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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.

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This was last updated in December 2016

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