Enhancements Include Mobilizing Privileged Password Management Through New iPhone App; API for Integration with Help Desk, SIEM Solutions and Third-Party Apps to Streamline Password Management
SAN FRANCISCO and PLEASANTON, Calif. - February 25, 2013 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced key enhancements to Password Manager Pro, the industry-leading enterprise privileged password management solution, at RSA Conference 2013 being held in San Francisco, February 25-March 1, 2013. Password Manager Pro’s new iPhone app lets IT security pros manage privileged passwords while on the go, while integrations with third-party apps streamline password management activities. ManageEngine will demonstrate Password Manager Pro along with the rest of its IT security solutions portfolio in booth 2641 at the event.
The proliferation of IT assets is driving an exponential increase in the number of privileged passwords handled by enterprise IT and network divisions. Datacenters, in particular, present a daunting challenge for IT operations given their complex mix of databases, network devices, applications, and physical and virtual systems. With cyber-crimes looming large, datacenter operations are required to not only be robust and efficient but also highly secure to ensure business continuity and data integrity.
"IT and network administrators who physically move into datacenters require secure access to privileged passwords to login to resources," said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "The tight access restrictions of the datacenter mean administrators need a secure way to retrieve passwords from mobile devices, at times without Internet connectivity. And they need a way to review and approve password access requests while on the go. The Password Manager Pro iPhone app meets both challenges head on."
The Password Manager Pro iPhone app literally puts privileged password management in administrators’ hands - anytime, anywhere. It optimizes ease-of-use without compromising data security. The iPhone app is as secure as the Password Manager Pro installation and uses the same AES-256 encryption. Further, the iPhone app is guarded by an additional passphrase entered by the user. Even if the mobile device is stolen, passwords cannot be deciphered in plain text.
The Password Manager Pro iPhone app also works offline, so users can access privileged passwords without an Internet connection. To ensure users have the latest data for offline access, the iPhone app has a provision to synchronize passwords whenever the administrators go online.
The mobile app makes use of Password Manager Pro's REST API that also facilitates integration with any third-party application, helping IT organizations establish a more centralized and integrated privileged password management practice. For example, Password Manager Pro can be integrated with BMC Remedy Service Desk and other help desk and ticketing systems. Similarly, the real-time traps/syslog messages generated by Password Manager Pro can be sent to third-party SIEM tools, so the Password Manager Pro data can be analyzed and correlated with other network events to create a more secure infrastructure with an in-depth and holistic view of overall network activity.
Password Manager Pro 6.9 (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.
For more information on Password Manager Pro, visit http://www.manageengine.com/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/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 70,000 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.