Privileged credential is always the critical IT asset for an organization. Studies show that majority of data breaches reported today are related to compromised credentials. Password is always the hacker’s best friend. Hackers may take times to crack the password, depending on its complexity and algorithm. But, the fact is that, once compromised, they could access your network and critical data freely. Without proper control in place, organizations are exposed to high risk of attack surface.
Those who have the system administrator’s accounts, including vendors that need access have the “keys to the kingdom”. PAM solution can manage such privileged users, provide login on behalf of users, with full recording of their activities for auditing.