Forrester analysts evaluated nine Privileged Identity Management (PIM) vendors against 18 criteria categorized by current offering, strategy and market presence. The CA Technologies solutions evaluated for the report included CA Privileged Identity Manager™, CA Privileged Identity Manager for Virtual Environments, CA Identity Governance™ and capabilities to provide session recording.
“CA Technologies leads the pack,” the report stated. “CA Technologies’ vision for PIM is the broadest of all evaluated vendors, integrating PIM into its cloud-based PIM solution, CA CloudMinder.”*
CA Privileged Identity Manager provides organizations with privileged identity management to control privileged user actions and access, helping reduce the risk of compliance failures or costly security breaches. CA Privileged Identity Manager is a comprehensive and mature solution that provides both broad and deep capabilities that include fine-grained user access controls, shared account password management, UNIX to Active Directory authentication bridging and user activity reporting—in both physical and virtual environments.
“Recent events remind us that the security risk posed by those with privileged system access is much greater in scale than the risk posed by a general employee,” said Mike Denning, senior vice president and general manager, Security, CA Technologies. “We are proud to be recognized as, in our opinion, a clear leader in PIM with a comprehensive offering that helps organizations effectively control privileged user access and limit and monitor their actions without hampering their productivity and placing undue burden on IT staff or systems.”
*Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q1 2014,” February 3, 2014.