Privileged Access Management (PAM)
Our Privileged Access Managed Service is for organizations short on skilled resources for managing and monitoring their privileged access management environments. Our team of certified PAM engineers and threat analysts can help control costs, increase security and reduce risk of a breach related to privileged accounts.
What is PAM?
PAM polices privileged accounts (how administrators login to critical IT resources they must manage). Since access rights associated with admin privileges are high level, they are often the target of cyber attacks and must be uniquely secured.
PAM solutions usually take the credentials of privileged (admin) accounts and put them inside a secure repository (a vault). Once there, system administrators must go through the PAM system to access their credentials, where they are authenticated and their access is logged. When a credential is checked back in, it is reset to ensure administrators have to go through the PAM system next time they want to use the credential. By centralizing the management of privileged credentials in one place, PAM systems can ensure a high level of security for them, control who is accessing them, log all accesses, and monitor any suspicious activity.
How Does GM Sectec PAM Security Prevent Cyberattacks?
PAM tools are crucial to increasing security, protecting businesses from hackers, and preventing cyberattacks.
Like all people, privileged users, such as domain administrators, struggle to remember passwords across their various account logins. They are also a major target for cyber criminals, which means they especially need to use strong passwords and not recycle credentials over different accounts. PAM solutions monitor privileged accounts and store them in a digital vault to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.
A privileged access management solution reduces the need for users to remember multiple passwords and allows super users to manage privileged access from one location, instead of using multiple applications and systems. It also helps organizations prevent insider attacks by former employees with access rights that have not been effectively deprovisioned. Alerts and session management also allow super admins to identify threats in real time.
Another key advantage is that it ensures compliance with ever-stringent data and privacy regulations. PAM encourages organizations to restrict access to sensitive data and systems, require further approvals, and deploy additional security tools like multi-factor authentication (MFA) on privileged accounts. PAM auditing tools also provide businesses with a clear audit trail, which is crucial to meeting regulations like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).