Award-Winning Password Manager Pro a Critical Component of a Holistic Security Management Platform
AUSTIN, TX, March 2, 2010 – ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, applications and security management software solutions, today announced a new version of the company’s Privileged Password Management solution, Password Manager Pro, featuring real-time alerting on audit events and integration with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions for a more comprehensive information security and IT compliance infrastructure.
While Privileged Password Management deals more with the 'protective' aspect of securely storing administrative passwords and restricting access to passwords, 'detective' provisions to monitor password management operations and user activities are highly essential from the standpoint of preventing/identifying insider-threats and ensuring compliance to numerous industry and government IT regulations.
The latest release of Password Manager Pro generates SNMP traps and Syslog messages whenever an activity/event - including password access, modification or any other occurrence -takes places within the ManageEngine application. These traps/syslog messages can be sent to a third-party SIEM tool, which can thoroughly analyze and correlate the data from Password Manager Pro with other network events. This results in a more secure infrastructure with an in-depth and holistic view of overall network activity.
"The new integration with SIEM allows security administrators and auditors to monitor privileged account access and activities from a single console and reconcile security incidents to possible privileged access abuse,” said Rajesh Ganesan, Director of Product Management at ManageEngine. “With insider threats looming large, specifically due to privileged account access, this ability to quickly understand the root of a security event makes it possible to rapidly respond to attacks and always be in complete control of the computing environment.”
“Password Manager Pro has greatly increased our ability to ensure password compliance and proper escrow of system password throughout our environment,” said Shane Wendel, Texas A&M Health Science Center. “It allows us to take swift, comprehensive action in the case of an IT personnel change. Password Manager Pro also provides a much more tolerable mechanism for the mundane, but necessary, task of system password rotation through an intuitive interface.”
The new version of Password Manager Pro also includes a number of other enterprise-class features, which make it a powerful tool for achieving infrastructure security.
Password Manager Pro can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website. The software is available in two Editions - Standard and Premium - with a 30-day evaluation license of the Premium Edition available. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Standard Edition starts at $495 for two administrators (unlimited resources & users); the Premium Edition annual subscription starts at $1195 for five administrators (unlimited resources & users). Both editions can be licensed for unlimited administrators.
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 36,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com.
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine