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May 25, 2011

Enterprise Password Management Software Provider Thycotic Releases New Version of Secret Server Software

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor


Thycotic, a company that offers Secret Server enterprise password management software, has just launched a new edition to this software called simply ‘Enterprise Plus’. This password management software helps enterprises to easily control access to all critical passwords in one central web-based repository. The software enables each employee to securely store, distribute, and audit secrets.

Four new features that this updated enterprise password management software boasts include Front-End Clustering, SIEM Integration, Session Recording and Discovery

Front-End Clustering is a disaster recovery feature that replicates the front-end instance of Secret Server. According to the company website, Secret Server supports automatic database and IIS directory backups. As an additional disaster recovery measure, administrators can export Secrets which helps Administrators to meet both backup and disaster recovery requirements through providing a document that can be simply printed and contains exported Secrets.  

The Administrators Export feature enables administrators to export Secrets to a CSV file, while most of the company’s financial customers then print this export and store it. The export also has the ability to decide which Secrets the user has permission to view.  

SIEM integration is essentially a logging tool that allows for Secret Server to integrate with other products. The ArcSight (News - Alert) logging tool in particular, allows users to log different events that take place within Secret Server and the network. This integration is an additional security function which keeps audit trails to clearly show at all times what is taking place in the network.  

Session Recording acts a video recorder capturing video of what actions users are performing on the server. If any updates or changes or made, the Session Recording function has the ability to record everything that is going on in box and then attach that to the audit trail.

Discovery provides users with a map of the network and shows what information is currently in the Secret Server. This capability is actually connected to the network, as well as domain accounts.

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Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell