The explosion of privileged accounts in the enterprise has led to a rapidly expanding attack surface that’s rendering traditional approaches to privileged access management (PAM) obsolete. The consequences have been devastating. Vulnerabilities arising from this development result in costly and reputationally-damaging data breaches.

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Priviledged Access Management Can Be Complicated

80% of data breaches from hacking involve brute force or stolen credentials.
— 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

As businesses increase adoption of cloud, container, big data, and DevOps environments, PAM responsibilities become more complicated than ever. IT teams must now be responsible for securing privileged accounts and sessions that are being spawned and used both within and beyond the perimeters of traditional, on-premise networks.

Adding to this complexity is the sheer number of human and machine privilege accounts and account credentials growing rapidly every day. Aside from countless local admins, domain admins, third-party accounts, and other human accounts, IT teams also have to deal with a plethora of non-human accounts embedded in applications, services, IoT devices, APIs, and DevOps pipelines.

In order to minimize risk in an ever-expanding attack surface, IT teams need a PAM solution capable of securing privileged access in dynamically changing hybrid environments consisting of traditional (e.g. on-premise servers, virtual machines, etc.) and modern (cloud, container, DevOps, etc.) elements.

Delinea, formerly known as Thycotic and Centrify, is poised to address this need.