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BeyondTrust Launches New Website

Posted July 6, 2011    Peter McCalister

I have tried to purposely keep this blog away from anything even remotely BeyondTrust sales-oriented and focus instead on the information, education and proof-points that examine the whys and hows of implementing least privilege across your extended enterprise. Today will be an exception.

BeyondTrust has been an industry leader for over 25 years in the privilege identity management space, and if you’ve followed some of our recent acquisitions, you may have guessed that we are expanding our reach. We believe that the next frontier is to protect from insider threats and secure the perimeter within.

Specifically, ensuring that physical and virtual desktops and servers, databases and infrastructure as well as private, public and hybrid cloud environments have authorization managed at a granular level in order to satisfy compliance and governance requirements while mitigating insider threats. So drop by our new site, browse around to uncover all kinds of information nuggets, tips and best practices for success and well as tools and software to ease your way into securing your perimeter within.

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Failing the Security Basics: Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware

Posted August 22, 2014    Marc Maiffret

At the beginning of this month, US-CERT issued a security alert relating to a string of breaches that had been targeting Point of Sale (POS) systems. The alert details that attackers were leveraging brute forcing tools to target common remote desktop applications such as Microsoft’s Remote Desktop, Apple Remote Desktop, Splashtop and LogMeIn among others….

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Troubleshooting Windows Privilege Management Rules with Policy Monitor

Posted August 21, 2014    Jason Silva

When defining and testing PowerBroker for Windows rules for production or pilots, customers sometimes tell us, “I don’t think this policy / program is working.” This is usually a case of the policy not properly triggering because of the way the rule was created. A unique feature of PowerBroker for Windows compared to other solutions is a client-side…

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BeyondTrust Webcast: Darren Mar-Elia’s 4 Active Directory Change Scenarios to Track

Posted August 20, 2014    Chris Burd

In our latest webcast, we joined Darren Mar-Elia, CTO at SDM Software, to discuss best practices for Active Directory (AD) change management. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation, followed by a link to a full-length video of the presentation. Mar-Elia kicks things off with a critical insight: that the best AD change management…

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