Passlogix v-Go Shared Accounts Manager Offers Password Protection
The company's latest upgrade to its v-Go password security solution helps enable cost-conscious businesses to better employ data security controls.Security solutions specialist Passlogix announced the release of an upgrade to v-GO Shared Accounts Manager (v-GO SAM), its solution for controlling administrative access to enterprise data assets. The v-GO SAM solution is designed to strengthen security for service accounts, used to connect end users to databases and other application services, by concealing and updating sensitive passwords as well as ensuring that individual users can be identified in the event of a data compromise. The company said the upgrade was implemented to thwart efforts to use service account passwords to pilfer sensitive information ranging from credit card information to confidential health records. Adding to v-GO SAM's ability to control and track shared IDs and passwords required for administrative accounts, the solutions also aims to help businesses fulfill regulatory mandates such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX by documenting all access attempts as well as the specific user involved.
The new support for service accounts plugs a security and compliance hole caused by the difficulty of changing service account passwords that are embedded in the application code and distributed on multiple client workstations and application servers, a company release explained. The upgrade allows businesses to store and encrypt all service account credentials in a central repository, removing them from multiple registry files and other locations where they are visible to IT personnel and potential hackers.