KuppingerCole Report
By Matthias Reinwarth

PATECCO Privileged Access Management Services

Privilege Management is the set of critical cybersecurity controls that deal with the management of security risks associated with privileged access in an organization. Maintaining control over privileged users, extended privileges and shared accounts demands for a well-integrated solution, consisting of risk mitigation, well-defined processes und well-executed implementation.

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1 Introduction

Traditionally, the management of identities and their access to IT systems within an organization have been split up within different disciplines. Bus ...

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2 Highlights

  • Provides the KuppingerCole definition of Privileged Access Management.
  • Shows the integration of Privileged Access Management into an overall IAM a ...
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3 Approaching Privileged Access Management from an Architechture Perspective

Privileged Access Management tools are designed to address scenarios such as use of shared accounts, monitoring of privileged activities and controlle ...

The building blocks are categorized as

  • indispensable (Core IAM),
  • complementary (Extended IAM) and
  • peripheral (Adjacent Areas of IT),

w ...

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4 Privileged Access Management Solution: Functionalities and Capabilities

Privileged Access Management represents the set of critical cybersecurity controls that address the security risks associated with privileged users an ...

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4.1 Basic and advanced PAM capabilites

Core functionalities of PAM tools include

  • Credential vaulting
    Technology and processes for the secure, audited storage of and access to passwords ...
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4.2 Building blocks for PAM deployments

The following technologies and tools are important building blocks of today’s Privileged Access Management solutions. Depending on individual requir ...

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4.3 Defining individual PAM landscapes

Regardless of the tool decision, the most important points are that Privilege Management is not mainly seen as a technical issue and that the customer ...

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5 PATECCO Services for implementing Privileged Access Management solutions

Access to the resources and competencies of an experienced service provider can accelerate the implementation of a PAM project and its integration int ...

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5.1 Gathering requirements

Being vendor neutral, PATECCO is in a good position to assist customers in shaping and scoping the overall PAM target landscape. Selecting the appropr ...

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5.2 Identity Consolidation

The management of privileged identities and their access to critical systems only makes sense if all identities that are to be managed are unambiguous ...

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5.3 Privileged Access Request

The central challenge for any privileged access management system is the use of a (minimum) four-eyes principle that uniquely identifies the requestor ...

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5.4 Super User Privilege Management (SUPM)

PATECCO calls the ability to enable a "least privilege" access model for authorized users via authorization extension tools SUPM, Super User Privilege ...

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5.5 Shared Account Password Management (SAPM)

When implementing PAM projects, PATECCO puts great emphasis on the protection of the assets of the respective organization. Shared accounts ought to b ...

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5.6 Application to Application Password Management (AAPM)

A key design deficiency in programs that require automated access to critical systems (such as provisioning systems or other programs that use service ...

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5.7 Summary of PATECCO Services for PAM implementation

PATECCO acts as a vendor neutral provider of value-added services and implements PAM solutions deploying products of market-leading PAM vendors, inclu ...

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6 Recommendations

Privileged Access Management has grown from a merely basic and security discipline of limited scope to an important component in both IAM and enterpri ...

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