Top 10 Privileged Access Management (PAM) Solutions

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As companies continue to evolve in a new world of remote and hybrid work, security strategies are transforming. Privileged Access Management, or “PAM” solutions, represent security measures which provide organisations with complete control over the activity of privileged users, including their access to key business systems. 

PAM technology allows companies to assign capabilities and access to individual people based on their position within the business. This also helps to reduce the number of people in an organisation with access to sensitive data and services. The extra security layer protects business systems while ensuring better compliance and governance with data regulations. 

Here are some of the best Privileged Access Management options available today. 

ARCON

Recognised as the Number 1 customer choice for Privileged Access Management in 2021, ARCON is a market-leading solution with a secure password vault. The system can automate frequent password changes and manage dynamic passwords only available to authorized users. To access the vault, ARCON users must go through extensive MFA security checks. 

Through ARCON, companies get native, software-based OTP validation to verify the identity of users. The tool also integrates with additional authentication solutions if you want to build new layers of authentication into the system. All privileged access is delivered “just in time” to reduce threat levels by favouring access as needed.  

JumpCloud

JumpCloud user management is a tool controlling user access to resources via secure Multi-factor authentication single sign-on features. This reduces the need for the use of multiple passwords. Users can access all servers and workstations from one location when signed in. There’s SSH key management, robust password management, and a range of admin policy settings too. 

JumpCloud provides a full stack directory platform to companies in search of a higher level of compliance, governance, and security. You’ll also access live support from the JumpCloud support team to help you make the most of the various services available. 

Krontech Single Connect

Offering a full privileged access security environment, Krontech was in the Gartner 2020 magic quadrant for PAM as a niche player. One of the leading tools for Telecom companies, Krontech offers features like advanced network scanning and discovery, alongside a configuration management database, and a host of IT service management tools. 

The comprehensive environment has tons of features to keep teams secure wherever they are, including remote authentication dial-in services, terminal access controller access systems, and a dynamic password controller with an exceptional vault system. The Single Connect platform has something for every compliance and governance demand. 

BeyondTrust

A combination of privileged and remote-control access is what you can expect from the BeyondTrust environment. This software landscape allows businesses to store passwords in secure on-appliance vaults or access the BeyondTrust password safe delivered as a software solution. Both tools support the BeyondTrust injection capabilities for credentials, which allow for the secure management of credentials at any point during the sign-in. The solution also comes with access to secure monitoring capabilities, with auditing and tracking capabilities accessible in a single space. 

Admins can set notification and authorization preferences at their will and receive alerts when a user accesses privileged remote access. There’s also plenty of support for remote worker-friendly support so that administrators can monitor mobile device usage.  

Centrify

The Centrify Privileged Access Service is a popular cloud-ready tool designed to handle all kinds of PAM requirements. You can access IP address and password information a secure vault that only authorised users can explore. There’s also MFA at vault-level to help you with confirming user identities and analysing the context of each login. Once a user finishes a session, credentials are rotated automatically to ensure they can’t use the same ones twice. 

Centrify’s service is available as a complete SaaS solution, reducing the demand on client system resources by lowering the need for software installation. Because everything is cloud-based, it integrates well with other software solutions.

CyberArk

A well-known company in identity and access management, CyberArk offers a comprehensive Privileged Access Manager to keep your business and its assets secure. Preventing malicious credential and account access on every level, the core environment scans the network constantly to detect privilege access issues. IT teams can choose to validate or remove access attempts. 

Credentials are available for automatic rotation, and IT teams can also choose to audit and record various privileged sessions in a repository with high-level encryption. Recordings also include video playback with views into specific activities and keystrokes. Both modules integrate fully with the Standard solution, and CyberArk comes with a range of on-premises, SaaS, and cloud deployments. 

Foxpass

Foxpass supports self-service SSH key and password managed via password rotation and MFA. Admins can set their password requirements easily using a simple back-end interface. There’s also a full API solution for automating server access control, changing user information, and addressing group membership subscriptions. 

The API can log and monitor authentication requests to give admins more insights into who uses various critical systems. These logs are also suitable for compliance and governance purposes. The PAM solution provides powerful security, and it’s highly scalable as a cloud or on-premises service.  The service also integrates with third-party products like Google, Microsoft Office, and Okta. 

Symantec Identity Security

Symantec Identity Security from Broadcom is a comprehensive identity security system designed to balance excellent user experience with exceptional digital trust. The Identity Security system helps to address the modern challenges of the business ecosystem. There are PEDM services available through the agent-based server control product for Linus, and Windows. You’ll also have access to a range of discovery capabilities too. 

Symantec can also adapt to offer a range of additional features through integrations. Users can improve their chances of mitigating suspicious activity with integrations to things like the Symantec Threat Analysis system, or the Governance or Administration tools. 

Thycotic Secret Server

The Thycotic Secret Server is a powerful tool for PAM promising a massive 99.9% uptime deployed through Azure. There is on-premises implementation available and privileged access controls for various root, application, service, and administrator accounts in the enterprise. Designed for mid-to-large enterprises, the server comes with an encrypted and centralized vault for storing credentials. 
Companies can access workflows for third-party requests and access approvals, and session controls for various policy-based launches, real-time monitoring and more. This is a highly flexible tool with a range of powerful customizations. 

WALLIX Bastion

A leader in Privileged Access Management, WALLIX is a security specialist with a range of tools for managing your governance strategy. The company provides session managers, access managers, password manager technology, and Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management options too. You can even unlock and Application-to-Application password manager system too. 

Ideal for companies of all sizes, WALLIX supports secure remote access via HTML-5 secured connectivity, Zero standing privilege security policies and a range of other tools. You can get your PAM technology managed as a service or deploy it through the cloud. There’s also a fantastic central console where you can monitor all your security requirements.