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What to Look for in a Privileged Password Management Solution: Frost & Sullivan’s Review of PowerBroker Password Safe

Posted June 11, 2014    Gail Ferreira

laptop-password3It wasn’t long ago that most organizations focused their privileged password management efforts on small subsets of critical servers and applications. Today, given the ever-present need to secure information, applications and assets, we’re seeing expansion of the password management footprint across servers at both smaller firms and larger enterprises alike.

Whether to meet regulatory requirements, tighten security, streamline operations, or all the above, most companies are working to achieve complete password management coverage across their UNIX, Linux, Mac, Windows, Virtual, and Cloud server assets. Adopting a single solution to span all asset classes with central policy, plus reporting and analytics, is now the smart choice.

A new report from Frost and Sullivan provides a product review of PowerBroker Password Safe and highlights what to look for in a privileged password management solution, including:

  • Integration of the solution into a risk management platform that can reveal the susceptibility of managed assets to insider attacks or external attacks that leverage insider credentials
  • Lightweight and agentless deployment, without requiring installations on target systems or using JavaScript, which introduces risk, usability hurdles, and the need for constant updates that impact compatibility
  • A straightforward way to establish password policies that are role-based and synchronized with Active Directory
  • An easy method to discover all assets requiring password rotation and access control
  • And, of course, an effective approval process that minimizes any obstructions to user productivity

Frost and Sullivan endorsed PowerBroker Password Safe since it provides these desirable qualities, deeming it a “solid tool for the secure procurement and dissemination of passwords.”

> Read the Frost & Sullivan report
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Implementing Least Privilege for Windows the Easy Way

Posted July 31, 2014    Morey Haber

The concept of least privilege states that asset users should have the lowest level of access privileges required to effectively conduct their jobs. Implementing least privilege can bring several benefits to your organization, including: Increased security by reducing the attack surface available to users and to potential attackers who compromise user systems via phishing, malware,…

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Introducing the Gartner Market Guide for Privileged Account Management

Posted July 29, 2014    Chris Burd

Gartner recently released a new Market Guide for Privileged Account Management (PAM), and we’d like to share a complimentary copy with you. The report includes PAM market analysis and direction, vendor overviews, and recommendations for selecting PAM solutions for your environment. BeyondTrust is one of two representative vendors (out of 20) to address all solution…

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Integrating Least Privilege and Password Management to Solve Account Security Challenges

Integrating Least Privilege and Password Management to Solve Account Security Challenges

Posted July 24, 2014    Morey Haber

There is a reason all BeyondTrust Privileged Account Management (PAM) solutions share the PowerBroker name: They all inherently enable you to reduce user-based risk and can be integrated under a centralized IT risk management platform. Here’s one common use case that demonstrates how this integration changes the playing field. Consider the challenge of privileged access:…

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