A NetWrix poll was recently taken to gauge primary interests in the intended uses of the Event Log Manager. The results of this poll revealed that of those that responded, 20% needed real-time monitoring. In addition, 10% respectively for both archiving and reporting purposes were cited as the main motivations behind better event log management. … Continued
Month: August 2011
Strong passwords are better than weak ones: While most will agree with this statement, there are some who disagree. Users dislike strong passwords because they are cumbersome and easily forgotten. Many users (and managers) feel it’s unnecessary because perceived risk is very low. Managing lost and forgotten passwords is a burden on the help desk … Continued
NetWrix is excited to announce the release of Password Manager 6.1, now with Google Apps integration, support of 10 languages, and availability of a brand-new freeware version.
I was speaking to a client the other day about our Password Manager program that allows self service password resets and he asked me “How many of the users will actually use this?”. I thought that was an odd question at first but then I looked back to my years as a Systems Admin, Systems Engineer, product installer and trainer and thought, maybe that wasn’t such an odd question after all, but a serious issue that some organizations struggle with. Most clients I have spoken with estimate that about 30% of their Helpdesk activity over time is dedicated solely to unlocking and resetting user accounts. So if just 50% of the user population makes use of your self-service password reset software, you can cut the load on your helpdesk by 15%. That is well worth the effort to bringing your users into the fold.
Download Free Trial NetWrix has recently added two new components to the Change Reporter Suite: Non-Owner Mailbox Access Reporter for Exchange and Logon Reporter. New additions to NetWrix’s integrated solution for streamlined security and compliance mean that in addition to the IT infrastructure-wide change auditing capabilities already provided by the solution, the suite now automates … Continued
Have you “Liked” NetWrix on Facebook? If not, what are you waiting for? Like NetWrix on Facebook and visit every Friday to download your free tool. Today’s Free Download Friday tool is NetWrix USB Blocker. Is your organization protected from data theft and malware spread? Like NetWrix on Facebook to download NetWrix USB Blocker and … Continued
A recent news release by Real-Status CTO, Stace Hipperson points out that VM Sprawl is a major threat to businesses in the cloud. To these points I agree however let’s not forget about those organizations that rely heavily on virtual machines as part of their infrastructure that have yet or do not plan on entering … Continued
Recently I read an excellent article by Jamie Adams, where he emphasizes the importance of the essential and often overlooked fundamental practice of good account management. Account management includes the investigation, analysis and managing of passwords and accounts. What he conveys to the reader is how the need for good account management can at times … Continued