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Auditing Privileged Access on Windows

When a user is given privileged access to a Windows host, they gain access to a wide variety of tools to control the system. Everything from the GUI and Start Menu to PowerShell and command line allow system alteration and software installation. In truly secure world, no end users would have administrative privileges. However, we…

Post by Morey Haber March 20, 2014
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Least Privilege on Windows Desktops and Servers

We have all seen the news. Least privilege attacks on the NSA and companies like Target have lead to elevated privileges on sensitive systems and access to confidential data. Securing administrative privileges on desktops and servers is beginning to take center stage for many organizations since low level entry points are now being used to…

Post by Morey Haber February 13, 2014
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Greylisting Applications with PowerBroker for Windows Risk Compliance

PowerBroker for Windows is designed to elevate privileges on an application based on rules. It does so using technology that does not alter the user but rather the security token for the application at runtime. The results allow a standard user to launch and interact with an application that requires administrative privileges, without changing the…

Post by Morey Haber February 10, 2014
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A Use Case for File Integrity Monitoring within PowerBroker for Windows

As most of you are aware, PowerBroker for Windows v6 introduced File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) into the software.  For those of you who did not know this, FIM allows an Admin to specify protections over files/folders so these assets can only be modified by certain users or service accounts.  It also protects against renaming the…

Post by Jason Silva August 22, 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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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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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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The Integrity of Files and Privileged Identity Management

The concept of privilege identity management allows for the elevation of applications and operating system functions to authoritative users based on rules and policies. While the basic context of the user does not have permissions to perform these tasks, the rules and policies in place provide a vehicle for them to operate in a privileged…

Post by Morey Haber May 27, 2013
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Session Monitoring Provides Context Aware Security for Windows

The Windows world is about to get a long overdue lesson from Unix. Privilege Identity Management does not stop at just logging that an application gets launched with elevated privileges; administrators need to know what the user does with that application, as well. Did they use the program within the guidelines of company policy or…

Post by Morey Haber May 23, 2013
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Tech Tip: PowerBroker for Windows 6.0 Sneak Peek

Have you ever wanted to see what activities someone has performed inside one of your line-of-business apps for troubleshooting purposes? Maybe you just want to monitor what activities a network administrator performed on your Exchange Server to track down a configuration change. Well, we’ve got an exciting new feature in the upcoming release of PowerBroker…

Post by Peter Beauregard May 16, 2013
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