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How Active Directory Can Reduce Threats to Your Business

Chances are you’re running Microsoft Active Directory and utilizing its built-in safeguards. However, even with native AD protections, your operations might still be jeopardized by unintentional or malicious actions. Here are two ways to augment Active Directory’s onboard auditing capabilities and keep your business up and running to its maximum potential: 1. Ensure Security and…

Post by Gail Ferreira April 7, 2014
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Did you know? Create custom audit views and reports with PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory

Did you know about the create custom audit views and reports feature in the PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory solution?  Even though there are already around 200 built-in audit views that ship with the product organizations need to be able to target specific information for their environment and the task that is at hand. Needless…

Post by Morgan Holm July 31, 2013
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Controlling User Accounts and Regulatory Compliance

PCI DSS Requirement 8 requires that organizations must be able to identify and log all user and administrative access to information systems and applications containing credit card and personally identifiable information. In addition, environments must also have a unique ID for every individual that will have computer access to these systems.  This simple requirement can…

Post by Morey Haber July 15, 2013
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5 steps to securing the small business (that don’t cost a penny)

For many small businesses there are considerable restraints on both budget and personnel that can make implementing a good security practice feel like an insurmountable challenge. Recent news gives us a constant reminder of the threats we all face from hactivists, electronic espionage, and good old fashioned script kiddies out to cause damage. These threats…

Post by Andy Clark May 1, 2013
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It’s not about the security, it’s about the people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a big fan of the Doctor Who series. I was watching a recent episode where they needed to hack into a computer system. The Doctor didn’t think Clara, the current leading lady, could do it because the security was too tight. She replied simply, “It’s…

Post by Jason Silva April 25, 2013
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Media Coverage Roundup | BeyondTrust Acquires Blackbird Group

Today we announced the acquisition of Blackbird Group, a leader in Windows system management. With this addition, BeyondTrust furthers our vision to simplify IT security operations management, while providing customers much-needed context to improve decision-making to protect against both internal and external security threats. We’re happy to welcome the Blackbird Group! Read the official announcement now….

Post by Sarah Lieber December 12, 2012
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PowerBroker Recovery for Active Directory Takes the Pain and Uncertainty out of AD Recovery

I remember back in school working on an essay for days, saving it to my local 5 ¼ inch floppy just to find a disk error when trying to print it the day before it was due. Remembering all that I wrote, and then actually doing the work, gave me an unsettling feeling in my…

Post by Morgan Holm March 19, 2012
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Complementing Privilege Identity Management (PIM) with the PowerBroker Management Suite

While BeyondTrust has provided audit and recovery solutions for Active Directory for years, we are now seeing an increase in customer inquiries about Privilege Identity Management (PIM) challenges. This growing demand continues to be driven by security and compliance concerns and the need to prevent internal data breaches through the use of privileged accounts. Active…

Post by Morgan Holm February 28, 2012
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Restoring/Undeleting a GPO

Have you ever needed to undelete or rollback a GPO, but realized you forgot to back it up or could not remember what changes were made to it? Well, we have had many customers with the same problem. That’s why BeyondTrust Recovery for Active Directory also supports group policy objects (GPO). When group policies are…

Post by Morgan Holm February 24, 2012
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Oops! Active Directory Recycle Bin Not Enabled

Just a reminder for all you PowerBroker Auditor users: to recover from accidental changes and deletions, simply find the event with the interactive console and click “Rollback.”

Post by Morgan Holm February 24, 2012
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