Why Co-Management Makes Sense for Information Security
Co-Management involves sharing the responsibility for the configuration, management and operation of a particular device or offering.
I first started using the term in 2002 to talk about firewall management. Co-Management represents a hybrid between a managed service (where the service provider provides all of the functions defined above) and an internal solution (where no service provider is involved).
Co-management for Privileged Password Management makes a lot of sense. First, look at the evolution of Privileged Password Management. In the 80s and 90s, this was only handled internally through in-house developed technology. During the 2000s, commercial products began to displace in-house technology in these internal solutions. Now, Managed Solutions are beginning to appear in the marketplace.
Co-Managed Privileged Password Service represents all of the advantages of Co-Management: