BeyondTrust Introduces PowerBroker Identity Services

New offerings provide customers with a secure cloud-authentication solution.

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BeyondTrust has announced expanded its BeyondTrust portfolio to include authentication for cross-platform and cloud-based environments. Following its recent asset purchase from Likewise Software, BeyondTrust is launching the PowerBroker Identity Services platform.

Two new PowerBroker Identity Services products will be released to integrate Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix systems with Microsoft Active Directory: PowerBroker Identity Services, Enterprise Edition and PowerBroker Identity Services, Open Edition. BeyondTrust will provide ongoing support for all Likewise Enterprise and LikeWise Open customers and will continue to develop the both products under the PowerBroker Identity Services platform.

The acquisition of Likewise Software's Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open products expands the BeyondTrust portfolio of 'inside perimeter' privilege delegation, monitoring, and auditing solutions to include authentication and auditing management for cloud environments.

Key features of PowerBroker Identity Services Enterprise Edition:

  • Quickly joins non-Windows servers to Microsoft Active Directory

  • Provides centralized user management for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X

  • Provides a single username and password for all Windows and non-Windows systems

  • Does not require extending Active Directory schema to add non-Windows systems to your network

  • Provides support for multiple Active Directory forests and one-way and two-way cross-forest trusts

Likewise, PowerBroker Identity Services, Open Edition is the open source foundation for PowerBroker Identity Services that joins Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS systems to Microsoft Active Directory to securely authenticate non-Windows users with AD credentials.

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