I work for a large computer software company and I am currently researching PAM solutions.
Which solution do you prefer: ARCON Privileged Access Management or Microsoft PAM? What are the pros and cons of each solution?
Thank you for your help.
Hello Siby, I suggest looking for PAM-leading solutions, both solutions you have mentioned are not recommended, Microsoft doesn't have a PAM solution and Arcon won't fulfill the local compliance requirements like NESA, etc.... check solutions that are leading in the PAM area.
I am the Associate VP and Cyber Security Specialist at a large bank.
I am researching PAM tools. These are our requirements for the PAM tool needed:
- Privileged Access Governance and Administrative
- Privileged Accounts Discovery and Management
- Privileged Credentials Management
- Privileged Session Management
- Privileged Access Logging, Reporting, and Audit
Hello Avinash, it all depends on the timeline and urgency of the project. If you need to deploy a PAM tool that focuses on standing privileges, stopping lateral movement, and incorporating Zero Standing Privileges as part of Zero Trust, then please consider looking at Remediant. I've worked for BeyondTrust and have gone up against the other big players such as Delinea, Centrify, CyberArk, and HashiCorp. They more or less all offer similar solutions, but looking at your current requirements, Remediant really excels in delivering a simple, yet very effective tool in a matter of days and weeks, not months and years.
Based on your extensive list of requirements, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager appears to align well with your needs due to its comprehensive feature set, strong security controls, integration capabilities, and advanced analytics for privileged access. However, it's important to conduct in-depth evaluations, demos, and discussions with each vendor to ensure that the chosen tool meets all your specific needs and integrates seamlessly into your existing infrastructure.
However, I recommend visiting the official website of Broadcom (the company that acquired Symantec's enterprise security business) or contacting their sales representatives to get the most up-to-date information about their PAM solutions, including any rebranding or changes that may have occurred.
When evaluating any PAM solution, it's essential to consider factors such as security, integration capabilities, ease of use, vendor support, scalability, and alignment with your organization's specific needs and compliance requirements. It's also a good practice to request demonstrations, proofs of concept, and references from vendors to ensure that the solution meets your expectations.
Remember to involve key stakeholders, such as IT, security, compliance, and management teams, in the decision-making process to ensure alignment with organizational goals and requirements.
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As a cybersecurity professional, I would NEVER outsource a PAM solution anywhere outside of my company, no matter how beneficiary it could look at a first sight. In the end, it can cost you everything.
What is Privileged Account Management (PAM)?
Privileged account management can be defined as managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
A privileged user is someone who has administrative access to critical systems. For instance, anyone who can set up and delete user accounts and roles on your Oracle database is a privileged user.