BeyondTrust Launches New PowerBroker Desktop Data Loss Prevention Solution

Company: BeyondTrust
Published: 28 July, 2011
CARLSBAD, Calif.-- BeyondTrust, the leading provider of privilege delegation and authorization management solutions, today announced the expansion of its PowerBroker® suite to include PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition, to help customers filter and contain sensitive data critical to their businesses.

“The acquisition of GentleSecurity and the launch of our PowerBroker Desktop DLP solution add a very important technology to our vision of securing the perimeter within,” said John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust. “GentleSecurity CEO Andrey Kolishchak is a respected thought leader in the security industry, the author of several security patents, and holds a PhD in information security and will become a valuable addition to the BeyondTrust team.”

“Joining forces with BeyondTrust is a natural evolution of the relationship that we have developed in working together to bring data loss prevention solutions to market,” said Kolishchak. “Now being a part of the team means more resources, broader reach and enhanced collaboration and development of simple to deploy, cost-effective solutions for data loss prevention.”

The new PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition adds an additional layer of security management control to the BeyondTrust privilege identity management and administrative rights portfolio by helping customers remotely monitor internal interactions and assess sensitive content loss risks that can threaten organizational brand and compliance requirements. The solution is a content-driven loss prevention system that effectively polices sensitive data on desktops by monitoring and controlling data transfer across distributed and diverse network environments, regardless of content type.

PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition reduces the risks of information loss and leakage by increasing IT visibility into, and jurisdiction over, endpoint violations via file encryption, usage and permission controls to intellectual property. The software monitors sensitive content through several mechanisms, including content sampling, file type designation and user creator. IT departments can centrally define and manage their information security and – remotely and in real time – enact measures including alerts, encryption and transfer blocking to safeguard intellectual property. Furthermore, administrators and security personnel are granted full audit reports of intellectual property activity and access.

“Our security strategy at Laboratoire National de Santé, revolves around protecting our assets,” said the IT and security manager, who wished to remain anonymous. “With our most valuable digital asset being our data, we wanted to rest assured that we had full visibility and a permanent control over the dataflow in our enterprise. PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition (formally known as LeakWall DLP), with the robust reporting, monitoring and data protection it provides, is the right tool we need to support our strategy.”

PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition Key Features:

Comprehensive control of data leak channels including devices, printing, e- mail, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SSL, IM and more
Recognition of sensitive content in more than 500 file formats
Recognition of partial, modified and derivative sensitive content
Encryption of sensitive data on desktops and laptops
Controlling access to devices
Data access application policy
Centralized management via Microsoft Active Directory
Full audit of data usage, such as access, modification and transfer
Comprehensive reporting with flexible custom reports

For more information about PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition and all of the PowerBroker offerings, please visit

About BeyondTrust

Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for physical, virtual, cloud and infrastructure computing environments. The company’s products mitigate insider threats and secure the perimeter within across the enterprise, empowering IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense.

More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises.

Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit