Privileged Identity Management
for Media and Communications

As media and communications providers across the world struggle to meet consumers’ insatiable demand for rich, interactive, digital content, the challenges facing their IT and security teams have grown exponentially.

High visibility and apparent ease of access to the masses, combined with the need to store and process large volumes of customer data makes the sector an attractive target not just to the usual financially-motivated cyber-criminals, but also to Hacktivists and cyber-terrorists.

Facts & Figures

 “The ease of implementation with Wallix was a key factor in us choosing it as the solution to secure privileged user sessions for our contractors and third-party suppliers.”
Cedric Cantillon Security Information Risk Advisor

How to manage external service providers access
in Media and Communications

Protecting the continuity, integrity and privacy of the cutting-edge systems and data upon which media and communications services now depend is therefore essential. But this task is complicated by the growing necessity to use outside contractors and service providers. Without them it would be impossible to meet the data volume, bandwidth and latency demands of the market, but reliance on outsider creates security challenges – especially in the area of privileged access management.

As new projects are initiated, different groups of internal and external staff inevitably need to be granted admin or super-user privileges to a number of critical systems. Then, upon completion of each project, that access must be revoked. Trying to manage this manually for multiple parallel projects and systems, is not only extremely complex and therefore costly in terms of productivity, but increases the risk of a serious security breach due to errors and oversights.

Case Studies

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Wolters Kluwer

“Thanks to Wallix AdminBastion, Wolters Kluwer France has implemented effective access control for all external providers. We can now trace …”

Philippe Emorine, CISO of Wolters Kluwer France



“The ease of implementation with Wallix was a key factor in us choosing it as the solution to secure privileged user sessions for our contractors and third-party suppliers.”

Cédric Cantillon, Security Information Risk Advisor of RTBF


Why should Media and Communications consider Privileged Identity Management?

Privileged Access Management (PAM) refers to a suite of technological solutions designed to mitigate the inherent risks associated with the privileged user accounts of administrators and super-users. By providing full control and visibility of the sensitive, day-to-day tasks of such personnel, an effective PAM solution can greatly reduce the risk of attack, while helping to ensure compliance with all the necessary privacy and data protection laws to which media and communications providers are held account.

Facing the regulatory compliance challenge in Media and Communications

In addition to the responsibility to customers and shareholders, to secure sensitive data, media and communications providers face a number of laws and regulations, for which non-compliance can carry significant penalties. These include Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), as well as various international regulations concerning end-user privacy and data protection.

Meeting Media and Communications requirements with Wallix Privileged Identity Management Solution

At WALLIX, we believe that the value of a software solution lies as much in its ease of deployment, adoption and usage, as with its functional and technological capabilities. WALLIX AdminBastion (WAB) Suite has therefore been designed not only to cover all risks relating to privileged access within media and communications, but to do so in the simplest, most intuitive way, ensuring that key business challenges are addressed in the shortest possible time and with minimal disruption to existing workflows.

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