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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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A Quick Look at MS14-068

Posted November 20, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft recently released an out of band patch for Kerberos.  Taking a look at the Microsoft security bulletin, it seems like there is some kind of issue with Kerberos signatures related to tickets. Further information is available in the Microsoft SRD Blogpost So it looks like there is an issue with PAC signatures.  But what…

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Managing Shared Accounts for Privileged Users: 5 Best Practices for Achieving Control and Accountability

Posted November 20, 2014    Scott Lang

How do organizations ensure accountability of shared privileged accounts to meet compliance and security requirements without impacting administrator productivity? Consider these five best practices…

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Triggering MS14-066

Triggering MS14-066

Posted November 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Microsoft addressed CVE-2014-6321 this Patch Tuesday, which has been hyped as the next Heartbleed.  This vulnerability (actually at least 2 vulnerabilities) promises remote code execution in applications that use the SChannel Security Service Provider, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The details have been scarce.  Lets fix that. Looking at the bindiff of schannel.dll, we see a…

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