Password Synchronization Manager (PSM)
Synchronize Passwords from AD to UNIX, AS400, Mainframe
Password Synchronization Manager (PSM) is password software that allows end-users to have the same password for any system or application (Single Password). When an end-user resets his/her password, PSM ensures that all the connected systems and applications receive the new password and apply it. End-users only need to remember the single password to gain access to the various systems and applications.
PSM is fully transparent to end-users. After they have changed their password, PSM ensures that they can log in directly to all the required systems and applications. This provides improved end-user productivity and minimizes the number of password-related helpdesk calls.
End-users often have to remember multiple usernames and passwords. For this reason, they often scribble passwords on a sticky note or write them down somewhere near their workstations. End-users tend to choose simple passwords or seldom change their passwords. This results in user inconvenience, compromised security, and a plethora of helpdesk calls.
One way to ease the lives of end-users is to us password software to ensure all passwords are consistent across the board and remain so when end-users change their password. The Password Synchronization Manager solution caters perfectly to this scenario, especially when the security aspect plays an instrumental and vital role. As a relatively nimble and light solution, PSM is eminently well suited to organizations embarking on the first stage of password automation.
Meeting Security Requirements
Password Synchronization Manager meets the most stringent security requirements. Passwords are exchanged among PSM components in encrypted form. All the data written to the log file is also encrypted. This means the actual password will never be visible in plain text.
Integration of Password Management
PSM offers seamless integration with other password software solutions by Tools4ever, such as Password Complexity Manager (PCM).
When a password is reset, it will take into account the complexity rules set using PCM, along with the specific complexity rules governing the application in question. For instance, if an application prohibits the use of certain characters, this can be regulated via PCM so using those characters is automatically denied when an end-user enters their new password.
It is also possible not to synchronize the passwords of specific users and accounts within PSM, keeping them outside the synchronization process.
Increased User Convenience
End-users no longer need to worry about remembering multiple passwords – they can simply use the same password everywhere. It has been proven that users with synchronized passwords have fewer problems remembering their password.
Since new passwords are distributed to the various systems and applications in real time, and are applied immediately, users will always have access to their critical applications, so that productivity increases dramatically.
Since users only have to remember a single password, fewer password-related issues are likely to occur, resulting in a substantial reduction in helpdesk calls.
In an attempt to remember a large number of passwords, users often tend to violate the password security policies. They jot down passwords and keep them close to their workstations. PSM helps to prevent such occurrences.
|Windows 2000||32 & 64 bits||SP4 or higher|
|Windows 2003||32 & 64 bits||all versions|
|Windows 2008||32 & 64 bits||all versions|
Minimal Hardware Requirements
Processor: Pentium III (Pentium 4 or higher recommended)
Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk space: 256 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
Depending on the exact configuration and used components the system requirements may vary.
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