Every year, organizations spend millions of dollars on network and endpoint security, yet breaches continue to happen. To better protect themselves, organizations need to understand that most attacks involve the use of valid user credentials that have been compromised. That is, once attackers are inside your network, they use the credentials they have obtained to move laterally throughout the network and carry out their mission. This is why securing identities has become today? security perimeter ?and why securing privileged credentials is particularly critical. In this new reality, authentication systems that are limited to a username and password, or even those that require just a second factor, are no longer sufficient to protect your data and applications.