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Comparing Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM) to BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Azure PIM vs. BeyondTrust PAM

In most cases, native toolsets offered by cloud providers provide only basic controls and incremental amounts of risk reduction around the cloud’s privileged access problems. The native toolsets are not designed to fully and adequately solve the core problems inherent to unmanaged privileged identities and access.

This paper reviews and compares the privilege management capabilities of Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM), which provides some basic functionality, to BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management (PAM), which is recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and KuppingerCole analysts as a PAM / PIM leader and offering a complete solution.


Learn how Azure PIM and BeyondTrust PAM compare across:

  • Features
  • Security (password vaulting, enforcing least privilege, protecting remote access)
  • Completeness of coverage
  • Reporting and auditing
  • Ease of administration
  • Deployment and integrations


"The scale of managing the exploding universe of privileges requires an integrated approach, instead of relying on a stack of niche tools, each only helping to manage a slice of the privilege problem."