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BeyondTrust
Almost every cyberattack today involves privileged access and identities, either to gain initial access or to move laterally within an environment - and the stakes are higher than ever. We are focused on addressing the most urgent cybersecurity challenges, including zero trust, ransomware, vendor and employee remote access, cloud security, as well as compliance and cyber insurance requirements. Our vision is a world where identities and access are protected from cyberthreats. We are focused on addressing the most urgent cybersecurity challenges, including zero trust, ransomware, vendor and employee remote access, and cloud security. Our innovative solution portfolio protects all identities, access, and endpoints across your entire environment. Our integrated platform delivers fast time-to-value with solutions that are not only simple to deploy but which also enable a superior user experience.
Why worth watching
BeyondTrust PAM can be deployed in the on cloud, as hybrid and on-premises.
Wallix
Based in France, WALLIX provides WALLIX PAM4ALL as its primary PAM product in the market. At the core is password management, session management and access management with built-in access request and approval capabilities.
Why worth watching
Sensibly, WALLIX has identified CIEM functionality scope as strategic initiative to explore in 2023, to expand deeper into identity security posture management controls like governance of entitlements, identity analytics as well as PAM and IGA process integrations.
ARCON
Founded in 2006 and based in Mumbai (India), ARCON offers its Privilege Account Management Suite to manage privileged access across various delivery models. ARCON takes a reliable modular approach to PAM, and software is offered in software, virtual and physical appliances, and PAM as a Service (PAMaaS) option.
Why worth watching
ARCON has launched a new design for its administrative console and this all modules will be migrated to this new design theme. The theme is carefully designed to meet the standard requirement of WCAG Standards
Axidian
Axidian is a global IT security vendor with a corporate center located in Dubai, UAE, and branches in Lithuania and Singapore. We provide authentication, comprehensive access management, privileged access management (PAM), public key infrastructure (PKI) management and identity threat detection and response solutions. Axidian is where security finds its Axis.
Why worth watching
There is Device Discovery - search in the AD/LDAP and import a list of target resources into PAM, and Account Discovery with ability to import privileged accounts into Indeed PAM.
Bravura Security (formerly Hitachi ID)
Bravura Security was formerly known as Hitachi ID Systems, Inc until a very recent acquisition by the Canadian investment specialists Volaris Group. Bravura Security Privilege is part of the Bravura Security Fabric product group that also includes Bravura Pass, Bravura Identity and Bravura Safe.
Why worth watching
Buyers can mix and match modules to tailor a solution to fit the needs of their organization as all are fully compatible.
Broadcom
Broadcom has introduced light-weight desktop agent that allows users to connect to target systems using privileged account without having to log into the PAM user interface directly. Users can use their own tools for connecting and PAM will manage the credentials behind the scenes.
Why worth watching
Broadcom has now rationalized all its identity products into the Identity Management Security Division of Broadcom Software, including its PAM platform marketed as Symantec PAM.
CyberArk
Having been in the market since 1999, CyberArk has established itself as a leader in Identity Security. CyberArk helps companies protect their highest-value information assets, infrastructure, identities, and applications. Headquartered in Israel and the US, CyberArk has offices in the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, and Singapore and serves customers in more than 65 countries. Since the acquisition of Idaptive in May 2020, a spin-off of Centrify, the company has continued to add technical functionalities to its broad suite of products in response to changing market demands.
Why worth watching
CyberArk Identity offers an advanced and scalable solution for continuous passwordless authentication with minimal interference to the end users. Moreover, the solution has deep integration with CyberArk PAM which allows customers to get the platform offering when they use CyberArk for PAM, IAM, and passwordless authentication.
Delinea
The deadline is the brand for the merged entities of Thycotic and Centrify, and is now based in Redwood City, California. After a period of consolidation in the business, the company has restructured its PAM line up relative to the strengths of former Centrify and Thycotic software to eradicate capability overlap and play to strengths.
