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Understanding Who Has Access to What with BeyondInsight v5.1

Posted April 15, 2014    Morey Haber

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to BeyondInsight version 5.1, the latest release of our IT Risk Management platform, which unifies several of our solutions for Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management. BeyondInsight v5.1 embodies BeyondTrust’s mission to give our customers the visibility they need to make smart decisions and reduce risk to their…

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Heartbleed – When OpenSSL Breaks Your Heart

Posted April 8, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

You’ve likely heard about the recent OpenSSL vulnerability, CVE-2014-0160, dubbed Heartbleed. The main takeaway of this vulnerability is that attackers can use this to obtain things like secret keys used for X.509 certificates, user names and passwords, instant messages, emails, and other highly sensitive information. For a technical analysis of the bug, check out this…

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How Active Directory Can Reduce Threats to Your Business

Posted April 7, 2014    Gail Ferreira

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…

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Seizing Windows of Opportunity for Vulnerability Assessment

Posted April 1, 2014    Morey Haber

The change control process for many organizations dictates that vulnerability assessment scanning can only occur during predefined scan windows. During these times, teams are notified that an assessment will be conducted and that alerts from IDS/IPS sensors, SIEMS, and local AV agents should be ignored or whitelisted from the scanners. This is a very typical…

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The Growing Government Interest in Cyber R&D

Posted March 26, 2014    BeyondTrust Software

Both US and International governments have been shifting their focus to the research and development of technology to protect critical cyber assets. At the recent AFCEA Homeland Security Conference, cyber security was one of the main topics covered by keynote speakers and exhibitors. We’ve compiled some of the latest endeavors taking place on behalf of…

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Getting Retina Data into Splunk

Posted March 21, 2014    Jason Williams

SIEM products do a great job correlating information from a laundry list of security and operational solutions in order to gain visibility and context within an IT environment. Today we are going to show how to forward Retina Network security data into Splunk to help improve visibility and decision making. This integration can be completed…

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BeyondInsight: Privilege and Vulnerability Management Unification

Posted February 18, 2014    Morey Haber

Fifteen years ago there was a revolution in information technology operations. Different teams that managed networks and systems merged their practices and technology under frameworks like Computer Associates Unicenter and IBM Tivoli. Today, these solutions have evolved to CA Spectrum, SolarWinds, and SpiceWorks. These are all fantastic technologies that have proven that the fusion of…

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BeyondTrust Receives 5 Star Rating from SC Magazine

Posted February 4, 2014    Sarah Lieber

Recently our UVM20 Security Management Appliance received a perfect 5-star review + “Best Buy” recognition from SC Magazine. Read the full review here. The UVM20 includes several pre-installed and pre-configured solutions: Retina Network Security Scanner, PowerBroker for UNIX/Linux, and PowerBroker for Windows, plus our patch management, regulatory reporting and configuration compliance modules — in addition…

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The 5 Things Every Linux Administrator Should (and Should Not) Do When It Comes to Privileged Account Management

Posted February 3, 2014    Sarah Lieber

When it comes to privileged account management the list of things an administrator can do to protect their environment is seemingly never ending. Last week we hosted a webinar with Oracle Linux and presented a list of 5 things every Linux administrator should, and should not, do when managing privileged accounts. Given the current security…

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Top 8 Security Insights for 2014

Posted December 23, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Recently our VP of Marketing, Mike Yaffe, wrote an insightful piece, Top 8 Security Insights for 2014, which was featured on a few publications last week. This was a “what we’re predicting in 2014″ type of article that goes into predictions and expectations for the new year around security and privilege. An excerpt and link to the…

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