2017 Press Releases

December 18, 2017

Balabit launches integrated ‘out of the box’ PAM solution for monitoring privileged user sessions

Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Log Management solutions, today announced the launch of its new Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution. For the first time Balabit’s award-winning Privileged Session Management (PSM) technology and its cutting-edge behavior analytics tool, Privileged Account Analytics (PAA) software are available as a fully integrated solution out of the box.
The new turnkey solution, which can be installed in a matter of days at large enterprises, helps reduce the risk of data breaches associated with privileged accounts by controlling access to IT systems, recording activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and preventing malicious actions. Balabit reinforces traditional security measures such as password management by recording privileged sessions in granular detail, and using sophisticated analytics to monitor and authenticate users in real-time, including every keystroke and mouse movement.
"Up until now, password management has been the first step most organizations have taken in Privileged Access Management, and what we're seeing now is a realization that even with this technology in place, businesses are vulnerable to attack. With the increased threat from privileged insiders, or hacked privileged credentials, we believe that CISOs implementing PAM should focus much more on monitoring activity in real-time on the assumption that attackers are already inside the network. Password Management is still an important first line of defense, but as a means of preventing sophisticated cyber-attacks, it's simply not enough" - said Zoltán Györkő, co-founder and CEO at Balabit.
Balabit introduces its Integration Plugin Marketplace
Balabit’s technology seamlessly integrates into existing IT ecosystems including Identity and Access Management systems, password vaults, multi-factor authentication tools, and IT Services Management (ITSM) systems. It provides a single, seamless point of authentication and authorization for users and a single monitoring and control point for security teams. Integration plugins are also provided in the new Plugin Marketplace for all leading password vault vendors, multi-factor authentication tools, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
With the new, integrated user interface, Balabit provides a single pane of glass for security professionals to review sessions in real-time, search through session audit trails, see risk scores for each session and receive alerts making investigations faster and more proactive. Balabit’s solution makes privileged users, such as system administrators, more productive by allowing them to authenticate themselves using a password automatically fetched from a password vault as well as an application on their mobile device as if they are simply logging into an end point.