Ovum/Butler Group Technology Audit : e-DMZ Total Privileged Access Management Suite (TPAM)
e-DMZ Security's Total Privileged Access Management (TPAM) Suite combines four privileged access management solutions on a single platform, each addressing an aspect of the issues around privileged access management using shared credentials. Many infrastructure devices, and some applications, have built-in, inflexible account names and passwords to support in-depth management tasks, but when these cannot be managed satisfactorily from the perspectives of compliance and accountability organisations rightly have security, risk, and regulatory compliance concerns. TPAM Suite provides password storage and policy-limited release, and enforces password updates, all in a way that establishes an inarguable connection between an individual privileged user and a particular log-on event. It provides similar capabilities for application-to-application access request scenarios, and can also record (and later play back visually) all user sessions, and even restrict the commands executed on the target system. This is an impressive solution compared to others in its market space, especially as it provides a unified approach to the many aspects of requirements, and supports such a broad range of technologies that are likely to cause headaches in this regard. Any company that realises the need to enhance accountability when dealing with privileged account access, especially in industries affected by compliance challenges, would do well to evaluate TPAM Suite.