ManageEngine (News - Alert), a provider of real-time IT and network management solutions, announced that its privileged password management software called Password Manager Pro now simplifies data center remote access by allowing administrators to establish secure access to remote resources with a single click.
Administrators can also use Password Manager Pro to launch direct connections to IT equipment in the data center, overcoming access barriers created by network segmentation while adhering to data center access protocols.
Another advantage of Password Manager Pro is that it supports full password management of those remote devices.
Traditional remote access management of the data center can be cumbersome and time consuming. Data centers typically limit direct access to remote devices via SSH and Telnet connections. Instead, data center admins working remotely must first connect to a landing server and then "hop" to the target system.
In some cases administrators are required to make multiple hops before ultimately connecting to the target devices. At each step of the remote access process - from the initial landing server to each subsequent hop and the target device - the admin must provide the username and password as well as know the IP address of the landing server.
Password Manager Pro simplifies the entire remote access process. With its new capability, Password Manager Pro allows administrators to configure landing servers and their login credentials and then associate them with the resources being managed by Password Manager Pro.
"We’ve centralized the management of all those credentials and access controls, so users are spared the burden of authenticating themselves at each stage of a remote access,” said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine, in a statement.
“Instead of requiring users to authenticate themselves at every hop and then again when they reach the remote device, Password Manager Pro handles all login and authentication steps automatically, giving admins one-click access to their remote data center resources," Ganesan added.
Password Manager Pro 7.0 (Beta) is available immediately.
ManageEngine recently also announced two major upgrades for Application Manager, the new application performance monitoring solution.
Edited by Ryan Sartor