Sectona PAM platform can run on a wide range of operating systems and databases, on physical or virtualized servers. This section provides a list of hardware sizing and software considerations. This section covers:

Resource requirements

System designers and administrators can use this guide to evaluate their deployment requirements. Since server load is difficult to predict, live testing is the best way to determine what hardware instances will be required in production. You may use the below-mentioned guidelines as a minimum recommendation for setting up your environments. System components can be deployed in virtual or physical hardware.

This section describes in details hardware requirement for

  • Deploying an evaluation setup with Enterprise edition

  • Deploying an evaluation setup with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus edition

  • Deploying a production setup with Enterprise edition

  • Deploying a production setup with Enterprise Plus edition

Deploying an evaluation setup with Enterprise edition

Before initiating an installation, make sure that your resources meet the following minimum requirements:

Components

Need

Resource Requirement

RAM

Processor

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Deploying an evaluation setup with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus edition

Before initiating an installation, make sure that your hardware meets the following minimum requirements:

Components

Need

Hardware Requirement

RAM

Processor

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer and MS SQL server 2012 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Deploying a Production Environment with Enterprise Edition

Deployment sizing is primarily based on the number of concurrent users accessing the solution. The jump server integration is an optional requirement. Based on your network, additional proxy hosts can also be added. Below specifications are provided based on 50% concurrency of users.

Smaller environment for up to 50 users

Server

Need

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent User

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 6 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 10 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Medium Scale Environments with up to 100 Users

Component

Need

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 20 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Sectona Session Proxy Host

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Large Environment with up to 250 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

150 GB

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer / Shared database

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

250 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 50 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

24 GB

Intel 12 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

General Considerations

  • The above hardware prerequisite for Production Environment is the minimum recommended configuration.

  • Jump Server/ Terminal Server configuration is considering 10, 15, and 20 concurrent user sessions for options 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

  • Satellite Vault Component is configured for syncing all the privilege accounts as an external backup other than PAM instance.

  • Refer to Section Installing High Availability Setup for setting up HA instances.

  • Refer to Section Installing Disaster Recovery Setup for setting up DR instances.

Deploying a Production Environment with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus Edition

Recommended configuration is provided as a minimum configuration to kick start your installation.

Smaller environment for up to 50 users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent User

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer and MS SQL server 2012 or newer

12 GB

Intel 6 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 10 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Medium Scale Environments with up to 100 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer and MS SQL server 2012 or newer

12 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 20 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows based Server 2012 R2 or newer

8 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

Large Environment with up to 250 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

RAM

Cores

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

150 GB

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer and MS SQL server 2012 or newer

16 GB

Intel 8 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

250 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

4 GB

Intel 2 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 50 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

24 GB

Intel 12 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

12 GB

Intel 4 vCPU with minimum 2.00 GHz

50 GB

General Considerations

  • The above hardware prerequisite for Production Environment is the minimum recommended configuration.

  • Jump Server/ Terminal Server configuration is considering 10, 15, and 20 concurrent user sessions for options 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

  • Satellite Vault Component is configured for syncing all the privilege accounts as an external backup other than PAM instance.

  • Refer to Section Installing High Availability Setup for setting up HA instances.

  • Refer to Section Installing Disaster Recovery Setup for setting up DR instances.

Recommendation for deploying in cloud environments

This section describes the recommended hardware requirements for:

  • Deploying an evaluation setup with Enterprise edition

  • Deploying an evaluation setup with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus edition

  • Deploying a production setup with Enterprise edition

  • Deploying a production setup with Enterprise Plus edition

Deploying an evaluation setup with Enterprise edition on cloud

Before initiating Sectona PAM installation, make sure that your hardware meets the following minimum requirements:

Components

Requirement

OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

Deploying an evaluation setup with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus edition on cloud

Before initiating installation, make sure that your hardware meets the following minimum requirements:

Components

Requirement

OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer and MS SQL server 2012 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

40 GB

Deploying a Production Environment with Enterprise Edition on cloud

Deployment sizing is primarily based on the number of concurrent users accessing the solution. The jump server integration is an optional requirement. Based on your network, additional proxy hosts can also be added. Below specifications are provided based on 50% concurrency of users.

