"The administrator that sets the policies can't also be the person in charge of monitoring access in our system," says Saurabh Bhatnagar, vice president of product management for BeyondTrust. "It complies with security and compliance regulations that require a segregation of duties and deals with regulating access to shared accounts so everyone isn't logging in as the same admin."
PowerKeeper is part of the company's suite of privileged access lifecycle management products that addresses access, control, monitoring and remediation capabilities when managing passwords and access to IT environments. This version also automatically discovers and brings under management computers found in Active Directory, which the company says helps provide more coverage more efficiently by using automation.
"Security, compliance and management efficiencies are the three main drivers for customers," Bhatnagar adds, saying that typically security managers or chief compliance officers would be the target customer.
PowerKeeper 4.0 is now available as part of BeyondTrust's PowerSeries Early Adopter Program. The PowerKeeper appliance or virtual machine costs $25,000, which includes enough licenses to manage 100 systems and an unlimited number of users.
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