New Feature Highlights – PowerBroker for Mac

MacOS High Sierra Support (10.13.x)

PowerBroker for Mac now offers support for MacOS High Sierra (10.13x). This provides parity functionality with previously supported versions of the OS, and enables organizations to confidently and securely adopt the latest OS version without the risk of excessive user privileges.

Improve Security with User-based Rules and Policy

Central Policy, also referred to as BeyondInsight or Web Services Mode, enables customers to manage their PowerBroker for Mac rule set. Until now this mode only allowed for targeting assets/computers. By following and targeting policy to a user, (in addition to machine based policy) on whatever PowerBroker for Mac managed device they log into, companies can better ensure a consistent security model and user experience throughout their networks.

Stacking Policies Add Granularity to Policy via Web Services

Many organizations require greater granularity of access policy than what typical web services can provide. For example, every user in Company can perform a basic set of actions, but for a select group of computers in the Company, there should be a special set of policies applicable only to them. If they choose to use web services instead of Group Policy for policy management, the Company should have the same capability available to them and not be limited by a single policy set. PowerBroker for Mac version 1.3.4 adds greater granularity to policy management delivered through web services with new stacking policies.

Customer-requested Enhancements

In addition to the above new features, there are several customer-related fixes and enhancements available in PowerBroker for Mac version 1.4. For a full list or to download the latest version, please visit the customer portal.