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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux:
Privilege Management and Session Management

Achieve control over root account privileges with centralized analytics, reporting, and keystroke logging. Reduce risk and address compliance concerns more comprehensively than with sudo.

Proven Privilege and Session Management for Unix & Linux Servers

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux allows system administrators to delegate Unix and Linux privileges and authorization without disclosing passwords for root or other accounts. The solution can also record all privileged sessions for audits, including keystroke information. Use PowerBroker to meet the privileged access control requirements of government and industry mandates including SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA, PCI, FDCC and FISMA.

  • Enable users to perform specified administrative tasks without disclosing passwords
  • Integrate all policies, roles and log data via a web-based console
  • Automate workflows for policies and audit-ready logging
  • Broker permissions transparently, ensuring user productivity and compliance
  • Record and index all sessions for quick discovery during audits
  • Leverage across more than 30 different Unix and Linux platforms
Watch Video: Learn About the Risks of Unnecessary Privileges

Learn About the Risks of Unnecessary Privileges

“The PowerBroker implementation was successful. All server access is limited – even via SSH. The auditors can easily see that procedures are being followed and our IT employees are able to remain productive. ”

Robert R. Ross,SVP Systems/Recovery, CTO, DCI
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Achieve System-level Control and Accountability
Enhance security through fine-grained, role-based policy control of privileged accounts. Conduct asset and privilege discovery. Prevent unapproved privileged account activity. Granularly delegate root admin privileges. Achieve policy driven command elevation and auditing - down to the system level - with no change to the user experience.
Comply with Ease
Compartmentalize IT tasks that require privileged accounts, enabling segregation of duties. Gain visibility through detailed, centralized event logs of elevated commands and keystroke logging capabilities, featuring DVR-style recording of all activity performed by the user. Enable change management of all settings and policy configurations, including rollback.
Migration Path from sudo
With support for more than 30 Unix and Linux platforms, PowerBroker is one of the most comprehensive solutions to enable users to run commands at a higher privilege level. This breadth, in addition to industry-standard encryption, provides the confidence to replace existing open-source options such as sudo with a commercially supported solution.
Gain Greater Insights to Reduce Risk
Free for all PowerBroker for Unix & Linux customers, the fully-integrated BeyondInsight IT Risk Management platform provides advanced features including dynamic asset discovery and targeting, flexible alerting and reporting, advanced analytics, and centralized I/O index and search capabilities.

COMPLIANT

  • System-level Control and Audit: Provides control over applications down to the system level, regardless of how the application is initiated.
  • Segregation of Duties: Centralized control allows for true separation of duties, limiting users, administrators and auditors access to only the data relevant to them.
  • Flexible Authentication & Authorization: Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) support enables PowerBroker for Unix & Linux to utilize industry-standard authentication systems.
  • Track and record activity: Time-stamped logs for every administrative, user-level, and application activity ensures that no suspicious activity goes unnoticed. DVR-style recording and indexing ensures all activity is available for quick discovery and playback.

SECURE

  • Secure logging: Centralized log data facilitates controlled access to session activity information
  • Encrypted: Supports 30 encryption methods for policies, logs, and network traffic, assuring compatibility within virtually any IT infrastructure. Ensures all user and admin activity are encrypted to selectable, industry-standard algorithms and stored in a secure, centralized location.

EFFICIENT

  • Granular delegation of privileged accounts: Partitions privileged accounts such as root, granting users and admins access to only the specific entitlements required to perform a given task, achieving a least-privilege model.
  • Centralized administration and auditing: Greatly reduces the administration and overhead normally associated with policies and audit tasks.
  • Flexible Policy Language: Determines who can do what, where, when, and why providing granular options to the administrator.
  • Extensive platform support: Supports over 175 Unix and Linux platforms (full list).
  • User management: Granularly controls user access to programs, files, and directories as well as brokering system tasks, without sudo.

Datasheet

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux

Download this overview document containing capabilities, highlights and competitive advantages of PowerBroker for Unix & Linux. PBUL allows system administrators to delegate Unix and Linux privileges and authorization without disclosing passwords for root or other accounts. The solution can also record all privileged sessions for audits, including keystroke information.

Documentation

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux Version 9.0 New and Updated Features

This document details the new features in the latest version of PowerBroker for Unix & Linux. New features include advanced control and audit over commands a the system level, database enhancements for storage and configuration management, the addition of a REST API to provide easier integration and administration, and enhancements to client registration.

