In addition, BeyondTrust announced the release of PowerBroker Database

May 18, 2011

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 17, 2011 – BeyondTrust, the leading provider of privilege delegation and authorization management solutions, today announced the release of PowerBroker' Database to provide IT security departments unrivaled monitoring and visibility of privilege user database administration, activities and security. PowerBroker Database, Monitor & Audit is the first solution in BeyondTrust’s new PowerBroker family of products to offer patent-pending core database log reading technology that enables total transparency of how data is accessed, edited and tracked and how changes to these data elements critically impact business operations, control and security.

PowerBroker Database, Monitor & Audit complements BeyondTrust’s portfolio of access control and privilege delegation solutions by providing operational and security teams the ability to monitor for potentially threatening changes to database controls through continuous review and reconciliation of privileged user activities. Administrators may view how data assets are accessed (and by whom), monitor changes to application controls that secure and protect the integrity of assets, and even assess the impact of changes to business and security objectives by providing a data record level audit with full field level before and after values.

“Recent and dramatically heightened demand among Fortune 1000 companies to buy and deploy our PowerBroker solutions indicate that these organizations are extremely serious about security and compliance within their new, virtual IT environments,” said John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust. “Whether they are deploying on servers or desktops, Windows, Linux or Unix – or in a hybrid cloud, or virtual environment, the Powerbroker architecture secures access, delegates privileges at a fine grained level and monitors and reports activity for increased security and compliance. With the purchase from Lumigent, BeyondTrust is now the only provider in the market with this breadth of solution extending to databases, and as a result we see ourselves as the market leader in helping Fortune 1000 companies secure their virtual environments.”

The most vital asset of any organization is data – making a company’s most critical IT security priority the protection of these assets while simultaneously maintaining data accessibility for healthy business operations. The launch of PowerBroker Database, Monitor & Audit will allow organizations the ability to strengthen security around data assets through the clear identification and reporting of any suspicious activity that deviates from established acceptable use policies, and immediately alert administrators to potentially de-stabilizing activities and malicious configurations in the database and application systems.

“The difficulty in capturing audit data without impacting database performance, particularly when compounded by heterogeneous database environments, make Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) solutions too labor intensive to build and manage without third-party support,” said Adrian Lane, Security Analyst and CTO for Securosis. “Enterprises will do best by leveraging existing platforms, management tools and reports – which address the majority of security and compliance requirements out of the box – so they can focus on the handful of custom policies specific to their organization."

Key benefits:

* Privileged user activity monitoring, access reporting and failed logins reporting * Compliance with internal and external IT control requirements * Reduced cost of compliance * Increased integrity of business data, system configurations and security controls * Detailed audit trail of all activity supporting forensic activities * Segregation of operational and security / compliance activities

For distributed networks and complex IT ecosystems, a fundamental aspect of compliance is privileged user access control. PowerBroker Database reduces the complexity of compliance through the use of a uniform, centrally managed system. By automating entitlement, IT activity reviews and security policy review processes, PowerBroker Database Monitor & Audit significantly simplifies the ability of its customers to implement privilege user monitoring solutions as part of their larger enterprise data and application security processes – while meeting regulatory mandates such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA, PCI, FDCC and FISMA. PowerBroker' Database is available immediately.

About BeyondTrust

Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises.

Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit

BeyondTrust, the BeyondTrust logo and PowerBroker are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries of BeyondTrust Software. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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