|By RealWire News Distribution||
|December 19, 2013 09:13 PM EST||
Free password management software enables small businesses to address the most common identity management challenges in a self-service fashion, dramatically increasing security and reducing help desk costs
December 19 2013: Netwrix Corporation, the leading configuration auditing software vendor, today announced the availability of Netwrix Password Manager as a completely free offering to businesses with up to 100 users. This fully functional solution empowers users to self-service password issues, thereby reducing the burden on IT.
"According to Forrester research, password management represents 30% to 50% of all IT help desk issues," said Michael Fimin, Netwrix CEO. "Small companies are usually the last to adopt innovative technologies that automate time-consuming manual processes like password management. This 100-user version of Netwrix Password Manager will help them get repetitive tasks off the backs of IT support and reduce the costs of resolving password-related issues," explained Fimin.
Netwrix Password Manager provides simplified password management:
Self-serviced - Users can reset passwords and unlock their own accounts after successfully answering identity verification questions.
Logon and Web-based management - Users can reset their passwords directly from a Windows logon or through a web browser.
This allows organizations to implement strong password policies in Active Directory environments to meet regulatory compliance requirements and address identity management challenges, without the risk of increasing the workload of help desk personnel.
"We've been able to push the ownership and responsibility of password management down to the employees—where it belongs—so there is no added burden for the help desk," says Tom Ostler, IT Manager of Utilities Inc.
"This New Year offer is a great opportunity for small organizations to start 2014 with a fresh approach to password management at no extra cost. Also, large-sized companies that want to manage a group of 100 users can take advantage of the fully functional freeware edition that becomes available today," explained Fimin.
About Netwrix Corporation
Netwrix Corporation is the leading provider of configuration auditing software, offering the most simple, efficient and affordable IT infrastructure auditing solution with the broadest coverage of audited systems and applications available today. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has grown to have more than 160 000 customers worldwide, and is ranked in the Top 100 US software companies in the 2013 Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. For more information, visit www.netwrix.com