From the Wires
World's Worst Passwords Prompt Closer Look at Password Reset Software
Automated Password Reset Tools Cut Help Desk Costs, Improve Security and More
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 16, 2013 08:42 PM
SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Avatier Corp., a leading identity and access risk management solutions provider, takes a closer look at password reset software, and suggests requiring more complicated passwords for the office is a double-edged sword in "Making the Case for Password Reset Software: The 25 World's Worst Passwords."
"Easily remembered passwords can also be the weakest, inviting hackers and generally compromising the security of an organization's network," said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO, Avatier. "However, while they will ensure a higher level of security, complicated passwords also require greater help desk intervention, mostly associated with password resets or unlocking accounts due to forgotten passwords."
Solutions for enterprise password management that include self-service password reset emerge as the best answer to this challenge, according to Cicchitto, and, in practice, go way beyond simply lightening the workload for help desk personnel. Indeed, additional benefits of this software include improved security, consistently protected networks, increased rapid ROI, reduced TCO and much, much more.
Avatier software and services automate IT operations. Our identity management and access governance solutions make organizations the most secure, compliant and productive in the shortest time and at the lowest cost. Avatier is the only company providing an integrated suite of solutions that adapt to the needs of the business user delivering a unified framework for business processes across operations. Avatier products are deployed worldwide across 16 vertical markets and hundreds of organizations with millions of managed user identities. The company's Identity and Access Risk Management (ARM) suite incorporates products for user provisioning, password management, compliance governance and risk intelligence. All solutions represent the quickest time to value and the best operational efficiencies in the industry because of their innovative use of graphical configuration versus complex coding and scripting. Avatier is based in San Ramon, Calif., and is privately held. For more information on Avatier Corporation, go to http://www.avatier.com or call 800-609-8610.
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