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BeyondTrust Releases Newest Version of PowerBroker Identity Services Enterprise Edition

Latest offering provides support for advanced communication protocols and management standards

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 26, 2013 –BeyondTrust, the security industry's only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today announced the release of PowerBroker Identity Services 7.5, the industry's most effective solution for bridging Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X assets into Active Directory. This latest update provides the strongest communications encryption to date, as well as the utmost flexibility with regards to event notification and management.

For those organizations that have made strategic investments in the Windows infrastructure, Active Directory plays the crucial role as the authenticated identity store, providing a central point of administration. For non-Windows assets, such as Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X environments, user identities often reside in multiple locations and formats, which can add both security and compliance risk to operations. PowerBroker Identity Services enables organizations to bring those assets into the Active Directory policy, management and compliance umbrella, increasing accountability of those assets, while reducing the risk of unmanaged systems.

"This latest release of PowerBroker Identity Services is an example of our continued emphasis on helping reduce the risk in today's dynamic enterprise," said Brad Hibbert, executive vice president of product strategy and operations at BeyondTrust. "The explosion of non-Windows assets, especially those serving as the backbone of public and private clouds, is creating a greater need for the effective management and security of those systems. PowerBroker Identity Services plays a critical role in securing these types of deployments."

This newest release includes new capabilities in the following areas:

  • FIPS validation with AES 256 bit encryption, ensuring the fidelity of communications between assets and Active Directory
  • Support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which dramatically increases the flexibility for customer-tailored notifications
  • Additional platform support for versions of CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mac OS X, OpenSuse, RHEL and Ubuntu

PowerBroker Identity Services is seamlessly integrated with PowerBroker UNIX & Linux, which empowers system administrators with the ability to granularly delegate elevated privileges and authorization without disclosing the root password on UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X platforms; and includes complete audit visibility with integrated session and key stroke logging.

To receive a free 30 day trial of PowerBroker Identity Services Enterprise, please visit: http://www.beyondtrust.com/Home/FreeTrials/


About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.

BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company's products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.

With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.


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