BeyondTrust has released version 4.1 of PowerBroker Management Suite, our solution for centralized real-time change auditing for Active Directory, File Servers, Exchange, and SQL, and recovery of Active Directory objects or attributes. This new release features some exciting enhancements – especially for customers of PowerBroker Identity Services and PowerBroker for Windows. Read on for more.
Advanced GPO Auditing for PowerBroker Identity Services and PowerBroker for Windows Customers Maximizes the Value of Auditing Investments
Customers of PowerBroker Identity Services have long benefited from the built-in auditing capability provided by PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory – specifically, for Unix attributes like UID, GID, login shell, and home directory. With the release of PowerBroker Management Suite version 4.1, that level of auditing has been enhanced to now also include auditing of GPO settings. As before, this capability is provided to PowerBroker Identity Services Enterprise customers at no additional charge.
New in version 4.1, PowerBroker Management Suite now audits GPO settings for PowerBroker for Windows customers as well. Customers driving least privilege updates via Group Policy will gain immediate visibility over all changes made to GPO setting at no additional cost.
For customers who want to expand their AD auditing, they can upgrade to the full paid version of PowerBroker Auditor.
Each of these use cases demonstrates the value of integrating products to provide greater visibility to reduce risk, and maximize the value of existing auditing investments.
Support for Agents Running as Local System Securely Streamlines Auditing
Performing audits often require the use of a credentialed service account. This requirement can quickly become cumbersome for administrators as the number of audited systems increases. With version 4.1, PowerBroker Management Suite solves this problem by leveraging the local system account to run an audit. Both the management server and agents can be deployed in this manner. Having this capability means that administrators no longer need to manage other credentials to perform and audit, ensuring security and speeding audit results.
Check out the new features document for a complete rundown of new features and capabilities, and if you would like to learn more about PowerBroker Management Suite, let us know!
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.