Lieberman Software Adds Linux Support to Random Password Manager
Company extends administrator and common account password randomization and recovery technology to common root passwords on Linux distributions
(Los Angeles, CA – August 6, 2007) Deploying Linux systems with common root account credentials is the standard practice for IT departments at large organizations, but it’s a method that can incur significant security consequences if even one account is compromised. Although convenient for the IT department, this practice leaves systems in an insecure state. An unauthorized user with physical access to a machine can easily extract the local credentials, decrypt them, and gain unrestricted access to every other system on the network.
Lieberman Software’s Random Password ManagerTM solves this problem by providing frequently changed unique passwords for each root account on every machine. It constantly modifies root account credentials so that no two Linux systems have identical credentials, preventing unauthorized users from gaining peer-level access throughout the enterprise.
Random Password Manager is now compatible with all versions and distributions of Linux, optimizing the security of Linux servers and workstations deployed throughout the enterprise with the same root account and password. It connects to all Linux systems on the enterprise via a secure SSH connection, randomizes the root passwords, and periodically verifies that the randomized passwords still work.
Lieberman Software has observed the growing number of Linux deployment at its large government and corporate enterprise accounts where Random Password Manager is already in production on Windows systems. Native Linux support was added to the product to meet the demands of these customers who wished to extend the technology to other mission-critical areas of the IT infrastructure.
“We have always been neutral when it comes to our clients’ platform preferences, and support all operating systems that our customers deploy”, said Philip Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software. “With the new version of Random Password Manager, organizations running a heterogeneous mix of Windows, Linux, UNIX, SQL Server, Cisco, and other platforms can secure their common administrator and root credentials so that there is no single set of credentials that can jeopardize security.”
About Random Password Manager
Random Password Manager automatically randomizes common root account credentials on systems throughout the enterprise, and enables temporary recovery of current passwords via a secure and audited web interface. Randomization can be conducted from a single console for all managed systems according to schedules established by the administrator. This multi-threaded solution enables delegated control over which accounts a user can access and for what time period. It does not require agents to be installed on systems, providing for rapid deployment without affecting the stability of production servers and workstations.
The Random Password Manager web interface supports all standard web browsers on all platforms as well most mobile devices, such as Microsoft Pocket PC and other PDAs. Random Password Manager is compatible with all distributions of Linux, UNIX, HP-UX, and Solaris, as well as Windows NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, and Server 2008.
Licensing and Availability
Random Password Manager is licensed by node and available now directly from Lieberman Software and through the company's network of resellers. A free evaluation version of the product is available. Lieberman Software will also assist evaluators in configuring and customizing the Random Password Manager management settings for their non-Windows platform installations at no cost.
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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