Privileged Access Management is the new cyber security perimeter and a very effective solution—it is significantly reducing organizations’ risks from cyber-attacks.
Privileged Access encompasses access to computers, networks and network devices, software applications, digital documents, and other digital assets that upper management, IT administrators, and service account users have.
Privileged access is the access most often targeted by cyber security threats because this access leads to the most valuable and confidential information, such as customer identities, financial information, and personal data. It provides the authorization to override, or bypass, certain security restraints, and may include permissions to perform such actions as shutting down systems, loading device drivers, configuring networks or systems, provisioning and configuring accounts and cloud instances, etc.
Privilege access management not only minimizes the potential for a security breach occurring, but it also helps limit the scope of a breach should one occur. One of the key advantages that PAM has over other type of security technologies is its ability to dismantle multiple points of the cyberattack chain, providing protection against both external attacks as well as attacks that make it within networks and systems.
- Easier to achieve and prove compliance
- Enhanced operational performance
- Reduced malware infection and propagation
The top 6 PAM accounts that are leading the market-
- Emergency Account- Provide users admin access to secure systems in the case of an emergency.
- Local Administrative account- These are shared accounts which provide admin access to the local host and session only.
- Domain Administrator account-Privileged administrative access across all workstations and servers within the domain.
- Privileged User Account- These are the users that are granted administrative privileges to systems.
- Application Account- These accounts are used by applications to access databases, run, cron jobs or scripts, or provide access to other applications.
- Active Directory or domain service accounts- Enable password changes to accounts, etc.
By Centralizing privileged access in one place with 3Columns, We ensure our services for deploying PAM System in your enterprise ensure a high level of security for your network and devices, control who is accessing them, and monitors for any suspicious activity.