BeyondTrust Returns to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

In a world of stolen identities, phished passwords, and deep fakes, simply trusting users and systems is not enough. The BeyondTrust Universal Privilege Management platform enables trusted access that is monitored, managed, secured, and just-in-time... protecting your business so it can run fast.

BeyondTrust, a global leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), and the Gold Award Winner for Best Privileged Access Security Solution in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program,

The latest Executive Order (EO) signed by President Biden to improve our nation’s cybersecurity and protect government networks is yet another reminder that all agencies need to make a significant effort to modernize cybers defenses.

A noteworthy component of the order in Section 4: Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security, is the focus on securing privileged accounts and credentials.

The EO states as follows: “the security and integrity of “critical software” — software that performs functions critical to trust (such as affording or requiring elevated system privileges or direct access to networking and computing resources) — is a particular concern. Accordingly, the Federal Government must take action to rapidly improve the security and integrity of the software supply chain, with a priority on addressing critical software.”

Privileged users (coders, admin, c-level, etc) have such a critical impact in an environment because they have access to the most sensitive and top-secret information.

Recent high profile attacks like SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange and the recent Gas Pipeline breach are a reminder that privileged credentials are highly targeted by threat actors and need to be protected at all times.

Agencies must take additional care when giving people access to a privileged operation.

(In a world of stolen identities, phished passwords, and deep fakes, simply trusting users and systems is not enough. The BeyondTrust Universal Privilege Management platform enables trusted access that is monitored, managed, secured, and just-in-time… protecting your business so it can run fast. Courtesy of BeyondTrust and YouTube.)

Privileged access management is arguably the most important technology area of this domain: protecting privileged credentials, granularly enforcing least privilege, and monitoring and managing every session involving privileged access — whether human, machine, employee, or vendor.

After all, almost every attack today requires privilege for the initial exploit, or to laterally move within a network.

Most privileged access management solutions just focus on passwords.

However, BeyondTrust’s innovative Universal Privilege Management approach to cyber security secures every user, asset, and session across your enterprise.

Deployed as Software as a service (SaaS) or on-premises, BeyondTrust’s approach simplifies deployments, reduces costs, improves usability, and reduces privilege risks.

BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Access Management approach can protect agencies by:

  • Implementing credential management best practices to prevent credentials from being stolen or misused.

  • Enforcing least privilege across users, applications, systems, etc. to drastically reduce the attack surface and minimize potential lateral access pathways.

  • Ensuring elevated access is only given when contextual parameters are met, and is immediately revoked after the activity is performed or the context has changed.

  • Securing remote access for employees, vendors or contractors—without a VPN—and enabling agencies to lock down access to cloud, virtual and DevOps control planes and other consoles.

(Learn how BeyondTrust’s Secure Remote Access solutions enable organizations to apply least privilege and robust audit controls to all remote access required by employees, vendors, and service desks. Guarantee adoption with a system that actually lets users do their jobs faster and easier than they do today. Courtesy of BeyondTrust and YouTube.)

  • Monitoring and managing every privileged session, providing an unimpeachable audit trail, and the ability to pause or terminate suspicious sessions.

  • Identity-centric security with a PAM platform applies a unified and automated approach to identity and privileged access management, securing privileged sessions, users, and assets, reducing the attack surface and limits lateral movement from user and device impersonation.

BeyondTrust Returns to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC has been canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.


Best Privileged Access Security Solution

Protect privileged accounts, prevent and contain breaches, and achieve compliance on Unix & Linux systems. PowerBroker enables you to eliminate credential sharing, limit root access, and ensure accountability – without hurting productivity.
BeyondTrust protects privileged accounts, prevents and contains breaches, and helps organizations to achieve compliance – without hurting productivity.
  • Controlling, monitoring, and auditing privileged access is extremely important to accomplish this mission by mitigating the risks posed by insider threats, preventing data breaches, and meeting compliance requirements.

  • With BeyondTrust agencies can keep pace, cost-effectively reduce IT security risk, confidently embrace innovation, and simplify the path to meet federal compliance mandates.

  • BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Management approach consists of three privilege pillars: Privileged Password Management, Endpoint Privilege Management, and Secure Remote Access.

  • *BeyondTrust was also recognized in the 2019, 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs.

BeyondTrust is a worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, empowering organizations to secure and manage their entire universe of privileges.

Beyondtrust logoThe company’s integrated products and platform offer one of the industry’s most advanced PAM solutions, enabling organizations to quickly shrink their attack surface across traditional, cloud and hybrid environments.

The BeyondTrust Universal Privilege Management approach, which is trusted by 20,000 customers, including 70 percent of the Fortune 500, and a global partner network, secures and protects privileges across passwords, endpoints, and access, giving organizations the visibility and control they need to reduce risk, achieve compliance, and boost operational performance.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, X.Labs and Reed Exhibitionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2020, 2019 and More.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at

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