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October 2013       

Top of Mind

We Released a New Version of E/RPM!

Philip Lieberman, President & CEO
Lieberman Software

As many of you probably know, we released version 4.83.7 of Enterprise/Random Password Manager (E/RPM) on October 4, 2013. Looking at the calendar, we are maintaining a cadence of about 6 to 7 months between releases.

This release marks a significant accomplishment by our development/testing teams and the results are here in its revision history and new documentation. If you are on an active maintenance plan you can download and upgrade to this new version immediately at no additional cost. Most upgrades can be done in less than an hour and can be done by clients. Contact support (support@liebsoft.com) for free assistance with the upgrade.

Much of this latest release focuses on addressing feedback we received on the previous release (4.83.6) that added important new capabilities to the product. With significant new capabilities we often receive a great deal of customer feedback about additional, supporting features that are desired as the new capabilities are put into service. This latest version addresses a large percentage of those requests.

One of the most gratifying experiences for the development team was to see the rapid adoption of our new orchestration interfaces via PowerShell and web services in 4.83.6. We received a lot of feedback and suggestions on the programmatic interfaces and incorporated these recommendations into the current release.

I want to sincerely thank all of the customers who provided feedback on the previous release as well as their patience waiting for their features and improvements to appear in a public release. We did weekly beta versions in the run up to the release that helped us iron out some wrinkles. Thank You!

Next Version Beta Program…

We have already started to work on the next release of E/RPM and this version will be a major release with a lot of new functionality. We will also be announcing additional technical integration partners based on customer demand.

If you would like to participate in our beta program for the next version of E/RPM and have the time to provide feedback, please send me an email requesting inclusion into the beta program.

Free Classes

To share our passion for security and make it easier for you to get up to speed (and become officially certified on the E/RPM platform, we have decided to make instructor led training classes free for existing clients (subject to change). We run instructor led hands-on classes every month in Los Angeles, CA in a fully equipped classroom.

If you are considering our products, and would like to take the class to get more familiar before your potential purchase, contact your Lieberman Software sales representative or your integration partner and they can arrange for a fee waiver.

We just ask that you register and pay for your own T&E (hotel and transportation not included in this free offer).

For those facing a cold winter, the opportunity for a little nice weather and sunshine in Los Angeles, as well as excellent training and certification for free is a pretty good proposition.

What do you think? Email me at: Phil@liebsoft.com
. You can also follow me on Twitter: @liebsoft or connect with me via LinkedIn.

What's New in Identity Week

Featured commentary on our
Identity Week blog this month includes:

Events / Press / Analysts
  • ERPM receives 5 star review! SC Magazine. This product can automate discovery, monitoring and auditing of administrator or super-user accounts, service accounts and application-to-application passwords. Once setup, ERPM can be set to be fully automated, which eliminates the need to manually track and change privileged account passwords throughout the environment at regular intervals.
  • IT Security a Major Concern for Businesses. eWeek. More than 74 percent of IT security professionals are not confident that their network has never been breached by a foreign state-sponsored attack or an advanced persistent threat, according to a Lieberman Software survey of nearly 200 IT security pros at the Black Hat USA 2013 convention in Las Vegas.
  • China Believed Behind New Hacking Mercenaries. Epoch Times. Recent cyberattacks suspected to have come from China have caught the security industry by surprise. One hacker group found a unique vulnerability in Internet Explorer that put security experts on high alert. Two other groups of hackers are believed to be mercenaries conducting what appear to be state-sponsored attacks.
  • Security Staff Feel Largely Unprepared for Cyber-Espionage and APTs. InfoSecurity. Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are insidious, multi-pronged and stealthy – and aimed at siphoning off an organization’s intellectual property. But when it comes to protecting those crown jewels, the thieves seem to be staying one step ahead of security departments.

Tech Tip of the Month

Upgrade to E/RPM Version 4.83.7

We have released a new version of Enterprise/Random Password Manager and all customers are encouraged to upgrade. Please contact your sales rep for details.

The latest version adds SafeNet, PhoneFactor, and RADIUS two-factor authentication; explicit login accounts can now also use two-factor via RADIUS. Web Application adds user-controlled password display. There is new support for SQL Native Client (SQLNCLI) using ODBC which grants access to SQL Mirroring using the Mirroring with HA model. There are new permissions reporting features and an improved installer for the ERPM web service among the enhancements and additional functionality.

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