BeyondTrust Introduces DART; Identifies Potentially Risky Accounts

By CIOReview | Friday, May 20, 2016
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PHOENIX, AR: Unsecured yet privileged accounts place companies at risk for a major data breach in their system. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2016, most of the security data breaches have used valid user credentials for the hacking, with some 63% of them using weak, default, or stolen passwords. BeyondTrust has recently announced the release of new PowerBroker Privilege Discovery and Reporting Tool (DART).  The tool scans the IT infrastructure to find profile, and report on user credentials and SSH keys to assist security teams identify and take control of privileged account risks.

Privilege DART is a free-of-cost utility that helps companies find, profile and report on user accounts, SSH keys, default or hard-coded passwords, assets and more, across IT environment of any scale. It displays key metrics in an easy-to-read dashboard, and offers simple reporting for executive stakeholders and auditors. Privilege DART incorporates a broad set of features for its users. It extends support to find and count user accounts, local accounts, Windows and Linux groups, to reduce the risk of any security contravention and ensure the safety of every single account.

The tool has high-level metrics on password strength, age and other key indicators of risk in a dashboard format for fast review and analysis by stakeholders. Privilege DART spawns an easy-to-read, customized HTML or Excel-based report, to assist security teams reduces the risks on privileged access. The capability to export data via XML into PowerBroker Password Safe is offered for complete privileged accounts management.

“The old adage goes, ‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure.’ But when it comes to privileged access, you can’t secure what you can’t find. And with the majority of data breaches happening because of a compromise of privileged credentials, the ability to quickly determine risky accounts is so important,” says Brad Hibbert, CTO, BeyondTrust. “Privilege DART was created to simplify that discovery and reporting at every level, from the security admin to the CIO.”