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McAfee Vulnerability Manager Utilizes Least Privilege

Posted June 10, 2011    Peter McCalister

We recently announced the integration of our PowerBroker Server with McAfee’s Vulnerability Manager to help smooth compliance processes. The integration will give our customer’s the ability to better manage user access and privileges, while simultaneously expanding the coverage of security scans for a more complete, accurate view of IT security and compliance across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

IT gets the significance of this integration – but what does it mean to the rest of an organization?

Essentially, with PowerBroker and McAfee Vulnerability Manager working in unison, a company can get a single, prioritized view (in order of the most critical risks first) of all the vulnerabilities and compliance deficiencies across a Unix/Linux server environment. This makes privilege and authorization management across private Cloud environments more streamlined and more cost effective.

With this sort of visibility – IT departments can work from a virtual paint-by-numbers blueprint to review, assess and delegate privileges and authorization to prevent the misuse of the most risky device vulnerabilities. System administrators can leverage this integration with McAfee to improve system maintenance via a transparent view of their existing UNIX security vulnerabilities – and delegate privileges and authorization while recording all interactions, including keystroke information, for auditing purposes.

Our integration with McAfee is another step taken towards offering a more complete, robust portfolio of services. For us – and our McAfee customers – last weeks partnership announcement marks a new option to standardize root delegation on PowerBroker and streamline vulnerabilities and compliance checks on a global scale.

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