BeyondTrust Offers A Modern Approach To PAM
The journey to Universal Privilege Management is customisable so organisations can quickly secure IT environments, reduce risk, and meet compliance mandates, said BeyondTrust.
The global player in Privileged Access Management (PAM) BeyondTrust has introduced a guide to its new Universal Privilege Management approach to PAM. This modern approach addresses the entire universe of privileges across organisations, which continues to grow with the expansion of cloud, internet-connected devices, dynamic DevOps, and more. The Universal Privilege Management model offers a holistic approach to securing every privileged user, session, and endpoint, guiding organisations along a journey that allows them to address critical risk areas and immediately begin shrinking the attack surface.
The new guide helps organisations map their own Universal Privilege Management journey to address a variety of PAM use cases. This approach allows users to select use cases that are most critical, then easily expand to implement a comprehensive PAM solution over time.
The benefits of BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Management approach include a number of aspects. It allows shrinking the attack surface and windows of exposure by enforcing true least privilege by controlling both time (the duration privileges are granted) and space (the privileges and access pathways).
It helps to monitor privileged user, session, and file activities for unauthorised access or changes that inappropriately effect the organisation’s sensitive data or normal business operations.
The approach analyses asset and user behaviour to detect suspicious or malicious activities to secure operations in accordance with security best practices and regulatory guidance. It adopts a low-impact approach for PAM across the entire enterprise, protecting privileges without obstructing productivity, while also unlocking risk-reducing synergies to minimise resource consumption.
It also implements seamless PAM integrations to other mission-critical security solutions (e.g. Identify Governance and Administration (IGA), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), IT Service Management (ITSM), etc.) to maximise value, streamline workflow, and reduce risk.
The BeyondTrust portfolio is an integrated solution that drastically reduces the attack surface and windows of exposure, while boosting business productivity. These solutions are all underpinned by BeyondInsight, the industry’s most innovative, comprehensive privileged access management platform that maximises visibility, simplifies deployment, automates tasks, improves security, and reduces privilege-related risks.
“Today’s challenge is managing the explosion of privileges across the enterprise, which is hard to do when the number of users who need privileges is growing rapidly,” said Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, BeyondTrust. “It’s more than managing passwords in a vault for a limited set of privileged users, which is no longer enough. Universal Privilege Management from BeyondTrust gives users absolute control over every privilege in their environment.