PAM Solutions: Critical to Securing Privileged Access
Why do you need a PAM solution?
Your organization needs a PAM solution for two primary reasons: the volume of administrative accounts and too few admins monitoring these accounts.
In the first situation, every operating system, every IoT device, every application that supports multiple users, every web server, every piece of network equipment has administrator accounts, and should those credentials get compromised by an attacker, they can easily be used to gain access to most other similar devices, if not every device on your network, said Nathan Wenzler, chief security strategist at AsTech.
For the second reason, Wenzler added, “Some of your employees may be given administrator-level credentials (your Domain Administrators, for example), but since most privileged credentials are built-in to operating systems or other platforms, they don't typically represent a one-to-one relationship with a human administrator. That means that no one is watching over these accounts.”