Seamless Integration Keeps Privileged Passwords Secure During System Scans for Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 – Lieberman Software Corporation and Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced the integration between Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) privileged identity management and the QualysGuard Security and Compliance Suite, providing customers with secure password management for authenticated scanning for IT security and compliance. Lieberman Software will exhibit this functionality at Qualys Security Conference 2013 in Las Vegas this week.
“We’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Qualys,” said Philip Lieberman, president and CEO for Lieberman Software. “This integration was requested by some of our mutual enterprise customers to help them more efficiently manage expansive IT infrastructures. As large cloud environments and enterprises scale to vast numbers of systems, the need to automate privileged account management is essential to the security of all systems and devices.”
More than 6,000 customers use the QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions to effectively manage IT security and compliance across their organisations. Authenticated scans require privileged identity information, which can be difficult to manage in a secure way. ERPM, Lieberman Software’s flagship privileged identity management product, automatically finds all privileged accounts in the enterprise and continuously tracks, secures and controls access to each account. With the integration of ERPM and QualysGuard, customers can manage privileged credentials in ERPM for authenticated security scans of IT resources, eliminating the need to maintain unsecure duplicate static passwords to initiate QualysGuard scans, and preventing IT administrators from attempting time-intensive manual password management actions.
“Managing passwords across IT environments is a crucial yet challenging and time consuming part of maintaining effective IT security and compliance,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “We are pleased to offer this integration with Lieberman Software’s ERPM so customers can securely manage and protect their passwords as they use QualysGuard to regularly scan for vulnerabilities and meet compliance regulations.”
Secure Password Management for Security and Compliance
Large enterprises usually have thousands of powerful privileged accounts that hold elevated permission to access data, install and run programs, and modify system configuration settings. For convenience, IT groups often deploy systems with identical privileged account passwords, and then leave them unchanged.
However, maintaining static privileged passwords is a violation of most major regulatory mandates, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, BASEL and more. Shared static passwords can also lead to serious data breaches. Exploiting unchanged passwords is a common tactic of criminal hackers and nation-state attackers.
ERPM automates the frequent randomization of all managed privileged account credentials. It provides QualysGuard with access to the most recently updated passwords on a massive scale, across all operating systems, middleware and applications in the enterprise, without requiring manual involvement from IT staff.
This integration is now available in the newest version of ERPM. For more information see http://www.liebsoft.com/Qualys_Integration/.
About QualysGuard Cloud Platform
The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions help provide organisations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal, enables customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyse large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritise vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
About Qualys Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organisations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organisations, including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software provides privileged identity management and security management products to more than 1000 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the Fortune 50. By automatically discovering and managing privileged accounts throughout the network, Lieberman Software helps secure access to sensitive 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 account management space, and its products continue to lead the market. 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.
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