ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 – Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT)
For almost 20 years, the open source utility Sudo has provided an efficient, practical way to give users permission to use specific system commands at the root level of Unix- and Linux-based systems without exposing the full root permission. Today’s organizations run a plethora of mission-critical applications for financials, human resources, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and more on Unix and Linux servers, and, while the widely deployed Sudo gives certain employees access they need to do their jobs, it doesn’t include the increasingly heightened security and compliance features required by today’s compliance and security-driven enterprise. In addition, Sudo traditionally has been costly and cumbersome to manage. Quest Software now provides the solution to those problems with the release of the first plug-in to offer centralized management, reporting, and audit of Sudo and Sudo policy.
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Nick Nikols, vice president and general manager, Identity , Security, and Windows Management business unit, Quest Software“As the first to offer a policy and keystroke logging plug-in for Sudo, Quest is leading the charge in adding value for the vast number of organizations using Sudo worldwide. Quest One Privilege Manager for Sudo is another example of the compelling identity and access management solutions in the Quest One product portfolio, and reflects our leadership in providing organizations with the privileged account management tools they require to achieve and maintain compliance.”
Ben Bush, president, Voonami “We manage several hundred Linux systems and, today, each one is running Sudo, with separate sudoers maintained on every system. By moving to a single, central policy, we save the overhead of administering Sudo on a box-by-box basis. As we continue to grow, a central model means we don’t need the overhead – today or in the future – for touching each system individually. Also, with Privilege Manager for Sudo, we can increase efficiency by using the same management console for both Sudo and Quest® Authentication Services, which we also own, eliminating the need to use one process for QAS and a different one for Sudo.” Supporting Resources:
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