Gartner Research

Architecting Privileged Access Management for Cyber Defense

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00342713

Analyst(s): Homan Farahmand

Summary

The privileged access threat landscape is growing with a higher risk of enabling cyberattacks and severe consequences. Technical professionals must architect privileged access control capabilities to defend against exploitation scenarios and to resist advance persistent attacks.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • PAM Controls Map and Solutions
  • PAM Controls Coverage
  • PAM Controls Maturity
  • PAM Controls Design Principle and Requirements
    • Least Privilege Design Principle
    • Key Requirements
  • PAM Solutions Capabilities
    • Privileged Access Governance
    • Privileged Account Discovery and Onboarding
    • Privileged Credential Protection
    • Privileged Access Elevation and Delegation
    • Privileged Access Session Recording and Monitoring
    • Privileged Access Logging and Audit
    • Privileged Threat Analytics
    • Privileged Access Threat and Event Response
    • Privileged Access Recovery
  • PAM Solutions Market
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • PAM Solutions Key Architecture Approaches
    • Architecture Approaches for Privileged Access Governance
    • Architecture Approach for Account Discovery and Onboarding
    • Architecture Approach for Protecting Shared Accounts
    • Architecture Approach for Managing Application-to-Application Authentication
    • Architecture Approach for Elevating and Delegating Privilege
    • Architecture Approach for Session Recording and Monitoring
    • Architecture Approach for Privileged Access Logging and Audit
  • PAM Controls Emerging Coverage Environments
    • PAM for Cloud Service Infrastructure
    • PAM for Containers and Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • PAM for DevSecOps Pipelines
    • PAM for Robotic Process Automation
    • PAM for the Internet of Things
  • PAM Controls Technical Considerations
    • Break-Glass Deployment Considerations
    • Password Rotation Deployment Considerations

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