New PowerBroker Servers Manage Privileged Access on Linux and UNIX

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted April 6, 2012


BeyondTrust has announced the release of PowerBroker Servers Enterprise, a new solution that allows organizations to seamlessly manage privileged access on Linux and UNIX systems across dynamic physical, virtual and cloud environments through Microsoft Active Directory.

According to the company, Organizations can now achieve oversight and control over their most critical assets with a simplified, secure, heterogeneous user management solution from BeyondTrust.

"While Linux and UNIX user accounts tend to have the most privileged access in an organization, they’re all too often being managed in silos, which presents a substantial insider threat risk," said Jim Zierick, EVP of product operations at BeyondTrust. "The manual process of managing the multitude of separate Linux and UNIX identities increases costs and complexity, ultimately leading to compliance failures and leaving critical systems and data susceptible to security breaches."

PowerBroker Servers Enterprise provides a simple to use graphical interface to implement privileged access policy and the ability to log, monitor and report on all user access and activities. This approach empowers IT organizations with the ability to delegate root tasks and authorization on Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X platforms without ever disclosing the highly sensitive root password.

"Managing identity and access management on heterogeneous systems whether physical, virtual or deployed in the cloud is problematic, causing operation increases and adding complexity to the manual management of the multitude of identities," said Earl Perkins, research vice president in the Security and Privacy team at Gartner. "Organizations are looking to implement identity and access management initiatives that will seamlessly integrate platforms with identity repositories and securely authenticate users with their existing domain credentials."

PowerBroker Servers Enterprise enables audit-ready logging and comprehensive reporting to deliver a solution that enables businesses of every size and industry to satisfy critical internal and external compliance requirements and regulations including SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS and FISMA. PowerBroker Servers Enterprise delivers granular access control to protect against intentional or accidental misuse of privilege that would otherwise allow employees or hackers, acting as employees through advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, to execute privileged commands.

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