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Launch Away-Multiple Launcher Sneak Peek

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

One of the most popular features in Secret Server is the Launcher. With one click, Secret Server can launch and authenticate to RDP, PuTTY or a website. You can also launch a custom executable with Secret Server and pass in command-line arguments that reference Secret values. Additionally, the Windows Form Filler can be used to […]

Use Custom Reports as Your Secret Weapon

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Custom Reports While Secret Server contains a number of reports addressing Secrets, folders, users, activity and more, having the flexibility to create your own reports may be necessary to address your organization’s unique requirements. With the Custom Reports feature of Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions (and a little knowledge of SQL), you can do just […]

Password Reset Server: Remind Your Users to Enroll With a Logon Script

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Being a self-service password reset tool, Password Reset Server needs its end-users to enroll in the product by answering security questions. This can become a challenge if you want your users to begin changing their password immediately or if you are having difficulty getting users to respond to the enrollment reminders. Password Reset Server offers […]

Are You Using One Time Passwords?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Secret Server can easily be configured so that end users do not have to see the password to make use of a resource, such as logging onto a remote server. Using Hide Launcher Password, Secret passwords can be hidden from users, forcing them to use a Launcher to access the machine or device. This makes […]

Windows 8.1 Security Improvements Helps Protect Against Pass the Hash Attacks

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This cyber security month, we’d like to congratulate and thank Microsoft on their efforts to block Pass the Hash cyber-attacks. Known by Microsoft as “one of the most popular types of credential theft and reuse attacks ,” Pass the Hash attacks are known for their ability to infiltrate full networks within minutes, making a major mess […]

Secret Server iOS 7 Mobile App Upgrade

Monday, October 7th, 2013

As iOS users may have noticed, our Secret Server app received an upgrade with the recent release of iOS 7. The most noticeable sign the app was upgraded is a fresh user interface. However, there are a few other aspects of the latest update that are worth highlighting. View & Edit Restricted Secrets Previously, users […]

The Value of SIEM and How to Integrate with Secret Server

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

What is a SIEM tool and why should I use one? SIEM (System Information and Event Management) tools are a type of software that pulls in log and audit information from multiple sources across your network. This can include access logs for building entry, computers, servers, network devices, databases and applications. SIEM tools can aggregate […]

Using Secret Server to Help Maintain Compliance Mandates

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Secret Server is a powerful, flexible tool which can help your organization meet a variety of compliance mandates, such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA and more. In this article we are going to review several ways you can utilize Secret Server to maintain compliance by securely managing your privileged account credentials. Centralizing Your Sensitive Information Before […]

Integration Spotlight – Secret Server and Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

  In this week’s webinar we will be diving into the integration of Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager and Secret Server. Since the software integration in 2011, users have been securing their credentials through Secret Server and remote connections using Remote Desktop Manager after several client requests. Since then, administrators have been able to use both […]

Securing Web Browsers Through Group Policy

Monday, September 9th, 2013

When developing a workflow to manage shared credentials, it’s important to take into account certain environmental factors that may cache credentials on their own. These factors can decrease security around shared credentials. This week, we’ll focus on securing your web browsers through group policy. Disable Password Caching for IE Note: these instructions are specific to […]

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