Privileged Access Management (PAM): Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the Privileged Access Management (PAM) market.

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PAM solutions are critical cybersecurity controls that address the security risks associated with the use of privileged access in organisations and companies. Recently, the PAM landscape has become more complicated as more non-traditional users require privileged access to IT and business data. To meet these new needs, businesses are investing in new PAM solutions and their superior capabilities.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated PAM vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

ARCON Privileged Access Management

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview: A full blown PAM solution that has a robust password vaulting technology that comes with AES- 256 database encryption.

BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management

Average Rating: 7.3

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview: Enables organisations to mitigate attacks by removing excess privileges on Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux and networked devices.

Centrify Privileged Access Service

Average Rating: 6.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview: Provides all IT administration teams with secure, granular access to infrastructure regardless of location, and without the hassles of a VPN.

CyberArk Privileged Access Manager:

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management

Overview: The trusted expert in PAM and a global leader in identity security.

Fudo PAM

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview: Focuses on PAM and privileged session monitoring, combined under the Fudo Security brand.

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: ManageEngine PAM360

Overview: A one-stop shop for UNIX security that combines Active Directory bridge and root delegation solutions in one console.

One Identity Safeguard

Average Rating: 8.8

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Manager

Overview: Securely stores, manages, records, and analyses privileged accounts and access.

Symantec Privileged Access Manager

Average Rating: N/A

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview:  A simple-to-deploy, automated, proven solution for PAM in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Thycotic Secret Server

Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Manager

Overview: A fully-featured PAM solution available both on premise and in the cloud.

WALLIX Bastion

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: CyberArk Privileged Access Management

Overview: Offers cybersecurity and PAM solutions that secure and protect most critical IT assets.

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