Major Use Cases and Capabilities
Hackers and cyber criminals have long targeted unprotected privileged accounts as one of the easiest routes to get inside an organization. This remains the primary purpose of PAM and any platform must be capable of protecting privileged accounts from unauthorised access and stop criminals using privileged accounts as a steppingstone into networks and critical data.
Internal Risk Mitigation
Threats do not come from outside only. PAM also reduces the threat from insider attack and fraudulent behaviour by employees. It reduces the threat of user error such as unauthorized use of shared accounts or lost passwords. It will generate new passwords and rotate them when they are stolen or compromised, which these days could be as often as every week.