BeyondTrust Introduces PowerBroker Server for Linux

May 24th, 2011

Leader in Privilege Management Releases Linux-Specific Edition to Secure Cost-Optimized Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures

Agoura Hills, Calif. – June 28, 2010 – BeyondTrust, the global leader in privilege delegation and access control for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition. This new offering brings industry- leading PowerBroker capabilities to customers standardizing on a Linux server infrastructure at an attractive price-point. As Linux based computing environments scale, PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition offers granular privilege delegation and centralized keystroke logging for enhanced security and compliance for regulations like SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, COBIT and ISO 27001.

In a recent BeyondTrust survey with 127 respondents from Global 2000 organizations, there was a clear indication of increasing leniency in favor of Linux. More than 25% percent of respondents indicated they would be growing their Linux infrastructure by more than 20% in the next 12-18 months. Additionally, 23% percent of the respondents indicated that more than half of their Linux servers run mission critical workloads. As Linux adoption for mission critical infrastructure continues to ramp, undermanaged administrative privileges can expose an organization to significant data and compliance risk.

“Linux based virtualized datacenters and cloud infrastructures are the hot trend, and customers are getting increasingly comfortable deploying their mission critical applications on those platforms,” said Saurabh Bhatnagar, VP of Product Management at BeyondTrust. “We recognize that cost-economics are a prime driver for Linux adoption. With PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition, customers can rest assured that their mission critical Linux infrastructure will be secure and compliant at an attractive price-point.”

According to analyst firm IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report, Linux server demand improved sharply in the first quarter of 2010, with revenue growing 20.4% to $1.7 billion when compared with the first quarter of 2009. Linux servers now represent 16.2% of all server revenue, up 2.1 points from the same time period last year. Red Hat Inc., the leader in Enterprise Linux and a bellwether for Linux adoption, has exhibited healthy double digit growth since 2008 and grew 18% last quarter over Q1 ’09 – another indicator of the continued proliferation of Linux in enterprise computing environments.

    Los Alamos used PowerBroker Servers to replace SUDO to manage administrative privileges in their Linux servers: “In PowerBroker for Servers, we found a cost-effective, robust solution for securely managing privileged access, satisfying compliance regulations and increasing productivity,” said Mike Kluk, Enterprise Systems Team Lead at Los Alamos. PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition provides a cost-effective solution to manage administrative privileges in Linux based datacenters, virtualized environments and public or private clouds. Benefits include:

  • Central delegation of privileges and authorization without disclosing the root password on Linux platforms for uncompromised security
  • Full session, secure and searchable keystroke logging capabilities of all privileged activities for compliance
  • Automated centralized policy approval workflows, I/O log reviews and audit trails for enhanced productivity

PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition is certified on more than 30 versions and platforms of popular versions of Linux like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux Enterprise Server and Debian GNU/Linux.

PowerBroker Servers – Linux Edition is currently available, with new Linux-only pricing available. For more information, please visit

About BeyondTrust
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises. Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit

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