SIEMMER Down Now...
President & CEO
Security information and event management
(SIEM) solutions have become a must-have in IT environments because the
technology helps make sense of the vast quantities of data provided by
security software and appliances across the network. But for all the
advantages of SIEM, until now the solutions had one troubling blind
spot. While SIEM can correlate volumes of security data to create a
picture of singular events, by itself it lacks the ability to tie those
events to the most powerful users and processes within IT.
The latest version of Enterprise Random Password Manager™ (ERPM)
provides deep, out-of-the-box integration with ArcSight ESM™, RSA
enVision™, and the Q1 Labs QRadar™ Security Intelligence Platform, with
support for additional SIEM solutions coming in the near future.
Available at no additional cost to supported customers, ERPM now
includes an intuitive setup Wizard that customers can use to configure
integration with these SIEM systems in only minutes.
Once customers enable the integration features in ERPM, the PIM and
SIEM technologies work in concert to ensure that only authorized
personnel can access an organization’s most sensitive data, change
configuration settings, and run programs on the network.
Our collaboration with leading SIEM providers has eliminated a single,
critical blind spot that has been present in these solutions. These
technical integrations allow IT staff to correlate the most powerful
and potentially disruptive human and automated actions with the
individuals responsible. Prior to this integration, the lack of
individual accountability was a key missing element in SIEM.
About the PIM and SIEM
In most large organizations, IT staff and the software that links
computers, databases and applications all maintain access through
privileged account credentials. Widely shared and seldom changed, these
“super user” accounts grant access to read and alter sensitive data,
change configuration settings and run programs everywhere on the
Because SIEM systems were not designed with privileged identities in
mind, they have no way to tie security events that are triggered
through use of these accounts with the individuals and processes
responsible. This lack of visibility can leave IT staff with too little
information to make informed decisions and the inability to
differentiate between routine security events and potentially damaging
– or even criminal – activity.
The integrations between ERPM and SIEM technology close this visibility
gap by showing IT staff not only when and where critical events occur,
but also precisely who is responsible for any action that requires the
use of highly “super user” accounts. ERPM and leading SIEM solutions
also work together to generate an audit trail to correlate the actions
taken by privileged users with the security events that might result.
By removing anonymity, the products introduce accountability for all
users who access the organization’s most critical IT resources –
revealing who has access to what systems and data, when and for what
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Tip of the Month
VIDEO: Microsoft System
Center Configuration Manager Integration With Privileged Identity
Let’s say you need to get into a machine and you don’t know the
credentials. This could be a Windows system, a Linux or UNIX machine, a
network device or the like – any system in System Center Configuration
Manager (SCCM). You fire up SCCM and then what? You either have to know
the credentials off-hand or locate them from… where exactly? And, what
sort of auditing is being done on the backend?
Here’s where the Lieberman Software management pack for SCCM comes into
play. Anyone who needs access to privileged credentials in SCCM can do
so through our management pack. We give you access to admin credentials
right from SCCM. You just find the machine, right click, authenticate
yourself, and recover the password for that machine and login!
Not only do we provide you with the admin credentials immediately, but
we also change the password after you’ve accessed the machine and
propagate that password change to every place those credentials are in
use. Automatically. We also audit the entire process so you can provide
compliance reports to your auditors.
This 5:22 minute video presents and
demonstrates how Lieberman Software has
integrated its flagship privileged identity management solution -
Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) - with SCCM. There is a whiteboard presentation
followed by a product demonstration of the integration.
Click here to view!
New in Identity Week
commentary on our Identity Week blog this month includes:
- Privileged User Protection
Meets Security Intelligence
Guest Commentary by
John Burnham, VP of Corporate Marketing at Q1 Labs
It is almost daily we hear of yet another organization facing a data
breach, which begs the question, why? Well, there are a number of
reasons, one of which is a lack of true security and monitoring of
privileged account users...
- In Support of the Smartcard Alliance
This month Lieberman Software joined the Smartcard Alliance, a
nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of
smart card technology in North America...
Lieberman Software Partner Program
will resell the entire Lieberman Software product line throughout
Germany and Eastern Europe, helping its customers secure privileged
identities, protect sensitive data, and achieve regulatory compliance.
“At headtechnology we’ve partnered with best-of-breed IT security
vendors, providing some of the industry’s leading anti-virus,
anti-spam, firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, and data
privacy products,” said Harald Schilling, VP International,
headtechnology GmbH. “By partnering with Lieberman Software, we’re
adding privileged identity management technology to our portfolio, a
great asset to our customers concerned with controlling access to the
powerful privileged accounts in their enterprises.”
Events / Press /
18-20, 2011. Orlando, FL. Visit us at Booth 308. Get 10% off
your registration by using the code OS11/VDIS
- Infosecurity Europe. 19-21 April 2011.
London, UK. Register
FREE to attend and join over 12,500 information security
professionals for 3 days at Earl's Court. Visit us in Booth F2.
Identity Management and SIEM. Government Security News Video. Philip
Lieberman describes the integration of privileged identity management
with SIEM - a huge advancement that fulfills the promise of what SIEM
and logger systems are supposed to do. From GSN (7:36).
- Security for
Online Casinos Requires Special Tools. Online-Casinos.com.
The world of the internet can be a difficult place to maintain a safe
and secure environment... threats from within a casino structure can be
just as dangerous as those from outside. Insider security threats are
the greatest challenge for the gambling industry’s technical staff, it
is a task that requires a special vigilance not usually associated with
other types of businesses.
stacked against gaming industry IT. Casino International.
When it comes to handling insider security threats, gaming industry IT
professionals face challenges that set them apart from peers in other
markets. High volumes of sensitive payment and player data make your
network an irresistible target for hackers and thieves.
computing and SaaS are transforming business. Smart Business
Network. If someone told you that you could drop your operating
costs by 40 percent, would you listen? If that same person said you
could you save between $70 and $150 per user per year in energy savings
alone if you tried something new, would you try it?
Software warns companies of the need to encrypt their data in the cloud.
Global Security Mag. Recent Microsoft research shows that almost
two-fifths of companies will start paying for cloud services within
three years... The important thing to realise with cloud
resources is that firms are effectively losing direct control over
their own data and this makes the task of compliance - under an
increasingly complex set of rules, such as PCI DSS - all the more
Software Joins Cloud Security Alliance. FierceCIO. “We
welcome Lieberman Software’s membership in the Cloud Security
Alliance,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the Cloud Security
Alliance. “Lieberman Software’s work in the privileged identity
management space meets a vital need among cloud service providers, by
enabling only authorized individuals to access their customers’
sensitive data and change configuration settings that could disrupt
critical business services, while also providing the authoritative
audit trails of privileged credentials usage that cloud service
Software YouTube Channel. Check
out the new videos we have uploaded to our YouTube channel:
integrations with Microsoft System Center products, ERPM demos, and