RESEARCH PAPER: Modern Privileged Access Management

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - January 26, 2022

Privileged accounts (Windows administrator accounts, Linux root accounts, cloud and application admin accounts, etc.) represent one of the largest security vulnerabilities any organization faces. Although privileged accounts are fundamental for administering and maintaining systems, infrastructure and applications across any IT environment, clever threat actors can exploit them to perpetrate attacks, steal confidential data and cause irreparable damage.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Digital Transformation Requires A Fresh Approach To Privileged Access Management
  • Privileged Access Management Solutions Mitigate Modern Threats
  • Managing Privileged Access In Three Equal Parts
  • Choosing The Right PAM Vendor
  • CyberArk - The Pioneer In Privileged Access Management
  • ROI - The Bottom Line
  • Where To Go From Here - A Blueprint For PAM
  • In Closing
  • Table 1: PAM Evaluation Criteria

Companies Cited

  • Colonial Pipeline
  • CyberArk
  • IBM
  • Kaseya
  • SolarWinds
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.