SOURCE: Balabit, Inc.

Balabit, Inc.

September 07, 2016 05:29 ET

Balabit's Shell Control Box Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace -- Removes Key Barrier to Cloud Adoption

Privileged User Monitoring Tool Helps Organizations Secure Their Microsoft Public Cloud Environment With Auditing and Monitoring Controls

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2016) - Balabit Inc., a leading provider of contextual security technologies, has announced that its privileged user monitoring solution, Shell Control Box (SCB), is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. SCB complements the security features of Microsoft Azure and is now easily accessible and deployable within hours. SCB allows for the auditing of privileged user activity across an organization's on-premises and cloud environments, helping to prevent insider threats and external data breaches. SCB also integrates with Restful API to enable interoperability with a wide range of applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

According to Gartner, worldwide public cloud adoption is set to grow by 16.5 percent in 2016 to $204 billion, up from $175 billion in 20151. Security concerns continue to represent the single greatest barrier to cloud adoption.

"In addition to managing security risk, companies using cloud infrastructures need to meet multiple compliance requirements. The integration of Shell Control Box into Microsoft Azure is the first milestone in this journey," says Csaba Krasznay, Product Manager of Shell Control Box at Balabit. "Data security is still a bottleneck when it comes to cloud adoption and we're proud to say we can complement the security features of Microsoft Azure, such as providing real-time monitoring of privileged user activities and enabling organizations to alert or block malicious actions before they are executed."

Ryan McGee, senior product marketing manager, cloud platform, Microsoft Corp. said, "In today's increasingly sophisticated IT environment, our mutual customers rely on proactive solutions such as Balabit to enable their transition to the cloud. Balabit's addition to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace enables our customers to feel confident that their digital assets are secure."

About Shell Control Box
Shell Control Box controls high-risk privileged access to remote IT systems, records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and prevents malicious actions. The new version enables enterprises to audit the activity of privileged users across the physical and virtual computing environments, and helps to secure their public cloud infrastructure by knowing "who is doing what" across the entire network in real-time. As a user monitoring tool, SCB is a core component of Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence™ Platform that integrates leading log management, privileged user monitoring and user behaviour analytics (UBA) solutions to prevent data breaches without constraining business.

For key new features of Shell Control Box 4 F2, please visit https://csabakrasznay.blogs.balabit.com/2016/01/shell-control-box-4-f2-is-ready/ or https://www.balabit.com/network-security/scb

About Balabit
Balabit -- founded in Budapest, Hungary -- is a leading provider of contextual security technologies with the mission of preventing data breaches without constraining business. Balabit operates globally with offices across the United States and Europe, together with network of reseller partners. Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence™ platform protects organizations in real time from threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts. Solutions include reliable system and application Log Management with context enriched data ingestion, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics. Together they can identify unusual user activities and provide deep visibility into potential threats. Working in conjunction with existing control-based strategies, Balabit enables a flexible and people-centric approach to improve security without adding additional barriers to business practices.

Founded in 2000 Balabit has a proven track record, with 23 Fortune 100 customers and more than 1,000,000 corporate users worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.balabit.com.

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