SOURCE: PistolStar, Inc.

January 15, 2008 09:32 ET

PistolStar to Roll Out Strong Authentication Capabilities With Release of Web Set Password 8 at Lotusphere 2008

PistolStar's Lotusphere Exhibit Will Highlight Password Management Integrating Microsoft Active Directory, Enterprise Single Sign-On and Adaptive Authentication -- Making Authentication Stronger to Adapt to Changing Circumstances

AMHERST, NH--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Lotusphere 2008 attendees will be among the first to preview the release of PistolStar's Web Set Password 8, which the Company will exhibit at booth #627. This latest upgrade of PistolStar's browser-based password authentication and security solution enhances security for IBM Lotus Domino 8 by offering strong authentication capabilities, designed for banking and financial services applications but also relevant to the government, military and other industries that deal with highly sensitive data. PistolStar's booth will also highlight its newest Password Power Plug-Ins and solutions offering Microsoft Active Directory® integration, enterprise single sign-on and adaptive authentication -- best practices for ensuring consistently strong authentication.

Web Set Password 8's strong authentication features include site seals for secure Internet authentication; multi-factor authentication with username, password and challenge question and answer; multiple challenge questions for self-service password recovery; time-of-day restrictions on logins; and inactive user lockout after a configurable number of days. Responding to the needs of enterprise customers, Web Set Password 8 prevents multiple users from using the same login credentials and stops individual users from logging into multiple machines simultaneously.

Web Set Password 8 provides IT administrators with further enhancements to its password security functionality and without increasing Help Desk calls. For example, administrators can now configure the number of password strike-outs allowed for each user and will receive an alert when a strike count is exceeded. Users now have the option of logging in to Domino HTTP with Active Directory credentials.

Web Set Password 8 synchronizes end-users' Lotus Domino HTTP, Microsoft Windows, and Active Directory passwords, as well as their IBM Lotus Notes ID files; therefore, they only need to remember one password for accessing these systems and can gain single sign-on access to all IBM Lotus Domino domains. With Web Set Password 8, end-users can perform self-service password management, resetting their passwords from offsite locations or on the road. This allows administrators to free up the time and resources used to respond to password-related requests.

"We welcome PistolStar's contributions as an Advanced level member of IBM PartnerWorld and look forward to their continued development of password management tools for the Lotus platform," said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president messaging and collaboration, IBM Lotus Software. "This latest PistolStar roll out is an exciting addition to the ecosystem of solutions for the Lotus community."

PistolStar will also showcase other new products released in recent months, such as the Plug-In for Lotus Domino Single Sign-On Via Kerberos, the Plug-In for IBM Lotus Sametime Connect Single Sign-On Via Kerberos, and the Lotus Domino CRL Enforcement Plug-In. An Advanced Level member of IBM PartnerWorld, PistolStar provides multiple platform support with a comprehensive set of secure password authentication and management solutions that offer tremendous business payback -- increased productivity, improved efficiencies and password management and security best practices -- delivering an immediate return on investment. End users, IT administrators and corporate management equally benefit from these solutions, experiencing remarkable ease and convenience with managing passwords and gaining secure and trouble-free access to multiple enterprise applications and intranets, directories and extranets.

For more information and product demonstrations, stop by the PistolStar Lotusphere 2008 exhibit booth #627. PistolStar information may also be obtained by calling 603-546-2300, or visiting the company's Website at www.pistolstar.com.

About PistolStar, Inc.

PistolStar, Inc., an authority in password management and Microsoft Active Directory integration, provides solutions that meet the challenges of securing the global enterprise. PistolStar's products mitigate technology issues by providing elegant, simple, and efficient solutions to customers' complex problems.

PistolStar serves customers in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, finance/banking, energy and healthcare, focusing on Global 2000 organizations that have intricate security requirements. To learn more, visit the PistolStar website at http://www.pistolstar.com.

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