In this age of IT revolution, most business applications deal with sensitive intellectual property and strategic information that are critical to the success and even survival of the enterprise. User access control systems are in place almost everywhere to protect the intellectual property.
Over a period of time at work, even a normal user acquires an amazing number of user accounts. Still more complex is the work of Network Administrators and System Administrators who deal with hundreds of passwords at various levels. Consequently, it becomes a daunting task for anyone to keep track of all the passwords. Users tend to store the user name and password information somewhere in their system locally or in a central location when multiple administrators access need to use the information.
As System and Network Administrators mostly deal with sensitive administrative passwords, also known as privileged passwords, which provide complete access to all sensitive applications and data, any mismanagement of such passwords would result in a huge security risk exposing the applications to misuse and attacks by identity thieves.
The way out is the use of a secure password management solution that enables secure storage of administrative passwords offering the flexibility to share them among multiple users based on fine-grained user authorization.
PasswordManager Pro (PMP) is a Password Management Solution for Enterprises to manage their administrative/privileged passwords. It serves as a centralized repository for storing user names and passwords of any 'network resource' such as a network device, a desktop server, an application et al.
PMP serves not just as a secure password repository, but offers a complete Password Management solution. Using PMP, one can store all passwords in encrypted form in the database and achieve role-based access control for users. That is, administrators can centrally create users, assign them with specific roles and define access levels. Only authorized users will get access to view, edit or manage the permitted 'resources' (the resources assigned to them) based on their role. Thus, PMP facilitates encrypted storage and secure sharing of passwords in enterprises where multiple users will have access to multiple resources. The user account information and passwords can be accessed from a central web interface.
PMP also helps to manage Application-to-Application and Application-to-Database passwords. If you have applications in your infrastructure that require connecting to other applications or database using a password, they can query PMP to retrieve the password without any human intervention.
Since privileged passwords are too sensitive, PMP handles them with due care by assigning ownership for resources, user accounts and passwords. Resources owned by an administrator cannot be viewed by others unless they are shared.
PMP helps in achieving Password Synchronization too. Existing passwords of remote resources can be changed from PMP itself and the changed passwords are stored in the repository. The comprehensive auditing mechanism of PMP helps in tracking who accessed/changed what and when, thereby ensuring accountability in multi-user environment.
To have a look at the features of PMP, click here.