On many systems, privileged passwords used by systems administrators, embedded in applications or used to launch services are never changed.
This may be because they are too numerous to change or because there are dependencies between people, services and passwords, which are difficult to maintain after a password change.
As a result, the most sensitive passwords in many organizations are also the passwords that are least securely managed and which intruders may try to guess at their leisure.
- Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager can randomize privileged passwords frequently -- daily or weekly.
- Privileged Access Manager can also change passwords on demand and after each use.
- Changed passwords are stored in a secure, encrypted, replicated credential vault.
Eliminating static passwords blocks an important attack vector into the IT infrastructure.