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Best Privileged Access Management Software

Privileged access management (PAM) software allows administrators to control an employee or business partner’s access to sensitive information and applications. This allows businesses to gain greater control over who is able to enter networks, utilize applications, and view sensitive data. These solutions provide an identity to each individual user with a set of permissions for account access. PAM tools often provide identity lifecycle management features to create, edit, and eliminate a user’s privileged access permissions. These tools improve data security and simplify identity management for businesses.

There is some crossover between PAM solutions and customer identity and access management (CIAM) tools. PAM offerings are more geared toward internal employee permissions and business-to-business relations. CIAM solutions, on the other hand, help companies create consumer identities and control customer access capabilities.

To qualify for inclusion in the Privileged Access Management category, a product must:

  • Allow administrators to create and provision privileged access accounts
  • Provide identity lifecycle management features
  • Monitor privileged access behaviors
  • Record historical privileged access
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    AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.

    Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups and help secure access to applications including Microsoft online services like Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications.

    OneLogin simplifies identity management with secure, one-click access, for employees, customers and partners, through all device types, to all enterprise cloud and on-premises applications. OneLogin enables IT identity policy enforcement, and instantly disables app access for employees who leave or change roles in real time by removing them from Active Directory. Take control over application access, quickly on- and off-board team members, and provide end users with easy access to all their apps on every device. Extend your on-premises security model to the cloud in minutes. Eliminate the pain and expense of extensive identity policy management. OneLogin reduces identity infrastructure costs and complex integration project for each new app and efficiently extends identity policy to the cloud. OneLogin eliminates the need for lengthy integration and provisioning projects, manual de-provisioning, protracted on- and off-boarding processes, username and password resets, and Shadow IT policing.

    JumpCloud's Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) is the single point of authority to authenticate, authorize, and manage the identities of a business’s employees and the systems and IT resources they need access to. DaaS securely connects employees with systems, applications, and other resources through a single unified cloud-based directory, replacing the need for on premise solutions such as Active Directory® and LDAP. JumpCloud supports all major OS platforms and is designed to control and manage user access to both internal and external IT resources such as servers and applications.

    Salesforce App Cloud provides an out-of-the-box identity solution using open standards, including SAML, OpenID Connect, OAuth, and SCIM. Now IT can manage apps, users, and data sharing with simplicity and transparency.

    AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle.

    Foxpass offers enterprise-grade infrastructure identity and access control to companies of every size. Our cloud-hosted or on-premise LDAP, RADIUS, and SSH key management solutions ensure that employees have access to only the networks, VPNs, and servers required for each employee, and only for the time period desired. Foxpass integrates with a company’s existing products (like Google Apps, Office365, Okta, Bitium) for a seamless experience.

    Workspace ONE is a digital workspace platform that simply and securely delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management. It is available as a cloud service or for on-premises deployment.

    AWS Directory Service is a service that setup and run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the AWS cloud, or connect AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory and can use it to manage users and groups, provide single sign-on to applications and services, create and apply group policy, domain join Amazon EC2 instances, as well as simplify the deployment and management of cloud-based Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads.

    Enterprise-class, unified policy-based solution that secures, manages and logs all privileged accounts.

    BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access (formerly Bomgar Privileged Access) lets you secure, manage, and audit vendor and internal remote privileged access without a VPN. Privileged Remote Access provides visibility and control over third-party vendor access, as well as internal remote access, enabling your organization to extend access to important assets, but without compromising security. Features include: - Privileged Access Control: Enforce least privilege by giving users the right level of access. - Monitor Sessions: Control and monitor sessions using standard protocols for RDP, VNC, HTTP/S, and SSH connections. - Reduce the Attack Surface: Reduce attacks by consolidating the tracking, approval, and auditing of privileged accounts in one place and by creating a single access pathway. - Integrate with Password Management: Inject credentials directly into servers and systems with just one click, so users never need to know or see plain text credentials. - Mobile & Web Consoles: Use mobile apps or web-based consoles anytime, anywhere. - Audit & Compliance: Create audit trails, session forensics, and other reporting features by capturing detailed session data in real-time or post- session review, and provide attestation reports to prove compliance.

    Oracle Identity Management enables organizations to effectively manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across all enterprise resources, both within and beyond the firewall and into the cloud. The Oracle Identity Management platform delivers scalable solutions for identity governance, access management and directory services.

