Solutions Review’s listing of the best privileged access management tools is a mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the privileged access management products listed here based on each solution’s Authority Score, a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites, and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.
The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential privileged access management vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. Privileged Access remains a sore attack vector for enterprises of all sizes, and only with the capabilities provided by a dedicated solution can enterprises hope to stand a chance.
With that in mind, here are our picks for best privileged access management tools. Please note, the entries are listed alphabetically and this list was composed prior to the completion of the Centrify-Thycotic merger.
Privileged Access Management Tools: Best of 2021 and Beyond
In 2019, BeyondTrust enhanced its privileged access protections and received attention from KuppingerCole. In 2020, it appeared as a Leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for PAM. In 2021, it was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management.
Broadcom offers the Layer7 Privileged Access Management. Layer7 Privileged Access Management controls privileged access across all IT resources, including in the cloud. Broadcom appeared in the KuppingerCole 2020 Leadership Compass as a Leader and in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant as a Niche Player.
Centrify appeared in the KuppingerCole Privileged Access Management Leadership Compass in 2019 and in 2020. Additionally, it received attention in The Forrester Wave: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 2018; it was named a Leader. During RSA 2020, it received an award for “Cutting Edge Privileged Account Security” from Cyber Defense Magazine. In the Gartner 2021 Privileged Access Management Magic Quadrant, it received the title of Leader.
In 2020, CyberArk acquired IDaaS provider Idaptive. Additionally, it appeared as a Leader in the 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management. Also, it received a Leader title in the 2018 Forrester Wave Report for Privileged Identity Management and the 2021 Gartner PAM Magic Quadrant. Key components of CyberArk’s PASS solution include an SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, and Endpoint Privilege Manager.
Devolutions appeared in the KuppingerCole Pam Leadership Compass for 2020; it received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management. Users describe Devolutions’ solutions as user-friendly and praise its cloud-based deployment. Devolutions announced the Devolutions Password Server for SMBs privileged access management earlier in 2020. Its Password Server itself is a full-featured shared account and password management solution.
Ekran System’s solution serves to enhance third-party vendor management, remote and on-site employee control, and other security tasks. It offers lightweight software agents for all kinds of endpoints, supporting any access scheme and network architecture, including hybrid. Agents combine access management functionality with comprehensive activity monitoring, recording, and alerting and enable essential incident response capabilities.
ManageEngine appeared in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for 2020. ManageEngine’s discovery engine is capable of discovering and enumerating Windows local and domain accounts on the enterprise network, virtual environment, and on Linux devices with equal efficiency. Overall its implementation is described as easy and the solution as having a strong feature set.
Micro Focus owns the NetIQ identity and access management suite, a highly scalable set of solutions including PAM. Recently, it appeared in the 2019 and 2020 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management. Micro Focus’s NetIQ Change Guardian can monitor critical files, systems, and applications in real-time to detect unauthorized privileged activity.
The Privileged Password Manager offered by One Identity provides session management features, as well as an active directory bridge between different operating systems across the enterprise network. One Identity appeared in the KuppingerCole PAM Leadership Compass for both 2019 and 2020 as a Leader. Additionally, it appeared in the Gartner 2021 Privileged Access Management Magic Quadrant as a Leader.
Remediant received praise in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management 2020. CRN named Remediant to its 2021 Emerging Vendors list in the Security category, and it received an Honorable Mention in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021.
Thycotic was named a Leader in Privileged Identity by Forrester Research, in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass, and the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant. In 2020, Thycotic acquired Onion ID. Thycotic customers describe it as responsive to user needs and knowledgeable in management support. Its least privileged policies are designed to avoid interfering with administrator and employee productivity and user experience.
Xton Technologies’ express goal is to provide simple and affordable PAM software to enterprises. Their XT Access Manager Solution offers multifactor authentication controls, can store and share security keys with users and superusers, delegate the execution of privileged commands, and lockdown privileged accounts with suspicious activity. Xton received an Honorable Mention from Gartner this year.
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