|[February 26, 2013]
Dell Extends Leadership in Privileged Account Management with Unified Security and Management Solution Set
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
As reports of corporate data breaches regularly surface, Dell (News - Alert)
Software is enabling IT to drive connected security across the
organization, offering protection from the inside and the outside.
Today, Dell announced the release of Quest
One Privileged Access Suite for Unix, which combines Active
Directory bridge and root delegation technologies to combat against
poorly managed privileged accounts with a single, intuitive interface,
to help protect the organization from the inside out.
Hackers increasingly are mounting targeted, purposeful attacks on
company infrastructure. Reports abound of disgruntled
employees who misuse their privileged access to steal sensitive company
data and customer information, or cause havoc to the organization's
computer system. Unix systems, by their nature, have the potential for
catastrophic security lapses, particularly in the hands of an unhappy
employee. Organizations often have many Unix and Linux servers, each
functioning independently and requiring its own management of the shared
root account. Not only does this result in a disconnected collection of
inconsistent controls that rely heavily on error-prone manual processes,
but it also means that access to the root account for each system is
gained through a password often shared among IT staff.
Dell Software has refocused the lens on security to establish a
connected perimeter around the entire IT environment, offering
protection from threats both external and internal. To help protect
the organization from the inside out, Dell's Quest One Privileged
Access Suite for Unix unifies and consolidates identities across the
entire environment, assigning individual accountability and enabling
centralized reporting for Unix access.
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix bundles three
privileged account management solutions under a unified console
designed to resolve the management and security shortcomings inherent
Services is Dell's AD bridge solution, which extends the
security and compliance of Active Directory to Unix and Linux -
along with Mac and many enterprise applications - and shares a
powerful management interface and tight integration with both
Quest One Privilege Manager for Unix and Quest One Privilege
Manager for Sudo.
One Privilege Manager for Unix is a replacement for sudo that
provides fine-grained, policy-based control to protect the full
power of root access from potential misuse or abuse, and
helps define and enforce security policies stipulating who has
access to which root function, as well as when and where
individuals can perform those functions.
One Privilege Manager for Sudo takes privileged
account management using sudo to the next level, eliminating
inefficient and inconsistent box-by-box management. Dell's unique
plug-ins can enhance sudo 1.8.1 (and newer) with a central policy
server, centralized management of sudo and the sudoers' policy
file, and centralized reporting on sudoers access rights and
activities, as well as keystroke logging of activities performed
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix gives IT a modular and
integrated privileged account management solution with a unified
single source of the truth for access across the entire Unix/Linux
environment, using sudo or advanced delegation capabilities that best
fit the organization's needs.
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix is available immediately,
with North American pricing starting at $524USD* per server.
John Milburn, Executive Director, Identity and Access Management
Solutions, Dell Software
"Poorly managed privileged accounts present one of the biggest security
threats to an organization. This means that IT must broaden its security
defense beyond a single inflection point, to drive protection from both
the outside in and the inside out. The Quest One Privileged Access Suite
for Unix offers a complete range of authentication, authorization and
administration capabilities for Unix/Linux access that affords
enterprise protection from the inside out."
Tim Westcott, R&D Director, Preventia
"The Quest PAM solution is at the core of security solutions that we
provide to our enterprise clients in the financial sector," said Tim
Westcott, R&D Director at Preventia. "Many of the UK's largest financial
organizations rely on our expertise and knowledge, and Quest has been
our choice for clients requiring a comprehensive, world-class privileged
access management solution for years."
Scott Crawford, Enterprise Management Associates
"When incidents traceable to poor administrative access management
occur, organizations should note that auditors, investigators and
enforcers will be aware that privileged access management solutions
exist to mitigate such risks. Today's PAM solutions can address these
gaps, but they can deliver much more. By supporting a more disciplined
approach to IT control with a movement towards governance, they can also
help organizations improve IT performance and reduce support costs by
closing one of the most readily managed gaps of all: the weakness
exposed when individuals have broad and unmonitored administrative
access to the most sensitive capability in IT."
Security Lapses by the Numbers
Every day, another company falls prey to a costly data breach. Often,
these victims believe they have the correct security practices in
place, yet they become pre-identified for attack or for easily
exploitable weaknesses, both from inside, and without.
Despite 855 reported incidents and 174 million compromised records in
20121 alone, organizations are struggling to defend
their perimeter against these new-world criminals.
A survey of 150 senior IT decision-makers conducted on behalf of
Dell's Quest Software (News - Alert) revealed that:
Forty-six respondents have more than 100 privileged accounts in
More than half of the respondents (53 percent) have more than 10
administrators who must access any of those accounts. More than a
quarter of those (27 percent) share the passwords among 10 or more
Almost two-thirds of respondents do not have a high level of
confidence that they can track administrative activity performed
with shared credentials back to the individual administrator who
*Offers subject to change, not combinable with all
other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. Limit 5
discounted units or promotional items per customer. Dell reserves right
to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.
1 Verizon (News - Alert) 2012 Data BREACH Investigations Report
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