Audited way to reset or unlock domain account passwords

Lieberman Software released Account Reset Console 6.0, which permits delegated users to reset their own passwords and unlock their own accounts without involving IT staff, helping organizations maintain high productivity levels while simultaneously strengthening security.

“Account Reset Console is an essential tool in our product line, providing unique capabilities that complete our privileged identity management and Windows security management lines,” said Chris Stoneff, Director of Professional Services at Lieberman Software. “Letting users reset their forgotten and expired passwords from either their own desktop logon screen or any web browser is, in itself, useful. But Account Reset Console also adds scheduled and on-demand reports that can be provided to auditors to help maintain regulatory compliance.”

New features in version 6.0 of Account Reset Console include enhanced user interfaces, improvements in speed and updated RSA SecurID multi-factor authentication.

Account Reset Console resolves one of the most common problems encountered by IT groups in large organizations – the productivity drain caused when users lose access to systems due to forgotten or expired passwords. However, the product also helps companies, schools, healthcare providers and government agencies better manage their IT infrastructures and implement security controls.

It provides a full audit trail of password changes and sends automated warnings to users, as well as managers, about passwords set to expire. Prior to changing a password, users must confirm their identities by responding to a set of previously established verification questions.

Should a user fail to change a password, the account can be locked out until its password is updated. Reports can be generated showing which accounts are in or out of compliance, and organizations can prove that stale and improperly managed accounts are being automatically disabled.

Account Reset Console works in every Windows domain from Windows NT 4.0 to the forthcoming Windows 8, and numerous mobile devices. The new version of the product is available now directly from Lieberman Software or through the company’s worldwide network of channel partners.

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