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Whitepaper
By Paul Fisher

Fast Access Management in the Hybrid Cloud for SMBs

Moving to the cloud sets new challenges for managing access to critical IT environments for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). These include managing access to multi-cloud services that are used on-demand but discarded when no longer needed, finding a scalable solution without big IT projects and costs, and managing administrative access with limited resources. At the same time, organizations must ensure subcontractors get the right level of privilege for the task at hand but don't walk away with access credentials. SMBs must also protect the company from privileged credential harvesting - now often automated - and demonstrate a solid audit trail if the SMB is accessing customer’s data. This KuppingerCole Whitepaper explores the various solutions for SMBs to overcome these challenges.
By Paul Fisher
pf@kuppingercole.com

Commissioned by SSH.COM

1 Introduction

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

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2 Highlights

  • Why the privileged access rules are different form larger enterprises?
  • Which solutions are viable because of project size and requirements and bud ...
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3 Getting the Right Solution for Your Organization

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

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4 How SMBs Differ from Enterprises

Apart from obvious differences in size, SMBs have specific operational demands and cost factors that will impact on IT investment decisions including ...

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5 Delivering PAM Solutions That Meet the Needs of the SMB

SMBs need easy to deploy and configure PAM solutions that can be integrated into existing infrastructures. The solutions also need to have lean foot ...

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6 SSH.COM and Its Approach to PAM for SMBs

SSH.COM is a security technology company based in Helsinki, Finland. It was founded in 1995 by Tatu Ylönen, the inventor of the Secure Shell protocol ...

As this Whitepaper makes clear compliance is important and SMBs need to know what users are doing with privilege accounts. Therefore, administrators o ...

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7 Recommendations

Privileged Account Management is highly recommended for smaller businesses. Many SMBs would discover, through a careful audit of data usage and access ...

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