Hi everyone. You may recall that for the April poll, instead of pulling an April Fool’s prank we dialed up the seriousness level and asked you to tell us what Privileged Access Management (PAM) software you use and recommend.

Now, we’re all about transparency here at Devolutions. When we have tons of response to a poll question, we tell you. And when we don’t have much response at all, we also tell you. Well guess what? Yup: the response to last month’s poll was on the low side. However, we did receive a couple of good PAM suggestions that we want to pass along: Hitachi Privilege Access Manager (HiPAM) and Lieberman Software RED Suite.

To continue being transparent: the lower-than-usual response didn’t surprise us for a couple of reasons. First, IT pros in smaller-sized organizations, or who work as consultants, often don’t purchase or use PAM solutions directly. Second, even IT pros who work in larger enterprises tend not to focus on PAM.

And then of course, there is the outside possibility that many IT pros were preoccupied all month watching the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (don’t worry, there will be about 700 more trailers to come before December).

Increase your PAM Awareness

Has all this PAM talk inspired you to learn more? If so, then I highly recommend downloading a great new ebook by Thycotic called Privileged Account Management for Dummies. You can get it here (and no, we aren’t trying to get you to buy it -- we just think it’s a good ebook!).

Plus, if you’re interested in checking out various PAM solutions, in addition to those noted above, here are some popular choices:

  • BeyondTrust (PowerBroker, Password Safe)
  • Bomgar (Privileged Access Management)
  • CA technologies (CA Privileged Access Manager, CA Privileged Access App to App Manager)
  • Centrify (Centrify Privilege Service)
  • CyberArk (Application Identity Manager, Enterprise High Availability Module, Enterprise Password Vault, Privileged Session Manager)
  • Dell (Privileged Password Manager, Privileged Session Manager)
  • ManageEngine (Password Manager Pro)
  • Thycotic (Secret Server, Privilege Manager for Unix)
One Month Over, Two Winners

This month’s lucky winners of a $25 Amazon gift certificate are ‘’Cary’’ and Ben Liebowitz  -- congratulations guys! Please send me an email at jdupont@devolutions.net to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for the May poll coming soon.