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Maintain compliance with regulatory initiatives and reduce account lockouts

 

CURRENT THREAT SCENARIO

Today, privileged user accounts are found in virtually every application, database and infrastructure device throughout the enterprise and have been aptly characterized as the most powerful accounts within an IT enterprise environment, posing the greatest security and compliance risks. Even when administrators lock servers, apply patches, and use group policy to lock down system security, it can only take a few minutes for a hacker to unlock the keys to the kingdom: administrator/root accounts and passwords. Anyone with initiative can gain unrestricted access to your systems and sensitive data without leaving a trace.

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Tomorrow's Technology Today - Privileged Account Password Management


WHAT DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY DO?

Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) automatically discovers, updates, stores and allows delegated recovery of all privileged account passwords at large, multi-site organizations. It regularly creates unique, complex local, domain, and process passwords for each privileged account and then propagates the password changes to all of the services, tasks, and applications that reference those credentials. The new version of ERPM provides dramatic improvements in deployment, scalability and compliance. Simply purchasing a solution for privileged account management does not mean that you can immediately achieve regulatory compliance. Conventional password management products lack automated systems management capabilities and rely on scripting - meaning a full enterprise deployment can take months, if not longer. ERPM's unique auto discovery and scalability features allow it to be deployed to the enterprise and in production in just a couple of hours.Building on the foundation and success of previous ERPM releases, key features of ERPM 4.7 include:Zone Processing: Zone processing improves performance in geographically dispersed environments or in environments with security-restricted DMZ systems. Specialized deferred processors are installed at remote sites, perform all password management operations locally, and communicate back to a centralized database for job information. By only passing SQL traffic to and from the central database, bandwidth usage over saturated WAN links is minimized. Results of zone processing include improved Service Level Agreements (SLAs), an imperative of large, multinational enterprises. Dedicating a process on a local machine to privileged account password management increases network responsiveness. Benefits also include meeting regulatory compliance mandates that require shared account password operations to be conducted within a limited period of time.

Conclusion:

By updating domain-level process account, service account, and local account passwords, organizations can maintain compliance with regulatory initiatives and reduce account lockouts, along with subsequent system failures and time-intensive manual IT processes, while also securing sensitive company data from unauthorized access.

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