Citrix Password Manager Growth Skyrockets with More than 100 Percent Increase in Customer Deployments; Demand for Fastest Growing Single Sign-on Solution Drives Sales
“Organizations need to control access to their business applications, and be able to demonstrate that only authorized users can access sensitive or private information and systems,” said Phil Schacter, analyst, Burton Group. “ESSO products such as Citrix Password Manager can perform the role of gatekeeper to internal applications and also provide a focal point for generating audit logs of both successful and failed access attempts. ESSO products complement traditional identity and access management systems by supporting transparent integration with a wide range of existing applications, and facilitate a gradual deployment of stronger identity authentication systems and credentials without requiring changes to business applications. ESSO products also can be used to improve security by reducing the risk aggregation that occurs when a single password is synchronized or shared across many business systems.”
When Password Manager is purchased with the Citrix Access Suite(TM), which also includes Citrix Presentation Server(TM) and the Citrix Access Gateway(TM), customers have the most complete solution available for secure, on-demand access to any business information resource – from anywhere, with any device, over any network. The Access Suite unifies the key access points, capabilities and technologies in a single solution that eliminates the disadvantages of using individual access products from different vendors: fragmented management, performance degradation, security gaps, incomplete visibility, vendor support issues, training issues for the IT team, and sizeable custom-integration costs. Password Manager is also the ideal ESSO solution for organizations running Presentation Server, achieving an unparalleled level of integration that other ESSO solutions cannot match.
One such organization that is gaining substantial benefits from its Access Suite deployment is Beverly Enterprises. As one of the leading providers of healthcare services to the elderly in the United States, the company employs 34,000 people nationwide, and has operations in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Beverly currently operates 342 skilled nursing facilities, as well as 18 assisted living centers, and 67 hospice and home care centers. With so many staff spread out among so many locations, secure and easy access to applications is a top priority for the organization. The company’s healthcare staff must frequently and quickly log in and out of a shared network of workstations, making the use of an ESSO solution and an overall access strategy a major help to the staff’s day-to-day activities.
“Citrix Password Manager allows us to securely control access to information by implementing stronger passwords and security policies to let our employees use passwords correctly and in line with governmental regulations,” said David Valcik, vice president, Infrastructure Services, Beverly Enterprises. “We’ve also seen the number of help desk calls related to passwords drop by 50 percent the month after we implemented Password Manager, and we continued to see a 20 percent decrease over the following 90-day period. Citrix helps us focus on caregiving without worrying about technical problems with passwords.”
Citrix Password Manager is the most secure, efficient and easy-to-deploy enterprise single sign-on solution for accessing password-protected Windows(R), Web, and host-based applications. Users authenticate once with a single password, and Password Manager automatically does the rest: logs onto password-protected enterprise resources, enforces password policies, monitors password-related events, and automates end-user tasks – even password changes. Password Manager delivers the best access experience for everyone: improved password security and regulatory compliance for the business, single sign-on access for users, and lower support costs for IT.
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(1) “IDC Worldwide Identity and Access Management 2005-2009 Forecast and Analysis, August 2005”