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BeyondTrust PowerBroker(R)


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BeyondTrust PowerBroker(R)

Solution description:

BeyondTrust PowerBroker allows organizations to selectively delegate UNIX/Linux® administrative privileges without divulging the root password. Users have only the privileges needed to do their specified tasks. Each task is logged down to the keystroke level, to provide accountability & meet audit & regulatory requirements.

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Ready for IBM Power Systems Software
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  VIOS Recognized

BeyondTrust PowerBroker delegates root password privileges to administrators without divulging the password itself. This lets help-desk personnel & other administrators who do not have root password privileges perform some of the most frequently needed administrative tasks. The system administrator's workload is dramatically reduced, while the root password is protected. Each task is logged in detail down to the keystroke level, to provide accountability & meet audit & regulatory requirements.

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  • + Functional details

    BeyondTrust PowerBroker® delegates specified UNIX/Linux® root tasks without divulging the root password, increasing enterprise security. PowerBroker controls any privileged account, such as ORACLE & SAP & also provides detailed task logs down to the keystroke for audits and regulatory compliance.

    Securely Delegate Root Privileges - Eliminate the need to give out the root password Detailed Task Logs Down to the Keystroke - Ensure accountability and regulatory compliance Enforce Comprehensive *NIX Security Policies -Restrict access to specific commands under specified conditions Central & Secure Administration - securely enforce policies across *NIX networks from a single server

  • + Business problem

    PowerBroker solves the issue of root privilege management & the insecurity of providing many administrators the root password & super user ability with no accountability.

    PowerBroker enables delegation of just specified root-level privileges to just specified users & under just specified conditions. All command line tasks are logged down to the keystroke.

  • + Business opportunity

    PowerBroker's detailed policy scripting language provide opportunities for resellers to perform UNIX/Linux® security assessments, PowerBroker deployment services, PowerBroker policy scripting services & ongoing log management.

  • + Competitive advantage

    PowerBroker provides keystroke logging of root command line tasks, providing accountability & ability to identify changes to data or systems configurations that may result in system downtime.

    PowerBroker makes no UNIX/Linux® kernel modifications like other solutions that modify the kernel or provide "soft hooks" into the kernel. There are therefore no application conflicts or performance degradation with PowerBroker.

    PowerBroker's scripting language provides the most flexible, yet powerful security policies for UNIX® & Linux® task authorization.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Food Manufacturing
    Education Industry
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • + Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
    Chemicals and Petroleum
    Consumer Products
    Energy and Utilities
       Infrastructure and Systems Management
    Financial Services/Banking
       Automated Solutions
       Regulatory Compliance
       Regulatory Compliance
       Safety, Security & Privacy
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

  • + Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

Technical information

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Linux family
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers
       Sun Microsystems servers
       Dell servers

Date last modified:    Jun 10, 2013


Contact information

Eric Yoshizuru


BeyondTrust Software, Inc.
65 Enterprise
Suite 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
United States

+1 818 5754000

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