Why worth watching
The full line up of Delinea’s products and services is now listed as follows: Delinea Secret Server, Delinea Server Suite, Delinea Cloud Suite, Delinea Privilege Manager, Delinea DevOps Secrets Vault, Delinea Account Lifecycle Manager Delinea Privileged Behavior Analytics, Delinea Connection Manager. All are available for On Premises or SaaS deployment and management except for DevOps Secrets Vault (SaaS only). As part of the continuing licensing deal with IBM, Delinea Secret Server, Privilege Manager, Server Suite, DevOps Secrets Vault, Account Lifecycle Manager and Connections Manager are also available packaged through IBM Security Services. Cloud hosted offerings such as Secret Server Cloud feature automated capacity management to scale available resources according to demand.
Devolution
Founded in 2010, Canadian firm Devolutions started with its Remote Desktop Manager product aimed at SMBs. It has since added PAM capabilities to its portfolio with the Devolutions Server There is also the Devolutions Password Hub, a password manager also aimed at smaller businesses and Devolutions Gateway for JIT access to internal or external segmented networks. All three products can integrate with each other depending on need.
Why worth watching
While still very much a lean SMB PAM platform, deployment has been simplified in the last 12 months and there is good flexibility available in the capabilities that buyers can choose, especially when partnered with other Devolutions software.
EKRAN
Ekran System is based in Newport Beach, California and specializes in User and Identity Management solutions. Ekran System also provides a PAM solution within a single endpoint agent. This includes privileged access and session management via a jump box, password management, request access workflow and two-factor authentication. It supports both cloud and on-premises deployments.
Why worth watching
Ekran has been busy adding much needed improvements to its platform and it now is a much stronger player which adds capabilities to its existing strengths of good design, simplicity, and ease of use.
empowerID
Based in Ohio (US), EmpowerID offers several products within its broader IAM portfolio, including EmpowerID Privileged Access Management (PAM). All applications within the portfolio run as SaaS, and EmpowerID software offers fully managed services. The only on-prime component is Cloud gateway on Win 10/11 - this creates the credentials and keys.
Why worth watching
The dashboard at the heart of EmpowerID is comprehensive in scope and does more than just open access to cloud services.
FUDO Security
Fudo Security, with offices in California and Poland was founded in 2004. It offers Fudo PAM as its primary PAM product in the market. Fudo Security is used across the North America, Europe. Asia and Middle East markets.
Why worth watching
Fudo Security has used AI used to detect biometric anomalies such as unusual mouse or typing movements within the CLI or dashboard components. The use of Machine Learning has been enhanced further with new PUBA capabilities. Fudo's latest release enables existing systems to build users and system usage profiles based on continuous analysis of behaviour patterns and anomalies.
Heimdal Security
Heimdal is a security vendor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It sells various security software products including this PAM tool which focuses on endpoint privileged session management and escalation. It has two cloud-based components, Heimdal Dashboard and Heimdal Agent both compatible with Azure.
Why worth watching
Some interesting capabilities have been added to the mix. A "PAM Compliance" view available from a tab gives some insight into user behaviour such as elevations (a kind of micro PUBA) and the AD Groups the user belongs to.
imprivata
Imprivata is a US based identity management company that is widely known in the healthcare sector. It boosted its expertise in PAM through the acquisition of Xton in 2021. The Imprivata Privileged Access Management solution is agentless and supports RDP, SSH and HTTP(s) proxies and HTML 5 that can record sessions, keystrokes, and file transfers.
Why worth watching
Imprivata PAM provides a web-based, password vault with accounts discovery, shared account password management and privileged session management capabilities, including password rotation, access request workflows and session and keystroke recording with playback. Credentials never leave the vault, and the solution also supports Just-in Time (JIT) provisioning.
Kron
Based in Turkey, Krontech is an arm of Kron, a technology firm firm publicly listed on the Istanbul stock exchange. Krontech offers the Single Connect PAM suite which comprises eight modules to manage aspects of privileged access.
Why worth watching
The Data Access Manager supports video recording and can enforce policy at the query level.
ManageEngine
Headquartered in Pleasanton, US, ManageEngine is a part of the India-based Zoho Corporation founded in 1996. PAM360 is the company's main modular offering to the PAM market and offers key functionalities in an integrated fashion.
Why worth watching
ManageEngine makes a play of its "smart" workflow automation and there is credibility to this with integration with Automation Anywhere and integration with ITSM ticketing systems such as ServiceDesk Plus and Service Now.
