New Feature Highlights – PowerBroker for Windows 7.5

PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 adds several capabilities that further enhance management and usability. Please read below for a summary of new features.

Quickly Build Rules for Processes Which Require Privilege Elevation with Policy Accelerator

The discovery, creation, and testing of policy based on what is used within an organization can be challenging. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 allows companies to quickly identify app launches and elevation requirements, then test and save required rules. This new feature allows customers and partners to evaluate privileges and see value faster, even in disconnected environments. Policy Accelerator helps customers build rules quickly

Support for Windows 10 April Update 2018 (1803)

PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 now supports Microsoft Windows 10 April Update 2018, allowing IT admins to remain up to date on the latest Windows OS.

Ensure Consistency with Enhanced Diagnostics

As an IT support person, you understand the importance of ensuring the software under your care is configured correctly and. In doing so, you often have to use Regedit, and navigate to various keys, or the file system, and navigate to various paths; just answer simple questions like is something on/off. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 provides a consolidated dashboard so that an IT administrator can pinpoint areas that need troubleshooting. It also reduces the number of places where an IT administrator needs to look to validate whether software applications are running as expected. The new feature saves time and ensures consistency across the environment. Enhanced diagnostics in PowerBroker for Windows 7.5 saves time and ensures consistency.

Ensure Security on Scripts with Signature-based Powershell Rules

Many customers use scripts to manage IT processes. At times these scripts require elevation but are stored in a file location that many users have write access to — leaving open the possibility that a script could be changed and potentially used as a privileged attack vector. PowerBroker for Windows version 7.5 now allows companies to create a Publisher rule to target these scripts. So, if that script is changed, the signature is no longer valid. And with the signature no longer valid, the rule can no longer be triggered.

Customer-Requested Enhancements

In addition to the above new features, there are several customer-related fixes and enhancements available in PowerBroker for Windows 7.5. For a full list or to download the latest version, please visit the customer portal.