Password Manager Pro Becomes Central Repository for Privileged Passwords of Devices
MELBOURNE, Australia and PLEASANTON, Calif. — March 6, 2013 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it has fortified the management of network device passwords by integrating its network change and configuration management (NCCM) solution, DeviceExpert, with Password Manager Pro, its privileged password management solution. Now, the administrative credentials of switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices managed by DeviceExpert can be securely stored in Password Manager Pro, establishing a single, central repository for sensitive device credentials and other privileged passwords.
ManageEngine made today’s announcement at Cisco Live 2013 being held in Melbourne, Australia, March 5-8, 2013. ManageEngine will demonstrate the integration of DeviceExpert and Password Manager Pro along with the rest of its IT infrastructure management solutions portfolio in booth #54.
Network device configurations contain access credentials, SNMP settings, access control lists and other sensitive data that make them crucial to network security. In many organizations, however, the passwords used to control access to both devices and configurations are scattered across volatile sources without proper, secure management. Administrators may change passwords at random, or they may fail to change them altogether and thereby violate regulations and standards. If credential changes are not made to the NCCM solution, configuration backup and other configuration operations will fail due to outdated credentials.
"Securely managing device credentials is a daunting task in enterprises with a large number of devices,” said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. “Integrating DeviceExpert and Password Manager Pro streamlines the management of device credentials and configurations. With Password Manager Pro serving as the repository, enterprise IT security policies are enforced and credentials are kept up to date. That means network administrators using DeviceExpert don’t need to worry about the integrity of the credentials and gain improved device security, access controls and management of network assets.”
As the centralized platform for managing network device configurations, DeviceExpert requires passwords to establish connectivity to the devices and to execute configuration operations, including changes. The new integration lets DeviceExpert periodically retrieve the latest device credentials directly from Password Manager Pro, simplifying credential management by eliminating the burden of manually tracking the integrity of credentials.
This integration, using Password Manager Pro’s XML-RPC API over HTTPS, is the most recent addition to DeviceExpert’s list of automated tasks that significantly improve the productivity of an organization’s IT and network management teams.
DeviceExpert 5.8 is available immediately with prices starting at $795. DeviceExpert is available for download at https://www.manageengine.com/products/device-expert/download.html. A fully functional, 30-day trial version is also available for download.
Password Manager Pro 6.8 is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional, free 30-day evaluation edition, Password Manager Pro is available as a Free Edition, Standard Edition and Premium Edition. Standard Edition prices start at $495 per year for two administrators. Premium Edition prices start at $1,195 per year for five administrators. All editions can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website at https://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/download.html.
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ManageEngine DeviceExpert is a web-based, multi-vendor network configuration and change management (NCCM) solution for switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices. Trusted by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps automate and take total control of the entire lifecycle of device configuration management. For more information on DeviceExpert, please visit https://www.manageengine.com/deviceexpert.
Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises. The benefits of deploying Password Manager Pro include eliminating password fatigue and security lapses by deploying a secure, centralized vault for password storage and access; improving IT productivity many times by automating frequent password changes required in critical systems; providing preventive and detective security controls through approval workflows and real-time alerts on password access; and meeting security audits and regulatory compliance such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI. For more information on Password Manager Pro, visit https://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 70,000 established and emerging enterprises — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit https://www.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.