PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BeyondTrust®, the global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, today announced that the company’s PowerBroker for Windows has been selected as a winner by the 2015 Cyber Defense Magazine Awards Program in the category of “Most Innovative Identity and Access Management Solution.” Cyber Defense Magazine, a leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2015, created the Cyber Defense Magazine Awards to honor information security companies that produce unique and compelling value propositions for their products or services.
“PowerBroker for Windows ensures a productive working environment by elevating application privileges as needed, but at the same time eliminating unnecessarily elevated user privileges that can pose internal and external threat to organization’s network environments,“ said Brad Hibbert, CTO, BeyondTrust. “Cyber Defense Magazine’s recognition of PowerBroker for Windows helps highlight the importance of this market segment and the real harm that can be done when users have excessive privileges, beyond what’s necessary for their job function.”
BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Windows reduces the risk of privilege misuse on physical and virtual Microsoft Windows servers and desktops. The solution enforces least-privilege policies and limits insider attack vectors by removing Windows admin privileges, maintaining application access control, and logging privileged activities. PowerBroker for Windows ensures that employees have all the tools they need to perform effectively by elevating application privileges as needed, without ever having to elevate user privileges.
“We’re thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace, and that’s why BeyondTrust has earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine, “said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine. “Some of the best INFOSEC defenses come from these kinds of forward-thinking players who think outside of the box.”
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BeyondTrust is a global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks. Corporate and government organizations rely on BeyondTrust solutions to shrink attack surfaces and identify imminent threats. The company's integrated risk intelligence platform presents a unique competitive advantage in its ability to reveal critical risks hidden within volumes of user and system data. This unifies IT and Security departments, empowering them with the information and control they need to jointly prevent breaches, maintain compliance, and ensure business continuity. BeyondTrust's Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit www.beyondtrust.com.