A recent press release from the New Jersey office of the US Attorney’s office covered the alleged exploits of a former employee who four months after they resigned returned from the comfort of their home and instigated every IT manager’s worst nightmare. Jason Cornish of Smyrna, GA was arrested on the morning of July 1, … Continued
Month: August 2011
In a recent NetWrix poll regarding interest and use of the Identity Management Suite it was revealed that understanding what users have forgotten a password was highest on administrators’ lists of needs. Representing nearly 45% of those polled, administrators make a clear indication that a better solution is needed to assist them manage their daily … Continued
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
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.
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Recently, NetWrix polled IT evaluators regarding interest and use of the Active Directory Object Restore Wizard. Of those polled, nearly 40% were interested in recovering Active Directory objects that were already deleted. Just over 27% stated their needs were for proactively defending against disaster recovery problems. 13% indicated interest in preventing negative changes and/or deletions … Continued
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
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Polled download activity for the Non-Owner Mailbox Access Reporter revealed that over 87% of Exchange administrators are split nearly evenly between wanting to know non-owner mailbox access and BOTH owner and non-owner access. Both types of access won over basic non-owner access by slightly more than 3%. Just over 12% cite miscellaneous reasons for interest. … Continued
NetWrix Corporation is excited to announce the release of NetWrix Change Auditing and Identity Management Suite for integrated enterprise-wide change auditing of the entire IT infrastructure and identity management automation. The solution, which combines the functionality offered in NetWrix Change Reporter Suite and NetWrix Identity Management Suite, centrally audits and reports on all IT infrastructure … Continued
Spiceworks posted the NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter in their reviews section. Members can now vote for, write a review and learn about our Active Directory change auditing tool. If you do not have a Spiceworks account, simply register for free to take advantage of this excellent resource for IT professionals. Be the first to … Continued
Administrators polled when downloading NetWrix Logon Reporter what motivates them to gain a better understanding of these events. The results were very interesting. Here’s how it breaks down: Nearly 18% cited a known compliance need and 21% indicated an organizational security requirement was driving interest. Slightly less than 16% were reacting to a security incident … 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