Password RBL now supports Active Directory with release of Password Firewall product

Password Firewall prevents the use of bad passwords that otherwise satisfy Active Directory password policies.
GOLETA, Calif. - Nov. 16, 2015 - PRLog -- Password RBL provides an affordable password blacklist SaaS solution that solves the problem of end-users picking poorly constructed passwords that can lead to unauthorized access and data breaches.  Originally, the service was primarily targeted at web site and app operators as access to the blacklist database was provided via a web-based API.  With the release of Password Firewall, the service extends heightened password security to millions of Windows-based networks worldwide by protecting Microsoft’s Active Directory, the core of a Windows-based business network.  Many additional software packages, such as Microsoft’s Exchange and Sharepoint services, rely on Active Directory, and those systems will also reap the benefits of enhanced password security.

Bad passwords have plagued IT departments and businesses for decades.  In the last few years there has been a significant increase in hackers utilizing password-based attacks to gain unauthorized access to business networks and data.  The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that 2 out of 3 network breaches exploited weak or stolen credentials.  IT departments have tried to coax users into choosing complex passwords and employed the use of password policies, but this has barely mitigated the problem while annoying end-users with always-too-frequent password changes.  The built-in password policy is no longer “good enough” security.  Password RBL can make sure end-users are picking strong passwords that hackers aren’t already using.  This means IT can significantly reduce the frequency of pesky required password changes.  As founder Adam Smith puts it, “IT gets strong passwords and users get to keep their passwords.”

Password Firewall for Windows is extremely lightweight, features an easy wizard-based installation that only needs to be run on Windows Domain Controllers, and doesn’t require end-users or IT staff to learn anything new or change their behavior.  Furthermore, Password Firewall follows the exact same pricing model as direct API access to Password RBL and both products can be used simultaneously under the same subscription.

Password RBL, founded in 2013, is an independent B2B provider of easy to use yet secure and extremely-affordable password security solutions.  The company slogan is “prevent bad passwords before they happen” because their solutions prevent the use of bad passwords that hackers already utilize to gain unauthorized access to business networks across the globe.  The company consolidates passwords discovered by analysis of hacker tools, running honeypot servers, and scouring the web for published credential databases from data breaches.

Subscriptions to the service start at just $15.00 (USD) per month.

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Tags:Information Technology, Infosec, Saas, IT, Information Security, Password Security, Passwords
Industry:Business, Internet, Software
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