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Best Practices for Privileged Access Management Through the Four Pillars of PAM

Published: 28 January 2019

ID: G00376315

Analyst(s): Michael Kelley , Felix Gaehtgens


Managing privileged access risk is virtually impossible without specialized PAM tools. However, security and risk management leaders responsible for identity and access management must build a mature PAM practice that focuses on people and processes before making technology purchasing decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Pillar No. 1: Track and Secure Every Privileged Account
  • Pillar No. 2: Govern and Control Access
  • Pillar No. 3: Record and Audit Privileged Activity
  • Pillar No. 4: Operationalize Privileged Tasks

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