Understanding Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Privileged Access has become a primary attack vector, with the majority of data breaches involving privileged access misuse or compromise. That’s why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an integral component of an organization’s cyber defenses.

A PAM solution supports compliance efforts by monitoring access to critical resources and providing visibility into who is using privileged accounts and what they are doing while they are logged in. And by ensuring just-in-time and just-enough access, PAM also helps prevent credential theft.

In a parallel vein, Privileged Identity Management (PIM) secures privileged accounts with time-bound access and policy enforcement to mitigate the risks of excessive or misused access to sensitive resources.


Selecting the right PAM solution depends on various factors specific to your organization’s needs, infrastructure, and security requirements. In this webinar, OCG Principal Architect Tim Watson provides an overview of PAM, including:

  • What is Privileged Access Management? What are the benefits?
  • Common use cases for PIM and PAM
  • Saviynt CPAM (Cloud Privileged Access Management) overview and it capabilities
  • Microsoft PIM (Privileged Identity Management) overview
  • The differences between PIM and CPAM, including how Saviynt can supplement PIM

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