PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite 5.3: Enhanced Alerting and Auditing

Rod Simmons, May 10th, 2017

Auditing and Security

The latest release of BeyondTrust’s real-time change auditing solution, PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite 5.3, adds more capabilities for streamlining alerts and notifications, provides deeper levels of auditing, and now features the Auto Update engine for automatic upgrades for available updates and installs. Keep reading below for more on this and other enhancements.

Smart Alerts Streamline Notifications

With 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 Disruptions

In 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 Depth

In 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 More

In 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.