PAM vs. CIEM: Cloud Shift Offers an Opportunity to Rethink Access Management

In his recent article for Toolbox, Arick Goomanovsky takes a closer look at how and why it's so challenging to manage privileged accounts and entitlements in cloud infrastructure.

Arick Goomanovsky By Arick Goomanovsky
PAM vs. CIEM: Cloud Shift Offers an Opportunity to Rethink Access Management

In his recent article for Toolbox, our very own Arick Goomanovsky, Ermetic co-founder and CBO, takes a closer look at how and why it's so challenging to manage privileged accounts and entitlements in cloud infrastructure. He reviews traditional PAM technologies and their shortcomings and introduces Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM) as a new and improved way to get entitlements under control.

Arick explains that one of the main problems with PAM solutions is that they are not capable of analyzing and understanding large numbers of configurations and policies in a cloud environment. As organizations scale up, this is of critical importance for securing data and identities in the cloud.

This is where CIEM comes in. CIEM solutions were designed specifically for cloud environments and actually succeeds where PAM falls short including visibility, governance, compliance, and oversight of cloud entitlements both inside and outside privileged accounts as well as discovery and monitoring of excessive and broad-reaching access entitlements, and much more.

Read Arick's full Toolbox article here.