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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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Greylisting Applications with PowerBroker for Windows Risk Compliance

Posted February 10, 2014    Morey Haber

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…

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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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Showcasing Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited with Marc Maiffret

Posted October 29, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Last week BeyondTrust’s CTO, Marc Maiffret, took us through an introduction, demo and Q&A of Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited. Retina Network Security Scanner is the fastest, most mature vulnerability assessment solution on the market, and is now available for only $1,200 per year. Features available in Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited include: Unlimited IP…

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Privilege gone wild! Our latest survey finds privileged users are out of control.

Posted October 22, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Did you know that 40% of employees have unnecessary access rights? What about that over 25% of employees admitted to having retrieved information not relevant to their job like financial, reports, salary info, HR and personnel docs? Now have I caught your attention? As our latest security survey proves, insider threats continue to be a…

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Scalability Part Deuce

Posted October 9, 2013    Morey Haber

It was great to see a flood of email on the previous scalability blog. Thank you all for the emails directly to me on the topic. Based on the responses, I would be remiss not to cover the other three sides of scalability. First, is how we scale down. Retina is a family of solutions….

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Now Available: Retina Unlimited – $1,200 Unlimited IP Addresses

Posted October 8, 2013    Marc Maiffret

It has been over 15 years since we first introduced Retina, the Network Security Scanner, to the world. In those early days the vulnerability assessment space was still in its infancy with much of the focus being around scanning network based services for remotely exploitable vulnerabilities. Back then there were no compliance mandates or policies…

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August VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted August 19, 2013    Qui Cao

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to your organization…

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Our Newest Product Release: Retina CS 4.5

Posted June 13, 2013    Sarah Lieber

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…

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PowerBroker for Windows Policy Through Retina CS Web Services

Posted May 29, 2013    Morey Haber

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…

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