Privileged Access Management
Privileged access management (PAM) consists of the cybersecurity strategies and technologies for exerting control over the elevated (“privileged”) access and permissions for users, accounts, processes, and systems across an IT environment. By dialing in the appropriate level of privileged access controls, PAM helps organizations condense their organization’s attack surface, and prevent, or at least mitigate, the damage arising from external attacks as well as from insider malfeasance or negligence
While privilege management encompasses many strategies, a central goal is the enforcement of least privilege, defined as the restriction of access rights and permissions for users, accounts, applications, systems, devices (such as IoT) and computing processes to the absolute minimum necessary to perform routine, authorized activities.
While IAM controls provide authentication of identities to ensure that the right user has the right access as the right time, PAM layers on more granular visibility, control, and auditing over privileged identities and activities.
While most non-IT users should, as a best practice, only have standard user account access, some IT employees may possess multiple accounts, logging in as a standard user to perform routine tasks, while logging into a superuser account to perform administrative activities.
Because administrative accounts possess more privileges, and thus, pose a heightened risk if misused or abused compared to standard user accounts, a PAM best practice is to only use these administrator accounts when absolutely necessary, and for the shortest time needed.
Visibility into privileged access management can not only reduce your enterprise's exposure to these risks but also improve IT reliability and reduce IT costs. ... Maintain business integrity and responsible business processes. Tackle security risks, both inside and outside the organization.
We start with identifying vulnerabilities thrustudying system architecture and IT landscape.As per our experience this vulnerability often comes from weak access protocols, weak system controls or inadequate policies.We provide guidelines, suggest policy modifications and system controls which can help you in securing the systems.Our solution consists recommendations in existing IT practices, best PAM tools and implementation of the same based on size and architecture of your IT environment.
We have the domain knowledge and experience in design and implement PAM /IAM tools such as BeyondTrust , CA technologies , ManageEngine etc.