Privileged Access Management

Privileged access management

“Credential checking” is one of the most basic requirements of an enterprise security program, but it is also one of the most critical. But despite this, many organizations struggle to manage user access across multiple channels such as desktop, mobile, or cloud. In fact, most of today’s data breaches have to do with weak, default, or stolen passwords. Targeted threats are becoming more sophisticated and continue to grow. Businesses must protect their information, an increasingly complicated task in a more complex and distributed IT environment.

Most of the gaps have one thing in common: attacks occur by obtaining passwords, which are often hacked and used to gain access to privileged accounts. The problem is that this unauthorized access may go undetected for months, allowing criminals to obtain all of the company’s information.

The reality is that many IT users do not have adequate knowledge of how privileged accounts work, as well as the risks associated with misuse or theft, making them more vulnerable to reputational and financial damage.

Identity and access management

It helps you formulate and execute a plan to implement robust identity and privileged access management policies, practices, and controls so that the right people access the right resources at the right time (and for the right reasons).

What are the most common problems in managing privileged accounts?

  • Manual management of privileged accounts.
  • Lack of employee awareness: An employee finds the account and uses it to perform unauthorized tasks.
  • Lack of visibility and automation in management: a former employee continues to access the account.
  • Lack of implementation of a “minimization of privileges” policy.
  • Do not protect passwords for privileged accounts.
  • Do not limit both corporate and unknown applications.
  • Do not contemplate continuous monitoring: a cybercriminal finds the account and penetrates your organization, steals information, and causes untold losses.
  • Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a possible challenge. Organizations can control, protect, and secure their privileged accounts, and complicate the work of cybercriminals.

What is a privileged account?

80% of security incidents involve the theft of privileged credentials. These accounts have high permissions, which are used in both systems and applications.

The importance of controlling privileged accounts

Control of privileged accounts should be one of the key issues in any company’s strategic information security plan.

PAM solutions

PAM (Privileged Access Management) solutions are a set of technologies designed to help organizations address problems related to privileged accounts.

What are the benefits?

  • Ensure compliance with regulations through preventive monitoring and corrective controls, as well as an audit of access controls and privileges.
  • Improve productivity and user experience by automating access management to privileged and shared accounts.
  • Establish the transfer of accounts by applying policies to gain access to accounts.
  • Eliminate the risk of anonymous logins to privileged and shared accounts.
  • Promote the principle of minimization of privileges, allowing access to highly privileged accounts only when necessary.
  • Provide agility in the control of privileged users.

Implement with Foxpass, PAM solution, which helps you control access to systems and confidential information; comply with security regulations and policies, and, in the long run, make your company safer. Seek solutions that automate the identification and understand the risk of privileged accounts, along with continuous monitoring, recording, and secure storage.

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