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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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How to Audit VMware ESX and ESXi Servers Against the VMware Hardening Guidelines with Retina CS

Posted February 27, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management has included advanced VMware auditing capabilities for some time, including virtual machine discovery and scanning through a cloud connection, plus the ability to scan ESX and ESXi hosts using SSH. However, in response to recent security concerns associated with SSH, VMware has disabled SSH by default in its more recent…

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Privileged Passwords: The Bane of Security Professionals Everywhere

Posted February 19, 2015    Dave Shackleford

Passwords have been with us since ancient times. Known as “watchwords”, ancient Roman military guards would pass a wooden tablet with a daily secret word engraved from one shift to the next, with each guard position marking the tablet to indicate it had been received. The military has been using passwords, counter-passwords, and even sound…

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In Vulnerability Management, Process is King

Posted February 18, 2015    Morey Haber

You have a vulnerability scanner, but where’s your process? Most organizations are rightly concerned about possible vulnerabilities in their systems, applications, networked devices, and other digital assets and infrastructure components. Identifying vulnerabilities is indeed important, and most security professionals have some kind of scanning solution in place. But what is most essential to understand is…

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