ManageEngine Password Manager Pro Eliminates Need for Hard-coded Passwords with Version 5

PLEASANTON, California, December 11, 2007

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable Enterprise IT management & IT security software, today announced the immediate availability of ManageEngine Password Manager Pro 5.0. In this release, Password Manager Pro (PMP) provides Password Management APIs using which any enterprise application or command line script can programatically query PMP and retrieve passwords to connect with other applications or databases, thus removing the necessity to hard-code passwords and facilitating easier & safer inter-application access.

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro is a 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 the sensitive passwords, controlling user access to shared passwords and keep record of all access to passwords across the enterprise.

"Hard-coding passwords in applications or scripts that access other applications and databases, is an inefficient practice that could violate enterprise security policies. Enterprises can make use of the Password Management APIs in the latest release 5.0 of Password Manager Pro to retrieve passwords from PMP and use them for access, making the process
efficient and more secure", said G. Rajesh, Director of Product Management at AdventNet Inc. "ManageEngine Password Manager Pro simplifies privileged password management for enterprises with an automated solution that not
only protects sensitive data but also enables compliance to password-related security procedures", he added.

"For effectively managing IT systems in an enterprise with multiple domains and applications, it has become essential to store passwords in a safe, secure and functional way", said Phill Charlton - Infrastructure Specialist, Sara Lee Information Centre of Excellence. Sara Lee is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand-name products for consumers throughout the world. "Password Manager Pro is an easy to use solution, that provides us with everything we need to achieve our password security goals", he added.

Version 5.0 of Password Manager Pro is packed with several other enterprise-class features such as:

  • Uninterrupted access to passwords, with high availability support
  • Windows Service account password reset
  • Post-password reset custom script execution support
  • Notification mechanism when passwords go out-of-sync
  • Enterprise Dashboard reports
  • Super admin support: option to allow access to all system passwords to select administrators

Availability and Pricing

The latest release of Password Manager Pro with can be downloaded directly from the website ( Password Manager Pro offers a 30-day evaluation license of the Professional Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Professional Edition starts at $995 for 5 Administrators (unlimited resources & users), and it can be licensed for unlimited administrators. Download your copy now from

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