BeyondTrust, a provider of privilege delegation and authorization management solutions, has joined forces with IT security risk and compliance solutions provider, Qualys, on a technology partnership that will enable customers to manage user access and privileges while expanding the coverage of security scans for a more complete view of IT security and compliance.
By integrating QualysGuard with BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker for Unix Servers. customers will be able to use PowerBroker root delegation functionality for authenticated vulnerability and compliance scans on Unix systems. This allows system administrators to better manage access while scanning their environments as they can delegate privileges and authorization and record all interactions, including key-stroke information, for auditing purposes.
The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite uses a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to automate the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance via remote authenticated scanning without the use of agents. PowerBroker enables system administrators to delegate privileges and authorization without disclosing root passwords – preventing misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT environments.
“Customers that have already standardized their root delegation on PowerBroker can now leverage this integration in QualysGuard to improve the management of access to systems while scanning for vulnerabilities and compliance checks on a global scale,” said Philippe Courtot chairman and CEO of Qualys.
The new integration is scheduled to be available with the release of QualysGuard 6.16 on January 6, 2011 and will be included in both QualysGuard Vulnerability Management (VM) and Policy Compliance (PC) solutions.