    Centrify is redefining the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) by delivering cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure access to infrastructure, DevOps, cloud, containers, Big Data and other modern enterprise use cases. As traditional network perimeters dissolve, organizations must discard the old model of “trust but verify” which relied on well-defined boundaries. Zero Trust mandates a “never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege” approach to privileged access, from inside or outside the network. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege helps customers grant least privilege access based on verifying who is requesting access, the context of the request, and the risk of the access environment. By implementing least privilege access, Centrify minimizes the attack surface, improves audit and compliance visibility, and reduces risk, complexity and costs for the modern, hybrid enterprise. Organizations may consider approaching Privileged Access Management by solely implementing password vaults, leaving gaps that can easily be exploited. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege combines password vaulting with brokering of identities, multi-factor authentication enforcement and “just enough” privilege, all while securing remote access and monitoring of all privileged sessions. Centrify’s industry-recognized solution redefines legacy Privileged Access Management and goes beyond simple password vaulting to converge the core tenets of Zero Trust Privilege. Over half of the Fortune 100, the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies, all trust Centrify to stop the leading cause of breaches – privileged credential abuse. Organizations turn to Centrify Zero Trust Privilege to … • Secure access • Stop breaches • Empower business operations • Increase business confidence • Secure the vote! Founded in 2004 by Tom Kemp, Adam Au and Paul Moore, Centrify is customer funded by over 5,000 customers and backed by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo.

    Trying to authenticate, provision, and audit a rotating population of support technicians is a challenge that often results in shared logins, security vulnerabilities, and a lack of vendor accountability. We deliver a purpose-built secure remote access platform that ensures industry compliance and vendor accountability.

    HashiCorp Vault enables organizations to securely secure, store, and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, and encryption keys for protecting secrets and other sensitive data across multiple clouds. Vault secrets management centrally manages and enforces access to secrets and systems based on a trusted a trusted source of application and user identity. Governance features enable security teams to control these identities for different teams. Additionally, Vault handles multi-datacenter replication and disaster recovery so you can maintain continuous and agile application delivery.

    SecureAuth, the secure identity company, is leveraged by leading organizations to secure all workforce and customer identities everywhere: cloud, hybrid and on premises. As a leader in identity and access management, the company enables secure access to systems, applications and data for organizations and their customers. SecureAuth provides the most flexible and adaptable identity and access management solution to exponentially reduce the threat surface, enable user adoption and meet business demands with frictionless user experience driving engagement and productivity.

    Silverfort delivers strong authentication and adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) across corporate systems including on-premise, cloud and hybrid environments, from a unified platform, without deploying any software agents or gateways and without modifications to endpoint or servers.

    Access Manager provides a simple yet secure and scalable solution that can handle all your web access needs—both internal as well as in the cloud.

    So much more than SSO – Cloud Identity Service is a complete Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS). Onboard SaaS apps 100x faster Cloud Identity Service has onboarded SaaS applications 100x faster than legacy on premises IAM environments and can integrate nearly any number and type of identity repositories in 5 easy steps. Reduce IAM costs by up to 60% Eliminate on-premise hardware and software deployment costs, as well as upgrade and maintenance expenses. Cut deployment time up to 75% Without requiring clients to hire and train specialized IAM staff, Cloud Identity Service is deployed up to 75% faster than off-the-shelf identity and access management systems.

    Fine-grained access control and visibility for centrally managing cloud resources

    Built on Force.com with standards-based SSO, 2-factor strong authentication via any mobile device, and account provisioning to hundreds of SaaS apps.

    Oracle's complete, integrated, next-generation identity management platform provides breakthrough scalability with an industry-leading suite of identity management solutions. Reduce operational costs. Achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates. Secure sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on premises or in the cloud

    WSO2 Identity Server provides sophisticated security and identity management of enterprise web applications, services, and APIs, and makes life easier for developers and architects with its hassle-free, minimal monitoring and maintenance requirements. In its latest version, Identity Server acts as an Enterprise Identity Bus (EIB) — a central backbone to connect and manage multiple identities regardless of the standards on which they are based. In addition to using role-based access control (RBAC) convention, fine-grained policy based access control, and SSO bridging to make identity and entitlement management effortless, the all-new version of Identity Server now includes features such as identity token transformation and mediation for seamless integration between internal applications and cloud apps such as Salesforce, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office 365; new user and group provisioning capabilities; and multi-option and multi-step authentication to provide flexibility in selecting authentication options and enable robust multi-factor authentication. • System and User Identity Management • User and Groups Provisioning • Entitlements Management • XACML 2.0/3.0 Support • Lightweight, Developer Friendly and Easy to Deploy • Manage and Monitor

    BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for WIndows (formerly Avecto Defendpoint) elevates privileges to known good applications that require them, controls application usage, and logs and reports on privileged activities using security tools already in place. With multiple options available to update rules – from GPOs and Web Services to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator – BeyondTrust secures desktops without bogging down the help desk. BeyondTrust is privately held and headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices and channel partners around the world.

    Increase user productivity and business flexibility with user provisioning & identity management.

    Akku is an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution that is packed with features including single sign-on, password policy enforcement, IP- and device-based restrictions, multi-factor authentication and YouTube filtering. It provides enterprises with complete control over data access and privacy on the cloud while ensuring that they stay compliant to statutory industry standards. Akku also offers a dedicated deployment support service, without the need for a third-party system integrator, along with round-the-clock support for operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting. With this, Akku enables the seamless integration of on-premise legacy applications with that of a company’s cloud environment.

