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Did you know? Continuous Protection feature

Posted August 21, 2013    Morgan Holm

Did you know that the continuous protection feature in the PowerBroker Management Suite is unique in the market?  You may have heard it referred to as continuous recovery or continuous backup.

What is it? – It’s like the undo feature found in MS Word but for Active Directory (AD).

  • PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory provides a continuous change log for modifications to AD to see exactly what has happened
  • If you are looking at an unwanted or accidental change event you can simply click Rollback to undo the change through integration into PowerBroker Recovery for Active Directory
    • No point in time backup required

Why is it important? – Accidental changes happen often through human error or automation such IDM synchronization or PowerShell scripts

  • Not easy to know what changes have occurred without a real-time audit solution
  • Time consuming to restore from backups, can take upwards of 20 minutes just to mount a backup at a large organization
    • If restoring from a point in time backup you may lose good changes that have happened since the backup

Accidents happen frequently, make sure you have tools in place to deal with them quickly and easily.

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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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