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BeyondTrust Announces PowerBroker Servers Enterprise

Seamlessly manages Linux and UNIX privileged access across physical, virtual and cloud environments

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 3, 2012 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of privilege delegation and authorization management solutions, today announced the release of PowerBroker Servers Enterprise. The PowerBroker solution provides a cost-effective approach to allow organizations to seamlessly manage privileged access on Linux and UNIX systems across dynamic physical, virtual and cloud environments through Microsoft Active Directory. Organizations can now achieve powerful oversight and control over their most critical assets with a simplified, secure, heterogeneous user management solution from BeyondTrust.

“While Linux and UNIX user accounts tend to have the most privileged access in an organization, they’re all too often being managed in silos, which presents a substantial insider threat risk,” said Jim Zierick, EVP of product operations at BeyondTrust. “The manual process of managing the multitude of separate Linux and UNIX identities increases costs and complexity, ultimately leading to compliance failures and leaving critical systems and data susceptible to security breaches.”

PowerBroker Servers Enterprise brings together best-of-breed privilege authorization management coupled with identity services to meet the complex security and compliance requirements of the virtual datacenter. The solution provides a simple to use graphical interface to implement privileged access policy and the ability to log, monitor and report on all user access and activities. This approach empowers IT organizations with the ability to delegate root tasks and authorization on Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X platforms without ever disclosing the highly sensitive root password.

“Managing identity and access management on heterogeneous systems whether physical, virtual or deployed in the cloud is problematic, causing operation increases and adding complexity to the manual management of the multitude of identities,” said Earl Perkins, research vice president in the Security and Privacy team at Gartner. “Organizations are looking to implement identity and access management initiatives that will seamlessly integrate platforms with identity repositories and securely authenticate users with their existing domain credentials.”

PowerBroker Servers Enterprise enables audit-ready logging and comprehensive reporting to deliver a solution that enables businesses of every size and industry to satisfy critical internal and external compliance requirements and regulations including SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS and FISMA. PowerBroker Servers Enterprise delivers granular access control to protect against intentional or accidental misuse of privilege that would otherwise allow employees or hackers, acting as employees through advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, to execute privileged commands.

New features to PowerBroker Servers Enterprise include:

  • Easy to use graphical interface to simplify the creation and management of privilege access policies
  • Easy to deploy privilege access policies using Active Directory Group Policies
  • Point and click reporting showing who is running, has attempted to run or been blocked from running privileged commands, Entitlement reports showing which users and groups have access to specific computers
  • Daily operational reports showing users that are added or deleted
  • Operational dashboard showing health of privilege access management infrastructure
  • Customization of privilege access events for use in SIEM applications

“We operate a very dynamic infrastructure to address our customer and business demands, leveraging cloud and SaaS models for running our business, and providing solutions to our customers,” said Lee Marks, director of CyberSecurity, SaaS Systems at Infor Global Solutions, Inc. “With PowerBroker Servers Enterprise 7.0 from BeyondTrust I am able to lower complexity and my operational costs. I have been able to simplify and automate the management of privileged access in this complex environment, through use of the intuitive user interfaces, and by leveraging the strength of Microsoft Active Directory. We have found the solution to be comprehensive, and flexible, and provides an easy way for Infor to control and secure deployments of UNIX and Linux virtual servers. ”

PowerBroker Servers Enterprise combines the ease and flexibility of enabling Active Directory as an infrastructure-wide repository for all users with the robustness of enterprise-class privileged user management tools for Linux and UNIX environments.

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