Authlogics Password Security Management

Password Security Management (PSM) is an end-to-end auditing, real-time protection, remediation and reporting solution. Get protection against breached and shared passwords, mitigate common identity-based attacks (e.g. phishing, keylogging etc) and relieve the user experience of the pain of managing passwords.

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PSM goes beyond NIST SP 800-63B password policy guidance by validating password changes in real-time as well as retrospectively. It is non-intrusive and quick to deploy and includes a combination of granular policy controls, a rules engine, a custom blacklist and heuristics. PSM is powered by the Authlogics Password Breach Database which contains over 4.5 billion previously compromised credentials to keep your directory safe and compliant.

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Know what the hackers know about you

  • Do you know if your user accounts and passwords have been breached online?
  • What is your organisation’s external risk profile?

Authlogics PSM lets you see what the hackers see about your company with a window into the Authlogics Password Breach database containing over 4.5 billion breached credentials.

External Breaches

Ensure your safety, each and every day

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  • Do you know how secure your user accounts are?
  • Do you rely on a pen test audit once a year?

Authlogics PSM keeps you informed of the status of your user accounts with graphs, alerts and reports (up to every 4 hours). Not only does it track history and monitor the current status, it also proactively fixes password problems with automatic remediation by disabling risky accounts or forcing users to change their password to a safe one.

Product Benefits

  • Reduce the risk of data breaches, phishing, dictionary, brute force and other attacks.
  • Remove the user burden of continually changing passwords on a fixed schedule.
  • Improved user experience when changing passwords with real-time password policy compliance feedback (Web & Windows).
  • Reduce helpdesk costs and improve productivity.
  • Empower users to reset their own passwords with a One Time Code from their desktop or phone (Web & Windows).
  • Always be in the know with visibility of current and historic password risks via web dashboard.
  • Encourage longer passwords so users can keep them for longer.
  • Stay protected with a continuously updated password breach database.
  • Increase risk awareness of inactive / dormant accounts via alerting.
  • Seamlessly support both legacy passwords and passphrases.
  • Low risk deployment with staggered rollout model.
  • Rapid response when a weakness is found with automatic remediation of effected accounts.
  • Compliance with NIST SP 800-63B, NCSC, CMMC, GDPR and other digital identity guidelines.

How does Authlogics PSM compare?

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Password Security Management Components

Authlogics Password Security Management has been designed to assess existing password related weaknesses, report on the current threats and risks, automatically remediate the problem and provide ongoing real-time protection and alerting from new password breaches.

Password Breach Database

Active Directory Password Auditing

Pre & Post Password Change Protection

User Self Service Portal

Ensuring that compromised usernames and passwords from an unrelated security breach are not used to gain access to corporate systems is a crucial part of meeting the NIST password guidelines. The Authlogics Password Breach Database consists of over 4.5 billion breached credentials and is continually updated. The Authlogics Password Security Portal provides an insightful view of the public breach data relevant to your organisation constructed using AI and BI logic from multiple data breach sources.

Many corporate Active Directory databases have been in existence for decades and may contain very old and well-known passwords. Password Security Manager can perform a detailed Active Directory password audit of the existing directory data and provide a detailed per-user report including dormant accounts, accounts with breached passwords and passwords shared within and outside of the network.

Password Security Management can automatically raise alerts and remediate Active Directory user accounts which have breached or shared passwords by either forcing them to be changed at next logon or by disabling the account. When a new password is created, PSM uses a combination of a rules engine, custom blacklists, heuristic scanning and the Password Breach Database to ensure weak passwords are rejected. These rules are NIST compliant by default.

The included Self Service Portal empowers users to manage their own account so that they can reset their own password and unlock their own account. This cuts helpdesk call volumes and costs while improving user productivity. The portal works on desktop and mobile devices and has built-in One Time Code protection for added security.

Getting Started

The requirements for using Authlogics Password Security Management are:

  • Installing the Authlogics Authentication Server are as follows:
    • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 or 2012
    • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Deploy the Domain Controller Agent

How do breached passwords affect security?

Online systems containing user information, email addresses and plain-text passwords are constantly being breached and phishing scams are all too common. Compound this with user’s propensity to share passwords and login details between work, social networks and other websites and you have a recipe for disaster. Given that over 80% of users tend to share passwords between websites, a breach of an Internet site could have a direct impact on your company’s internal systems. This fact has been recognised by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) who specifically address the issue as part of the SP 800-63B guidance (June 2017) for setting passwords.

Critically, the new guidance emphasizes that any new passwords should not appear in any previous password breach. This ensures that the new password chosen cannot be determined from any compromised data used by increasingly sophisticated criminals and hackers. Password Security Management uses the Authlogics Password Breach Database which contains over 4.5 billion previously compromised credentials to ensure this isn’t the case.

Password Security Portal user data example

Latest NIST SP 800-63B prescriptive password policy guidance highlights:

  • Check against a database of previously breached passwords
  • Minimum length of 8 characters, no maximum length
  • No forced password expiration
  • No more enforced composition rules
  • No requirement for a mixture of uppercase, lowercase and special characters
  • Anything goes, including emojis

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