IAM glossary
Privileged Access Management

Privileged Access Management

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a sub-category of IAM designed to protect and supervise users' account access and privileges over their access rights to business-critical information and resources.

Privileged accounts are those with extended access rights and special permissions to control system operation. The main aim of PAM is to enhance security by minimizing the risks associated with the use of privileged accounts.

With PAM, companies can find out what rights users have to the software and tools they use.

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