The 10 Best Privileged Access Management Platforms of 2018

The 10 Best Privileged Access Management Platforms of 2018

One of the greatest challenges in traditional modern identity and access management for employers is protecting their privileged users’ credentials. Privileged users can access your enterprise’s proprietary data in a way that hackers can only dream of…and thus they are the most frequent target of threat actors. In fact, over 80% of external cyber attacks involved weak or stolen privileged credentials. Furthermore, if the privileged users have access to assets outside their job responsibilities, the consequences of a stolen password could be even more disastrous. These concerns don’t even cover insider threats, which can be magnified by privileged users.

Privileged access management platforms can help your enterprise protect both your privileged users and your most valuable digital assets and databases. But privileged access management platforms can be difficult to deploy, maintain, and manage—and may be challenging to replace if your first choice of PAM solution isn’t the right fit. To help your enterprise make the right choice the first time around, Solutions Review presents the 10 best privileged access management platforms of 2018, listed in no particular order:   

BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust privileged access management platformsBeyondTrust offers customizable privileged session management capabilities, which can provide companies with a versatile solution. It is ideal for companies with many different operating systems in their network and therefore mobile workforces.

CA Technologies

CA Technologies privileged access management platformsCA Technologies’ global footprint and support infrastructure make it ideal for multinational organizations looking for a scalable solution for large deployments. It accommodates most endpoints and integrates with IGA, SIEM, and Security Analytics solutions.

Centrify

Centrify privileged access management platformsCentrify’s suite of IDaaS offerings and integration capabilities makes the company a strong choice for organizations with hybrid IT environments looking to simplify IAM and PAM simultaneously. SMBs will find the solution lightweight and well-suited to their mobile endpoints’ security.

SecureAuth + Core Security

SecureAuth +Core Security privileged access management platformsSince their merger into a single entity SecureAuth + Core Security has focused their privileged access management platforms on larger enterprises. Their solution is widely utilized in highly-regulated industries and should be considered for enterprises operating in industries operating in fields such as healthcare, banking, and natural resources.

CyberArk

CyberArk privileged access management platformsCyberArk offers strong capabilities in intuitive privileged access management platforms. Customers praise them for their excellent technical support, their proactive assistance, and their mitigation of privileged account risks. Many customers say they possess strong password vaulting capabilities.   

Bomgar

Bomgar privileged access management platformsBomgar recently purchased long-time privileged access management platforms provider Lieberman Software. Customer praise Bomgar’s remote support capabilities, speed of deployment, and simple integration. Their two-factor authentication is singled out for praise by their customers.       

ManageEngine

ManageEngine privileged access management platformsManageEngine offers their Password Manager Pro, a solution best suited to small to mid-sized businesses. It is reportedly easy to install and configure, relieving the burden on enterprise’s IT helpdesks. Overall its implementation is described as easy and the solution as having a strong feature set.        

One Identity

One Identity privileged access management platformsOne Identity’s privileged access management platforms are ideal for organizations focused on the password management side of PAM. One Identity is offered in 13 languages and enjoys a strong popularity in overseas markets. Its broad international support makes the company’s solution particularly attractive to global enterprises

Thycotic

thycotic privileged access management platformsThycotic’s quick deployment times and strong capabilities in basic password management make it a good solution for small to mid-sized businesses looking for a no-frills password management tool. They are described as responsive to customer needs and very knowledgeable in their support.  Their deployment and implementation are described as easy.

Xton Technologies

Xton Technologies privileged access management platformsXton Access Manager is deliberately designed to be an affordable enterprise-class PAM solution that is easy to install and use. Companies of all sizes that want a PAM solution without complex implementation, configuration and ongoing maintenance may want to consider Xton Access Manager.

 

Ben Canner

Ben Canner is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He previously worked as a corporate blogger and ghost writer. You can reach him via Twitter and LinkedIn.
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