This Leadership Compass provides an overview and analysis of the Privilege Management market segment, sometimes referred to as Privileged Identity Management, Privileged Account Management, etc. Technologies typically support Privilege Management as a password repository approach (commonly called “vault”), with some form of proxy/gateway to record RDP Sessions, while logging key strokes for SSH based connections. This approach is regarded as standard, but we are now seeing many vendors being more innovative, on one hand due to the migration towards the new platforms (Cloud, Mobile, Social) which requires privilege management for many more environments, and on the other due to the emerging challenges regarding Privileged Access that require more than just managing passwords.
The entire market segment is still evolving rapidly and we expect to see more changes within the next few years. However, given the surging demand of businesses, organizations now have to start with implementing a standard infrastructure for Privilege Management. This