ManageEngine Launches Privileged Identity Management Solution for SSH Keys

Key Manager Plus Centralizes Control of SSH Keys, Provides Visibility Into SSH Environment, Regulates Privileged Access

  • Consolidates, controls, manages, monitors, audits life cycle of SSH keys
  • Rotates keys, tracks key-user relationship, tightens security, ensures compliance with IT regulations
  • Visit ManageEngine at RSA Conference 2016 in South Expo Booth S2332

SAN FRANCISCO and PLEASANTON, Calif. - February 29, 2016 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today launched Key Manager Plus, a comprehensive, Web-based, SSH key management solution at RSA Conference 2016. Available immediately, the new product joins ManageEngine?s privileged identity management suite to help administrators take control of SSH keys. Key Manager Plus provides visibility into the SSH environment, enabling administrators to pre-empt breaches and compliance issues. ManageEngine is exhibiting Key Manager Plus and the rest of its privileged identity management suite in booth S2332 at the RSA Conference being held Feb. 29-March 4, 2016, in San Francisco.

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Safeguarding data in transit has always been a big challenge for security administrators. Most IT organizations today use SSH for remote administrative access and data transfer. While robust and convenient when compared to password-based authentication, SSH keys present some unique challenges. When keys are left unmonitored and unmanaged, organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks. In the absence of an automated system, getting the list of all the keys in use, finding and restricting access privileges, and ensuring periodic rotation are herculean tasks. ManageEngine Key Manager Plus solves those issues.

"SSH has become the protocol of choice for remote access to business-critical systems both within the corporate network and in the cloud," said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "With identity thefts and unauthorized privileged access lying at the root of modern day cyberattacks, managing the SSH key life cycle has become a significant aspect of privileged access management programs. With Key Manager Plus, we're helping organizations deploy a complete privileged access management solution."

Visibility and Control Over SSH Environment

Key Manager Plus enables centralized management and visibility over the SSH keys across the network. Highlights of the new product include:

  • Discovery: Discovers the SSH systems in the network, enumerates users and finds existing private keys.
  • Secure repository: Consolidates all discovered SSH keys and stores them in a secure, centralized repository for easy access and management.
  • Centralized key creation and deployment: Centrally creates new public and private key pairs and associates private keys with their users. Deploys new or existing public keys on the required systems.
  • Periodic rotation: Tightens security by periodically rotating key pairs and prevents their misuse.
  • View key-user relationship: Provides a holistic view of the key to user relationships across the organization.
  • Direct connection to SSH systems: Enables users to launch a direct, SSH connection with target systems using the SSH keys stored in Key Manager Plus.
  • Audit and track: Audits and tracks all user activities and generates reports.
  • Restrict and regulate access: Associates specific resources to users, establishes granular access controls.
  • Remove unwanted keys: Helps delete any unwanted keys from the database, terminates access immediately and prevents violations by obsolete accounts.
  • Ensure compliance: Improves SSH key management and helps comply with industry regulations such as SOX, FISMA, PCI-DSS, NERC-CIP and HIPAA.

With Key Manager Plus added to its privileged identity management suite, ManageEngine now gives users the tools needed to consolidate, control, manage, monitor and audit the entire life cycle of all types of privileged identities - passwords and SSH keys alike. The suite also includes Password Manager Pro, the company's privileged password manager for enterprises that need privileged account management, remote access management and session management.

Pricing and Availability

Key Manager Plus (2.0) is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional, free, 30-day evaluation edition, Key Manager Plus is available as a Free Edition and Standard Edition. Free Edition allows you to have a maximum of five users (SSH user accounts). Standard Edition prices start at $595 per year for 50 users. All editions can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website at

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About Key Manager Plus

ManageEngine Key Manager Plus is a Web-based SSH key management solution that helps you consolidate, control, manage, monitor and audit the entire life cycle of SSH (Secure Shell) keys. It provides visibility into the SSH environment and helps administrators take total control of the keys to pre-empt breaches and compliance issues. For more information on Key Manager Plus, visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower IT teams to meet organizational needs for real-time services and support. Worldwide, 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 Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Singapore, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

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