PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 – New Ways to Help IT Security Teams Manage Access Policy Efficiently

Jason Silva, Product Manager
May 30th, 2018

The release of PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 features several exciting enhancements around user behavior monitoring, user-based rules and policy, and third-party integration, giving users unmatched visibility and control over physical and virtual desktops and servers.

Here are some highlights:

Quickly Build Rules for Processes Which Require Privilege Elevation with Policy Accelerator

The discovery, creation, and testing of policy based on what is used within an organization can be challenging. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 allows companies to quickly identify app launches and elevation requirements, then test and save required rules. This new feature allows customers and partners to evaluate privileges and see value faster, even in disconnected environments. Here’s a brief video on how Policy Accelerator works.

Support for Windows 10 April Update 2018 (1803)

PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 also now supports Microsoft Windows 10 April Update 2018, allowing IT admins to remain up to date on the latest Windows OS. This compatibility update demonstrates BeyondTrust’s commitment to staying in lockstep with the Microsoft community.

Ensure Consistency with Enhanced Diagnostics

As an IT support person, you understand the importance of ensuring the software under your care is configured correctly and. In doing so, you often have to use Regedit, and navigate to various keys, or the file system, and navigate to various paths; just to answer simple questions like is something on/off. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 provides a consolidated dashboard so that an IT administrator can pinpoint areas that need troubleshooting. It also reduces the number of places where an IT administrator needs to look to validate whether software applications are running as expected. The new feature saves time and ensures consistency across the environment.

 

Enhanced diagnostics in PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 saves time and ensures consistency. 

Ensure Security on Scripts with Signature Based PowerShell Rules

Many customers use scripts to manage IT processes. At times these scripts require elevation but are stored in a file location that many users have the right access to— leaving open the possibility that a script could be changed and potentially used as a privileged attack vector. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 now allows companies to create a Publisher rule to target these scripts. So, if that script is changed, the signature is no longer valid. And with the signature no longer valid, the rule can no longer be triggered.

For a complete demonstration of these new features and even more enhancements not mentioned here, read the new features document. And if you have any questions or would like a personalized demo, contact us today

Jason Silva, Product Manager

Jason Silva brings over 20 years of IT experience to BeyondTrust, the last ten with the company. Currently serving as Product Manager for BeyondTrust’s Endpoint Security PAM products, he uses this knowledge to help design solutions that fill the critical and ever changing needs of our customers. Earlier in his career he found success as a software developer in a global consulting company and spent over four years managing IT and Regulatory Compliance in the banking industry.