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ManageEngine to Showcase Enhancements to Password Manager Pro Offering Advanced Protection to Data Centres at Gartner Data Center Summit

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it will be showcasing the latest enhancements to Password Manager Pro, the company's Enterprise Privileged Password Management solution along with the rest of its integrated IT management portfolio at booth # S19 booth # S19 at the Gartner Data Center Summit London, on 27/28th November, 2012. Password Manager Pro offers advanced protection to data centres by helping establish access controls to IT infrastructure, and seamlessly record and monitor all user actions during privileged sessions, providing complete visibility on privileged access.

Data centres represent the nerve centre of IT enterprises. With the presence of a complex mix of databases, network devices, applications and physical and virtual systems, the modern day data centres present a unique challenge for IT operations. With cyber-crime looming large, data centre operations are required to not only be robust and efficient, but also highly secure to ensure business continuity and data integrity.

Though the IT infrastructure in data centres face both external and internal security threats, of late, internal threats seem to be far more alarming as many of the reported security incidents have been caused by malicious insiders. Disgruntled staff, greedy techies, tech-savvy contractors and sacked employees could act with malicious intent and misuse privileged access.

Incidentally, the privileged accounts that grant virtually unlimited access and full controls to the physical and virtual IT resources are all pervasive in the data centres. As uncontrolled administrative access is a potential security threat, properly managing the privileged accounts and monitoring the privileged actions is imperative.

"Consolidating, securing, controlling, managing and monitoring privileged accounts and access have become integral aspects of Data centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)," said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. "Keeping an eye on the actions carried out by the users during privileged sessions on critical IT resources is absolutely essential both as protective and detective security controls against cyber-attacks."

In a single, unified solution, Password Manager Pro delivers both privileged identity management and session management. It helps enterprises consolidate all the privileged accounts and centrally control them in fully automated fashion, thereby putting an end to the convoluted manual password management practices. Password Manager Pro helps establish access controls across data centres taking care of the access management requirements of DCIM.

Privileged sessions launched from Password Manager Pro can be completely video recorded, archived and played back to support forensic audits. By monitoring all actions performed by privileged accounts during privileged sessions, enterprises can gain complete visibility and counter threats to information security that arise from outside as well as inside the corporate firewall.

In addition, compliance regulations such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA and others mandate proper internal controls to be in place and privileged sessions be fully monitored with a view to protect sensitive data from internal abuse. With selective sharing, role-based access controls, approval workflows, policy enforcing mechanism, real-time alerts, audit trails and first-in-class remote login and session recording capabilities, Password Manager Pro helps enterprises answer the 'who', 'what' and 'when' of privileged access.

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Pricing and availability

Password Manager Pro (6.7) 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/products/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.

Related ManageEngine Resources

Related ManageEngine News

  • IT Customers Weather "Summer of Hackers" Protected by ManageEngine Password Manager Pro; http://ow.ly/d7F7o
  • ManageEngine Fortifies Password Manager Pro with HTML5-Powered, First-in-Class Remote Login; http://ow.ly/9CamK

About ManageEngine Password Manager Pro

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, centralised 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/products/passwordmanagerpro/.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organisation’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 60,000 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.

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