At the heart of the vast majority of cyber threats is the malicious exploitation (or unintended misuse) of user, system or application identities. These identities are the “keys to the kingdom” and give hackers everything they need to access corporate apps, siphon off sensitive data and damage or destroy critical systems.
Too many IT teams create too many identities with broad privileged access to corporate resources resulting in a broader attack surface, compliance issues, and operational inefficiencies. It is getting harder to maintain visibility and control over users with privileged access, and the number of identities to manage is rapidly growing with each new app or server deployed.
Without a solution to manage them, having too many identities results in too many identity-related risks — including data loss, data breaches, application downtime, failed audits and an inability to identify and rectify internal security problems before they escalate. Businesses today are increasingly turning to Privileged Identity Management (PIM) to secure their organizations.
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