Privileged Password Management and Privileged Session Management

Many organizations use shared accounts to maintain limited sets of credentials for groups of users, administrators and/or applications. However, if managed incorrectly, this practice presents significant security risks stemming from intentional, accidental or indirect misuse of shared privileges — with little to no accountability or serious consequences — when something goes wrong.

These are just a few among the litany of challenges and risks to consider:

  • Certain systems have embedded or hard-coded passwords
  • Passwords are needed for app-to-app and application-to-database access
  • Passwords are generally static, meaning they could be leaving the organization
  • Password rotation is unreliable and manual
  • Credentials for cloud apps are often not managed as well as those on-prem
  • Monitoring, auditing, and reporting on access is complex and time-consuming