The COVID-19 crisis also unleashed an avalanche of malware as criminals looked to take advantage of the situation. A stunning 30,000% increase in malware volume in the first months of the pandemic was recorded by security researchers, acutely underlining the risk posed by uncontrolled use of privileged accounts from unprotected endpoints. Therefore, Endpoint Privilege Management (EPM) has gained renewed currency among IT and security managers but to implement it well there are several challenges.

In this Executive View we assess how BeyondTrust’s EPM solution stacks up to meet the challenges of privilege management at the endpoint inside, and outside of, the network with the large shift to remote working.