Hitachi ID Systems released version 7.1.0 of its ID Management Suite. The new release includes updates to Password Manager and a rebranded Privileged Access Manager, both with new capabilities.
Privileged Access Manager
With the release of version 7.1.0, Privileged Password Manager is rebranded as Privileged Access Manager to reflect its broader functionality. This includes the ability to connect users to privileged accounts without manipulating passwords, as well as several other important new features, including:
- Session monitoring, to record video display, keystrokes, webcam images and more during login sessions to privileged accounts. Session recording is accomplished without a software installation on user PCs or managed systems and without having to route user logins through a proxy server.
- A new auto-discovery system, capable of discovering, classifying and probing over 10,000 managed systems per hour.
- New access-disclosure methods, such as assigning temporary group memberships on Windows systems and establishing temporary SSH trust relationships on Unix/Linux systems.
- Built-in identity management features to manage user membership in AD or LDAP groups, since these groups normally control access-disclosure policies.
“The new capabilities of Privileged Access Manager make it the most scalable and robust product available for securing administrator, DBA and service accounts,” said Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID CTO. “The new auto-discovery system will significantly reduce the cost of deploying and managing Privileged Access Manager, while the new session-monitoring feature creates a detailed forensic audit trail. The new features are offered at no extra charge and create an excellent value proposition for our customers.”
Version 7.1.0, of Password Manager is the first solution on the market to enable mobile users with corporate laptops that use cached domain credentials to access self-service password reset, right from their locked-out login screen. This capability, called Self Service Anywhere, allows access to password reset and smart-card PIN reset from home, from a hotel room and even using a public WiFi hot spot or aircard.
“Password Manager is the most comprehensive authentication-management platform available,” said Shoham. “It supports password reset, PIN reset for smart cards and OTP tokens and key recovery for users with full disk encryption on their PCs.
“Users can access self-service from a full or smartphone web browser, over the telephone and even from a locked-out login screen, and from anywhere, be it a coffee shop or airport departures lounge.”