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Privileged Identity Management Demystified

Posted October 7, 2010    Peter McCalister

In an effort to improve business security, compliance and productivity, privilege authorization policies must be redesigned and user permissions more granularly managed. Yet identity and access management (IAM) solutions have remained largely unchanged. Traditional solutions account for a significant part of the total cost of IAM, a staggering amount when yoWho has the keys to your enterpriseu consider that these solutions:

While these challenges may have been historically acceptable, they are no longer good enough. It is time for businesses to expect more from their privileged identity management solution in order to improve security, compliance and overall productivity.

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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux helps prevent Shellshock

Posted September 25, 2014    Paul Harper

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7 Reasons Customers Switch to Password Safe for Privileged Password Management

Posted September 24, 2014    Chris Burd

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