Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions help organizations provide secure privileged access to critical assets and meet compliance requirements by managing and monitoring privileged accounts and access.
PAM strategies enforce the principle of least privilege, restricting account creation and permissions to the minimum level a person requires to do a job. Least privilege helps prevent the spread of malware, decreases your cyber-attack surface, improves workforce productivity, and helps demonstrate compliance. The importance of PAM:
- Mitigate human errors
- Decreases attack surface
- Demonstrate compliance
- Increases productivity
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How will the PAM service ease the work and saves time?
Strict security and compliance conditions practiced due to misuse of privileged credentials create hectic work for the IT team. Recording confidential account use for audits, manually updating credentials, and updating privileged users and their entitlements is a time-consuming task. Taking the assistance of PAM service makes the documenting and updation effortless, saving time.
2. Is it possible to protect passwords using Privileged Access Management?
Yes, PAM makes password protection and transfer easy within the team with the help of password automation and vaulting. When you don't have the right tools to share passwords between users, there is a high risk of getting the password out of control. Having a password vault, your credentials will be kept safely in a digitally encrypted spot governed only by access control policies. Implementing automated password rotation at regular intervals can help reduce the risk of someone writing them down or copying and storing them elsewhere.
3. Can PAM make third-party access management safe?
Privileged Access Management helps you to separate third-party access from the network. It is implemented in such a way that a password is not needed; the password is added only during the session beginning, never giving the third party a chance to see it. This method secures accountability, records a precise audit trail of activity, and allows security teams to end ongoing sessions if they notice any suspicious behavior.
4. How to know if my privileged account is safe?
Ask these questions yourself to understand whether you are handling privileged credentials effectively:
- Can I identify the privileged access risks?
- Is there any problematic privileged account use?
- Is it possible to act instantaneously when a suspicious privileged account use happens?
- Can privileged credentials be recovered if an unlikely incident happens?