BeyondTrust Launches PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition
Industry’s First Privileged Identity Management Solution for Microsoft Windows-Based Servers
CARLSBAD, Calif., – Feb. 28, 2012 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of privilege delegation and authorization management solutions, today announced the industry’s first privileged identity management (PIM) solution for Microsoft Windows-based Servers. The company’s PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition delivers full protection from potential misuse or abuse outside the job responsibilities and specified tasks of users.
"Historically, Microsoft has delivered closed user interfaces and complex management protocols making it incredibly challenging for enterprises to implement the least privilege approach," said John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust. "PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition helps organizations overcome this obstacle by providing effective least privilege capabilities for Microsoft environments to minimize the risk of rogue administrators and to fulfill compliance driven auditing requirements."
PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition leverages Microsoft PowerShell, the emerging standard for contemporary Windows server administration, improving both security and auditing within organizations by enabling responsibility for key administrative tasks to be safely assigned to the appropriate people without disclosing the full administrative password. This provides the full power of administrative access for tasks such as adding administrator accounts and managing Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, while delivering full protection from potential misuse or abuse outside the specified job responsibilities, such as stopping services, erasing disks or doing more subtle damage.
"The industry is driving organizations to embrace PowerShell methodology, but the trick is leveraging it to implement well-accepted security principles," said Brian Mehlman, director, program management at BeyondTrust. "While it’s true that PowerShell features a native security model, the reality is that a monolithic approach to security represents vulnerability in and of itself. PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition introduces a rich feature-set, enabling policy controls to minimize the risk of rogue administrators by delivering the fine-grain controls companies need to get the most from the PowerShell technology."
PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition provides augmented event logs, logging all actions that were performed with elevated privilege as well as by whom they were performed. This audit trail, combined with the safe partitioning of full administrative privilege, provides an extremely secure means of controlling administrative access to Microsoft-based servers and applications, meeting compliance driven auditing requirements for regulated industries that require restricting access to computing resources based on an individual's responsibility, such as PCI.
"The beauty of the Beyond Trust approach is in its elegance," said Don Jones, one of the world's leading experts on the Microsoft business technology platform. "By intercepting all PowerShell traffic, BeyondTrust becomes a security gate. The solution can be configured with detailed Windows server and application permissions and it also creates the most detailed-possible log of all administrative activity."
For more information about PowerBroker Servers Windows Edition and the rest of the PowerBroker solutions visit www.beyondtrust.com.
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for physical, virtual, cloud and infrastructure computing environments. The company’s products mitigate insider threats and secure the perimeter within across the enterprise, empowering IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense.
More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises.
Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit www.beyondtrust.com.
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