SOURCE: Specops Software

Specops Software

June 30, 2011 10:00 ET

Specops Announces Significant Upgrades to Its Password Management Products

Specops Password Reset 5.0 Enhances Help Desk Productivity and End User Convenience

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - Specops Software, a global innovation leader in desktop management and password management software, today announced significant upgrades to its password management products with the release of Specops Password Reset 5.0.

Specops Password Reset is a self-service portal which allows end users to efficiently and securely reset their Active Directory user accounts without the need to involve help desk staff. Specops Password Reset is easily implemented and does not require extensive modifications to Active Directory.

"Specops' enhanced Password Management is an excellent 'silver bullet' solution for companies looking to enhance password security, improve help desk productivity and introduce user interface customization while reducing costs," said Tobias Oien, CEO, Specops Software.

Password management is an important component of any IT security program. In a world where sophisticated hacking attempts are commonplace, Specops Password Policy helps IT managers ensure that proper password complexity rules are defined, implemented and continually followed across the organization.

"While complexity rules are extremely important for security, reducing help desk calls for password-related issues also helps to control costs. With Specops Password Reset 5.0, these calls can typically be reduced by 80 percent or more," continued Oien.

In addition to improving existing features, Specops Password Reset 5.0 now includes:

  • Multiple Domain Support: New Windows Identity Foundation based authentication architecture allows for the enrollment of users from anywhere in the world. The new architecture also supports the use of the product across multiple domains.

  • Enhanced Enforcement: Improved enrollment enforcement mechanism gives the administrators the option to configure different levels of enforcement actions for the end users.

  • Full Customization: User Interface Customization Tool now allows full customization of every aspect of the end user interface, including graphics and language localizations. The customization tool makes it quick and easy to give the product its own corporate branding.

"Whether your organization has 100,000 employees spread around the globe or one hundred employees located in a few locations, the requirement for enabling secure end user productivity through self-service password reset functionality is absolutely essential," said Oien.

To download the latest release of Specops Password Reset, visit our website at

About Specops Software

Specops Software™,, is an international software vendor offering management products enhancing Active Directory, Group Policy and PowerShell-based technologies. The company was founded in 2001 and is privately held. More than 3000 clients of all sizes in more than 50 countries appreciate the innovation and simplicity associated with award-winning software from Specops Software.

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