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1 Random Password Manager Centralized scalable password management security and recovery Joe Vachon Sales Engineer

2 The Problem: Common Account Credentials Most organizations deploy servers and workstations with identical local account credentials If even one local password is cracked an unauthorized user can gain peer-level access throughout the network Compromises IT assets, disrupts business continuity, causes non-compliance with security best practices and regulatory standards “One of the neglected security holes in a Windows network is the local administrator password for your users’ desktop machines. Many organizations synchronize these, so that the same password can be used for each.” Dave Kearns Editor, Network World

3 The Solution: Unique Account Credentials Regularly deploying unique account credentials on each machine prevents one compromised system from threatening the entire network Manually randomizing passwords on every system is impractical Scripting limitations – no logging, no documentation, difficult to update, maintain, support

4 Random Password Manager Periodically randomizes local administrator and root account passwords throughout the enterprise, including firecall accounts Centrally managed, randomization conducted according to schedules established by IT Multi-threaded, SQL server-based application that deploys without installing agents to client systems or requiring additional hardware Supports Windows NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, and Linux, UNIX, SQL Server, Cisco IOS devices Certified for Microsoft Windows Vista

5 Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 Administrative rights over host machine and target machines NetBIOS over TCP/IP (ports or 445) for Windows management Port 22-SSH for Linux\Unix management Port 135-Automated installation of password recovery website SQL 2000\SQL Express\MSDE IIS 5.0 or later\Personal Web Server Active Server Pages enabled COM identity-domain account with admin rights on web server and access to the SQL database SSL certificate recommended

6 Win32 Application Demonstration

7 Win32 Review Create groups of machines Populate groups with machines Select machines you wish to include in a password change job Schedule password change job Delegate remote secure recovery of passwords in your machine groups to user entities

8 Password Creation/Encryption Passwords can be controlled for length, complexity, special characters Passwords stored in SQL relational database, can be clustered and replicated Data secured using AES-256 bit encryption

9 Demonstration Web Application

10 Password Recovery Local passwords recovered on demand by delegated users for routine systems management tasks Controls who can recover passwords and how long they remain active (2 hours by default) Passwords automatically randomized after temporary period expires Periodic password verification checks that random passwords still work on each machine “The product randomizes passwords for each machine and allows non-privileged users to gain temporary access through a web portal for essential jobs.” Ericka Chickowski Editor, SC Magazine

11 Password Vault Proliferation of passwords leads to frequently lost or forgotten passwords Insecure or inadequate solutions – writing passwords down, automatically logging in all users, Single Sign-On Password Vault allows users to securely store all passwords in AES encrypted database Delegated users can retrieve own passwords through secure web interface “The Password Vault module enables administrative users who forget their credentials and cannot access a system or application to quickly retrieve their own passwords through the Web interface…” Dave Kearns Editor, Network World

12 Logging All password randomizations, verifications, and recoveries, as well as program logons, are logged into relational database Information can be sorted and extracted to CSV files Logs can be provided to security auditors to prove compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, and other regulatory standards …government regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, and PCI with their requirements for companies to keep tabs on who does what on their systems, are prompting more interest in Random Password Manager from companies in every industry.” Renee Munshi Senior Editor, Windows IT Pro

13 Licensing & Availability Licensed by managed system Academic, GSA, non-profit, and volume discounts available No separate server/workstation pricing Available now Free, fully functional evaluation for download now from

14 Conclusion Questions? Joe Vachon Sales Engineer


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