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Integration of Shell Control Box Improves and Secret Server Control and Visibility over Privileged Users’ Activities

New York, May 28, 2014 – Balabit IT Security (www.balabit.com) announced today its official technology alliance with Thycotic Software, provider of smart and effective privileged account management solutions for global organizations through integration of its Shell Control BoxTM, an activity monitoring appliance designed to control privileged access to remote servers and networking devices with Thycotic’s  flagship password management solution, Secret Server. The technology integration provides users of both products with improved, real-time threat protection and a deeper view into privileged users’ activity.

Balabit’s Shell Control Box introduces Privileged Activity Monitoring (PAM) through an independent audit layer on customers’ networks. Shell Control Box is an activity monitoring appliance that controls privileged access to remote servers and networking devices and records activities in movie-like audit trails that can be searched and replayed. Through the integration, Shell Control Box will request passwords for server-side authentication from Secret Server, ensuring that privileged account access is recorded securely, without the need for users or administrators to directly access the account password.

“Integrating our Secret Server solution with Balabit’s Shell Control Box allows IT security executives using both products to further extend the security of their organization’s sensitive data by extending the reach of their activity monitoring capabilities,” said Jonathan Cogley, founder and CEO of Thycotic Software. “Limiting access to account passwords and generating deeper, detailed audit trails will help companies reduce opportunities for malicious activity at a time when insider threats are an ever-growing concern for businesses of all types.”

Shell Control Box users in need of a secure vault to store their passwords and other enterprise secrets will benefit from the integration by reducing the amount of unrestricted power that “privileged users” such as administrators, IT contractors or executives have over sensitive information assets. Administrators looking to extend the activity monitoring capabilities of their Secret Server deployments will have access to highly detailed audit trails and increased visibility into account access needed to generate ad-hoc forensic analyses or pre-defined reports.

“Our ultimate goal is to provide our customers with the tools and visibility needed to ensure the security of their important data and to provide clear, actionable information to prevent malicious user actions,” said Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit IT Security. “Through partnership and integration with Thycotic’s password management solution, Shell Control Box users are better positioned to avoid the headaches and resource costs associated with addressing a data breach by removing the need for employees to have direct access to important account passwords. Shell Control Box not only increases oversight into privileged user actions, but can send an alert and block the connection in the event of suspicious activity.”

For more information on the integration, please visit Thycotic Software’s Secret Server solution http://www.thycotic.com/products_secretserver_overview.html and Balabit’s Shell Control Box https://www.balabit.com/network-security/scb

About Thycotic Software
Thycotic Software, Ltd. deploys intuitive, reliable solutions that empower companies to remove the complexities associated with proper control and monitoring of privileged account passwords. A 2013 Inc. 5000 company, Thycotic is trusted by more than 100,000 IT professionals worldwide – including members of the Fortune 500, enterprises, government agencies, technology firms, universities, non-profits and managed service providers. To learn more, please visit www.thycotic.com.

About Balabit
Balabit IT Security is an innovative information security company, a global leader in the development of privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help protect customers against internal and external 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. For more information, visit www.balabit.com.

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Andrea Ipolyi
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