A Privileged Access Management (Cloud PAM) system secures, controls, manages and monitors privileged access to critical assets. Cloud PAM takes the credentials of a privileged account such as a system administrator account – and stores the credentials in a secure repository (a vault) to isolate use and reduce the risk of those credentials being misused.
Once inside the repository, system administrators must access their credentials through the Cloud PAM system, at which point they’re authenticated and their access is logged. When a credential is checked back in, it is reset to ensure that administrators utilize the Cloud PAM system to use the credential again.
By centralizing privileged credentials in one place, Cloud PAM systems ensure a high level of security and control over who is accessing them, logging all access attempts and monitoring for any suspicious, unauthorized activity. Saviynt’s Cloud PAM system manages privileged access across data, applications and a hybrid infrastructure, with industry-leading user experience and flexible approval workflow.