We are pleased to announce the availability of PowerBroker for Mac 1.5. PowerBroker for Mac reduces the risk of privilege misuse by enabling standard users on Mac OS to perform administrative tasks successfully without entering elevated credentials. With PowerBroker for Mac, IT organizations simplify the enforcement of least-privilege policies, close security gaps, improve operational efficiency, and achieve compliance objectives faster by removing administrator rights from MacOS users.
PowerBroker for Mac 1.5 expands on its market-leading capabilities by introducing the following new feature.
Improve Security with Identity-Based Management of Policy
Identity-based policy enables customers to apply PowerBroker for Mac policies to individuals, users, or groups based on affiliation. By following and targeting policy based on identity, companies can better ensure a consistent security model and user experience throughout their networks. With PowerBroker for Mac version 1.5, users can now manage access policy by a variety of parameters, including: security group, username, computer name, IP Range, and user type (Admin/Domain/Local).
The end result allows information technology administrators to target rules for privileged elevation based on affiliation to enterprise authentication directories and location. If you consider most MacOS devices are mobile, administrators can allow some applications to elevate within the corporate environment and deny others while the devices are roaming. This granularity by identity and device context addresses the threats of running applications as an administrator outside of the corporate perimeter.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Security Officer, 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.