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October 2007

Achieving Access Control with Symark PowerBroker 5.0

ACCESS CONTROL Symark PowerBroker 5.0 REVIEWED BY SANDRA KAY MILLER Symark Price: Starts at $1,000 per server Symark PowerBroker solves the dilemma of providing root access privileges to multiple users on Unix-based systems without compromising security. It delivers comprehensive security controls through granular policies, and exhaustive auditing for rock-solid regulatory compliance. The client/server-based software resides at the shell level, making no changes to the kernel. PowerBroker supports 30 different types of encryption--AES 256 is the default--to secure network traffic, logs and configuration files. Configuration/Management A   Installation requires moderate expertise in Unix environments and an understanding of basic shell scripting. We used a simple batch file to disseminate the necessary files to client systems. PowerBroker works with HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, SCO and AIX and integrates well with existing infrastructure such as routers and firewalls. PowerBroker can be configured and managed by command line or its ...

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Features in this issue

  • Achieving Access Control with Symark PowerBroker 5.0

    In this product review, discover everything you need to know about Symark PowerBroker 5.0, such as policy control, logging and reporting capabilities, configuration and management.

  • SonicWALL TZ 180W firewall product review

    SonicWALL TZ 180W is an effective firewall for small- and medium-size businesses with a subset of features that will appeal to network managers.

  • Guardium SQL Guard 6.0 product review

    Guardium SQL Guard 6.0 is evaluated on its ability to monitor access to SQL databases. SQL Guard ensures a system of checks and balances between the security and database engineering teams.

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