally access applications that are actually installed in the remote server.

Bi-directional remote file transfer

Bi-directional remote file transfer

Transfer files between a remote system and the local host or between two remote systems, as well as upload or download files on the remote device, using secure protocols like SCP and SFTP.

Privileged session management

Privileged session recording

Record every privileged user session and store them as video files in an AES-256 encrypted database for post session review, and to support forensic investigations.

Live monitoring and collaboration

Live monitoring and collaboration

Shadow user sessions and achieve dual control on remote access. Terminate anomalous sessions instantly, and revoke access to prevent misuse.

In-depth audit trails

In-depth audit trails

Capture every facet of a user session as context-rich logs, and instantly send SNMP traps and syslog messages to your SIEM tools to support compliance audits.