Lieberman Software Corporation announced that with its latest release, the company's flagship product Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) now offers a solution to identify known, built-in administrator passwords in the network, providing IT staff more knowledge and control to secure privileged accounts against unauthorized access. The company is exhibiting this functionality in booth 341 at RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco this week.
The new "known password discovery" feature in ERPM scans the network, detecting and securing default and well-known privileged logins that make it easy for unauthorized individuals and malware to gain control of sensitive data.
Many hardware devices come pre-configured with default credentials that are rarely changed and publicly known. Because these insecure default passwords can be easily identified, anyone with network access and malicious intent can login using these credentials and access systems and applications throughout the organization.
With ERPM, default and other easily-cracked and widely known passwords are automatically secured, and IT authorized administrators are given an authoritative audit trail of their access. As an added benefit, ERPM saves IT staff time by instantly providing login credentials, on-demand, for audited, delegated access to systems and applications.
"When ERPM performs automated discovery it attempts to use an 'alt admin' and otherwise well-known credentials, records any logins as known passwords in the web interface, and makes the account available for recovery," said Chris Stoneff, Director of Professional Services at Lieberman Software. "ERPM's ability to discover factory default passwords and alert IT to their existence is a significant security enhancement and meets a direct need for many of our large enterprise customers."
ERPM automatically discovers, secures, tracks and audits the privileged account passwords in the enterprise. Privileged accounts hold elevated, "super-user" permission to install, configure and repair applications and hardware, and provide IT staff with shared, anonymous access to an organization's most sensitive IT assets.
To see how the privileged account discovery functionality works, Lieberman Software offers a free risk assessment available at http://www.liebsoft.com/common.aspx?form=4533.
For more information on ERPM see www.liebsoft.com/enterprise_random_password_manager.
About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software provides privileged identity management and security management solutions to more than 1000 customers worldwide, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50. By automatically discovering and managing privileged accounts everywhere on the network, Lieberman Software helps secure access to sensitive systems and data, thereby reducing internal and external security vulnerabilities, improving IT productivity and helping ensure regulatory compliance. The company developed the first solution for the privileged identity management space, and its products continue to lead this market in features and functionality. Lieberman Software is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with an office in Austin, TX and channel partners throughout the world. For more information, visit www.liebsoft.com.