PAM Credential Management is another term for Privileged Access Management. It’s all about managing privileged system credentials across the enterprise.
As a critical part of an organization’s IAM capabilities, Tier-0 is a term used to define the function of direct control of enterprise identities with privileged level access to Active Directory forest, domain, or domain controllers, and all assets configured with each of them.
Refer to article titled “IAM Definitions and Acronyms” for details.
From a business perspective, a centralized Tier-0 Credential Management function has the following distinct business benefits:
- Reduced risk of domain level compromise
- Streamlined ability to audit privileged access
- Elimination of orphaned Tier 0 accounts across the enterprise
- Process standardization
- Verifiable compliance with regulatory and contractual mandates
A centralized Tier 0 function helps an organization reduce its overall cost and complexity of managing privileged credentials,
and offers a standardized and centralized capability across the enterprise. It is a means to ensure alignment with business mandates, provide visibility, and allow for measurable performance improvement over time.
About the Author:
Ahmer Khan brings more than 16 years of Information security experience with specific focus in Identity and Access Management. As an information security consultant, Ahmer brings his depth and breadth of IAM related experience working with major Big4 and other specialized IAM consulting firms in areas such as Identity Provisioning and Governance, Access Control, Single Sign-On, Federation and Privilege Identity Management. He has worked with various industry leading technologies including Azure, AWS, Oracle, CA, Sailpoint, and has held many titles such as IAM architect, a solutions architect, a developer as well as a business analyst.