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TMCNet:  Cyber-Ark Unveils New Solution for Securing and Auditing Privileged Accounts on UNIX-based Systems

[January 30, 2013]

Cyber-Ark Unveils New Solution for Securing and Auditing Privileged Accounts on UNIX-based Systems

Jan 30, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Cyber-Ark Software announced the release of its new SSH Proxy solution that secures, audits, and reports on all privileged SSH activity in UNIX environments.

According to a release, the new solution, available as part of Cyber-Ark's Privileged Session Management (PSM) suite, monitors and records command-level activity, protects against malware-based attacks and provides real-time intelligence on malicious activity without changing SSH session workflows.


Organizations are recognizing the connection between privileged accounts and internal threats and cyber attacks. Cyber-Ark's solutions are designed to protect these privileged accounts from both malicious and unintentional access. The availability of PSM SSH Proxy serves to further reduce an organization's "attack surface" by limiting the scope of what privileged users are allowed to do within UNIX environments. PSM SSH Proxy is a native solution that does not disrupt the administrator's existing workflow in UNIX/Linux and network environments using SSH or Telnet.

"Protecting and auditing privileged accounts is now a mandatory first step to provide security, as well as to meet compliance and audit requirements driven by targeted cyber attacks and other threats from internal users," said Roy Adar, vice president of product management, Cyber-Ark Software. "Cyber-Ark's new PSM SSH proxy solution extends the ease of use of our market leading, integrated privileged identity management and privileged session management solution to the UNIX environment. There no longer needs to be a compromise between security and usability when protecting privileged access in UNIX/Linux and network environments." Cyber-Ark's PSM SSH Proxy solution isolates the administrator's workstation from the target server or device, routing all administrative traffic to come through a jump server, which serves as a single control point preventing attackers from bypassing the privileged account protection and audit system. Centralized policy management ensures that all systems comply with relevant regulations while providing organizations with incident response and security operations tools. The solution expands the PSM Suite's ability to seamlessly integrate into SIEM systems and provide real-time alerts while precisely identifying the users and activities performed during a privileged session.

Cyber-Ark Software is a global information security company that specializes in protecting and managing privileged users, sessions, applications and sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect organizations against insider threats and advanced external threats.

More information: cyber-ark.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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