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TMCNet:  BeyondTrust Brings Business Intelligence to the Security Operations Center with Release of BeyondInsight 5.1

[April 16, 2014]

BeyondTrust Brings Business Intelligence to the Security Operations Center with Release of BeyondInsight 5.1

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 16 April 2014 Release date- 15042014 - PHOENIX - BeyondTrust, the security industry's only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today announced significant updates to BeyondInsight, the company's IT risk management platform that unifies two foundational security methodologies: Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management.

By unifying BeyondTrust privileged account management and vulnerability management solutions, BeyondInsight provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view and address user and asset risk.

BeyondInsight 5.1 provides organizations with the increased visibility needed to make smarter decisions and reduce risk to assets and users for vulnerability and privileged account management. Among the latest updates is the availability of a new QualysGuard Cloud Connector, which allows users to seamlessly import QualysGuard vulnerability data, in addition to importing flat files from various vulnerability assessment solutions including Qualys, Tenable and Rapid7. BeyondInsight's reporting and analytics engine can present data from each of these vendors' solutions alongside, or independently of, data from BeyondTrust's own Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management capabilities, which operate within the BeyondInsight platform.

'At BeyondTrust, we are frequently being approached by Qualys customers who are unable to generate the reports that they require leveraging the Qualys platform,' said Marc Maiffret, CTO, BeyondTrust. 'While in many cases customers are able to completely switch vulnerability management platforms, there are other times where heavy investments in Qualys leave them with more of a staged replacement approach. With these new capabilities to report on Qualys data, customers can now receive the most advanced reporting and analytics via the BeyondInsight platform while leveraging their existing Qualys scanner engines.' BeyondInsight 5.1 also provides several additional new features that add business context to security exposures and make it easy to understand, prioritize and communicate risk within the organization including: Vulnerability Audit Viewer: BeyondInsight includes access to the Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management database, a vast library of constantly updated vulnerability audits. Each audit details a specific vulnerability leveraged by the solution during asset profiling and Retina vulnerability assessments. The new Audit Viewer enables any user to search and review all vulnerability audits and mitigation procedures - whether the vulnerability has been identified in their environment or not.

Custom Vulnerability Alerts: Users can now create Smart Rules to trigger custom, targeted email alerts of new or updated Vulnerability Audits. Alerts can highlight vulnerabilities by platform, technology, application, severity, and other characteristics. For instance, the capability could be used to alert Oracle DBAs of any new or updated Oracle database vulnerabilities. Asset owners can therefore be notified of vulnerabilities even before assessments occur.

Exploit Availability Filter: BeyondInsight users can now filter vulnerabilities and asset smart groups to isolate those currently targeted by known, active exploits, enabling them to further prioritize remediation efforts.

Asset Profile Data: The BeyondInsight console interface now enumerates users, services, and permissions for each detected system in a network environment. This enables security and IT operations teams to easily identify rogue accounts and misappropriated privileges posing security risks.

Reporting and Analytics Updates Remediation Reports now includes operating system parameters, making it easy to allocate directives for patching and configuration updates to operating system owners.

Vulnerability by Business Unit Reports now include enhanced graphics and additional filtering capabilities to communicate risk by business unit.

Combined Executive Dashboard and Executive Environment Summary Reports now summarize vulnerabilities by several logical groupings such as business unit, location, and other contextual classifications.

Vulnerability Delta Reports have been upgraded to include exploit information to assist with remediation prioritization based on exploit availability.

'Utilizing BeyondInsight, security and IT professionals can jointly keep track of assets, assess risk, ensure compliance, and communicate progress throughout the organization,' continued Maiffret. 'In addition to providing granular, role-based access to specific vulnerability and privilege management capabilities, BeyondInsight offers centralized asset discovery, asset profiling, management, reporting, and analytics capabilities. With the latest updates incorporated into BeyondInsight 5.1, businesses now have the increased visibility they need to make smart decisions and reduce their overall risk.' The BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform is an integrated suite of software solutions used by IT professionals and security experts to collaboratively: Reduce user-based risk and mitigate threats to information assets Address security exposures across large, diverse IT environments Comply with internal, industry and government mandates BeyondInsight provides a common dashboard interface for multiple BeyondTrust solutions, offering centralized asset discovery, reporting, analytics, and other platform capabilities that enable unprecedented synchronization and collaboration between IT and security operations. By correlating privilege, access and vulnerability data, the BeyondInsight platform provides a clearer, more-informed picture of enterprise risk. Users can configure BeyondInsight for privileged account management, vulnerability management, or both, with a variety of BeyondTrust PowerBroker and Retina software solutions. For more information on the company, or BeyondInsight, please visit: http://www.beyondtrust.com.

About BeyondTrust BeyondTrust empowers security-conscious organizations with Context-Aware Security Intelligence, delivering Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions that reduce IT security risks and simplify compliance reporting across heterogeneous IT environments.

Our customers not only mitigate user-based risks arising from misuse of system or device privileges, but also identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber-attacks. As a result, they address both internal and external threats, while making every device - physical, virtual, mobile and cloud - as secure as possible. BeyondTrust solutions are unified under the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view user and asset risk.

More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include 8 of the world's 10 largest banks, 8 of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

Follow BeyondTrust Twitter: http://twitter.com/beyondtrust Blog: http://blog.beyondtrust.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/beyondtrust Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondtrust PR Contact: Gutenberg Communications for BeyondTrust John Kreuzer P: 408.827.4360 E: btprteam@gutenbergpr.com (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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