ManageEngine Fortifies Password Manager Pro with Identity Federation
New: SAML 2.0 Support; Out-of-the-Box Integration with Cloud IAM Provider Okta
SAN FRANCISCO and PLEASANTON, Calif. - February 25, 2014 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has added SAML 2.0 support to Password Manager Pro, the industry-leading enterprise privileged password management solution. The move strengthens the user authentication mechanism in Password Manager Pro, enabling integration with federated identity management solutions for single sign-on.
ManageEngine is demonstrating the new Password Manager Pro functionality via out-of-the-box integration with cloud identity and access management (IAM) provider Okta at RSA Conference 2014, being held February 24-28, 2014, in San Francisco. ManageEngine is in booth 2039.
"Password Manager Pro protects passwords of shared accounts and ties them to individual user accounts for accountability," said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "So it's critical that we integrate with the enterprise's primary identity store. With SAML support and out-of-the-box Okta integration, Password Manager Pro now gives enterprises a standards-based, secure and convenient solution for providing user access and tracking accountability. We will soon offer integration with other SAML identity providers, too."
Fortifying Password Manager Pro
Enterprises - big and small - are now adopting federated single sign-on solutions like Okta to offer a seamless authentication experience to users and to derive the benefits, including automated provisioning and de-provisioning of accounts and allowing users to have the convenience of using the same credentials for on-premise and cloud applications. To achieve this, the latest version of Password Manager Pro (build 7002, beta) supports integration with SAML, an XML-based open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider.
Technically, Password Manager Pro acts as the SAML service provider, and it integrates with SAML identity providers. Out-of-the-box integration is now available with Okta. The integration helps leverage the identity provider's (Okta) authentication to access Password Manager Pro. Users who have deployed Okta or any other SAML identity provider can automatically log in to the Password Manager Pro application from the respective identity provider's GUI without supplying credentials.
In addition to the support for SAML integration, the latest enhancements to Password Manager Pro include secure, SSH/Telnet access to remote devices in data centers through the provision to configure jump servers and the managed service provider (MSP) edition, an industry-first solution developed specifically to address the unique privileged identity management challenges faced by MSPs.
Password Manager Pro serves as the centralized vault for all enterprise passwords and helps control access to IT resources based on job roles and responsibilities. A secure, reliable and extremely strong authentication mechanism is essential for a product of this kind, which holds highly sensitive corporate data. Password Manager Pro already supports a variety of on-premise authentication systems, including the option to leverage the authentication mechanism of external identity stores such as Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS and a good number of second-factor choices.
Pricing and Availability
Password Manager Pro build 7002 (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.
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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/.
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 72,000 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, 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 at @ManageEngine.