A privileged access system is a critical component in your IT infrastructure environment. Defining high availability and disaster recovery scenarios requires an understanding of your current business and IT needs. To achieve this goal there are some factors to be considered such as performance, downtime, traffic volume management, no interruption, and availability of services. The best way to prevent downtime and eliminate these losses is to adopt a series of best practices that help you to achieve high availability for your service.

For reference on this guide, the term High Availability (HA) describes a system with minimum downtime and maximum potential uptime. In simpler words, we can say that HA helps the system to be always available or accessible to its users without any interruption. It must have the ability to rapidly handle any single component failure, whether due to physical issues (e.g. hard drive failure), network connectivity loss, or software faults. HA functions as a  failure response mechanism by eliminating the Single Point of Failure (SPoF). This prevents the system from going down when one component or server fails. 

Systems nowadays expect HA to recover normal operations in a few minutes at the most while ensuring minimal or no data loss. Sectona PAM offers multiple High Availability scenarios and options to design your HA strategy for solution implemented in your environment.

This guide is intended for teams installing or using Sectona PAM modules. This section guides you through various sections to achieve quick results and design HA strategy as per our recommended best practices.

Purpose & goal

Reference section

Key concepts & definitions

High-Availability introduction and key concepts

Choosing an architecture for HA & DR Requirements

Choosing an Architecture for HA & DR Requirements

Configuring Sectona Web Access for HA

Configuring Sectona Web Access for High Availability

Configuring vault for HA

Configuring vault for High Availability