Audit Event Translation Enhancement Enable Easier Review of Event Details for Non-Technical UsersPowerBroker Auditor has always provided rich details about audited activity. With the 5.0 release, each audit event has been provided a translation which enables less technical users to understand what activity has occurred while still maintaining all the advanced details system administrators require. See the screenshot below for audit event translation details on the right-hand side of the screen. This enhancement enables organizations to customize and adapt when internal application with customer schema extensions require translation.
Enhanced Auditing for PowerBroker for Windows Customers at No Additional CostPowerBroker for Windows customers that utilize Group Policy for pushing least privilege policies to their users requested additional auditing for those policies. With PowerBroker Auditor & Security Suite, any change to a PowerBroker for Windows policy is captured with details of the pre and post value. Please see the screenshot below for a representation of this functionality. This added functionality is available to PowerBroker for Windows customers at no additional cost and provides a seamless upgrade as you decide to expand your Active Directory auditing requirements.
Redesigned Web User Interface Improves Efficiency and UsabilityPowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite version 5.0 introduces enhancements to the web application focused on simplifying the user experience and making it function more like the desktop application. Many of the capabilities added with this release take advantage of the changes to audit event translation, which makes finding an understanding audit activity easier. A few of these enhancements include:
- Intelligent searching – An overhaul to the ‘what’ in the 4 W’s of changes (who, what, when, and where) criteria now allows customers to filter what they are searching for based on a user-friendly description of the change activity.
- User preferences – Users now have over a dozen customizable preferences from colorblind options to column order. This option enables a consistent experience for users.
Custom Email Alerting Templates Provide Flexibility to Meet Individual NeedsEvery customer has their own requirements for notifying stakeholders of changes. Two scenarios where is this especially relevant include:
- The ability to customize alert emails to match a corporate standard.
- A single place to go to adjust the notification email address should it need to change.
Rod Simmons, Director Product Management, BeyondTrust
Rod Simmons brings more than 15 years of system security experience to BeyondTrust, designing solutions for the company’s portfolio of Privileged Account Management solutions for enterprise environments. Prior to his role at BeyondTrust, Rod spent more than four years with Dell/Quest software, where he served as the director of technical strategy. Earlier in his career, Rod was the director of product management at Netpro Computing, where he managed the technical and business direction of all products for the Microsoft Platform.