Browse Definitions:
Definition

CA Privileged Access Manager

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

CA Privileged Access Manager is a product that tracks and secures the usage of logins involving access to administrative control or sensitive information.  Privileged Access Manager is available as a rack-mounted hardware appliance or a virtual appliance.

By tracking privileged logins, Privileged Access Manager helps detect and prevent one of the most common and hardest to track source of breaches: stolen credentials. The product uses real-time monitoring, behavioral analytics, session recoding and real-time alerts to ensure that credentials are being used by the authorized user and that they are used as they should be according to company policy. Privileged Access Manager works in physical, virtualized and cloud environments and offers fast, easy deployment.

Along with the behavioral analytics comes risk assessment, based on previous behaviors and changes in behavior. Automated, enforced re-authentication and account restrictions help secure organizatiobns from breaches resulting from both external and insider threats, whether those threats are malicious or due to carelessness. Passwords stored in scripts can be detected and restricted, eliminating a credential theft point.

As the use of privileged credentials is one of the main sources of breaches, systems that help detect breaches at the earliest point -- or even prior to an actual data breach -- can save companies time and money and protect their sensitive data, reputations, trade secrets and intellectual property.

See an introductory presentation on CA Privileged Access Manager:

This was last updated in December 2016

Continue Reading About CA Privileged Access Manager

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

  • software-defined storage (SDS)

    Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer program that manages data storage resources and functionality and has no ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

Close