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Dell Offering Single Console for “Inside-Out” Protection via Quest Solution

As reports of corporate data breaches regularly surface, Dell Software is now enabling IT to drive connected security across the organization, offering protection from the inside and the outside. As a result, the company announced the release of Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix, which combines Active Directory bridge and root delegation technologies to combat against poorly managed privileged accounts with a single, intuitive interface, to help protect the organization--from the inside out.

Hackers increasingly are mounting targeted, purposeful attacks on company infrastructure. Reports abound of disgruntled employees who misuse their privileged access to steal sensitive company data and customer information, or cause havoc to the organization’s computer system. Unix systems, by their nature, have the potential for catastrophic security lapses, particularly in the hands of an unhappy employee. Organizations often have many Unix and Linux servers, each functioning independently and requiring its own management of the shared root account. Not only does this result in a disconnected collection of inconsistent controls that rely heavily on error-prone manual processes, but it also means that access to the root account for each system is gained through a password often shared among IT staff.
In light of these situations, Dell Software has refocused the lens on security to establish a connected perimeter around the entire IT environment, offering protection from threats both external and internal. To help protect the organization from the inside out, Dell’s Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix unifies and consolidates identities across the entire environment, assigning individual accountability and enabling centralized reporting for Unix access.
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix bundles three privileged account management solutions under a unified console designed to resolve the management and security shortcomings inherent in Unix.
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix gives IT a modular and integrated privileged account management solution with a unified single source of the truth for access across the entire Unix/Linux environment, using sudo or advanced delegation capabilities that best fit the organization’s needs.
Quest One Privileged Access Suite for Unix is available immediately, with North American pricing starting at $524USD* per server.
In addition, a survey of 150 senior IT decision-makers conducted on behalf of Dell’s Quest Software revealed the following:
·    Forty-six respondents have more than 100 privileged accounts in their organizations.
·    More than half of the respondents (53 percent) have more than 10 administrators who must access any of those accounts. More than a quarter of those (27 percent) share the passwords among 10 or more administrators.
·    Almost two-thirds of respondents do not have a high level of confidence that they can track administrative activity performed with shared credentials back to the individual administrator who performed them.

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Monday, 11 December 2017