Lieberman Software Announces Integration with Microsoft System Center
Enterprise Random Password Manager™ and Random Password Manager™ Integrate with Microsoft System Center to Deliver World-class Privileged Account Password Management Solutions
(LAS VEGAS – Microsoft Management Summit 2009 – April 28, 2009) Lieberman Software today announced a software integration initiative that will enable its privileged account management solutions, Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager, to tightly integrate with Microsoft System Center to give enterprises the power to securely manage local administrator and cross-platform root accounts for GRC compliance.
Many organizations set their local privileged accounts to the same name and password, or never change these critical accounts. In an environment of internal and external threats, this decision can lead to the total compromise of security and compliance. This integration gives enterprise organizations the ability to securely manage powerful privileged accounts from within the System Center environment. Specifically, Lieberman Software provides management packs for Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager, as well as privileged account password management directly from the consoles of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007.
"We are extremely excited to take our relationship with Microsoft to the next level,” said Chris Stoneff, product manager at Lieberman Software. "The management and control of shared and privileged account passwords of all type is a demanding security and compliance concern for today’s enterprise. Integrating our privileged account password solutions with Microsoft System Center will provide our mutual customers with a world-class security solution that meets the mandated password update and identity management standards of Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS and other regulatory compliance regulations.”
Lieberman Software’s privileged account password solutions extend the value of the Microsoft System Center infrastructure in three key ways:
• Confirm Regulatory Compliance and Service Level Completion
Security compliance regulations – such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, NERC/FERC – call for frequent changes to privileged account passwords to prevent unauthorized personnel from being able to access mission-critical systems. Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager help organizations accomplish this mandate by identifying and tracking where credentials are used, and scheduling regular password changes that comprehensively impact every system, application, and object affected by the change. By enabling Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager to be managed and monitored by Microsoft System Center Operations Manager through a management pack provided by Lieberman Software, customers will receive real-time alerts should external factors, such as network or database problems, cause disruptions to regulatory-based Service Level Agreements (SLA) requirements.
• Alert Administrators to Privileged Account Activity
Lieberman products integrate seamlessly with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to alert administrators to what users and the Help Desk are doing with privileged accounts from a single console. Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager feed events to Systems Center based on password change, password verification, and password check-in/check-out job results. These events can be used by customers to automatically open and close trouble tickets based on end-user behavior and system responses to password management tasks.
• Retrieve Administrator Passwords Directly from Microsoft System Center Console
Regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI DSS require that privileged accounts be secure and have limited and audited access. The users of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager have a need for this information as part of their operational duties. By integrating Enterprise Random Password Manager and Random Password Manager into the GUI shell of System Center Operations Manager and System Center Configuration Manager, without going outside of the System Center environment, access to privileged accounts is quick and secure.
“The System Center suite delivers the capabilities that customers need to optimize their IT infrastructure from client to datacenter, while monitoring operations and other critical activities such as those related to compliance," Ryan O’Hara, Director, System Center Product Management, Microsoft. “The solutions that Lieberman Software delivers for extending password and credentials management in System Center can benefit our mutual customers by helping to better ensure their compliance with regulations.”
The announcement was made at Microsoft Management Summit 2009 where Lieberman Software is exhibiting in booth 222.
To learn more about Enterprise Random Password Manager, Random Password Manager and other innovative solutions; visit www.liebsoft.com or call 1-800-829-6263.
About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software provides privileged identity management and configuration management solutions that help control the local security of the cross-platform enterprise. By automating time intensive systems administration tasks, Lieberman Software increases control over the IT infrastructure, subsequently reducing security vulnerabilities, improving productivity, minimizing system failures, and ensuring compliance. Since 1994 Lieberman Software has been providing solutions which ensure that the largest corporate, education, and government enterprises remain managed, secure, and compliant. The company is a managed Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, see www.liebsoft.com.
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