SOURCE: Special Operations Software

June 10, 2008 07:00 ET

Special Operations Software Announces Availability of Specops Password Policy 3.0

New Major Release Provides Support for Windows Server 2008 and Offers Virtually Limitless Customization and Flexibility for Password Management

TORONTO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Special Operations Software,, a global innovation leader of Group Policy and Windows PowerShell based Systems Management and Security software, today announced at TechEd 2008 the availability of Specops Password Policy 3.0. Specops Password Policy is a password policy enforcer that allows system administrators to specify multiple password policies. Based on Group Policy technology, Specops Password Policy can be configured in any number of Group Policies within Active Directory. Version 3.0 offers granular password complexity and almost limitless flexibility when defining rules for password policies.

"With regular expressions support in Specops Password Policy 3.0 we now support any kind of password policy our customers desire," said Robert Lundh, CEO of Special Operations Software. "This flexibility has been requested by our customers and since their opinions are very important to us it was natural for us to add this functionality."

Key enhancements in Specops Password Policy 3.0 include:

--  Support for Windows Server 2008. Sentinel runs on a Windows Server
    2008 domain controller and the Admin Tools can be used to manage a Windows
    Server 2008 domain.
--  Regular expressions support.
--  New password policy rule which provides the ability to disallow an
    ending digit.
--  A new dictionary option -- Disallow reversed dictionary words.
--  New email options -- Configure email sender and send email without
    password policy information.
--  Interoperability with Specops Password Reset. The interactive control
    for new passwords interacts with Specops Password Policy. The password
    expiration balloon can be clicked if Specops Password Reset is installed in
    the domain.
--  A customizable text option included with the message the end user sees
    when failing to comply with the password policy during a password change.

For more information and to download Specops Password Policy 3.0 visit:

About Special Operations Software

Special Operations Software,, is a global innovation leader of Group Policy based Systems Management and Security software. The company's award-winning solutions offer enterprises of all sizes a compelling ROI by providing flexibility, ease of installation, ease of administration and automation across the following areas: Software deployment, software inventory, hardware inventory, software license management, distributed scripting, Active Directory maintenance and password security. The privately held company was founded in 2001 and its 1500+ customer base is spread across 41 countries. The EMEA HQ is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the North American HQ is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Special Operations Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner in Security Solutions and as an ISV. The products currently available from Special Operations Software are Specops Command™, Specops Deploy™, Specops Suite™, Active Directory Janitor™, Specops Password Policy™, Specops Password Policy BASIC™, Specops Password Reset™, Specops Gpupdate™ and Specops Inventory™.

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