NIST: Overview

NIST Compliance

Complying with NIST Regulatory Standards

Mandated by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 provides guidelines on security controls for federal agencies not related to national security. These security controls help federal agencies meet FISMA compliance and protect information systems.

Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) helps federal organizations comply with NIST SP 800-53 mandates by maximizing the security of the IT infrastructure. Specifically, ERPM delivers proactive security measures for such key NIST controls as access control, audit and accountability, and identification and authentication.

It does so by automatically locating privileged accounts throughout the enterprise, changing each of these account’s password to a unique value, and deploying the password changes wherever they may reside within the data center. 

In managing privileged accounts, ERPM protects an agency’s most crucial data by fully auditing administrative access to systems and applications in the IT infrastructure. It provides the accountability of showing precisely who had access to sensitive data, at what time and for what stated purpose. This information can be provided to security auditors to verify compliance with FISMA and other major regulatory mandates.

With ERPM, federal agencies can guard against the threat of unauthorized users and malicious programs compromising a shared or default privileged password and gaining anonymous access to sensitive data on the network.

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