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Privileged User Management (PUM)

What is Privileged User Management?

Whereas PAM—Privileged Access Management—is a user-specific process in which users can request elevated access with their existing account, PUM is account-specific and involves the management of a system’s existing accounts, such as administrator, root, or other administrative service accounts.

PUM is also referred to as PAM and PIM, but as you’ll learn from other definitions in our cyber dictionary—there are subtle differences. PUM accounts are often shared, a second authentication factor is rarely added, and typically, authorized users access the PUM accounts by simply using passwords.

IAM, PAM, PEDM... What do all those acronyms mean?

Get the answers in our cybersecurity glossary.