Identity and access management (IAM) is a combination of business process, policies and technologies to more effectively manage and control digital identities. IAM technologies are designed to work across heterogeneous environments to provision and de-provision identities using a consistent process to ensure that that access privileges are granted according to business policy.
Most organizations that implement privileged access management (PAM) and identity and access management (IAM) have done them independently but are missing some key values that could come from their integration. Getting control over user access, permissions and rights to address a security, compliance or IT efficiency challenge tends to be the driver in adopting an IAM solution. But IAM solutions only go so far. PAM solutions take security and compliance a step further by helping IT teams get control over privileged users and accounts, and provide granular visibility on how identities are actually being used.
BeyondTrust privileged access management (PAM) solutions are designed to provide privileged and least privilege access to systems and applications. Where identity and access management focuses on all digital identities, privilege access management targets the special requirements for any account managed by an enterprise.
This document reviews the technical steps required to integrate an IAM solution with BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker solutions for a seamless and automated approach to privileged access management.