26.06.2014 - Press release

Beta Systems releases new version of its Password Management solution SAM Password 5.2

Berlin, 26. June 2014 – Beta Systems today announces the release of the new version of its Password Management solution SAM Password 5.2. SAM Password is designed to simplify access across networks of distributed computers without compromising security. The new solution consists of SAM Password Synchronization and SAM Password Self Reset, providing improvements that extent the feature set of this proven technology that reduces the cost and security exposures related to the management of user passwords and user availability in a modern enterprise information technology environment.

SAM Password Synchronization provides a consistent method for managing the major aspects of password and user id access attributes across multiple platforms. Changing a password on one system results in the automatic update of the password for all related accounts on all other systems. This reduces the number of passwords that end users need to remember, as access to most systems use one common synchronized password. The reduction in the number of passwords greatly reduces the incident rate for forgotten passwords and also reduces the tendency for end users to write down passwords and the weakening of enterprise security that such habits can introduce.

SAM Password Self Reset provides safe, easily accessible user self service authentication and password reset which are easily implemented and maintained. It reduces or eliminates the need for security or administrative staff intervention in the case of end user loss of access to a system or an application because of forgotten or incorrectly passwords. For end users, this reduces the length of access interruptions due to lost or forgotten passwords. SAM Password Self Reset also facilitates the implementation of common rules and policies across the enterprise. It provides a flexible infrastructure that can be customized to implement global and consistent password management rules, while producing a complete set of audit records logs regarding password and User ID availability changes.

Simplifying Security through Consistency
The new release offers new platform support for the latest Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and z/OS 2.1. Together with improved cryptology, SAM Password 5.2 now supports the use of a Password Rules Authority which enables the enforcement of password rules as the enterprise wide standard. It ensures that new passwords conform to installation-defined rules for password length and construction. With this feature, password changes made by an end user on any platform can be validated consistently. Also new to SAM Password Self Reset is two factor authentication which allows installations to require independent identity verification by making use of Mobile device SMS (text) messages or webmail. 

“Our password solution includes all of the key features needed for an enterprise-wide password management solution and support a broad array of target platforms. It simplifies security through consistency and enhances productivity and security at the same time” says Arne Bassler, Director Strategy & Communication at Beta Systems Software AG.


Beta Systems Software AG
For over 30 years, Beta Systems Software Aktiengesellschaft (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) has been supporting financial services, production, commerce and IT services companies operating widespread, international organizations, large IT system landscapes and complex IT processes by providing them with software products and IT solutions that automate, document and analyze IT processes in data centers and for access control. In this context, ever-increasing transaction loads, data volumes and compliance standards result in rising demands on the systems’ throughput rates, availability, traceability and security.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997 and employs around 240 staff. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany. The company, together with its 15 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, is active across the globe. More than 1,300 customers all over the world are currently operating over 3,200 installations in more than 30 countries. They employ products and solutions from Beta Systems to optimize their IT landscape and maximize security. The company is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider that generates about half of its turnover abroad.

For more information on the company and its products, visit www.betasystems-iam.com.

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Beta Systems IAM Software AG

Beta Systems IAM Software AG is Europe’s largest independent provider of enterprise identity and access management (IAM) solutions. For more than 30 years, Beta Systems has been supporting financial services, production, commerce and IT services companies by providing them with software products and IT solutions “Made in Germany”. The company’s solutions for access management are tailored to the needs of large multinational organizations and are compliant with regulatory requirements. Beta Systems IAM Software AG is a 100% subsidiary of Beta Systems Software AG.

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