Today, privileges are built into operating systems, file systems, applications, databases, hypervisors, cloud management platforms, DevOps tools, robotic automation processes, and more. Cybercriminals covet privileges/privileged access because it can expedite access to an organization’s most sensitive targets. With privileged credentials and access in their clutches, a cyberattacker or piece of malware essentially becomes an “insider”.
This PAM Buyer’s Guide will help you know where to begin your privileged access management (PAM) project, how to progress to a better security posture, and what business outcomes to expect. We will start with the PAM basics that will mitigate most risks. Then we delve into the other significant use cases, and finish with emerging and edge use cases.