Privileged accounts, which are needed for the administration of applications, devices, and more, pose an even greater security risk than the average end user because of their greater level of access. But the right privileged access management (PAM) solution should be able to secure privileged accounts, as well as:
- Minimize the risk of data breaches associated with compromised privileged credentials
- Meet regulatory compliance requirements, such as GDPR, HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOX, NIST, and more
- Improve security by reducing the risk of compromised credentials for shared accounts
- Adhere to the principle of least privilege by providing just enough access to complete a task, and nothing more
Not all PAM solutions are the same, however. When evaluating which PAM solution is right for you, it helps to know what questions to ask in order to gain a thorough understanding of product features, implementation needs and ease, and ongoing management. What follows are questions that can help guide you through your evaluation process.