CA Access Control Privileged User and Password Management is a solution which addresses a threat which virtually any organization today is facing: The risk of misuse of privileged accounts. Thus it is part of the PxM PxMmarket segment (with PxM being Privileged User/Account/Access/Identity Management, depending on the product specifics and the vendors marketing) within the IAM (Identity and Access Management) and broader IT Security market. The focus of PxM tools is to better manage and audit these accounts and thus mitigate the risks.
CA Access Control Privileged User and Password Management (CA Access Control PUPM) is one product in this category that provides a significantly rich feature set to address different requirements of PxM in a heterogeneous IT environment.
PxMA specific strength is the integration of this tool with other CA products, as well the other CA Access Control components such as tools like the CA Enterprise Log Manager or CA Service Desk. With this integration, CA has one of the strongest offerings in the PxM market as of now. Thus we strongly recommend including CA Access Control PUPM into evaluations of PxM solutions.