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10 Things You Should Know About PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory

Posted February 21, 2012    Morgan Holm
  1. Rapid installation and minimal training with no reliance on native auditing tools
  2. Unmatched scalability and performance (“Our typical traffic volume is more than 1.5 million events per day and Blackbird has scaled-up effortlessly,” Josh Munn, Senior Systems Administrator, The University of Mississippi Medical Center)
  3. Real-time collection and alerting for active directory and group policy changes
  4. Centralized audit analysis and reporting with role based access control
  5. Fully contextualized auditing views (Shows results in plain English, including before-and-after states of every event)
  6. A Rollback button to undo changes
  7. Granular searching and reporting at the attribute level
  8. Complete security and compliance library with support for custom reports
  9. Seamless integration into native tools and other Blackbird solutions
  10. Report scheduling and automated delivery
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A Quick Look at MS14-068

Posted November 20, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft recently released an out of band patch for Kerberos.  Taking a look at the Microsoft security bulletin, it seems like there is some kind of issue with Kerberos signatures related to tickets. Further information is available in the Microsoft SRD Blogpost So it looks like there is an issue with PAC signatures.  But what…

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Managing Shared Accounts for Privileged Users: 5 Best Practices for Achieving Control and Accountability

Posted November 20, 2014    Scott Lang

How do organizations ensure accountability of shared privileged accounts to meet compliance and security requirements without impacting administrator productivity? Consider these five best practices…

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Triggering MS14-066

Triggering MS14-066

Posted November 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft addressed CVE-2014-6321 this Patch Tuesday, which has been hyped as the next Heartbleed.  This vulnerability (actually at least 2 vulnerabilities) promises remote code execution in applications that use the SChannel Security Service Provider, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The details have been scarce.  Lets fix that. Looking at the bindiff of schannel.dll, we see a…

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