RSA SecurID® Two-Factor Authentication System Designed to Help Bolster Security to the Passwords Managed by Award-Winning ManageEngine Password Manager Pro; New Release 6.0 Also Provides Password Request-Release Workflow
AUSTIN, TX--(February 10, 2009) - ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems and security management software solutions, today announced that it has forged a technology interoperability partnership with RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), and has achieved RSA Secured® certification signaling that ManageEngine Password Manager Pro, the company's Privileged Password Management solution, is now technically interoperable with the RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication system. This compatibility with RSA SecurID technology helps bolster security to the administrative passwords managed by Password Manager Pro by preventing unauthorized access to its web-interface through an additional layer of protection.
In addition to interoperability with RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology, the latest release of ManageEngine Password Manager Pro, version 6.0 now offers robust password request-release workflow, which helps enforce enhanced access control in the product. The user, who requires a password, will have to 'request the release' and one or more administrators will authorize the request. The password availability to the user is time limited. It will be automatically reset thereafter and the user will thereby forfeit the access.
When used in conjunction with industry-leading RSA SecurID technology, Password Manager Pro will require users to identify themselves with its existing authentication mechanisms, and then the RSA SecurID one-time password, which changes every sixty seconds, and the user's PIN to provide a layer of two-factor authentication.
"With increasing adoption of Password Manager Pro by enterprises, we are focused on implementing strong layers of security around the product," said Rajesh Ganesan, Director of Product Management at ManageEngine. "Two-factor authentication and password request-release workflow capabilities make the product truly enterprise class. Our technology partnership with RSA to provide two-factor authentication capabilities is a testament to our commitment to offer best-in-class solutions to our customers."
"Password Manager Pro has helped our company meet security needs by eliminating the practice of storing passwords in unsafe places. While the product has been stellar, customer support and customer relationship has been even better," said Bryce Paulson of RuffaloCODY, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. "With a great product and great customer support, you can't lose."
"It is more critical than ever for companies to increase the security and integrity of their valuable information. In order to help our joint customers better protect access to their information, we are pleased to be working with ManageEngine to achieve interoperability between RSA SecurID technology and Password Manager Pro," said D.J. Long, Senior Director, Corporate Development at RSA. "Our organizations are committed to help mitigate risk to sensitive information to ensure that it is always an asset, and not a liability."
Password Manager Pro is privileged password management software which serves as a secure vault for storing, accessing and managing shared administrative passwords. It enables IT managers to enforce standard password management practices such as maintaining a central repository of all passwords, usage of strong passwords, automatically changing sensitive passwords, controlling user access to shared passwords and keeping record of all access to passwords across the enterprise.
The latest release of Password Manager Pro can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website (http://www.passwordmanagerpro.com/). Password Manager Pro is available in two Editions -- Standard and Premium and offers a 30-day evaluation license of the Premium Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Standard Edition starts at $495 for 2 administrators (unlimited resources & users). Premium Edition (annual subscription) starts at $1195 for 5 administrators (unlimited resources & users). Both editions can be licensed for unlimited administrators. ManageEngine Password Manager Pro may be downloaded from www.passwordmanagerpro.com/download.html
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest alliance programs of its type, bringing over a dozen years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Digital Certificate Solution, RSA enVision®, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA's commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using its identity assurance and access management solutions. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com/rsasecured.
ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/.
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Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine