Gartner Research

IAM Leaders’ Guide to Privileged Access Management

Published: 18 July 2019

ID: G00389808

Analyst(s): Abhyuday Data , Michael Kelley , Felix Gaehtgens


Privileged, administrative or excessively empowered accounts within an organization remain one of the primary targets of attackers and are often responsible for significant breaches. Security and risk management leaders should use PAM tools to appropriately manage and monitor privileged access.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • PAM Versus Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) Tools Versus Access Management (AM) Tools
    • PAM Tools Landscape
    • Using PAM to Manage Privileged Accounts for Software, and Other Credentials
    • Securing Third-Party External Privileged Access Through PAM
    • Higher-Trust Authentication Methods for PAM
    • DevOps/DevSecOps Support Through PAM
    • PAM for Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems
    • Controlled Privileged Access in and for the Cloud
    • Attaining PAM Maturity
    • Professional Services for PAM

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