From the Wires
BeyondTrust Combines Vulnerability and Identity Management to Reduce the Security Risk of Windows Systems
By: Business Wire
Jan. 23, 2013 09:14 AM
BeyondTrust, the security industry’s only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today announced the release of PowerBroker for Windows 5.5, the industry’s first identity management solution able to leverage the security context provided by vulnerability and privilege data, which allows customers to more effectively manage the risk of their Windows systems. This release also includes integration with the award-winning Retina CS Threat Management Console, providing robust, enterprise-ready analytics and reporting capabilities for PowerBroker Windows deployments, as well as support for implementing least privilege on Windows 8 systems.
PowerBroker for Windows is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to secure Windows systems through the implementation of least privilege. It reduces help desk burdens and costs, while increasing the security of the Windows infrastructure. This new release allows IT organizations to effortlessly benefit from system and application vulnerability data when considering the requirements of elevated privileges for users, tasks and applications. Employing this approach, BeyondTrust customers can make more informed security strategy decisions, based on a system’s overall risk and susceptibility to attacks.
"The high velocity of change in today’s enterprise infrastructure often means security teams are making critical business decisions based on threats, regardless of the actual context of those threats,” said Brad Hibbert, executive vice president of product engineering at BeyondTrust. “This new product release allows organizations to make more effective security decisions, by delivering the context that can only be provided by fusing both vulnerability and privileged identity information.”
BeyondTrust is dedicated to helping their customers meet today’s security challenges by providing innovative security and compliance solutions. A common challenge with privilege management is the need to take a system’s overall risk into context when deciding what level of privileges a user or system should be given. Leveraging the real-time application events provided by PowerBroker for Windows, the BeyondTrust threat engine’s patent pending virtual application scans enable immediate alerting and threat prioritization of vulnerable application usage enabling more proactive remediation of the most critical and vulnerable assets.
Retina CS is the centerpiece of the BeyondTrust vision of Context Aware Security Intelligence which helps organizations answer the most pressing questions in security – what to fix first, what to fix next and why. Retina CS does this through unmatched security intelligence and analytics for an entire IT landscape.
Want to Learn More?
Product experts from BeyondTrust will be hosting a public webcast to discuss the new developments of PowerBroker for Windows 5.5, specifically how you can leverage vulnerability data to reduce the risk of corporate desktops and servers. Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/730958713
For existing customers of the product, PowerBroker for Windows 5.5 is available as a free upgrade. For those interested in learning more and to obtain a free trial, please visit: http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBrokerForWindows/
BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.
BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company’s products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.
With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) 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, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.
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