Commissioned by ARCON
1 Introduction / Executive Summary
PAM software and tools have traditionally been installed and run on-premises by the organization itself. In recent years, the growth in identities operating across cloud and digital services has seen vendors offering cloud-based PAM solutions to assist with this growing complexity and concomitant security challenge.
This experience in cloud-based platforms has led some vendors to offer complete PAM solutions that can be run as a service by Managed Service Providers, in order to protect existing services and client secrets. The advantage to MSP clients is that the heavy lifting of deploying a PAM solution falls to a third party, governed by strict contractual agreements. The result should be flexible, scalable and be automatically updated by the MSP. The security and compliance pressures on organizations is leading more to rely on MSPs for critical access and security functions to ensure business continuity.