PAM (Privileged Access Management) and IAM (Identity Access Management)

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PAM (Privileged Access Management) and IAM (Identity Access Management) are very similar solutions but there is a distinct difference.

PAM lends itself more to a “Zero Trust” or “Least Privilege” environment where access is limited to all apps and resources with very specific holes poked in the wall for only those that needs it and only to what they need.  PAM is typically deployed for “back of the house” or internal employees.

IAM is a policy based, individual identity to account mapping tool that allows administrative control over permission levels.  IAM is typically deployed for “the front of the house” and can include contractors, customers and vendors.

There are on-premise server, cloud based and hybrid solutions that can be used to accomplish a robust Access Management solution.  Give us a call and we will work through your Access Management issues together.