PAM: A Modern Approach

PAM: A Modern Approach

Oct 29, 2021

This short video explains how to thwart cyberattacks by eliminating privileged accounts using a modern approach to privileged access management. To learn more about managing privileged accounts, visit

Traditionally, businesses have maintained dozens or even hundreds of privileged accounts to support critical IT administration activities. These powerful credentials pose a major security risk because they can be stolen by attackers or misused by their owners, either unintentionally or intentionally.

To mitigate this risk, organizations implement privileged access management (PAM) solutions. Indeed, tools that vault and rotate privileged credentials and securely proxy access to systems have been around for years.

However, vaulting your privileged accounts still leaves you with an enormous attack surface area. Why should you struggle to protect privileged access all the time, when privileges are used only some of the time? The simple answer is, you shouldn’t. The only way to truly minimize your risk is to eliminate those accounts.

That’s why modern PAM solutions take a drastically different approach, focusing on achieving zero standing privileges. Instead, they provide just-in-time access with just enough privilege to perform the task at hand, and then immediately delete the privileged account. As a result, you can virtually eliminate the privileges that attackers target in order to compromise your sensitive data.

To learn how Netwrix can help you reduce the risk inherent in privileged accounts, visit