Unix and Linux build the foundation for most business-critical systems. Thus, these present target-rich environments for cyber-attackers. Privileged Access Management (PAM) helps to mitigate such risks. To succeed, organizations must follow an integrated approach, covering both privilege elevation and centralized management of shared account credentials.
Businesses today must reduce the risk of security breaches to protect the valuable data within their
organizations. At the same time, IT auditors are increasingly enforcing ever more stringent requirements
on the business. The bottom line is that privileged accounts and privileged access are being targeted by
hackers as a new attack surface and focused on by auditors who are insisting on greater controls around
The right privileged access management solution provides comprehensive protection for your missioncritical
servers with powerful, fine-grained controls over operating system-level access and privileged
user actions. Capable of enforcing access controls on powerful native Superuser accounts—like the
UNIX® and Linux® root and Microsoft® Windows® administrator—this system-level, host-based privileged
access management solution controls, monitors and audits privileged user activity, improving security and
simplifying audit and compliance.
IT organizations using machine data platforms like Splunk recognize the importance of consolidating disparate data types for top-down visibility, and to quickly respond to critical business needs. Machine data is often underused and undervalued, and is particularly useful when managing infrastructure data coming from AWS, sensors and server logs.
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The benefits of machine data for network, remote, web, cloud and server monitoring
IT infrastructure monitoring data sources to include in your machine data platform
Machine data best practices
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
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How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
This paper, from industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, explores how workload automation can help IT reduce outages, consolidate vendors, improve integration, and cut costs. Learn more. Download the white paper, "IT Automation: Going Beyond the Obvious to Find Real Cost Savings."
This planning guide provides information to help you build the case for moving mission-critical workloads from legacy proprietary systems such as RISC/UNIX to Intel Xeon processor-based solutions running Linux or Windows operating systems.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, describes how Centrify's integrated architecture enables you to extend Active Directory to your non-Microsoft platforms, and describes the Centrify Suite's unique benefits.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, using Centrify's DirectControl to extend Active Directory authentication and access control to your UNIX, Linux and Mac OS systems and applications, and using Centrify's DirectAudit to log user activity to provide you a clear picture of end user actions on all UNIX and Linux systems.
This white paper examines the challenges of migrating NIS deployments to a central repository, and explains in detail how a combination of Microsoft Active Directory and Centrify DirectControl can deliver a cost-effective solution that strengthens security while improving IT efficiency.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 02, 2009
The move from UNIX to Linux makes sense in almost any environment, and now, with today's economic environment and every budget being cut, it makes more sense than ever before. The TCO of the proprietary RISC/UNIX data center is going up. With the ROI of migrating to an open systems platform based on Intel Xeon processors being measured in months, you can become a corporate hero.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jun 06, 2009
If you are concerned about the future of your proprietary RISC platform, you need to consider a migration from proprietary to open, from UNIX to Linux while you still have options. You do not want to be forced to pour good money after bad upgrading an obsolete architecture in order simply to stay afloat. See how servers using Intel Xeon processors can offer better performance for a lower price while saving energy.
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
Terry Bass, V Series and OpenVOS Product Manager, discusses the arsenal of industry standard and open source applications available today on OpenVOS that make UNIX and Linux programmers immediately productive on the world’s most reliable operating system. VOS is now OPEN.
Capturing the detailed actions of privileged users is even more critical in today’s business environment. Security and compliance issues also exist with third-parties including Cloud Providers, Service Providers and ISVs. And every major compliance regulation requires organizations to document what users actually do with the privileges and rights granted to them and how their actions impact the IT environment.
This research paper covers how to solve the security, compliance, and third party access challenges organizations face when auditing and monitoring UNIX, Linux and Windows systems; and why traditional approaches like log rollup tools alone will fail to meet requirements of today’s demanding IT environment.
IBM’s new PowerLinux servers appeal to Linux buyers? Linux buyers are driven by the price advantages that Linux offers as compared with other operating environments (Linux is free open source code) Windows and Unix are chargeable licensed code). Linux buyers, therefore, look first and foremost at the total cost of acquisition of Linux based servers. Linux buyers also want rapid time to value (fast deployment); they often use decentralized procurement processes; they want their Linux servers to be simple to use and manage."
IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express blade brings the power of mainframes to blades. Coupled with the IBM BladeCenter S chassis, it is ideal for small database and application serving. This complete solution is compact, reliable and extremely energy efficient. Find out how to simplify your traditional UNIX, IBM i and Linux rack-mount and tower setup with the IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express blade and BladeCenter S chassis.
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Oct 17, 2008
The realities of security and compliance have changed considerably since patch management faced its first big paradigm shift some years ago. At that time many organizations wrestled with the transition from manual patching and remediation to an automated process. Of course, nothing in security is ever static, so it is no surprise that patch management has continued to evolve since then. Though still automated, today’s best patch management tools and techniques are significantly different from their predecessors. In this whitepaper, Lumension Security’s Matt Mosher, Senior Vice President of the Americas, gives an historical perspective on how this evolution unfolded and why it is important for organizations to evolve their patch management technology in order to remain on top of increasing security attacks.
Published By: NuSphere
Published Date: Jul 31, 2008
The problem of providing remote access to the files is nothing new, but the implementation of the solution quite often also determines reliability, safety and productivity. In this article we will look at accessing a remote computer (Unix, Linux or Windows) over non-trusted network.