PAM (Privileged Access Management)
Managing privileged access presents several major challenges when there is a need for multiple levels of access to services, applications, and servers within a distributed data center and the cloud environment.
However, with a significant increase the trend towards remote working, enabling access to internal company servers remotely is essential for many businesses today. Privileged access management (PAM) enables organizations to ensure that each employee only has only the necessary levels of access required to carry out their work, whilst empowering security teams to identify malicious activities linked to privilege abuse and take swift action.
PAM is extremely important, as any misuse of privileged access can lead to security breaches such as:
- Cyberattacks: hackers take control of privileged accounts with access to sensitive data
- Decentralized privileged access management, where access privileges are not updated upon employee resignations, promotions/demotions, or changes to roles and requirements.
- Unsecured password management, where passwords are stored as cleartext on datasheets.
These security threats require a strong mechanism to manage, monitor and control the privileged access; Privileged Access Management (PAM) is the security layer that can achieve this process. PROW offers an advanced PAM solution that allows organizations to secure their operations from the risks associated with misuse of privileged accounts.
Our PAM solution has the following key functions:
- Ensure that any unauthorized access to target systems is denied.
- Restrain credential sharing across multiple individuals within the organization.
- Protect critical business systems and help to meet compliance and data regulations.
- Eliminate direct access to critical systems, significantly reducing the potential attack footprint by relying on Password Vault Management.
- Spot threats and mitigate risks on real-time basis to secure privileged access environment through the Session Monitoring feature.
- Deploy a robust validation mechanism to deny unauthorized access using Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Ensure a complete audit trail of privileged activities, reports and analytical tools to capture the outputs and improve decision-making.
- Implement privileged access practice on ‘need-to-know’ and ‘need-to-do’ basis through the Fine-Grained Access Control.