Gartner Research

M-Tech Information Technology P-Synch Password Management Product

Published: 04 February 2003

ID: G00109243

Analyst(s): Ant Allan

Summary

M-Tech's P-Synch offers both synchronization and reset functions that can reduce password management overheads for users and help desks. P-Synch supports multiple interfaces and authentication methods.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • ID-Synch
  • Analysis
    • Consistent Password Policies
    • Synchronization Can Improve Security
    • Synchronization, Self-Service Reset and Help-Desk Reset Reduce Costs
    • Self-Service and Help-Desk Reset Improves Verification
    • Self-Service From the Login Prompt
    • Help-Desk Reset Minimizes Need for "Superusers"
    • Audit Trail Improves Help-Desk Accountability
    • Customizability
    • Service Desk Integration
    • Interactive Voice Response
    • User Account Mapping
    • Ease of Deployment
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Provides Both Synchronization and Self-Service Reset
    • Uses Password Authorization for Simple Password Change
    • Easy Deployment and Rapid Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Limitations
    • No Unix Server Option
  • Insight

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