Gartner Features HelpSystems Solutions in Market Guide for Privileged Access Management
IBM i access management software provides granular control over user privileges
In early August, Gartner published its new Market Guide for Privileged Access Management and HelpSystems made the list. The guide identifies tools on the market for managing privileges user access and analyzes common approaches privileged access management (PAM) tools use to bolster cybersecurity.
Authority Broker from HelpSystems is an IBM i solution for privilege elevation and delegation management, a strategy that allows businesses to control user access at a granular level. This approach stands in contrast to the always-on user privileges employed in privileged account and session management solutions.
Privileged Access Management Software Support Cybersecurity and Compliance Efforts
According to Gartner analysts Felix Gaehtgens and Anmol Singh, cybersecurity and IT professionals look to PAM solutions to prevent data breaches and insider threats. These tools enhance data protection by controlling which users can access private information and creating accountability by auditing and monitoring privileged access.
Compliance mandates also drive adoption of PAM tools. Most major compliance mandates require organizations to monitor and restrict which users can access sensitive data, like payment card information for PCI DSS or healthcare information for HIPAA.
Considerations for Implementing PAM Solutions
The Gartner analysts note that some business deploy PAM software but fail to see the expected value because of political and cultural issues within the organization. With this in mind, they recommend involving system and network administrators in the vendor selection process early. A successful implementation is unlikely without buy-in from these team members.
Another recommendation: don’t buy too many tools at once. It might be tempting to deploy multiple types of PAM tools to cover all the bases, but this tactic often leaves businesses with an expensive collection of shelfware. The two types of PAM software described in the Gartner guide— privilege elevation and delegation management and privileged account and session management—can complement each other, but rolling out both at the same time is difficult. Start with one solution before implementing another.
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