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EMET 4.0: Adding a Layer to the Security Onion

With the release of the EMET 4.0 beta back in April, it’s no surprise that there has been a lot of buzz lately around Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Now, after some delay, the beta testing is over and the brand new, and very shiny, EMET v4 has been released. The latest version of…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team June 19, 2013
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Control Access and Reduce Risk

In my last blog I discussed bringing the NOC and SOC closer together, providing IT Operations with tools that improve security. This week I’ll go into more specifics of the solution and show how PowerBroker for Windows is used by both IT Operations and Security Operations teams. The Challenge Supporting a security principle such as…

Post by Bill Virtue June 14, 2013
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Think You’re Safe from Internal Threats? The NSA Breach Will Make You Think Twice.

When reading a recent article in the USA Today about how Edward Snowden, a former Booz Allen Hamilton employee and NSA contractor, was able to steal sensitive data via non-specific vectors, I was reminded of the illusion that threats are predominately external to organizations. Even though we might not know exactly how Snowden was able to…

Post by Rod Simmons June 13, 2013
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Our Newest Product Release: Retina CS 4.5

We are very excited for our latest release of Retina CS 4.5. With this release, the Retina CS platform continues to extend our leadership in risk identification and prioritization. By integrating the PowerBroker product portfolio with Retina CS, our customers are able to combine vulnerability data with privileged identity and password management risk intelligence, which provides them with improved situational…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 13, 2013
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June 2013 Patch Tuesday

It’s halfway through the year and we are seeing the total bulletin count creep just past fifty. This month, Microsoft is providing patches for Internet Explorer, the Windows kernel (and kernel-mode drivers), Windows print spooler components, and Microsoft Office. There are five bulletins in total, comprised of 1 critical (Internet Explorer) bulletin and the remaining…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team June 11, 2013
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Our Newest Product Release: PowerBroker for Windows 6.0

We’re very excited to announce the release of PowerBroker for Windows 6.0, the industry’s first identity management solution able to leverage least privilege and vulnerability data scanned by the award winning Retina CS Threat Management Console. This allows our customers to take a system’s overall risk into context when deciding what level of privileges a user or…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 5, 2013
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Advanced Architectures with the Retina Protection Agent

One of the extended features of Retina CS is the Retina Protection Agent. This component is licensed with Retina and allows for users to assess hosts for vulnerabilities using a local scanning agent verses a network scan. This forgoes the need of a traditional SaaS or on-premise vulnerability assessment solution to perform a scan outside…

Post by Morey Haber May 31, 2013
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PowerBroker for Windows Policy Through Retina CS Web Services

PowerBroker for Windows has traditionally relied on Active Directory Group Policy to populate assets with the latest rules and policies. The technology also contains a utility for managing off-line systems called PBDeploy and has met the challenges for many organizations when a domain is not available for authentication. With the growing number of portable Windows…

Post by Morey Haber May 29, 2013
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Did you know? – Native tool integration

Did you know about the native tool integration feature in the PowerBroker Management Suite?  PowerBroker solution functionality is available through the native Microsoft administration tools referred to as Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  These are the tools that administrators use on a day to day basis to manage their environment. What is it? – It’s…

Post by Morgan Holm May 29, 2013
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Do you want to do this the “hard” way?

Too often I see people working on what they can fix, what is easy. It’s like when I exercise, if I see progress I keep working at it but the problem areas (there are a lot of them) can wait until tomorrow. Over the past several years I see organizations doing a better job with…

Post by Mike Yaffe May 28, 2013
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