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2009 Product Innovations

Privileged Access Lifecycle Management (PALM)


Product/Technology:
Privilege Manager 4.7

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: August 2009 (Upgrade)

What it does? BeyondTrust Privilege Manager enables organizations to remove administrator rights and allow end-users to run all required Windows applications processes and ActiveX controls. By eliminating the need to grant administrator rights to end-users IT departments can create a more secure compliant and standard environment.The latest version of Privilege Manager introduced in late 2009 enables enterprises to discover Windows applications that require users to have administrative rights. Armed with this knowledge the integrated solution allows customers to develop informed plans and remove users' administrative rights without any application downtime while also providing transparent privilege elevation for all authorized applications and tasks.

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Innovative products such as Privilege Manager are bringing a better way to balance between end user productivity and recommended security practices.

2010 Product Innovations - Network Products Guide


What makes it Innovative? End-users with administrator rights have long been the Achilles heel of desktop security. These rights can be exploited by malware and users to change standard desktop configuration settings install unlicensed software and disable other security solutions. However there is a need to allow end-users to run applications that require administrator rights and install approved software and ActiveX controls.Until BeyondTrust Privilege Manager was introduced in 2005 the only way to answer these end-user needs had been to make each user a member of the administrators group and provide them with administrator rights creating significant security issues. Privilege Manager solves this dilemma by allowing network administrators to attach permission levels to Windows applications and processes.Privilege Manager is implemented as a true Group Policy extension. Simply specify the application and which permissions and privileges should be added to the process token when the application is launched. By setting Privilege Manager policy end-users without administrative privileges will be able to run all applications.

Targeted Users: IT administrators managing Windows desktops.

Satisfied Customers: Among vendor's other customers are the U.S. Army and the Broward County Sheriff's Department.

Company: BeyondTrust
30401 Agoura Rd. Suite 200 Agoura Hills CA 91301
Tel: 1 800-234-9072

 
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