BeyondTrust Introduces the PowerBroker Suite; Fulfills the Promise of a Complete Solution

May 25th, 2010

New Features and Products Create the Industry’s Only Complete Privileged Identity Management Solution

Agoura Hills, Calif.May 25, 2010 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced the PowerBroker® suite, the industry’s only comprehensive, heterogeneous Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solution. All of BeyondTrust’s products are now part of the PowerBroker suite, which includes new features for tighter integration, easier migration and improved centralized management of administrative privileges across the enterprise. The PowerBroker suite manages and controls administrative privileges for desktops, servers, devices, applications and virtualized environments running on Windows, Unix/Linux, Max OS X and more. By providing a single solution for managing privileged access across all common platforms in a heterogeneous IT environment, the PowerBroker suite empowers organizations to eliminate the risk of misuse of privileges from a single user interface.

“Less than one year ago when Symark acquired BeyondTrust, we made the commitment to deliver an integrated Privileged Identity Management solution for heterogeneous IT environments to enable our customers to satisfy all their privileged access requirements from a single solution,” said John Mutch, CEO of BeyondTrust. “With the creation of the PowerBroker suite of products we have accomplished this goal and are now the only vendor that can provide a comprehensive solution of its kind. Our customers will not only receive simplified purchasing and support process, but also compelling productivity and compliance benefits. Having a single management console for managing admin privileges in the company – wherever those privileges are found – will greatly reduce administrative overhead, provide a clear picture of security and make compliance reporting even easier.”

“BeyondTrust is filling a crucial need in the market for an all-in-one solution for privilege identity management,” said Sally Hudson, research director, security products and services, IDC. “As the PIM market evolves, the focus is increasingly going beyond basic access control capabilities and into workflow tools, automation features and the level of integration and cohesiveness. The core capabilities customers need for security are already out there, but now they need them cheaper, faster and easier.”

The new PowerBroker Management Console (PBMC) provides a single, comprehensive, consolidated and accurate view of privileged use across Unix/Linux, databases, applications, network devices and virtualized environments. The results are tangible cost and productivity benefits that make it more practical for organizations to embrace best practices for security and compliance. PBMC offers a unified user interface across the capabilities of the PowerBroker suite.

“The majority of our 1,300+ users require multiple access rules and policies that impact our entire IT environment. The ideal is one solution from one vendor to securely automate privileged access, reporting, and password management lifecycles across multiple-platforms.” said Dale Martinson, manager of systems and security, DCI. “BeyondTrust provides a one-stop suite of privileged access and authorization solutions that are cost effective, scalable and helps us simultaneously secure data access and comply with strict government regulations.”

Allowing for greater international adoption, the PowerBroker Management Console also features new language localization to manage policies and view reports in Japanese. PowerBroker for Servers now supports policy creation in double-byte languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other East Asian languages. Double-byte language support extends granular policy creation and activity reporting down to the user or named device to fully manage privileged identities across heterogeneous IT environments.

    New capabilities in the PowerBroker suite include:

  • Users can create policy from a single user interface that is propagated to many different devices
  • Creates reports on individual users on all the devices and environments they have access to
  • A sudo import tool makes it easy to migrate pre-existing sudo policies into PowerBroker for Servers
  • Double-byte language support allows Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other East Asian languages to be used in queries, policies and user names
  • Enhanced support for granular control and reporting on the access privileges of individual users

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 more than 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

BeyondTrust, the BeyondTrust logo and PowerBroker, are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of BeyondTrust Software. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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