Within the domain of Identity Management is a focused branch that takes special note of the special requirements of powerful accounts within the IT infrastructure of an enterprise. Those powerful accounts are knows as Privilege Accounts given the fact that they have access to most crucial information, they dictate the governance terms and are the true gatekeepers of data within an automated environment. Privilege accounts are held by Information Security and governance professionals, their accounts are mixed with tool to help companies meet compliance requirements, enforce regulations and prevent data breaches.
Privileged Account Management (PAM) is about granting IT Administrators the required credentials to perform their jobs. The elements of PAM include usage of secure web-browser, password management, secured manual intervention and change control & management.
It needs better management by establishing better accounts and systems aimed at discovering new accounts, map permissions, creating notifications on threat detection, tracking login devices, recording login location, program accessed…
While these practices are carefully observed, a comprehensive set of commands has to be created in the back end to manage a Privilege Account. Industry trends also point at observing various safeguards to secure, role-based web interface that provides protection from host admin attacks, as well as database, OS or other system-level modifications. It also calls for enforcing automated privileged governance and ease in certifying and approving users access.
Privilege accounts are managed by root accounts and in the modern enterprise privileged users are no longer entirely inside the perimeter, nor is your infrastructure. To be efficient, they need the right set of privileged access across servers, network equipment and applications, deployed both on-premises and in the cloud.
So, how can an organization securely manage and monitor the use of privileged accounts for their distributed workforce without slowing down the business? While we will come up with these suggestions, we invite you to join a Webinar organized by Centrify; co-promoted by Avancer, OMG, my root password is in the cloud – and that¹s where it should be!
The guest speakers are:
Andras Cser, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
Brad Zehring, Director of Product Management at Centrify.
The focus of the webinar is to understand:
- Current trends in Privileged Identity Management (PIM) as a service
- Why the modern enterprise can¹t rely on a purely on-premises PIM solution
- And Forrester’s predictions for PIM
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET