The cloud has transformed how computing services are developed and delivered for thousands of organizations worldwide. But with the never-ending tide of external and insider attacks, IT organizations must ensure that their security solutions can be leveraged in the same way as well – securely in the cloud – or risk gaps that can be easily exploited.
It is with this in mind that today we are thrilled to announce that BeyondTrust’s Privileged Access Management Platform, powered by BeyondInsight, becomes the first PAM platform to be available in the Google Cloud. And for that matter, Google is but the latest cloud platform on which our integrated privileged access management and vulnerability management solution is hosted. BeyondTrust solutions have been available on the AWS Marketplace since September 2016 (we were the first PAM platform on the AWS Marketplace, too!), and on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace since May 2017.
Our Google Cloud instance, available today, is supported by a Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) model that can be used with:
- PowerBroker Password Safe – Complete management of passwords including workflow, session recording, API access, and analytics
- PowerBroker for Unix & Linux – Command elevation and delegation for Unix and Linux systems
- PowerBroker for Windows – Least privilege and application control with patented technology for Microsoft Windows desktops and servers
- PowerBroker for Mac – Least privilege application management for Mac OS
- Retina CS – Vulnerability assessment, regulatory reporting, and remediation
Announcement Further Enhances Cloud Strategy
While this announcement represents a new offering for BeyondTrust and our platform (currently also available as software, virtual and physical appliances), it significantly enhances our strategy in the cloud by providing the necessary resources to manage cloud instances, cloud services, and cloud applications. Further, it enhances our offering for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) looking to deliver new security services for their customers. This means that customers and partners alike can use our industry-unique cloud connectors for managing other cloud instances and passwords, and not only for Google.
Cloud platform support includes:
Why does this announcement matters to our customers?
For any business – large or small – considering moving to the cloud, avoiding more on premise technology, or trying to manage a vast number of roaming laptops or remote employees, this offering is for you. By enabling BeyondTrust’s privileged access management and vulnerability management solutions in the cloud, we can meet objectives for a rapid deployment, secure access, and a cost-effective solution to eliminate the threats of excessive privileged access.
And, frankly, our customers should expect this type of innovation from the overall Leader in the 2016 Forrester Privileged Identity Management Wave. For further validation of our cloud strategy, be sure to read the analyst report, Ovum On the Record: BeyondTrust Cloud Enables Privilege and Vulnerability Management.
We’re thrilled to be the first PAM provider with solutions in the Google Cloud, and hope you are too! Watch for more cloud-based innovation coming soon.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is the Chief Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored three books: Privileged Attack Vectors, Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. He is a founding member of the industry group Transparency in Cyber, and in 2020 was elected to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Executive Advisory Board. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust security and governance for corporate and cloud based solutions and regularly consults for global periodicals and media. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition where he served as a Product Owner and Solutions Engineer since 2004. Prior to eEye, he was Beta Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.