Benefits of the nFront Password FilterSuzanne Peck
Are you contemplating the purchase of the nFront Password Filter? Well, look no further! Password security is too important of a topic to be taken lightly these days with the advanced technology that hackers have available for their use against you. Below are eight reasons why you need the nFront Password Filter on your network today!
Proactive, NOT Reactive
Nfront Password Filter rejects non-compliant passwords before they are allowed on your network. Gone are the days of running a password cracker nightly to see if key accounts can be cracked.
No Single Point of Failure
Each Domain Controller runs nFront Password Filter and there are NO API CALLS THAT LEAVE THE DOMAIN CONTROLLER! Thus, there is no dependency on other “password policy servers.” When the T1 to corporate is down, any local DC can filter the password change and support the nFront Password Filter Clients. Competing solutions rely on “password policy servers” so they subject the password change process to network latency and do not guarantee the passwords are filtered if the “password policy server” is not reachable. With other solutions, be sure to read the disclaimers and micetype.
Simple Group Policy Control
Notice that with other products you have to load their snap-in or executable on your system to control policy settings. nFront Password Filter uses a Group Policies and requires only that you load the provided ADM template one time on 1 domain controller. From there, the GPO replicates and can be administered from any domain controller and workstation using Active Directory Users and Computers or the Group Policy Management Console.
Ease of use- GPO Control Done Right
nFront Password Filter is controlled via Group Policies. No fancy front ends. No pretty MMC snap-ins to forget to load. Simply create a new GPO, load our template file and it replicates to ALL domain controllers. You can run Active Directory Users and Computers. While the software is controlled via GPO, the policies are linked to groups of users. Competitors allow you to put password policy GPOs all over the place. If you have ever had to troubleshoot GPO issues with RSoP and other tools, you know it is not fun. With nFront Password Filter, all policy configurations are controlled from one single GPO and policies are linked to existing group which you already use to control access to data. Nothing could be simpler and easier to troubleshoot or maintain. Don’t just take our word for it, read some of the product testimonials.
No Reboots to Upgrade
nFront Password Filter allows you to dynamically upgrade the filtering engine without rebooting your domain controllers.
Very Fast Filtering Engine
Our filtering engine has been tested by a Fortune 100 customer with over 11,000 password changes per minute. If it can handle that volume, it should surely spend most of its time sleeping on your network.
Easily Customized Dictionary
Competitors use cumbersome GUI tools to manipulate the dictionary “wordlists.” nFront Password Filter gives you full control and allows you to directly edit the dictionary.txt file in any ANSI-compatible editor (like Notepad). You can even add and mix words from different languages. We have many international customers who use many languages in the dictionary file. We also have many customers which use the dictionary to block keywords disallowed by applications like SAP and Peoplesoft.
Very Fast Dictionary Check
We can scan a new password against over 2.5 million words in less than a second. Now, you can take those hacking word lists and throw them into our dictionary file.