PHOENIX, March 27, 2018 – BeyondTrust, the leading cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorized access, today announced the availability of PowerBroker for Windows 7.4. This newest release of PowerBroker for Windows introduces new capabilities to break a critical link in the Attack Chain: lateral movement.
Most data breaches happen as a result of an attacker leveraging an exploitable vulnerability or insecure credentials to gain unwanted access to a network. Once they gain access, they target users and accounts to elevate privileges in order to move laterally and achieve their ultimate end. In fact, according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of breaches leveraging hacking techniques (misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, or exploits) leveraged stolen or weak passwords as a tactic, up from 63 percent in 2016. Further, breaches are taking organizations months and sometimes years to detect. These two trends point to an even greater need for organizations to eliminate excessive user permissions on endpoints.
PowerBroker for Windows 7.4 helps organizations monitor and prevent lateral movement and is
- Flexible –New rules help IT administrators identify suspicious access and activity, and monitor and audit sessions for unauthorized access or changes to files and directories.
- Actionable - IT administrators can either flag the activity or prevent the user from issuing potentially malicious commands. This reduces the attack surface by removing administrator rights from end users and employing fine-grained policy controls for all privileged access, without disrupting productivity.
- Measurable – PowerBroker for Windows includes reports on lateral and suspicious activity by user to measure the end results and effectiveness of the technology.
“While security information and event management (SIEM) solutions are used by organizations to track all events and activity throughout the network, these solutions are typically not user-based down to the desktop nor proactive,” said Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer at BeyondTrust. “With PowerBroker for Windows 7.4, rules can be proactively set to monitor users anywhere whether at home, office, or traveling, and also prevent users with lower level privileges from attempting to compromise credentials or perform inappropriate lateral movement – both signs of a potential attack.”
PowerBroker for Windows is part of the PowerBroker Endpoint Privilege Management Solution that combines best-in-class privilege, password and vulnerability management on top of a centralized reporting and analytics platform. As a result, global organizations of all sizes can efficiently and proactively reduce their privilege attack surface, prevent lateral movement by attackers, and actively detect and respond to in-progress breaches.
PowerBroker for Windows 7.4 is available now.
BeyondTrust is a global information security software company that helps organizations prevent cyber attacks and unauthorized data access due to privilege abuse. Our solutions give you the visibility to confidently reduce risks and the control to take proactive, informed action against data breach threats. And because threats can come from anywhere, we built a platform that unifies the most effective technologies for addressing both internal and external risk: Privileged Access Management and Vulnerability Management. Our solutions grow with your needs, making sure you maintain control no matter where your company goes. BeyondTrust’s security solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit www.beyondtrust.com.
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