Attackers typically exploit privileged credentials to accomplish their goals, which is why privileged access management is a crucial aspect of securing the enterprise. CyberArk has established itself as a privileged access management leader through its breadth of capabilities and commitment to innovation as evidenced by solid revenue numbers and growing customer base.

Pete Lindstrom

research director,
Security Products at IDC

This IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Privileged Access Management 2014 Vendor Assessment (doc #253303, December 2014) assesses ten vendors offering products in the privileged access management (PAM) market and notes that, “CyberArk is the PAM pure-play ‘big gorilla’ with the most revenue and largest customer base.

The IDC MarketScape report highlights the key functionality businesses should consider when selecting a privileged access management provider, including the ability to:

  • Manage access to shared accounts with sensitive privileges
  • Remove Windows local administrative functionality
  • Enhance visibility of sensitive account activity
  • Restrict privileges for separation of duties
  • Manage embedded application and service accounts
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SOURCE: “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Privileged Access Management 2014 Vendor Assessment”, by Pete Lindstrom , December 2014, IDC Document  #253303
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market.  The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.