Smart Alerts Streamline NotificationsWith version 5.3, PowerBroker Auditor introduces a new feature called Smart Alerts. The filter in this feature enables admins to raise an alert if an event happens multiple times over a specific duration of time, with the number of occurrences and time duration configurable. This new capability helps administrators by preventing cluttering of their inbox, enabling them to focus on the most important changes. For a representation of this new feature, please see the screenshot below.
Password Expiration Notifications Minimize Productivity DisruptionsIn PowerBroker Auditor version 5.3, password expiration notification emails have been enhanced to identify which user’s accounts will expire within a specified time, and send out notifications to the user, the manager and the administrator. The benefit of this enhancement is that end users will avoid any unexpected password expirations – or productivity disruptions. For a representation of this new feature, please see the screenshot below.
Nested Group Auditing Provides Greater DepthIn version 5.3, PowerBroker Auditor for AD now notifies on nested group changes regardless of the number of nested layers. When a group gets modified it looks at the resulting changes and sends a notification for any nested group events that would be impacted by adding or removing of a member. This new capability allows an administrator to create an alert when a sensitive group is modified directly or via a nested membership change, providing greater depth of auditing and securing against unwanted changes. For a representation of this new feature, please see the screenshot below.
Auto Update Engine and MoreIn addition to the above-mentioned features, PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite solutions now feature the Auto Update engine for automatic upgrades for available updates and installs. For a complete demonstration of these new features and even more enhancements not mentioned here, watch this brief video or read the what’s new features document.
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.