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Embrace your cloud with confidence and control!

Posted March 2, 2012    Peter McCalister

Security concerns continue to be top impediments to cloud adoption but business demands are pushing IT cloud initiatives forward. IT must meet business demands while keeping systems and data safe as they embrace cloud solutions.

At the RSA conference this week in San Francisco, cloud computing is top of mind. Much of the focus is on external threats but the internal threat of employees destroying critical data is an even broader security issue. Managing identity services and privileged access is critical for securing the cloud.

By implementing a comprehensive identity services solution you can integrate and maintain control of your cloud environment by leveraging your existing investment in Active Directory. This ensures that all your systems, including Linux and UNIIX systems, deployed in the cloud are integrated in Active Directory reducing the complexity of managing multiple identities and enabling single sign-on.

You can also increase control of your cloud with consistent policy-driven, role-based access controls that include monitoring, logging, and reporting for demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements like PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA.

As you move to public, private or hybrid cloud, implement powerful identity services with privileged access management and take it with you to the cloud.

Go ahead. Embrace your cloud!

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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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