KuppingerCole Report
By Paul Fisher

Privileged Access Management Solutions for Agile, Multi-Cloud and DevOps Environments

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an important area of risk management and security for any organization. Privileged accounts have traditionally been given to administrators to access critical data and applications. But changing business practices and upgrades to IT including cloud and other trends has meant that users of privileged accounts have become more numerous and widespread. An area in sharp focus is agile development teams such as DevOps and others that need secure access to privileged resources in the cloud; support for these has become essential to many organizations. Such teams need rapid access to privileged accounts, credentials and protected data, and PAM vendors are responding to this demand.
By Paul Fisher

Commissioned by SSH.COM

1 Introduction

Today's organizations need to deliver new services and applications as they modernize operations and upgrade IT infrastructure. Unlike in previous gen ...

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2 Highlights

  • Conventional PAM solutions for securing DevOps and other agile environments impede the process of collaboration, sharing and trust and hinder busine ...
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3 DevOps challenges for PAM

Privileged Access Management solutions have evolved from platforms designed mostly to protect and manage privileged accounts traditionally accessed by ...

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4 Finding the right PAM platform for agile teams using multi-cloud environments

The demands of agile teams are different from conventional IT environments and they are voracious users of privileged accounts to access high value di ...

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5 Cloud-based challenges for agile teams using privileged access

Teams involved in agile projects of all kinds will also need access to resources and increasingly these are accessed to and from cloud and multi-cloud ...

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6 SSH.COM PrivX for hybrid environments

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 ...

While Just in Time and ephemeral access is ideal for DevOps end goal of rapidly deploying code and building applications, managers must ensure that co ...

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7 Recommendations

Even if we lived in a world without cyber-attacks, the efficiency, and operational benefits that a well set up PAM solution delivers should be attract ...

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