New Cloakware Server Password Manager Broadens Market Reach, Delivers Enhanced Privileged Password Security



    Industry Leading Technology Supports All Major Databases, Improves Audit
Reporting and Supports Compliance with Federal Information Processing Standard

    VIENNA, VA., November 12 /CNW/ - Cloakware Inc., the security solutions
provider that makes security inseparable from software, today announced the
immediate availability of Cloakware Server Password Manager (CSPM) 3.3, the
industry's first commercial Shared Account Password Management (SAPM) tool.
CSPM allows enterprises to bolster the protection of critical data, complete
identity management and compliance programs while it scales to meet the needs
of even the largest companies in the most regulated markets.

    CSPM 3.3 now offers further support for the Microsoft Platform, and
Hardware Security Modules (HSM) in support of the Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS), making it easier than ever for organizations to
improve compliance, protect confidential data, decrease system downtime and
lower operating costs across the enterprise.

    CSPM is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that seamlessly
integrates with multiple technology platforms across industries such as
financial services, retail, federal government and in both the small- to
medium-sized and large enterprise markets to reliably streamline the
privileged and application-to-application password management process. Too
often, these types of passwords are all but forgotten and are rarely, if ever,
changed. Such an oversight leaves organizations susceptible to failing to meet
both commercial and federal compliance legislation (such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA,
FISMA) that either implicitly or explicitly requires all passwords within an
enterprise be managed and changed on a regular basis.

    "As we assess our customers' security needs, password management
continues to top the list as a critical concern," said Bud Michels, vice
president, enterprise architecture solutions, Buccaneer Computer Systems.
"With CSPM 3.3 and the broader platform choices, we can quickly get customers
up and running with a secure, automated password management system that meets
their stringent security and compliance demands."

    "Security, efficiency and compliance are three of the areas that
organizations place high on their list of priorities. Without a sound password
management plan, meeting these goals is nearly impossible," said David
Canellos, interim president at Cloakware. "By eliminating manual updates of
privileged and application-to-application passwords, companies can increase
security, eliminate inefficient manual processes and improve compliance with
password security mandates."

    Enhancements in CSPM 3.3 build upon the success organizations around the
world are currently experiencing as they deploy CSPM to improve security and
reach compliance mandates. New features in CSPM 3.3, which is now shipping,
include:

    --  New Server Platform - Microsoft Windows Server 2003

    In addition to RedHat Linux AS/ES 4, Sun Solaris 10 and the CSPM
appliance, CSPM Server now extends its platform support to run on Windows
Server 2003, providing native OS support in all-Windows installations.

    --  New CSPM Repository Support - Microsoft SQL Server

    MS SQL Server joins Oracle 10g, Sybase 12 and MySQL 4.1 as supported
databases for the CSPM password repository, providing native OS support in
all-Windows installations and further supporting the customer's freedom in
platform choice.

    --  Hardware Security Module (HSM) Support

    CSPM now offers optional support for external encryption (Hardware
Security Module). This HSM can be used in different modes: for the protection
of the White-box Advanced Encryption Standard decryption key, or to
encrypt/decrypt the data on every database access. Further, integration of a
FIPS-compliant HSM into the CSPM infrastructure supports increased compliance
with industry encryption standards, and overall, an extremely robust level of
security.

    --  Multi-Homed CSPM Client

    The CSPM Client now has multi-home capability. If the CSPM Client cannot
connect with the primary CSPM Server, then the Client will attempt to connect
with a secondary CSPM Server. This feature increases overall network
reliability in case of network outages.

    --  CSPM Client Polling

    Now, the TCP/IP ports on the CSPM Client can be closed through a
configuration setting, causing the Client to periodically poll the CSPM Server
for any event activity. In most corporations, it is a standard that desktop
applications not have open ports, which could be a security vulnerability.
With this enhancement, the CSPM Client can be securely installed on desktop
systems, supporting the removal of hard-coded passwords from client-server
applications.

    --  New Target Connector - Cisco IOS 12.2

    An additional Target Connector, using the SSH protocol, is provided
out-of-the-box for Cisco IOS 12.2. This allows customers to manage another
class of passwords with CSPM while avoiding having to utilize single-point
solutions.

    --  New Client Platform - AS/400

    The CSPM Client now runs on AS/400, which adds to the extensive list of
supported platforms.

    About Cloakware

    Cloakware is the security solutions provider that makes security
inseparable from the software it protects. From applications and databases
deep inside corporations, to consumer devices like music players, to military
weapon systems--more and more software applications need to protect themselves
from unauthorized user access, reverse engineering, and tampering. Only
Cloakware's patented, layered, and compliance-driven approach to software
self-protection delivers the trusted environment that the government,
enterprise, and consumer markets require. As a result, Cloakware's software
security solutions protect more than one billion shipped applications and the
assets of some of the world's largest, most recognizable and technologically
advanced companies. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with
offices in Ottawa, Canada and the UK, and regional sales offices throughout
the US. For more information about Cloakware or its products, please visit
http://www.cloakware.com.




For further information:

For further information: Cloakware Inc. Heather MacIntosh, +1
866-465-4517 x227 heather.macintosh@cloakware.com or Schwartz Communications,
Inc. Avi Dines or Katherine Hunter, 781-684-0770 cloakware@schwartz-pr.com

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