BeyondTrust Enriches Its Threat Analytics with New Firewall Connectors

July 16th, 2015

BeyondInsight 5.6 Extends Visibility into Internal and External Threats with Third-Party Connectors and Real-Time Alerts

PHOENIX, July 20, 2015 – BeyondTrust, the global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, today announced BeyondInsight 5.6 has extended the platform’s ability to provide a holistic view of risk with a new Clarity Threat Analytics connector for analyzing Palo Alto Networks firewall data, backed by the addition of real-time threat alerting capabilities.

The new Palo Alto Networks firewall connector enables BeyondInsight to correlate network traffic data from Palo Alto firewalls with behavioral, environmental and risk data from BeyondTrust vulnerability and privileged account management solutions. Customers can then leverage BeyondInsight’s Clarity Threat Analytics capability to reveal advanced persistent threats (APTs) previously overlooked amidst volumes of diverse data.

BeyondInsight 5.6 also adds real-time alerting capabilities to Clarity. IT and security staff can now be notified at the first sign of an APT or other attack. Alerts are available via email, SNMP and Syslog feeds that can flag events such as:

  • First-time application launches in the environment.
  • Privileged access requests by applications associated with untrusted users or not digitally signed.
  • After-hours system access, first-time after-hours access, or simultaneous access to multiple systems after hours.
  • Launches of processes, services and applications associated with malware.
  • Unique asset vulnerabilities not present anywhere else in the environment.

“Internal threats and APTs represent some the most serious security risks to enterprises today,” said Brad Hibbert, CTO, BeyondTrust. “BeyondInsight 5.6 extends the platform’s ability to deliver visibility across the internal and external risk landscape, while enabling IT and security leaders to take decisive action against threats.”

In addition, BeyondInsight 5.6 includes new asset discovery and vulnerability assessment capabilities for Amazon AWS small and micro instances. Asset discovery is available to all BeyondInsight customers, and vulnerability assessment is available to customers using BeyondTrust Retina CS in the BeyondInsight platform environment. In 2012, BeyondTrust introduced the first cloud connectors for identifying, classifying and assessing the security of assets in Amazon AWS. This industry-unique technology has yet to be duplicated by any other vendor.

More information on BeyondInsight 5.6

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BeyondTrust is a global cybersecurity company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks. Corporate and government organizations rely on BeyondTrust solutions to shrink attack surfaces and identify imminent threats. The company’s integrated risk intelligence platform presents a unique competitive advantage in its ability to reveal critical risks hidden within volumes of user and system data. This unifies IT and Security departments, empowering them with the information and control they need to jointly prevent breaches, maintain compliance, and ensure business continuity. BeyondTrust’s Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit

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