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|HOT endpoint Password Manager (HePM) - A centralized Enterprise Application to manage / secure / automate / control and audit the Local Administrative User ID Passwords and hence the Confidential Data on Endpoints (Desktops & Laptops). By managing Passwords of Privileged IDs of endpoints on Domains and / or Workgroups, which is transparent to end users (end user work is not suffered), HePM Automates following 3 main IT Operational activities and makes them Auditable:
1.Password Generation - Random, Cryptographically Strong & Unique Password (e.g.: #2z!5uwjXc)N or X9mc1]zF^q2t )
2.Password Change - Changes Passwords, Encrypts them (AES256 bit Encryption) and Stores in a Secure Vault
3.Subsequent Password Usage - Any password fetched from the Vault generates Audit log and if fetching is based on Approval process, it can control misuse to a great extent.
Generally, organizations manage Local Admin Passwords using Group Policy - Active Directory Domain. However it is not recommended even by Microsoft as it is vulnerable to Password Discovery attack. Managing Local Admin Passwords manually is not advisable at all.
For details of why managing Local Admin Passwords using Group Policy is vulnerable and what the Password Discovery vulnerability is, read the LinkedIn post - Microsoft Says: NOT to use Group Policy to set Local Admin passwords - visit the link below:
|HePM reduces the overall cost of these 3 operational activities (Password Generation, Password Change and Password usage) like Resource Costs, Administratives / Operational Costs (Generating unique Passwords, Password Envelope Maintenance, Changing Passwords, ...) and other indirect costs (PID Inventory, Audit Logs for each & every activity, Password Replication, ...), etc.
The intangible and indirect costs savings & value add that HePM provides in terms of Data Security and Compliance are beyond compare.
It has potential to save Rs. 5 lakh per annum on Resource Cost alone (for 500 user setup) apart from other tangible and intangible benefits which are much more than Resource cost.
Takes the Endpoint Security to the next Level towards closing the Endpoint Security Loop
HePM would be useful for any setup having more than 30 Computers and any segment SME or Corporate (BFSI, Pharma, Automobile, Manufacturing, Education, Chemical, Construction, Government, HealthCare, Retail, FMCG, Hospitality, Logistics, Media, Telecom, IT, ...).
|HePM licensing is based on number of target user IDs for which the Password has to be managed. So License cost is per user / year.|