Joint Solution Controls Privileged User Activity with Movie-Like Playback and Free-Text Searches of Audit Trail Content
New York/Los Angeles – November 29, 2011 – Balabit IT Security, one of the global leaders in privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies, and Lieberman Software Corporation, developers of the first fully automated privileged identity management solution, today announced a strategic alliance that integrates Balabit’s Shell Control Box (SCB) with Lieberman Software’s Enterprise Random Password Manager™ (ERPM). The integration provides fine-grained control of user activity during privileged access.
“Controlling who can access powerful privileged accounts and tracking the actions taken by users with privileged access are both crucial elements of a secure and compliant enterprise,” said Philip Lieberman, president and CEO of Lieberman Software. “The partnership between Lieberman Software and Balabit allows our mutual customers to answer the question of ‘who did what and when’ in the IT infrastructure with details that can be provided to regulatory compliance auditors.”
“Balabit created a new product category when it announced the very first activity monitoring solution in 2006, and today we are one of the technology leaders in this niche market,” said Zoltán Györkő, Business Development Director at Balabit IT Security. “Our latest Shell Control Box 3 F2, together with Lieberman Software’s industry-leading Enterprise Random Password Management, provides best-of-breed technologies in both product categories, without compromising on either. With this joint solution companies can meet regulatory compliance requirements more easily than with any other monitoring and control solution.”
SCB is an activity monitoring appliance that controls access to remote servers, virtual desktops and networking devices, and records the activities of the users accessing those systems. It can produce indexed movie-like records and audit trails of actions performed with privileged access for fast and cost-effective IT forensics.
ERPM automatically locates every privileged account in the enterprise, frequently changes each account’s password to a unique and complex value, and deploys the password changes wherever they are used in the data center. It provides the accountability of showing precisely who on the IT staff had access to sensitive data, at what time and for what stated purpose.
The ERPM-SCB integration protects the confidentiality of privileged account passwords by preventing their sharing and reuse. When integrated, these products provide centralized, automatic management of privileged account passwords, fine-grained access control of privileged accounts, and independent monitoring of each privileged access with customizable reporting capabilities.
ERPM and SCB work together without changing server and client resources and without limiting the way that IT staff normally performs daily tasks. Users are authenticated by SCB and credentials for accessing systems are retrieved transparently through ERPM.
Key benefits of the Lieberman Software – Balabit IT Security integration:
• Simplified password management and improved access control on remote servers
• Sharing of privileged user passwords for server administration is eliminated
• More secure access without changing how users perform their everyday work
• Users can utilize special capabilities (like file-transfer, remote printing, etc.) of remote access protocols such as RDP, SSH and others if authorized
• Central automatic management of passwords, fine-grained access control and independent audit-proof access monitoring with customizable reports
• Figure: Secure authentication with Balabit’s SCB and Lieberman’s ERPM
• About Lieberman’s Enterprise Password Management
About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software provides privileged identity management and security management solutions to more than 1000 customers worldwide, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50. By automatically discovering and managing privileged accounts everywhere on the network, Lieberman Software helps secure access to sensitive systems and data, thereby reducing internal and external security vulnerabilities, improving IT productivity and helping ensure regulatory compliance. The company developed the first solution for the privileged identity management space, and its products continue to lead this market in features and functionality. Lieberman Software is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with an office in Austin, TX and channel partners throughout the world. For more information, visit www.liebsoft.com.
Balabit IT Security is an innovative information security company, one of the global leaders in developing privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help customers be protected against insider and outsider threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Balabit is also known as “the syslog-ng company”, based on the company’s flagship product, the open source log server application, which is used by more than 650 000 companies worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
Balabit, the second fastest-growing IT Security company in the Central European region concerning Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list (2010), has local offices in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe.
For more information, visit www.balabit.com.
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Balabit IT Security
phone: +36 20 390 4139
Marketing Communications Manager
Lieberman Software Corporation
410 Park Avenue 15th Floor Suite 1500
New York, 10022
phone: +1 917 546 6715