SOURCE: Balabit, Inc.

BalaBit, Inc.

June 01, 2015 05:00 ET

BalaBit Announces Availability of Update to Its Flagship Product Shell Control Box

New Version of BalaBit's Privileged User Management Solution Features Focuses on PCI DSS Compliance Requirements

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - BalaBit, an IT security innovator specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies, today announced a new version of the company's flagship product Shell Control Box (SCB) with new features focusing on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance requirements. SCB is an enterprise-level activity monitoring appliance that controls privileged access to remote IT systems, records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and prevents malicious actions. BalaBit's Shell Control Box 4 F1 integrates seamlessly into the enterprise's existing infrastructures and is completely independent from clients and servers.

The new features in SCB not only enhance its flexibility and ease of use, but also assist with PCI DSS compliance. Additionally, SCB includes a new layer of authorization, enabling organizations to further control in real time which user has access to what data on the network.

"SCB helps organizations find the root cause of a problem, in a way that is fully auditable and tamper proof and provides a forensic trail of evidence to assist investigations," said Zoltán Györkő, CEO of BalaBit. "The latest release of this industry-leading technology solution has a number of practical new feature enhancements for users, especially for the finance and telco sector, as well as outsourced IT environments, and it brings new levels of security along with improved usability and flexibility. This is built on our objective to deliver solutions which provide a real return on investment and meets today's increasingly compliance-driven security requirement."

New features of BalaBit's Shell Box Control include:

  • Reports for PCI DSS compliance:
    Increasingly, the privileged user monitoring market is driven by various compliance and regulatory requirements. For PCI DSS compliance, the new version of SCB generates comprehensive reports that support the PCI DSS audit for organizations. BalaBit's SCB enhances and complements organizations' compliance reports by providing status information that is available through SCB's user interface.
  • Web-based audit player:
    BalaBit's unique "movie-like" video player is now available through an embedded web-based interface. The audit player can replay recorded user sessions, and has an adjustable playback speed. It further includes intuitive event tracking, as well as quick screenshot generation for audit and forensics situations.
  • TN5250 protocol support:
    Security managers can now control and monitor remote access to IBM mainframes and other legacy UNIX systems more easily. SCB allows organizations to monitor and audit remote administrative access to legacy IT systems via protocols such as TN3270 or TN5250.
  • Integrating ticketing systems for RDP connections:
    Additional authorization has been added which requests ticket IDs from administrators to verify whether they have valid reason to access to servers or not. Should an administrator require access to a remote server, SCB would first require gateway authentication as well as a ticket ID for validation. Should the ticket ID be accepted, the administrator would be allowed to continue. However, if it is rejected the connection would be blocked.
  • VLAN support:
    SCB can support Virtual LAN environments and is able to organize users to any number of VLAN segments. Instead of relocating, reconfiguring and reconnecting clients and servers on the entire network, it is now possible to use SCB's existing network interfaces and configure the VLANs to that existing physical network interface which allows for extreme flexibility in networking.

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About BalaBit
BalaBit -- headquartered in Luxembourg -- is a European IT security innovator, specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies. It has sales offices in France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States and partners in 40+ countries. Its main development centers are located in Hungary. BalaBit has customers all over the world including 23 Fortune 100 companies.

The company is widely-known for syslog-ng™, its open source log management solution, used by more than a million companies worldwide. This significant user base has provided a solid foundation for the company's expansion which has been fueled by Shell Control Box™, a pioneering development for the rapidly-growing privileged activity monitoring market.
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