NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Defenses Inc, an innovative, global IT security company, today announced the availability of Gold Finger Mini, the world's first corporate identity theft prevention solution.
Paramount Defenses was founded by and is led by a former Microsoft Security Expert. Today its customer base spans 5 continents and its customers include several globally prominent organizations including the United States Government and Microsoft Corporation.
CORPORATE IDENTITY THEFT – A SERIOUS GLOBAL PROBLEM
Corporate identity theft poses a serious threat to organizations worldwide because, as detailed in the Paramount Brief, the compromise of a single corporate identity could have serious ramifications on organizational security.
Depending on the extent of access granted to the individual whose identity is compromised, a single such security incident could result in substantial tangible and intangible damage to an organization.
For instance, should someone be able to steal an organization's CEO's identity, he/she could instantly access, tamper, divulge or destroy all data/information to which the CEO has access.
A user's corporate identity is typically represented by the user's corporate user account, and the easiest way to steal a user's corporate identity is to reset the user's corporate account's password, then login as that user.
Once logged in using the user's corporate identity, the perpetrator would have instant and complete access to all corporate data to which the victim had access.
Most corporate user accounts today are Microsoft Windows Server based user accounts stored in the enterprise directory service Active Directory.
In most organizations, over the years, numerous individuals have been granted the ability to reset corporate user account passwords in the Active Directory, to facilitate IT management.
Unfortunately, in these organizations, no one really knows who can reset whose corporate account passwords, because it is very difficult and time-consuming to accurately find who is delegated what access in the organization's underlying Active Directory.
As a result, many more individuals than should be able to, can reset corporate account passwords today, and thus potentially engage in corporate identity theft very easily.
Consequently, corporate identities worldwide may be at a serious risk of compromise.
A UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE SOLUTION
Gold Finger Mini is a unique, innovative solution designed to help solve exactly this problem.
Gold Finger Mini completely automates the process of finding out precisely who can reset whose password in Active Directory environments, thus helping organizations worldwide instantly find out precisely who could potentially engage in and/or become a victim of corporate identity theft.
By delivering this vital information, it helps organizations lock down the number of individuals who can reset user accounts passwords, thus substantially reducing the risk of corporate identity theft resulting from excessive administrative access grants in their Active Directory.
Gold Finger Mini is the world's first and only solution that can make this determination. It is designed for use by employees, and makes the process as easy as touching a button.
In addition to being able to determine who can reset one's own password, Gold Finger Mini can also determine who can reset a colleague's password. It thus lets organizational employees participate in and improve organizational IT security.
Gold Finger Mini is available in one free edition, and three paid editions, ranging in price from US $29 to US $99 for a single-user annual license.
For more information, please visit – http://www.paramountdefenses.com/goldfinger_mini
ABOUT PARAMOUNT DEFENSES INC
Paramount Defenses Inc, a valued Microsoft partner, is an innovative, privately-held, US based global IT-security software company that develops mission-critical security solutions to address paramount global IT-security needs. Today its innovative IT security software solutions are deployed in over 5 continents across the world.
Paramount Defenses Inc is a trademark and Gold Finger Mini 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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