I am pleased to announce the availability of PowerBroker for Windows version 7.1. This release is packed with enhancements meant to further simplify least privilege management and improve security. Get the New Features document for complete details.
RADIUS Support for User Messages
As companies look for additional mechanisms to improve security in their organizations, many utilize multi-factor authentication. With version 7.1 PowerBroker for Windows User Messages now support one-time-passwords (OTPs) for additional verification that the executing user is the intended recipient of the policy. This feature will support any multi-factor vendor that also supports the RADIUS protocol. For a representation of this new capability, please see the screenshot below.
BeyondInsight Asset Based Authentication
PowerBroker for Windows, in combination with PowerBroker Password Safe, can execute an application using Password Safe managed credentials. This native product integration enables an application to be launched as an alternate user without exposing the password for the account. With version 7.1 there is now an option to streamline this process by utilizing PowerBroker for Windows as the primary authoritative authentication source as to whether the rule should be allowed. This enhancement further simplifies privileged access management. Note: This enhancement requires BeyondInsight v6.0 or higher.
Touch Screen Keyboard Support
More and more, users are going mobile and utilizing their phones or tablets to conduct important business. In version 7.1, there is an enhancement on these devices/tablets to automatically display the virtual keyboard when a physical one cannot be detected. This enhancement enables greater flexibility to meet growing mobile usage demand.
Updated Connectors to SIEM Tools
With the release of Beyondnsight 6.0, PowerBroker for Windows data connectors to SIEM tools like LogRhythm and Splunk have been enhanced to better associate users and related events, (for example, where UserX attempted to run AppY on ComputerZ and this action was denied). You can find these connectors under the configuration option.
If you would like to learn more about these new capabilities, review the latest Release Notes available in the customer portal, check out the New Features document, watch the 3 minute demo, or contact us today.
Jason Silva, Sr. Solutions Architect
Jason Silva is a Senior Solutions Architect focused in Privilege Access Management (PAM), Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Least Privilege. Jason brings over 25 years of experience in solutions management to BeyondTrust's Privileged Access Management Solutions enforcing Privileged Password Management and Privileged Session Management, Privileged Endpoint Management, and Secure Remote Access which utilizes a single pane of glass for all management aspects including Automated Account Discovery, Privileged Management and Elevation, Audit and Compliance, and Reporting.