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By Paul Fisher

Privileged Access Management requirements for Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB)

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is fast becoming one of the most important areas of Identity and Access Management (IAM). Privileged accounts are given to admins and other users within an organization to access critical data and applications. However, if these are not managed securely, SMBs can find themselves having accounts still open for people who have left or for people who no longer need access or simply giving too many people privileged accounts. Criminals and hackers are becoming more adept at stealing and using credentials for privileged accounts. To reduce this risk, and uphold GRC obligations within an organization, a suitable PAM solution is needed to manage these security challenges.
By Paul Fisher
pf@kuppingercole.com

1 Introduction

The pressure on organizations to transform and digitize to create new products and services has meant different processes and technologies are enterin ...

The modern infrastructure therefore requires access be granted to data and IT services to a wide variety and increasing number of stakeholders. These ...

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2 Highlights

  • Shows why Privileged Account Management (PAM) should be considered by SMBs
  • Looks at how digital transformation is impacting on SMBs and presenting ...
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3 Why SMBs need a PAM solution

SMBs should not think that PAM is only for larger organizations. Even those that may consider their data may not be of interest to criminals or hacker ...

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4 Choosing the right PAM for SMBs: key capabilities and functionalities

The key to choosing the right PAM solution is to consider needs, budgets of the organization and match to features available from the vendor. Not all ...

A solution that fulfills these will provide a first line of defence against the threats mentioned earlier. However, while SMBs may share similar chara ...

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5 Running PAM for SMBs: deployment, organization and operation lifecycle

Deciding on a PAM solution is only a start. SMBs need to apply correct lifecycle management to the solution to ensure that it remains fit for purpose ...

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6 The Devolutions approach to PAM for SMBs

Devolutions offers a PAM solution that is targeted at SMBs that aims to offer the best of enterprise level solutions with an ease of use favored by sm ...

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7 Recommendations

Privileged Account Management is highly recommended for SMBs even if they currently feel they are not big enough or do not yet process the kind of dat ...

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KuppingerCole Analysts, founded in 2004, is a global analyst company headquartered in Europe focusing on Information Security and Identity and Access Management (IAM). KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, outstanding practical relevance, and a vendor-neutral view on the information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance & Auditing Tools, Cloud and Virtualization Security, Information Protection, Mobile as well as Software Security, System and Network Security, Security Monitoring, Analytics & Reporting, Governance, and Organization & Policies.

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