BeyondTrust Extends MSP Support, Launches Mobile Management Platform

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With the Black Hat USA conference as a backdrop this week, BeyondTrust has rolled out some new capabilities to support managed services and mobility -- two key areas of concern for information security specialists.

The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company has extended its "Retina CS" vulnerability and compliance management solution to provide support for MSPs. The new version extends the previous capabilities around risk discovery, prioritization, remediation, and reporting to support multi-tenant environments from a single console.

New features in Version 3.5 include multi-tenant dashboards, reports, metrics, heat maps and threat analyzers that enable users to digitally visualize the before and after effects of remediation recommendations. The new offering has also extended its support for cloud connectors with support for IBM's SmartCloud, VMware vCenter, Amazon EC, RackSpace and GoGrid.

[Related: BeyondTrust Acquires eEye]

"Through this product extension, MSPs can leverage extensive threat analytics to determine and prioritize vulnerabilities across their customer base," said BeyondTrust CTO Marc Maiffret. "And it's highly empirical to the extent that they can use risk scores to establish and support recommendations, while at the same time making that process much easier to manage."

The supporting UVM50 appliance also has additional processing power and storage capacity to support multi-tenant environments.

The company's other announcement, PowerBroker Mobile, also factors into the Retina CS 3.5 value proposition by adding a new connector to support mobile device provisioning and configuration.

PowerBroker Mobile is the first product to integrate technologies gained through BeyondTrust's May 10 acquisition of eEye Digital Security. PowerBroker Mobile is designed to extend context-aware management, including vulnerability and patch information, into the mobility space. It also performs provisioning and configuration, and supports policy management for virtual private networks, email, passwords, device encryption, remote locking GPS tracking, and remote wipe.

"It's often possible for mobile users to be fully updated and still have a lot of vulnerabilities," Maiffret added. "We can help them reach the next level of mobile security."

The new roll-out supports Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry and ActiveSync connected devices.


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