Enterprise Password Manager
Strengths: Solid fully automated password management that can integrate across various platforms
Weaknesses: High cost
Verdict: Lots of powerful features and if you can manage the price it provides good value and ease of use
Lieberman Software's Enterprise Random Password Manager is a full-on password manager and randomiser for local and domain accounts throughout the enterprise. This product can seek out and change all passwords, including system service accounts with little effort from the administrator, which provides solid security across the entire environment.
We found this product to be quick and easy to install once we had the prerequisites of a SQL server and IIS web server in place. The actual install of the product is guided by an intuitive setup wizard that configures most of the environment variables. Once setup is complete the target systems are easily added and password jobs are created. We found the web-based portal just as simple to work with. The navigation is intuitive and the interface is well organised.
This product can integrate with many platforms across the environment including Windows, Linux and Cisco IOS accounts as well as providing hardware-based FIPS 140-2 levels two and three encryption with any PKCS#11 hardware device. This assures administrators that critical passwords are kept secure and only accessible to authorised personnel. Automation is also a big piece of this product; it automatically identifies, updates, stores and recovers every local and domain password.
Documentation for this product is a single PDF user guide. This guide covers the entire product from prerequisite installation through configuring and using the product itself.
We found this guide to be well detailed and easy to follow with many step-by-step instructions, configuration examples and screenshots.
Lieberman Software provides phone and email support plus access to knowledgebase articles, a user forum and initial purchase training/implementation. Many support options require a purchase of a support agreement, which can be obtained in one, two or three-year intervals.
With a price tag starting at £13,525 for a base licence of 500 workstations and devices, this product is not a small investment. It is good value for the money based on its solid feature set and intuitive ease of use.