Lieberman Software - BalaBit Partnership Controls and Records Access to Privileged Accounts

London - 30 November 2011

Joint Solution Controls Privileged User Activity with Movie-Like Playback and Free-Text Searches of Audit Trail Content

Lieberman Software Corporation, developers of the first fully automated privileged identity management solution, and BalaBit IT Security, one of the global leaders in privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies, today announced a strategic alliance that integrates Lieberman Software’s Enterprise Random Password Manager™ (ERPM) with BalaBit’s Shell Control Box (SCB). 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.”

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.

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.

The ERPM-SCB integration protects the confidentiality of privileged account passwords by preventing their sharing and reuse. When integrated, these products provide centralised, automatic management of privileged account passwords, fine-grained access control of privileged accounts, and independent monitoring of each privileged access with customisable 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.

“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 Györko, Business Development Director at BalaBit IT Security. “Our latest Shell Control Box 3 F2, together with Lieberman Software’s industry-leading Enterprise Random Password Manager, 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.”

Key benefits of the Lieberman Software - BalaBit 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

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