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Tidings from the Year 2036: The Search for Relevant Security Data

Posted June 24, 2014    Morey Haber

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about finding personal information online. I recently Googled myself again to see who knows what about me. I expected to find some posts and papers I’ve written, and maybe some of my contact details. Instead, the majority of the first-page results associate my name with a…

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Getting More Value from QualysGuard Vulnerability Data with BeyondInsight v5.1

Posted April 18, 2014    Morey Haber

If your vulnerability assessment scans can’t produce meaningful and actionable reports, performing a scan does no good for anyone. If you’ve read my other blog posts, you know I have no qualms about stating that BeyondTrust provides the best vulnerability reporting in the industry. Ask your favorite analyst and they’ll tend to agree. Of course,…

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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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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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Auditing Privileged Access on Windows

Posted March 20, 2014    Morey Haber

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…

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Neophytes and Professionals

Posted February 14, 2014    Morey Haber

There is a first time for everything. Your first steps, your first date, your first child, your first vulnerability assessment scan. A first time for everything. The Retina Network Security Scanner Unlimited makes taking the first step incredibly easy and affordable. For security professionals, it is just another step in making sure your assets are…

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Staring At The Clouds… BeyondSaaS

Posted February 11, 2014    Morey Haber

Daydreamers tend to stare at the clouds and imagine entities from the shapes they see. Our minds form relationships from the bulges, wedges, and puffy forms to make animals, star ships, and people. From the clouds looking down, we see roads, farms, buildings, and all the physical entities we interact with everyday. For our information…

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BeyondInsight Reports: All The Difference In The World

Posted February 7, 2014    Morey Haber

Last week, we announced the release of the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides a central environment for managing several of our PowerBroker Privileged Account Management and Retina Vulnerability Management solutions. A quick look at the BeyondInsight Analytics and Reporting module uncovers a startling revelation for our competitors and a hidden gem for our…

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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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Retina Performs Continuous Vulnerability Assessment

Posted January 28, 2014    Morey Haber

SANS Critical Control 4 specifies criteria for continuous vulnerability assessment and remediation. This specification calls for vulnerabilities to be continuously assessed, correlated, and reported upon in real-time based on public disclosure and identification of new or changed assets. Critical Control 4 is mandated by many government agencies, and requires prompt automated remediation that adheres to…

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