Some of the other work that was accomplished in this 5.5 release includes...
New failover and load balancing
- Failover enables Privilege Manager to switch over automatically to a standby server if the active server becomes unavailable. Failover is transparent to the user and ensures a high degree of availability and reliability.
- Load balancing enables Privilege Manager to spread the workload between two or more servers, in order to achieve optimal resource utilization and increased reliability.
New reporting console - to enable analysis of Privilege Manager information for reporting and identification of trends and anomalies.
Improved and extended documentation - The Privilege Manager documentation has been supplemented by a number of new guides designed to facilitate new installations and provide a better reference for existing installations. New books include a Quick Start, A to Z Reference Guide and an Introduction to Policy Scripting.
Integration with Defender - Privilege Manager can take advantage of the benefits of supplementary two-factor authentication through integration with Quest’s Defender product.
Integration with Intrust - Privilege Manager event log integration with the Quest InTrust product.
LDAP policy queries - Privilege Manager policies can now support LDAP queries, allowing integration with existing Identity Management Systems.
Policy script conversion - a range of conversion utilities is now available to help support migration of policy files from other tools, e.g. sudo.
Enhanced pmksh shell and support for additional shells:
If you're already a Quest Privilege Manager customer you'll soon be notified about the upgrade.
- pmsh - a Privilege Manager enabled version of bourne shell
- pmcsh - a Privilege Manager enabled version of c shell.
There's a great whiteboard session on this product available, too. In fact, we have a bunch of great whiteboard sessions related to our identity management products that you can check out here:
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