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BeyondTrust Partners with Red Hat for Secure Mission-Critical Linux

PowerBroker to Provide Security and Compliance to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Users for Mission-Critical Systems

AGOURA HILLS, CALIF.July 27, 2010 - BeyondTrust Software Inc., the global leader in privilege delegation and authorization management for virtualization and cloud computing environments, today announced a formal partnership with Red Hat. BeyondTrust will join Red Hat’s ISV Partner Program and create joint solutions aimed at offering Red Hat users a tightly aligned package of the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) tools needed for mission-critical servers.

“Through our work with Red Hat and the Red Hat Ready program, we’re offering expanded cost reduction, security and sustainability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users in combination with our solutions,” said John Mutch, CEO of BeyondTrust. “We’re excited to support Red Hat’s upcoming Enterprise Linux 6 release, which is expected to introduce even more advanced features to bring Red Hat onto an enterprise’s most important servers in the data center that run critical applications.”

The combination of BeyondTrust and Red Hat solutions is designed to enhance efficiency in managing hypervisors and guest deployments, improve compliance and reporting on industry-specific requirements, and provide greater security of mission-critical systems, data and applications. Additionally, BeyondTrust’s inclusion in the Red Hat ISV ecosystem helps remove key obstacles for Red Hat customers and channel partners looking to adopt virtual and cloud infrastructure for mission-critical data and applications. The certification of PowerBroker with Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers customers the ability to configure and enforce granular policies related to delegated systems privileges, to monitor and record privileged system activity down to the keystroke, and to report on privileged entitlements.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux server platforms are offering more cost-effective physical, virtual and cloud-based datacenters to customers today,” said Jeff Bernard, senior director, Red Hat Enterprise Linux ISV Alliances at Red Hat. “BeyondTrust’s certification and support of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform provides complementary extensions to the security, compliance and manageability of the solutions that our joint customers gain with the combination of BeyondTrust and Red Hat.”

The Red Hat ISV Program provides qualified vendors easy access to the tools and resources necessary to develop and test their products on Red Hat technologies. Additionally, through the program's co-marketing and co-branding offerings, BeyondTrust will make its flagship solution, the PowerBroker® for Servers Unix + Linux Edition available to Red Hat customers worldwide. This solution empowers system administrators with the ability to delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing the root password.

“With Red Hat's unique position to drive technology innovation and development in both the operating system and hypervisor layers, it provides assurance to our joint customers that any issues specific to virtualization, Red Hat will work to ensure compatibility with both the hypervisor and operating system layers,” said Steve Kelley, EVP of corporate development, BeyondTrust.

Customers interested in evaluating BeyondTrust’s new Red Hat Ready solution can download a free PowerBroker for Linux starter pack at: www.beyondtrust.com/download.

About BeyondTrust
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. 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.

BeyondTrust, the BeyondTrust logo and PowerBroker are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries of BeyondTrust Software. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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Brian Anderson
BeyondTrust
(818) 575-4000
banderson@beyondtrust.com

Samantha Singh
Gutenberg Communications
(408) 335-6965
beyondtrust@gutenbergpr.com