The Evolution of Privilege Access Management

Traditional Privilege Access Management (PAM) solutions are rooted in an outdated technological landscape. They were designed for a handful of on-premise servers and databases, not today's cloud-first, data-intensive environment.

Key Components and Design Flaws

  1. Safety and Security: Traditional PAMs still use passwords, which are considered insecure.
  2. Endpoint Trust: These systems trust the endpoint too much, relying on usernames and passwords (even if temporary), posing a potential vulnerability.

The Approach: Zero Trust and Modern Authentication

  1. Passwordless Era: ditches passwords entirely, leveraging identity providers (IDP) for all systems requiring access.
  2. Zero Trust: operates on a zero-trust model, meaning even if an endpoint is compromised, the attacker can't easily misuse tokens due to required multi-factor or hardware-based authentication.
  3. User Experience: Unlike traditional PAMs, doesn't burden the user with heavy agents on their endpoints, ensuring a smoother experience.


  1. Increased Security:'s modern authentication and zero-trust model significantly enhance security posture.
  2. User Experience: The lack of cumbersome endpoint agents and the use of modern authentication make for a much-improved user experience.
  3. Future-Proof: is better positioned to adapt to the fast-changing tech landscape, unlike traditional PAM solutions that are burdened by legacy design issues.

In summary, addresses both the security and user experience shortcomings of traditional PAM solutions. It offers a modern, secure, and streamlined approach that is more in tune with today's technological needs.