BeyondTrust PowerBroker® Achieves Certificate of Networthiness from US Army
Solution Now Authorized for Installation on Servers in US Army Bases
Agoura Hills, Calif. — December 7, 2009 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM) solutions, today announced that PowerBroker has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CON) from the US Army, approving its use in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure (AEI).
Products applying for the CON are assessed to verify and validate they meet requirements such as network security, network impact, compatibility with the infrastructure, communications and information support. Only applications that are compliant to the US Army’s strict standards for security, support, sustainability, and compatibility are permitted on the Army Enterprise Infrastructure (AEI).
The Networthiness Certification Program is a collaborative effort between several Department of Defense organizations. Evaluations are performed to ensure systems being acquired will satisfy the Army’s Networthiness Policy and thus comply with the Clinger Cohen Act.
Having been awarded this certificate, US Army bases can be confident when they acquire PowerBroker that it will meet AEI standards and provide the access and security controls necessary to meet DIACAP and FISMA mandates.
BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker is a key component of BeyondTrust’s Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM) solution that provides government agencies with the tools to implement and automate consistent policies to manage administrative access privileges for IT staff. PowerBroker addresses insider threats by delegating privileged activity on a need to have basis without ever disclosing the root password. PowerBroker is the latest BeyondTrust offering to earn the CON. BeyondTrust Privilege Manager was also recently awarded a CON for its ability to enforce Least Privilege security in Windows environments.
“Having products that meet federal and defense security standards is critical to the protection of not only our nation’s cyber assets, but in some cases, the safety of our citizens,” said Bill Giannotti, federal accounts manager, BeyondTrust. “We will continue to do our part in providing products that enhance the security posture of any agency by meeting and exceeding the established security standards.”
PowerBroker also offers comprehensive reporting, including the ability to report on user entitlements, addressing one of today’s more pressing issues for enterprise compliance and control. PowerBroker allows users to perform tasks across multiple targets simultaneously and is readily deployed with rapid time to productivity. Completely non-intrusive, PowerBroker reduces the risk of accidental damage, theft of digital assets, or malicious activities, without altering or disrupting the operating system.
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[singlequote]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 www.beyondtrust.com.
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