Smaller environment for up to 50 users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent User

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 10 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

Medium Scale Environments with up to 100 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 20 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

Large Environment with up to 250 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

AWS Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

150 GB

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer/ RDS Instance

t3.xlarge

250 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 50 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.2xlarge

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

50 GB

General Considerations

  • The above hardware prerequisite for Production Environment is the minimum recommended configuration.

  • Jump Server/ Terminal Server configuration is considering 10, 15, and 20 concurrent user sessions for options 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

  • Satellite Vault Component is configured for syncing all the privilege accounts as an external backup other than PAM instance.

  • Refer to Section Installing High Availability Setup for setting up HA instances.

  • Refer to Section Installing Disaster Recovery Setup for setting up DR instances.

Deploying a Production Environment with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus Edition on cloud

Deployment sizing is primarily based on the number of concurrent users accessing the solution. The jump server integration is an optional requirement. Based on your network, additional proxy hosts can also be added. Below specifications are provided based on 50% concurrency of users.

Smaller environment for up to 50 users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent User

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 10 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

Medium Scale Environments with up to 100 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

300 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 20 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.large

50 GB

Large Environment with up to 250 Users

Component

Requirement

Sizing

Hardware Requirement / OS

Amazon Web Services

Disk Space

  • Sectona Web Access

Mandatory

  • Concurrent Users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

150 GB

  • Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Concurrent users

  • Managed Host

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

250 GB

  • Satellite Vault Component

Mandatory

  • Managed Host

Windows 10 workstation/ Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.medium

50 GB

  • Jump Host Component

Optional

  • Considering 50 concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.2xlarge

50 GB

  • Vault Session Proxy Host Component

Optional

  • Concurrent Sessions

Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

t3.xlarge

50 GB

General Considerations

  • The above hardware prerequisite for Production Environment is the minimum recommended configuration.

  • Jump Server/ Terminal Server configuration is considering 10, 15, and 20 concurrent user sessions for options 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

  • Satellite Vault Component is configured for syncing all the privilege accounts as an external backup other than PAM instance.

  • Refer to Section Installing High Availability Setup for setting up HA instances.

  • Refer to Section Installing Disaster Recovery Setup for setting up DR instances.

Software Considerations

Refer below for detailed information about component-wise software requirements:

Sectona Component

Operating System

Database

Run-time

Web Server

Sectona PAM Web Access

Windows based server

-

  • .Net framework 4.5.2 or above

  • Visual C++ 2013 & above

Microsoft Internet Information Services 8 or above

Vault Component

Windows based server

-

  • Visual C++ 2015 & above

-

Vault Component
(with External RDBMS)

Windows based server

  • Microsoft SQL

-

-

Jump Host Component

Windows based server

-

  • .Net framework 4.5.2 or above

-

Proxy Host

Windows based server

-

  • .Net framework 4.5.2 or above

-

Supported Operating System

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Workstation 10

Browsers Supported

All HTML 5 compliant browsers are supported by Sectona PAM system.

Operating System

Browser

Windows

Internet Explorer 10 or Higher

Windows

Microsoft Edge

Windows/Ubuntu desktop

Chrome

Windows/Ubuntu desktop

Firefox

MAC OS

Safari

Supported External RDBMS with Standard Plus / Enterprise Plus Edition

Following Microsoft SQL Server editions are tested for deployments

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019

This table provides recommendation based on production editions for deployment

Sectona Deployment

Express

Standard

Enterprise

Evaluation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Production

No

Yes

Yes

Video Log sizing recommendation

This table describes the recommended storage requirement for retaining privileged session video logs as per the number of users, duration and days

Number of users

Duration per user (in hours)

Retention period (in days)

Storage required

50

8

60

700 GB

100

8

60

1.5 TB

250

8

60

3.5 TB

The Video Log sizing is based on the activity done by per user, per hour. Only the active sessions are recorded.