NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Defenses Inc, an innovative, rapidly-growing, privately-held, Southern California company, led by a former Microsoft security expert, today announced the availability of Gold Finger 4.0, the world's most powerful and innovative IT security analysis solution in the world.
A PARAMOUNT GLOBAL SECURITY NEED
From the U.S. Government to the Fortune 1000, Microsoft's Active Directory is the foundation of IT security in Microsoft Windows Server based IT infrastructures, as it stores and protects all organizational user accounts and their passwords, all computer accounts and their security policies and all security groups and their memberships.
Active Directory also lets organizations delegate the distribution of administrative power in their IT infrastructures.
Delegation of administrative power helps organizations enable cost-efficiencies by enabling the distribution of IT management responsibilities amongst IT personnel. For instance, it lets organizations outsource IT help-desk operations such as account password resets to more cost-efficient service providers in India.
However, the challenge in delegating administrative access in Active Directory is that while it is easy to precisely delegate administrative access, it is extremely difficult to find out precisely who is delegated what access. This is because the technological sophistication involved in administrative delegation, coupled with dynamic business-driven changes in provisioned access, makes the assessment process difficult, time-consuming and error-prone.
Consequently organizations continue to delegate power in the proverbial dark, and in most organizations today, while large numbers of IT personnel have various levels of administrative access, no one knows precisely who has what access. For instance, while one of the easiest ways to engage in corporate identity theft is to reset a corporate user account's password, in most organizations, today no one really knows exactly who can reset whose password.
Not knowing precisely who is delegated what administrative power poses a serious security risk to organizational security because the unauthorized use of delegated administrative power, whether intentional, accidental or coerced, provides perpetrators one of the easiest ways to compromise large numbers of IT resources.
The need to know precisely who is delegated what administrative power on which IT resources is thus paramount.
A POWERFUL, INNOVATIVE SECURITY SOLUTION
Gold Finger 4.0 delivers on this paramount security need by completely automating the technologically sophisticated process involved in determining who is delegated what administrative access on which IT resources.
Gold Finger delivers accurate and reliable insight into exactly Who is delegated What administrative power, Where in their Active Directory, and exactly How so, and at a button's touch.
This availability of this information lets organizations worldwide find out precisely who is delegated what access, and how, and identify and eliminate all unauthorized access grants, in effect, for the first time ever, letting them reliably manage the distribution of administrative power.
Gold Finger is architected by former Microsoft Program Manager for Active Directory Security and endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is deployed at 4000+ organizations in 70+ countries, including Fortune 100 companies and international financial institutions.
Gold Finger 4.0 is now available, starting at US $4,999.
For more information, and a demo, visit – http://www.paramountdefenses.com/goldfinger.html
ABOUT PARAMOUNT DEFENSES INC
Paramount Defenses Inc, an IT-security company headquartered in Newport Beach, develops innovative security solutions that address paramount global IT security needs.
Paramount Defenses Inc is a trademark and Gold Finger is a trademark of Paramount Defenses Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Active Directory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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