How IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager works

Provides centralized privileged identity management

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager centrally manages the provisioning, updating and recertification of privileged identities throughout the user lifecycle. It supports management of IBM SoftLayer administrative accounts from an on-premise IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager environment; controls check-in and check-out of shared identities from an encrypted credential vault; and improves security and compliance by logging, auditing and reporting on users with privileged credentials.

Lowers cost and overhead

The solution reduces costs and overhead by providing faster time to value with a scalable virtual appliance deployment. It streamlines the loading of privileged user credentials into an encrypted credential vault, and can help improve ROI using common identity management and support for applications and resources.

Addresses compliance, regulatory and privacy requirements

Security Privileged Identity Manager can create a permanent, detailed record of privileged user endpoint activity with the Privileged Session Recorder option. The solution captures both how a privileged identity was used and what a user did with it. It can be configured to enforce strict check-in and check-out of a pool of shared accounts and can record steps of authentication and privileged account actions in a detailed audit trail.

Offers automated password management and single sign-on

With Security Privileged Identity Manager, you can eliminate the need for privileged users and shared accounts to share passwords. It provides a single sign-on for each user in the group to a designated shared account—even as the password is updated. Users can request access to a privileged account using shared identity services.

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