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PIM vs. PAM Security: Understanding the Difference

PIM vs. PAM Security: Understanding the Difference

Understanding the nuances of privileged access management vs privileged identity management can be challenging. Although PIM and PAM are often used interchangeably, there is an important difference between PIM and PAM that companies should know. In this article, we’ll explain PIM vs PAM and explore how they work to demonstrate the differences between them. By the end of this article, you’ll know what role PIM and PAM should play in your security strategy.
Top 8 Privileged Access Management (PAM) Solutions in 2022

Top 8 Privileged Access Management (PAM) Solutions in 2022

In this article, we’ll review the leading privileged access management (PAM) solutions on the market. We’ll explore the pros and cons of the top privileged access management vendors so you can easily compare the best PAM solutions. By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident choosing the right privileged access management solution for your organization.
Machine Identity Management Explained in Plain English

Machine Identity Management Explained in Plain English

In this article, we'll cover machine identities and address the importance and challenges in machine identity management. You'll gain a complete understanding of how machine identity management works and see the concept in action through real-world examples. By the end of this article, you'll be able to answer in-depth: what is machine identity management?
Spring Clean Your Access Management

Spring Clean Your Access Management

Time to spring clean your access management! Use these resources to establish healthy habits to keep your infrastructure access tidy all year long.
Agent vs. Agentless Architectures in Access Management

Agent vs. Agentless Architectures in Access Management

Agent vs. Agentless architectures is a recurring debate - covering specifics from monitoring to security. But when it comes to Access Management, some key considerations are necessary when defining the scalability of your solution and its impact on efficiency and overhead over time.
Time for PAM to Go Wham!

Time for PAM to Go Wham!

Privileged Access Management doesn’t solve the whole access challenge. It’s time for PAM to evolve to support complex environments and put people first.
Day Two Cloud 134: Simplifying Infrastructure Access With StrongDM

Day Two Cloud 134: Simplifying Infrastructure Access With StrongDM

StrongDM takes a proxy approach to the challenge of access and authentication. It uses a local client that can run on a Mac, Windows, or Linux device; a gateway to mediate access; and an administration layer for setting policies and permissions and auditing access.
strongDM kicks it into overdrive

strongDM kicks it into overdrive

With the release of tighter integrations with Okta and Azure AD (or any SCIM-based directory service for that matter), you now have the ability to manage just-in-time, least-privilege access to your critical infrastructure right from your preferred identity provider (IdP), dramatically reducing the time needed to approve requests and grant access.
Welcome to the Year of Access

Welcome to the Year of Access

strongDM asked 600 DevOps pros about the state of infrastructure access today. Their response? It’s out of control. Here’s an overview of our results.
Getting Started: Role & Access Discovery

Getting Started: Role & Access Discovery

Discovering “who has access to what” is critical for zero trust and PAM. These six steps will get you started with Access Management.
Role & Access Discovery | Who Has Access to What Now?

Role & Access Discovery | Who Has Access to What Now?

Role & Access Discovery aims to answer “Does this person, in this role, need access to that system?” Learn why this is a critical part of access management.
Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP): What Is It, Why Is It Important, & How to Use It

Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP): What Is It, Why Is It Important, & How to Use It

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the principle of least privilege (PoLP)—what it is, why it matters, and how to implement it in your organization. Understanding the principle of least privilege is critical, as network administrators must strike a balance between ease and security—protecting network access without causing friction for users. If access is too restrictive, employees won’t be able to do their jobs. Too lax, and the door to attack is open.
🧟 Rise of the Zombie Accounts: 8 Tips to Protect Your Assets

🧟 Rise of the Zombie Accounts: 8 Tips to Protect Your Assets

Zombie accounts: forgotten accounts that open the door to bad actors looking to insert malware, steal data, and damage your internal systems. Even though you may already use Privileged Access Management (PAM) to safeguard your most sensitive accounts, the credential management techniques below will expand on PAM to help you detect zombie credentials--and prevent them from wreaking havoc in your organization.
Privileged Access Monitoring | How to Audit PAM

Privileged Access Monitoring | How to Audit PAM

It’s easy to assume that individuals with privileged access will inherently do the right thing, or simply know what they’re doing when accessing systems. That isn’t always the case. Similarly, how often do you check in on your systems with privileged access to understand what they're up to?
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