    Clearlogin Single Sign-On & Cloud Identity App Dashboard integrates with hundreds of apps and supports custom integrations. Grant and revoke access for groups and individuals with a single click. Give users access to the apps they use every day, from anywhere. Receive reports and alerts on all aspects of user access, including unsuccessful login attempts, password changes, geography and browser data. Mitigate potential risks and take comfort in an extra layer of security with enhanced authentication features.

    The comprehensive solution for provisioning identities and controlling access.

    Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by intelligent identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity Platform provides customers, employees and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and partnership with companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Google. We provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit www.pingidentity.com.

    Account Genious is a identity management software that provides user account management, role-based access control, sensitive data encryption, and report generation.

    Alibaba Cloud Resource Access Management (RAM) is an identity and access control service which enables you to centrally manage your users (including employees, systems or applications) and securely control their access to your resources through permission levels. RAM thereby allows you to securely grant access permissions for Alibaba Cloud resources to only your selected high-privileged users, enterprise personnel and partners. This helps to ensure secure and appropriate usage of your cloud resources and protects from any unsolicited access to your account

    Apache Syncope is an open source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology and released under Apache 2.0 license.

    The BeyondTrust PowerBroker Privileged Access Management Platform is an integrated solution that provides visibility and control over all privileged accounts and users. By uniting capabilities that many alternative providers offer as disjointed tools, the platform simplifies deployments, reduces costs, improves system security, and reduces privilege risks. Key Solutions Include: ENTERPRISE PASSWORD SECURITY Discover, manage and monitor all privileged accounts and SSH keys, secure privileged assets, and report on all privileged account activity in a single solution. ENDPOINT LEAST PRIVILEGE Enforce least privilege across all Windows and Mac endpoints, gain visibility into target system vulnerabilities, and control access to privileged applications without disrupting user productivity or compromising security. SERVER PRIVILEGE MANAGEMENT Gain control and visibility over Unix, Linux and Windows server user activity without sharing the root or administrator account. A SINGLE PLATFORM FOR MANAGEMENT, POLICY, REPORTING AND THREAT ANALYTICS Utilize a single solution to manage PAM policies and deployment, understand vulnerability and threat analytics, and provide reporting to multiple stakeholders and complementary security systems. Learn more at https://www.beyondtrust.com/products/powerbroker/

    Continuous, automated account discovery protects privileged credentials at scale.

    Centrally manage and unify privileged user policies across multiple physical and virtual environments. Users can securely access critical IT resources without gaining a footprint on the network—while you monitor all activity across your entire IT infrastructure.

    Cloud Identity Services enable organizations to simply and securely manage digital identities across virtually any combination of internal/external systems and end user groups.

    Creating a Trusted Workspace for Secure Information Sharing, Collaboration and Process Integration Across Global Networks


    
Hitachi ID Identity Manager is an integrated solution for managing identities and security entitlements across multiple systems and applications.

    Micro Focus File Reporter (formerly Novell File Reporter) inventories network file systems and delivers the detailed file storage intelligence you need to optimize and secure your network for efficiency and compliance.

    Privileged Account Manager allows IT administrators to work on systems without exposing administrator or supervisor passwords, or root-account credentials.

    Privileged Account Security Solution is a software to control access to administrative and privileged accounts to reduce information leaks and overall risk by automating policies.

    RapidIdentity is an identity management software that helps organizations embrace security, increase business agility, and deliver an enhanced user experience.

    Active Directory is secure when it’s clean, understood, configured properly, monitored closely, and controlled tightly. StealthINTERCEPT is a real-time change and access monitoring solution that safeguards your organization against malicious and unintended changes made in Active Directory, File Systems, and Exchange, by providing organizations the operational and security intelligence necessary to achieve these goals—without relying on ineffective native logs.

    Optimal IdM is a global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. We partner with our clients to provide comprehensive, fully customizable enterprise level solutions that meet the specific security and scalability needs of their organizations. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as Federal, State and Local Government agencies all over the world. The OptimalCloud is a complete Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution with delegated administration and workflow capabilities that can be customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. The OptimalCloud offers a private, secure and dedicated cloud which is essential for meeting corporate security and compliance restrictions. Further to that, The OptimalCloud’s built-in cloud reporting system provides real time historical audit record of all activity including detailed granular reporting which is stored in a dedicated private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements.

    Proactive protection for endpoints, the entry point for 85% of all data breaches. Stop malware and ransomware from exploiting applications by removing local administrative rights from endpoints.

    Thycotic Secret Server is an enterprise-grade solution to discover, secure, manage, and audit privileged account passwords and credentials across an organization. Available in on-premises and cloud editions, Secret Server is feature-rich and user-friendly. Additionally, the available Secret Server SDK protects privileges used in the DevOps environment with the same security best practices and management tools used throughout the enterprise, while maintaining the velocity and scale DevOps teams demand.

    Veriato Server Manager is a software creates a startup registration point in Windows, to improves security and productivity while reducing downtime.