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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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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux helps prevent Shellshock

Posted September 25, 2014    Paul Harper

Like many other people who tinker with UNIX and Linux on a regular basis, BASH has always been my shell of choice.  Dating back to the early days moving from Windows to a non-Windows platform, mapping the keys correctly to allow easy navigation and control helped ensure an explosion of use for the shell. Unfortunately,…

Bash “Shellshock” Vulnerability – Retina Updates

Posted September 24, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

A major vulnerability was recently discovered within bash which allows arbitrary command execution via specially crafted environment variables. This is possible due to the fact that bash supports the assignment of shell functions to shell variables. When bash parses environment shell functions, it continues parsing even after the closing brace of the function definition. If…

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7 Reasons Customers Switch to Password Safe for Privileged Password Management

Posted September 24, 2014    Chris Burd

It’s clear that privileged password management tools are essential for keeping mission-critical data, servers and assets safe and secure. However, as I discussed in my previous post, there are several pitfalls to look out for when deploying a privileged password management solution. At this point, you may be wondering how BeyondTrust stacks up. With that,…

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