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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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Protecting Privileged Passwords: a “Past the Password” Perspective

Posted July 6, 2015    Nick Cavalancia

Webinar discussing the realities of today’s state of security using some of the most recent (and respected) reports in the industry, and look at what steps you should be taking to properly protect your privileged passwords.

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On Demand Webinar: Because Auditing Stinks Sometimes

Posted July 2, 2015    Lindsay Marsh

Auditing stinks. Well, mostly stinks. In this on demand webinar, lead by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz, you’ll learn the three key tenets to real Group Policy auditing. Tenet 1: Why do you care about Group Policy auditing? Tenet 2: How does Eventing help you know “Who did what?” Tenet 3: How does Reporting tell…

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Stopping the Skeleton Key Trojan

Posted June 29, 2015    Robert Auch

Earlier this year Dell’s SecureWorks published an analysis of a malware they named “Skeleton Key”. This malware bypasses authentication for Active Directory users who have single-factor (password only) authentication. The “Skeleton Key” attack as documented by the SecureWorks CTU relies on several critical parts.

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