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BalaBit is a Hungarian software developer in the IT security field. After initially launching a firewall product, it moved on to its current portfolio which comprises a log management product called syslog-ng and a privileged activity monitoring one called Shell Control Box (SCB).


  • The evolution of advanced threats and their targeting of privileged account credentials as their route to their victims’ sensitive data have raised dramatically the profile of privileged identity management (PIM), of which session recording and management is a central pillar.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses BalaBit's role in the PIM market, explaining how session management fits in the overall portfolio.
  • Analyzes Balait's potential weaknesses

Key questions answered

  • Why is PIM becoming more important and what role does session recording play?
  • What is BalaBit's key differentiator in its session recording offering?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why consider BalaBit Shell Control Box?

SWOT analysis

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution


  • Methodology
  • Author

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