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PAM? Who's PAM?

Privileged Access Management, or PAM, is a system that securely manages the accounts of users with elevated permissions to sensitive and/or critical corporate resources. Privileged users are high-value targets for threat actors and cyber criminals. Managing and securing elevated access accounts reduces your cyber risk, helps prevent breaches and achieve compliance.

What should a PAM do?

  • Discover and consolidate accounts

    • Discover privileged accounts on your systems and devices, databases and applications.

  • Manage shared Admin passwords

    • Control, share, and audit Admin accounts, linking access and actions to individuals.

  • Protect SSH Keys

    • Securely store SSH keys and track their usage, and associate them with Unix devices for authentication and remote access.

  • Windows Accounts Management

    • Manage Windows domain, service and local accounts and the dependencies of service accounts.

  • Manage Application passwords

    • Eliminate hard-coded passwords that are embedded in configuration files, scripts and code.

  • Randomize passwords

    • Automatically randomize passwords of Admin, service and application accounts periodically.

A PAM should also allow you to tightly integrate security and access into your daily operations.

  • Launch secure remote sessions with a single click without revealing login credentials.

  • Record remote privileged sessions and continuously monitor activities.

  • Grant remote access to devices and applications without revealing passwords to users or 3rd parties.

  • Integrate with Active Directory for use authentication, onboarding and offboarding.

  • Track which IT staff have access to which accounts.

Deploying a PAM shouldn't require a team of consultants. An experienced security/technology team should be able to deploy it and have it fully operational in a few hours. Can your PAM do that?

Contact Firestorm Cyber to see how easy, powerful and robust a PAM can be, and secure your network credentials.

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