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Is It Time to Rethink Privileged Access Management?

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Is It Time to Rethink Privileged Access Management?
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Privileged Access Management (PAM) helps organizations achieve two key objectives: restricting access to privileged accounts and maintaining compliance. PAM is especially vital these days because, in many organizations, the number of user accounts with administrative access to critical systems is greater than the total number of employees. What’s more, 8 out of 10 breaches are facilitated — intentionally and unintentionally — by internal users. Read this article to learn more about the 4 most common ways that insider leaks happen.

 A PAM solution has three core components:

  • Access Manager: This involves creating policies for groups of users, and setting various rights, permissions and restrictions for these groups.
  • Password Vault: This enables privileged users to create strong passwords and securely store and access them. For enhanced security, passwords can be completely hidden from users.
  • Session Manager: This tracks what privileged users are doing during an administrative session.

Frankly, there is no 100% bulletproof way to stop cyber threats. As noted in Forbes: “The sheer complexity of IT systems and human nature means that intrusions may be all but certain for every organization.” As such, ultimately a PAM solution is all about identifying, managing and mitigating risk — and lowering the chances that an organization will get victimized by an attack.

Read the entire article here, Is It Time to Rethink Privileged Access Management?

Via the fine folks at Devolutions.

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Devolutions Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

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