Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Privileged Account Management

One of my colleagues just finished up a white paper that is worth reading: Privileged Account Management. Learn How to Secure Your Assets and Control Your Costs

Here's the abstract from the white paper:

Privilege Manager safely delegates administrative privileges, including root. It protects heterogeneous Unix systems from the threat of external attackers, as well as abuse and misuse from trusted internal users. This document addresses the security return on investment (ROI) of using Quest Software’s Privilege Manager for Unix security software to protect company assets stored on Unix systems. It also demonstrates how Privilege Manager can control costs and greatly improve system security, so an organization can increase productivity.

Privileged Account Management is something that I see more and more customers starting to talk about and consider solutions for this problem. It's worth a read just to better understand the problem space on Linux/Unix and specifically around "root" access control.

We have a broader white paper coming out regarding this topic that I'll let you know about.

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