An Integrated Approach Identity and Access Management and Privileged Access Management

Identity and access management (IAM) plays a critical role in an organization’s IT security strategy. As organizations grow, so do the number of applications, servers, and databases used. Access to the organization’s resources is typically managed through IAM solutions, which offer capabilities like single sign-on, provisioning, user management, access control, and governance. But securing an organizations’ sensitive data and applications requires more. Provisioned users, regardless of privileges, can leave an organization exposed if activity of their usage is not monitored and documented properly.

IAM solutions help IT teams answer ‘Who has access to what?’ But, in order to achieve complete user visibility, privileged access management solutions address the remaining questions: ‘Is that access appropriate?’ and ‘Is that access being used appropriately?’