Toolkit: Password Management Tools for Shared Accounts and Service Accounts
Published: 11 January 2007
Shared accounts with superuser privileges, or other high-level access rights and service accounts for application-to-application or application-to-database communication, can pose significant risks to all organizations. Using specialized password management tools can minimize these risks.
Table Of Contents
- What's the Scope of SAPM Tools?
- End-User Accounts
- System Administrator Accounts and the Like
- Shared Accounts
- Service Accounts
- A General Description of SAPM Tools
- Functionality and Architecture
- Summary of Benefits
- Alternatives to SAPM Tools
- Functional Requirements
- Platform Support
- Data Communications
- Shared/Service Account Management
- Shared/Service-Account Password Management
- User and Privilege Management
- Audit Reporting (Status and Events)
- Failover and BCP Capabilities
- SAPM Vendors and Products Compared
- Cloakware — Cloakware Server Password Manager (CSPM)
- Cyber-Ark — Enterprise Password Vault (EPV)
- e-DMZ Security — Password Auto Repository (PAR)
- Open Systems Management
- Symark Software — PowerKeeper
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