Case Study

DCI Exceeds Compliance Requirements for Privilege and Password Management

DCI Exceeds Compliance Requirements for Privilege and Password Management

DCI implements PowerBroker for Unix & Linux and PowerBroker Password Safe to meet immediate compliance needs, while future-proofing their processes for upcoming financial services regulations.

Case Study

Multinational Bank Integrates PBUL with its Own Custom Permissions System to Achieve Global Compliance

Multinational Bank Integrates PBUL with its Own Custom Permissions System to Achieve Global Compliance

BeyondTrust assist a well-known banking and finance company with a custom integration between the bank’s current home-grown privilege management system and PowerBroker Unix and Linux.

White Paper

Improving Efficiency in IT Administration via Automated Policy Workflows in UNIX and Linux

Improving Efficiency in IT Administration via Automated Policy Workflows in Unix/Linux

This white paper highlights recommended steps to successfully implement automated policy management processes within Unix/Linux systems using the privileged access lifecycle management framework. Lastly, we will focus on PSMC, the unifying platform solution to centralize policies, reporting and workflow engines, and deliver higher manageability, security and compliance capabilities.

White Paper

PowerBroker Root Access Risk Control for the Enterprise

PowerBroker Root Access Risk Control for the Enterprise

Compliance efforts and security concerns have driven businesses to make substantial investments in threat control. Too often, however, these efforts pay far too little heed to the risks posed by poorly controlled access to administrative privilege in IT, which can have a hugely disproportionate impact on the business.

White Paper

Successfully Securing the Open Source Enterprise Privileged User Management in Linux Environments

Successfully Securing the Open Source Enterprise Privileged User Management in Linux Environments

Linux mastermind Sander van Vugt gives an overview of the current options that are available in the Linux operating system and discusses some features that can cause potential problems in modern enterprise environments.

Getting Least Privilege Right on Windows

6/30/2014

Windows doesn’t make least privilege easy Enforcing least-privilege access policies on Windows has never been easy – especially given some fundamental flaws have haunted the OS since the mid-1990s. Consider the following permissions issues: Windows 95 and 98 had a logon screen and could even be joined to the domain, but users could bypass the prompt... more

Accelerate and Simplify Deployment of PowerBroker Privilege Management Solutions with Oracle VM Templates

5/1/2014

On April 17th, Oracle and BeyondTrust experts Doan Nguyen and Paul Harper shared how leveraging Oracle VM Templates can automate and simplify the deployment of the PowerBroker for UNIX & Linux privilege management solution across your IT environment. See below for an embedded, on-demand recording of the webcast. Oracle and BeyondTrust Team Up The partnership... more

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux Now Available via Web Services

4/10/2014

This week BeyondTrust released a fully functional Web Services interface (REST API) for its PowerBroker for Unix & Linux product.  With this new feature users of the solution will now be able to remotely and securely configure and retrieve data via the API.  The Web Services interface implemented by BeyondTrust is an industry standard that... more

The 5 Things Every Linux Administrator Should (and Should Not) Do When It Comes to Privileged Account Management

2/3/2014

When it comes to privileged account management the list of things an administrator can do to protect their environment is seemingly never ending. Last week we hosted a webinar with Oracle Linux and presented a list of 5 things every Linux administrator should, and should not, do when managing privileged accounts. Given the current security... more

Privilege gone wild! Our latest survey finds privileged users are out of control.

10/22/2013

Did you know that 40% of employees have unnecessary access rights? What about that over 25% of employees admitted to having retrieved information not relevant to their job like financial, reports, salary info, HR and personnel docs? Now have I caught your attention? As our latest security survey proves, insider threats continue to be a... more

Our Newest Product Release: PowerBroker Identity Services 7.5

6/26/2013

We are very excited for the announcement of our latest 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.... more

Think You’re Safe from Internal Threats? The NSA Breach Will Make You Think Twice.

6/13/2013

When reading a recent article in the USA Today about how Edward Snowden, a former Booz Allen Hamilton employee and NSA contractor, was able to steal sensitive data via non-specific vectors, I was reminded of the illusion that threats are predominately external to organizations. Even though we might not know exactly how Snowden was able to... more

BeyondTrust & Oracle, The Perfect Partnership

4/8/2013

No one will dispute that Oracle is a heavyweight when it comes to the relational database market, but Oracle is far more than a one trick pony.  Oracle has a plethora of enterprise products and hardware solutions that will fit the needs of almost any business.  However the key to success for many of the... more

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The industry's first and only vulnerability management solution directly integrated into vCenter.

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Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management

Delivers large-scale, cross-platform vulnerability assessment and remediation, with available configuration compliance, patch management and compliance reporting.

