Protecting Corporate Identities Through Password Management

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Cloud-based directories are considered by many to be the ultimate IT admin tool for password management, providing superior protection for corporate identities. They will connect employees to the IT resources they need, and at the same time just as easily and just as quickly deprovision those employees if they were to leave the organization. A centralized directory will not only give IT all of the tools they need to properly manage passwords, but also make it harder for attackers to leverage corporate credentials if they were to obtain them. As more companies figure out how to leverage cloud infrastructure, heterogeneous environments, multiple web-based apps, et al., more sophisticated password management will be needed.

Corporate identities are the most valuable digital asset for hackers today. They are constantly being attacked and are perpetually at risk. Identities are the proverbial keys to the kingdom, and include private enterprise applications, devices, networks and data. If a hacker were to gain access to the right credentials, it could be devastating to an organization.

One of the best ways to keep corporate identities safe is to practice proper password management. From an IT perspective, this entails determining the types of passwords that are acceptable and where they are housed on the company's systems. It also focuses on having a unique password per service where possible.

In this slideshow, Rajat Bhargava, CEO and co-founder, JumpCloud, has identified the top five factors of sophisticated password management strategies used to protect corporate identities.


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