Cyber-Ark Announces Enterprise Password Vault 4.0
Cyber-Ark Software has announced the release of the latest edition of its flagship product, Enterprise Password Vault version 4.0. EPV 4.0 delivers a wide array of vital capabilities designed from the ground up for IT Professionals who focus on securing, managing, updating and logging all Privileged Passwords throughout an enterprise, whether these shared, administrative or super-user passwords exist in routers, servers, databases, workstations or applications.
Cyber-Ark's Enterprise Password Vault is uniquely positioned to eliminate one of today's biggest IT security risks and compliance challenges: the mismanagement of privileged user accounts and passwords, which may result in costly outages, lost business, legal liability and or audit deficiencies. Privileged passwords are the non-personal, shared passwords that exist in virtually every device or software application in an enterprise, such as root on a UNIX server, Administrator on a Windows workstation, Cisco Enable on a Cisco device and any application account used to connect to databases.
EPV 4.0 offers a set of new power features designed specifically for Privileged Password Management, including a set of capabilities to streamline workflow. New features focused on ease of use include:
- Self-learning system automatically produces lists of "recently used passwords" and "frequently used passwords" saving users time and facilitating access to privileged passwords
- Simple, intuitive wizard for defining new privileged passwords
- Powerful search mechanism for privileged passwords and sensitive files
- Almost no end-user training required
- Full web-based application to reduce TCO.
The Enterprise Password Vault is the only solution in the market to provide an enterprise-wide view of privileged password activity. Crystal clear graphs, charts and alerts on password usage activity are highlighted to provide IT users and administrators the ability to determine at-a-glance where issues exist across the enterprise. These system-wide alerts highlight password policy violations such as passwords that were not replaced according to the enterprise policy guidelines.
In addition, EPV 4.0 makes it possible to secure and manage more than just privileged passwords; the system also addresses the large number of sensitive files related to privileged passwords such as network diagrams and policy documents. Built-in file search capabilities also make it easy to access the document required, precisely when it is needed, all within a single interface.
EPV 4.0 supports:
- Operating systems – Microsoft Windows 2000/2003, IBM AIX, AS/400, OS/390, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, Red Hat Linux
- Databases – Oracle, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Sybase, Informix-IBM, MySQL
- Security Appliances – Checkpoint FW-1, Cisco PIX, Juniper NetScreen
- Network Devices – Cisco Routers and switches, Juniper Routers.
Enterprises will also benefit from EPV 4.0's deep levels of support and integration for both LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory technologies; the system's ability to meet enterprise standards for backup, high-availability and disaster-recovery implementations; and the solution's distributed architecture that allows deployment in a complex enterprise environment. In addition, EPV 4.0 offers proven enterprise-class performance for accessing thousands of passwords simultaneously and facilitates large implementations with the ability to bulk-import privileged passwords from standard CSV files.
However, what's most important in EPV 4.0 may be what has remained constant: the solution continues to store privileged password data using Cyber-Ark's patented Digital Vault technology, a fully integrated model of critical security layers including Firewall, Data Access Control and End-to-End Encryption that are interwoven to meet the highest security requirements for an organization's most critical data.
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