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Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management

The Cofiguration Compliance Module can be purchased as an add-on to Retina CS, which delivers large-scale, cross-platform vulnerability assessment and remediation.

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Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management

The Patch Management Module can be purchased as an add-on to Retina CS, which delivers large-scale, cross-platform vulnerability assessment and remediation.

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Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management

The Regulatory Reporting Module can be purchased as an add-on to Retina CS, which delivers large-scale, cross-platform vulnerability assessment and remediation.

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Retina Network Security Scanner

Integrated network, web & virtual vulnerability assessment. Retina is the security industry’s most respected and industry-validated security scanner and serves as the engine for our vulnerability management solutions. There is no better option for securing your network from vulnerabilities.

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Retina Web Security Scanner

Rapidly and accurately scan large, complex web sites and web applications to tackle web-based vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection.

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PowerBroker Event Vault

Automate and streamline the collection and management of standard Windows event log data and provide scalable and flexible centralized storage in the PowerBroker event database.

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PowerBroker Identity Services

Quickly and easily integrate your Unix and Linux servers into your Active Directory infrastructure.

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PowerBroker Identity Services Open Edition

Available as a free and open source version of PowerBroker Identity Services, giving you the access and flexibility to tailor your Active Directory bridging project

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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux

Quickly and easily manage root access on Unix and Linux servers, without ever disclosing the system password.

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PowerBroker for Windows

Implement least privilege for your Windows desktop environment, reducing attack surface and driving down costs.

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PowerBroker Auditor
for Active Directory

Track unauthorized changes to Active Directory and Group Policy configurations.

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PowerBroker Auditor
for Exchange

Tracks and reports all changes made to all Exchange Server configurations, groups, mailbox policies, information store changes, and permissions in a centralized audit log.

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PowerBroker Auditor
for File System

Enables tighter security and control over file system resources, including real-time tracking, interactive analysis, and flexible reporting on all key share, file, and folder changes.

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PowerBroker Auditor
for SQL Server

Monitor and review privileged user changes on SQL servers. Easily map your SQL activities with regulatory mandates such as GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, and PCI through consistent auditing and reporting.

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PowerBroker Privilege Explorer

Provides a centralized view of access and privileges, so you can be sure that users have access to the resources they need to do their jobs, and only those resources.

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PowerBroker Endpoint Protection Platform

Formerly known as "Blink", multi-layered security and attack prevention for windows desktops and servers.

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PowerBroker Recovery
for Active Directory

Advanced continuous data protection for Active Directory, providing unparalleled visibility and change control.

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PowerBroker Servers Enterprise

Combine the power of our Unix/Linux root delegation and our AD bridging for an enterprise approach to server compliance

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PowerBroker Password Safe

Automate Password Management for Increased Security across your entire dynamic infrastructure.

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BeyondSaaS

A cloud-based, external vulnerability assessment solution that conducts fast, affordable security assessments of your public-facing network infrastructure and web applications.

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BeyondInsight

Merge privileged account management and vulnerability management solutions into a single, contextual lens through which to view and address user and asset risk.

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Retina Protection Agent

Close the security gap created by systems that can't be reached with remote vulnerability assessments alone with this lightweight agent for local vulnerability assessment, continuous zero-day vulnerability monitoring, and intrusion prevention.

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Configuration Compliance Module

This Retina CS add-on module defines and manages security policies to monitor compliance with industry and internally developed benchmarks such as Microsoft, NIST, USBCG, and DISA STIGs.

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Patch Management Module

This Retina CS add-on module seamlessly integrated, automated, agentless Windows patch management closes the loop on unpatched vulnerabilities.

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Regulatory Reporting Module

This Retina CS add-on module contains automated solutions to help navigate complex corporate policies, government regulations, and industry standards such as SOX, PCI, FISMA, and ISO.

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BeyondInsight Built-In

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux is part of the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which unifies PowerBroker privileged account management solutions with Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management. Capabilities include:

  • Centralized solution management and control via common dashboards
  • Asset discovery, profiling and grouping
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Workflow and ticketing
  • Data sharing between Retina and PowerBroker solutions

The result is a fusion of user and asset intelligence that allows IT and security teams to collectively reduce risk across complex environments.

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux

Vulnerability Management

Identifying, prioritizing, remediating, and mitigating
computer and network vulnerabilities.

Privileged Account Management

Managing user authorization to prevent internal data
breaches and meet compliance regulations.

Fusing
PAM & VM For
Stronger IT Security