With technology now a central part of any business’s functioning, risk concentrates around those who can control it. Because of this, admin or senior accounts are a big target for attackers once on the network. The ability to seize control of or escalate privileges is a vital part of lateral movement and crucial data theft.
Sapphire’s Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions protect these keys to the kingdom. By intelligently mapping identities to policies and roles on specific systems, security teams can ensure least-privileged access to minimise the attack surface dynamically.
Secure: Reduce the potential exposure of administrator privileged credentials, minimising a significant target for attackers while ensuring access for key staff members
Optimised: Automate an otherwise time-consuming function and manage user accounts more efficiently while shifting to a least-privileged approach
Governing: Track, audit and catalogue user access for forensic investigations and compliance purposes
Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a solution to manage privileged user accounts with elevated permissions which can access critical corporate resources. Privileged accounts are high-value targets because they can make administrative-level changes to critical applications or systems.
Sapphire provides a range of solutions to help organisations protect privileged accounts against security breaches, human error, and malicious intent. Rather than focussing on credentials, they map identity to policies and roles on specific operations.
Identity and Access Management is responsible for managing access to resources and applications for all user types. PAM focuses on a smaller subset of privileged users like administrators or anyone with elevated privileges.
Even though increasing security is the key benefit of a PAM system, there are other advantages:
Some attacks against privileged users originate inside the organisation or from employees who have left. PAM helps organisations identify these.
PAM systems have auditing tools that record activities to enable a clear audit trail. Privileged Access Management(PAM) can therefore help organisations comply with HIPAA, ICS CERT, PCI DSS, SOX, FISMA, GLBA, ISO 27002 and FDCC.
Privileged Access Management (PAM) systems are beneficial for privileged users because they allow them to log in faster without remembering multiple passwords. Additionally, PAM enables admins to manage privileged user access from a central location.