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Linux Journal Mentions PowerBroker Servers

Posted June 6, 2012    Peter McCalister

We always like to share with our readers when we’ve received media coverage so today I wanted to share with you all our latest mention, in Linux Journal. The most recent issue of Linux Journal mentioned BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Servers Enterprise product. Here’s what Linux Journal had to say about PowerBroker:

“PowerBroker provides an intuitive GUI to implement priviledged access policy and the ability to log, monitor and report on all user access and activities. This approach empowers IT organiziations with the ability to delegate root tasks and authorization on Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X platforms without ever disclosing the highly sensitive root password.” Continue Reading on Linux Journal.

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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux helps prevent Shellshock

Posted September 25, 2014    Paul Harper

Like many other people who tinker with UNIX and Linux on a regular basis, BASH has always been my shell of choice.  Dating back to the early days moving from Windows to a non-Windows platform, mapping the keys correctly to allow easy navigation and control helped ensure an explosion of use for the shell. Unfortunately,…

Bash “Shellshock” Vulnerability – Retina Updates

Posted September 24, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

A major vulnerability was recently discovered within bash which allows arbitrary command execution via specially crafted environment variables. This is possible due to the fact that bash supports the assignment of shell functions to shell variables. When bash parses environment shell functions, it continues parsing even after the closing brace of the function definition. If…

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7 Reasons Customers Switch to Password Safe for Privileged Password Management

Posted September 24, 2014    Chris Burd

It’s clear that privileged password management tools are essential for keeping mission-critical data, servers and assets safe and secure. However, as I discussed in my previous post, there are several pitfalls to look out for when deploying a privileged password management solution. At this point, you may be wondering how BeyondTrust stacks up. With that,…

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