Lieberman Software Enables Audited Password Security Policies with Account Reset Console
Product Enforces Strict and Secure Password Reset Regimen
(Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2007) In response to the proliferation of forgotten or expired passwords, Lieberman Software Corporation provides Account Reset Console 4.0, a web-based solution that permits users to conveniently change their own passwords in a secure, audited, and delegated manner. Organizations suffering from the reduced productivity of employees regularly locked out of critical systems highlight the need to automate common password management functions, including resetting disabled or locked-out accounts.
"If a remote user loses access to the VPN in the middle of the night, and he's working on a customer presentation for the next morning, he can't wait until the help desk is available," said Philip Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software. "With Account Reset Console he could quickly change his own password without disrupting his work or involving the IT staff."
Account Reset Console strengthens enterprise security by enabling a structured, regular password reset regimen, alerting users of passwords due to expire, providing an identity verification system prior to changing passwords, and requiring users to reset changed passwords on their next logon. The product addresses one of the most common problems encountered by IT groups in large organizations – users losing access to systems because of forgotten or expired passwords.
"From a help desk perspective, our biggest issue is students forgetting their passwords," said Rolf Traichel, IT Manager of Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education. "Account Reset Console reduces downtime and work flow interruption because student passwords can be securely reset in two or three minutes without having to call the help desk."
By permitting delegated users to change their own passwords or unlock their own accounts, high productivity levels are maintained. End-users do not lose access to critical systems, and organizations can reduce dependency on 7/24 help desk requirements.
Another benefit of Account Reset Console is assuring continued compliance with the control and auditing requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and other regulatory standards. The solution creates a full audit trail of password changes and can identify and close potential security breaches by automatically disabling accounts that are no longer in use. It also enhances an organization's existing oversight control measures through a series of scheduled and on-demand reports that alert senior management to common account issues across the network.
Account Reset Console interfaces with any SQL-capable database, and deploys without installing agents on client systems, ensuring interoperability and integration with an organization's existing IT infrastructure.
Account Reset Console 4.0 adds several new features included in response to customer feedback. The new version has flexible scheduling enhancements, filtered user reports, user emulation for password resets, and makes setup easier - improving the product's manageability and performance when operating in large enterprise environments.
Pricing and Availability
Account Reset Console 4.0 is available now directly from Lieberman Software and through the company's network of resellers. The product can be directly downloaded and immediately used for 30 days on 10 accounts at no cost. To evaluate the product for a longer time and/or for more user accounts, the company can provide custom evaluation keys to qualified organizations.
Account Reset Console is priced competitively with other solutions on the market and is also available on Lieberman Software's GSA schedule. Special academic and qualified charity discounts are available. Contact Lieberman Software for pricing details.
About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software Corporation provides advanced systems management solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of administering the Windows enterprise. By automating time intensive security, server, and workstation maintenance tasks, Lieberman Software increases control over the Windows infrastructure, delivering improved productivity, performance, and audit-ready security. With products that simultaneously administer thousands of systems from a single console, Lieberman Software ensures that even the largest corporate, educational, and government enterprises remain managed, secure, and compliant. Lieberman Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit www.liebsoft.com.
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