BeyondTrust Introduces Sudo Policy Migration Tool

May 25th, 2010

Migration from Sudo to PowerBroker Enables Compliance, Security and Improved Productivity

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.May 25, 2010 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced a sudo migration tool to automatically convert existing sudo permissions into non-open source PowerBroker for Servers policies, creating a more secure, compliant, productive and standardized IT environment for the enterprise.

Sudo is a free open-source access control tool that requires costly and labor-intensive custom configuration to meet privilege identity management and compliance requirements. The new sudo migration tool is available as part of the PowerBroker Management Console (see release). It allows organizations with deeply rooted sudo practices to quickly get up and running on an alternative solution without massive IT infrastructure redevelopment. Sudo permissions are converted into Powerbroker policies that can be reviewed, refined and auto-deployed throughout the entire IT infrastructure in minutes from the master host.

“Many organizations struggle to meet compliance requirements for privileged access due to limitations in the policy management and log security that sudo offers. The fines and the cost of creating a remedy for compliance shortcomings make sudo anything but free,” said Saurabh Bhatnagar, VP of product development at BeyondTrust. “Migration to the PowerBroker suite is an investment in compliance that pays for itself.”

PowerBroker’s sudo migration tool brings management of privileged actives on all servers into one secure tool. Role-based, time-bound credentials are centrally managed down to the task level, while centralized policy and log management capabilities of all privileged activities exceeds compliance requirements.

“As we have been continually adding Unix and Linux servers to our environment, as required for our operations, it was clear sudo raised significant red flags over the adequate security over our logs required by PCI DSS mandates,” said Nicolas Debeffe, head of operational security at Cetrel. “Productivity was being hindered, as reviewing sudo logs required accessing every server individually. Furthermore, sudo logs were alterable by the super user and the sudo configuration time required by system engineers was simply unacceptable,” added Debeffe. “The ease of installation and use of PowerBroker, as well as the positive feedback from users, convinced us to implement PowerBroker on every Unix/Linux server.”

PowerBroker Management Console’s ease of policy configuration allows companies to adjust permissions due to changes in the organization and needs enabling each department to focus on the main aspects of their job, without worry of intentional, accidental or indirect misuse of privileges. Organizations that use the sudo migration tool to bring privilege identities under the PowerBroker suite’s management will be able to leverage the inherent accountability and central privilege management for compliant enterprise standardization and cost savings.

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About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust empowers IT to eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers with globally proven solutions that increase security and compliance without impacting productivity. With over 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world’s 10 largest banks, seven of the world’s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and six of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities. The company is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with East Coast offices in Greater Boston as well as Washington DC, and EMEA offices in London, UK. For more information, visit

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