Micro Focus
Micro Focus, founded in 1976, has many solutions for organizations looking to transform operations and infrastructures. It markets its PAM platform under the NetIQ brand, a former acquisition, and now part of the company's CyberRes security portfolio.
Why worth watching
Administrators can configure privileged access permissions in a simpler, easier, and more meaningful way with Access Control, the latest policy engine.
Netwrix
Netwrix was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. Having acquired Stealthbits in 2021 it has now fully rebranded its PAM platform as Netwrix SbPAM.
Why worth watching
Netwrix has made some technical enhancements of note: Security OpenID Connect and SAML 2.0 authentication, scheduled password rotation for all supported platforms and a browser extension for Chrome and Edge for improved web session recording.
One Identity
California-based One Identity, a Quest Software business, specializes in IAM solutions and offers a range of products that fulfil the fundamentals of PAM. In addition, the company provides additional PAM capabilities for Unix/Linux AD bridging and privilege delegation. One Identity Safeguard is now a component of the One Identity Unified Identity Security Platform into which was recently added the OneLogin authentication suite.
Why worth watching
In a more specialized and welcome move, the Safeguard DevOps Service tool has been added which is a fully containerized service that brings a native level of connectivity from the Safeguard Vault to DevOps tools and environments.
Remediant
Remediant was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco. Its SecureONE product has agent-less and vault-less technology at the core of the PAM platform that provides JIT access for all privileged accounts, abolishes shared accounts altogether, and stores no credentials at all.
Why worth watching
Remediant now offers two deployment options. The existing virtual appliance method that deploys 1-3 virtual appliances in the customer environment in a clustered configuration. This deployment mechanism offers HA and DR with flexible RTO and RPOs. For the SaaS offering, the customer can deploy several sensors (small virtual machines) in various environments.
Saviynt
Saviynt is a US based company founded in 2010 that specializes in IGA and Identity solutions. It recently entered the PAM market with a SaaS cloud solution. Saviynt does provide a vault by default, but also allows customers to choose their own provide a vault allowing customers to choose their own. This allows customers to use existing including HashiCorp or Fortanix and other vault solutions with the Saviynt and the platform enables just-in-time access, role-based elevation, requests/approvals, ownership, succession management, workflows and governance.
Why worth watching
The web-based interface is designed to be user -centric and in this the company has succeeded in creating a very clean and simple interface. It is a bold move to create a PAM solution that runs only as a service.
Sectona
Founded in 2017, Mumbai (India) based Sectona offers four modules that cover basic PAM, Endpoint Privilege Management (EPM), Privileged Access Governance (PAG) plus DevOps Secrets Management.
Why worth watching
A highlight of the platform is Session Risk Scoring for threat analysis which gives an at-a-glance view of performance against pre-existing security and data theft categories. Risk alerts can be set for immediate notice of suspicious activities.
Senhasegura
Senhasegura now has multiple modules available, and presents comprehensive PAM capabilities. Senhasegura PAM is built over 15 tightly integrated functional components and is available = as SaaS, on private and public cloud or in virtual or hardware appliance delivery formats.
Why worth watching
More developer focused tools are coming automation of scripts making integration with pipeline workflows much simpler through wizards, and a secret less option for the Senhasegura agent that will make it possible for applications to get authenticated without requesting passwords or secrets.
SSH
Based in Helsinki, Finland, SSH offers PrivX as its primary product for the PAM market. PrivX offers an alternative to traditional account & password management methodologies.
Why worth watching
Users can view a list of resources based on role memberships and select targets accordingly. User & Group information is automatically synchronized through seamless IGA/IDM integration capabilities.
Systancia
Systancia is a software vendor specializing in secure remote access and workspace solutions based in France Systancia has several workplace and application virtualization tools. As part of this it offers the Cleanroom platform, which it developed as a PAM offering to the market. Systancia can now combine ZTNA and PAM within the same platform, as an extension to each other. It is available on-premises or as a service in four product lines: Systancia Cleanroom Session, Systancia Cleanroom Desk, Systancia Cleanroom Session Service and Systancia Cleanroom Desk Service.
Why worth watching
Since 2021, Systancia has made some solid capability and functional improvements to Cleanroom. Cleanroom Desktop Session with new support for FIDO 2 USB keys.