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Why Service Accounts are a Key Obstacle in PAM Onboarding

The problem with PAM solutions is that they are often very difficult to implement and maintain. One of the biggest obstacles to PAM is service accounts. Service accounts are accounts that are used by applications or services to connect to other systems. They are often created by system administrators and are typically given high privileges. This makes them a prime target for attackers. Vaulting and password rotation are two of the most important security measures for service accounts. However, they are also two of the most difficult to implement. Vaulting requires storing the account credentials in a secure location and then retrieving them when they are needed. This can be a time-consuming process. Password rotation requires changing the password on a regular basis. This can be difficult to do if the account is used by multiple applications or services. Silverfort provides a solution that helps to overcome these challenges. It includes automated discovery, monitoring, and protection of service accounts. This can help to streamline the PAM onboarding process.

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