May 27, 2017

Privileged Access Management

 

 

The Insider Threat

Every typical enterprise IT environment comprises of hundreds of servers, databases, network devices and more all controlled and managed by a variety of privileged and shared identities which are the most powerful in any organization.

The term “Privileged Identities/Accounts” refers to any type of user or account that holds special or extra permissions within IT environment like built-in system accounts, admin ids in every operating system, database and applications. These accounts are distinguished from general user IDs by assignment of security, administrative, or system authorities. Privileged accounts and passwords are extremely powerful, allowing a privileged user to log on anonymously and have complete control of the target system with full access to all the information on that system. The vulnerability could potentially cause tremendous financial losses and reputational damage for businesses.

Privileged accounts give system-wide access to anyone with a password.

  • How well protected are the passwords?
  • Do they change often?
  • Who is using them and are they easy to crack?

If so, then the organization may be risking a serious data security breach.

The Privileged User

Who are these typical privileged users who pose a threat to your organization?

  • Outsourcing partners managing core IT Infra
  • System administrators
  • Database administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Application administrators
  • Cloud managers/administrators
  • Power users of business applications
  • Temporary service provider

The Solution

In many organizations, there is no or limited monitoring and management around of who does what and what kind of account is being used to manage datacentre infrastructure.

Privileged Access Manager (PAM) is the solution to automate control over administrative accounts, which typically put too much power in too many people’s hands with too little accountability.

PAM helps to address the security, operational and compliance issues posed by the widely shared administrative accounts and passwords, excessive administrative rights, poor segregation of duties, embedded passwords in legacy applications and scripts, and poor or non-existent privileged-password rotation. It also provides individual accountability and an audit trail to prove that policies and controls are actually being enforced.

PAM goes beyond conventional PAM solutions to emphatically meet security compliance requirements and improving the overall Governance, Risk and Compliance of organizations.

Key Benefits of PAM

  • Identity & Access governance
  • Enterprise password management
  • Prevent internal frauds
  • Simplified Audit & Compliance
  • Secure Cloud Environment
  • Secure Application Access
  • Complete Visibility and Control
  • Manage all vendor accesses more effectively
  • Improve the overall GRC

PAM Modules

PAM is the most advanced PAM and has cutting-edge features.
Key modules in PAM are:

  • Enterprise Single Sign On [SSO] Suite
  • Enterprise Password Management Suite
  • Video On Demand Suite
  • Security Suite
  • Alert Suite
  • Discovery Suite
  • Automation Suite
  • Dashboard Suite
  • Executive Reporting Suite
  • BCP Suite

Why PAM?

With a product that’s deployed in large Bank, Insurance, Mutual Fund, Pharma, Media & Entertainment, Credit Rating & Infrastructure companies, there is more than one reason to go for PAM.

PAM has:

  • Strong product & proven technology
  • Growing partner ecosystem
  • State of the art control and security features

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