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ManageEngine Extends Password Management to Cloud Environments

Password Manager Pro helps bolster cloud platform security by controlling, monitoring and managing administrative access to cloud services

LONDON, United Kingdom – 29th April, 2014 ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced support for cloud environment password management in Password Manager Pro, its privileged password management software. The move enables enterprises to adopt a centralised, policy-based, highly secure, closely monitored, and fully automated approach to manage administrative access to cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Apps and Rackspace.

ManageEngine is demonstrating Password Manager Pro and exhibiting the rest of its portfolio in Stand E91 at Infosecurity Europe being held April 29 – May 1, 2014, at Earl’s Court, London.

Administrative access to the management console or administration panel of cloud services grants unlimited privileges. Administrators can provision and remove virtual machines, elevate user privileges, and perform other sensitive operations. Too often, however, cloud administrators take shortcuts in handling these sensitive login credentials, storing them in plain text in volatile sources such as sticky notes, spreadsheets, printouts, and text documents. Credentials are also frequently shared insecurely among administrators and are normally left unchanged for an extended period, leaving the cloud services open to compromises and security attacks.

Securing Cloud Service Passwords

To effectively combat the rapidly increasing cyber-attacks on cloud environment, IT organisations require an automated approach to centrally control, monitor and manage privileged access. The latest version of Password Manager Pro (v7002 beta) enables cloud managers to securely store, share, periodically change and control access to the management console or administration panel passwords of Microsoft Azure, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace accounts. Password Manager Pro makes use of the APIs and scripts provided by the respective cloud providers to carry out password resets.

IT managers can grant cloud administrators access to the management console without allowing the admins to view the underlying passwords in plain-text, enabling organisations to bolster security and enforce password management best practices. With comprehensive audit trails and real-time notification provisions, Password Manager Pro helps track privileged account activity on cloud environment and thereby meet various regulatory compliance requirements.

"One of the top priorities for enterprise IT today is to unify operations for efficient management of local and cloud infrastructures," said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "A challenge there is to make the privileged access management for cloud as seamless as it is for local infrastructure in terms of both access control and access management. Password Manager Pro helps IT teams address this challenge by extending its privileged access control and remote access management capabilities for popular cloud platforms."

Password Manager Pro serves as the centralised vault for all enterprise passwords and helps control access to IT resources based on job roles and responsibilities. With provisions for automatic password resets, remote login, high availability and disaster recovery, Password Manager Pro is highly secure and enterprise ready.

Pricing and Availability

Password Manager Pro build 7003 (beta) is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional, free 30-day evaluation edition, Password Manager Pro is available as a Free Edition, Standard Edition and Premium Edition. Standard Edition prices start at $495 per year for two administrators. Premium Edition prices start at $1,195 per year for five administrators. All editions can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website at http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/download.html.

About Password Manager Pro

Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises. The benefits of deploying Password Manager Pro include eliminating password fatigue and security lapses by deploying a secure, centralized vault for password storage and access; improving IT productivity many times by automating frequent password changes required in critical systems; providing preventive and detective security controls through approval workflows and real-time alerts on password access; and meeting security audits and regulatory compliance such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI. For more information on Password Manager Pro, visit http://www.manageengine.com/passwordmanagerpro/.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 90,000 established and emerging customers — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. Another 300,000-plus admins optimize their IT using the free editions of ManageEngine products. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

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