End Users Can Launch Secure, Browser-Based Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet Sessions with a Single Click
PLEASANTON, Calif. - March 13, 2012 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced HTML5-powered, first-in-class remote login mechanisms for Password Manager Pro, its privileged password management solution. Now, end users can launch secure, reliable Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions from their browser windows, with a single click. Password Manager Pro now also integrates with the popular file sync service, Dropbox, for automatically syncing password lists to users’ mobile devices for secure, offline access to passwords.
Organizations are deploying privileged password management solutions to mitigate cyber threats and control access to sensitive IT resources. Access requirements themselves, meanwhile, are changing in response to evolving business demands such as partners and contractors who need to access internal resources. In turn, IT is seeking solutions that are secure, easy to use and let end users launch a remote login session with a single click, regardless of the target system type or authentication method and, at times, without disclosing the passwords.
"Despite a strong business case for secure, direct access to remote resources, current solutions in the market require inconvenient and insecure practices like deploying end-point agents, helper programs at user desktops and browser plug-ins to make remote login work," says Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "Ease of use and security have always been orthogonal goals, nevertheless a constant search by IT admins in a space like remote access. Password Manager Pro helps them realize their goals while evolving to be the best remote access solution for various types of systems."
Password Manager Pro employs first-in-class, remote login mechanisms to deliver on both ease-of-use and security. From any HTML5-compatible browser, users can launch highly secure, reliable and completely emulated Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions with a single click, without the need for additional plug-in or agent software. Desktop, laptop and tablet devices - including the Apple iPad - can take advantage of improved remote login.
Remote connections are tunneled through the Password Manager Pro server, requiring no direct connectivity between the user device and remote host. In addition to superior reliability, the tunneled connectivity provides extreme security as passwords needed to establish remote sessions do not need to be available at the user’s browser.
Beyond its remote login improvements, Password Manager Pro now provides secure offline access to privileged identities. Users can export passwords in the form of an AES-256 encrypted, HTML file that can be opened in a browser for offline access. Users also have the option to automatically synchronize the exported HTML file to their smartphones or tablet devices via Dropbox. To ensure security, passwords exported to the offline copy can be automatically reset in the remote systems after a specified time period.
Password Manager Pro (6.5) 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://ow.ly/9xwpb.
For more information on Password Manager Pro, visit http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
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/products/passwordmanagerpro/.
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 55,000 established and emerging enterprises — 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. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.