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Specops Password Policy

Get serious about password security with technology that helps you enforce best practices.

Specops Password Policy helps you increase password security in your Active Directory environment. You can use Specops Password Policy to enforce password rules, meet compliance requirements and help users select stronger passwords. Specops Password Policy extends the functionality of Group Policy and allows you to configure a different set of rules for different types of users.

Specops Password Policy is a component of the Specops Password Management solution. Specops Password Management addresses both security and flexibility needs by enabling organizations to reach their appropriate level of security across multiple target systems while greatly reducing IT support costs through self-service, accessible anytime, and from any device.

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  • Policies based on complexity requirements

    Specops Password Policy is customizable – allowing you to apply various requirements and/or restrictions to create the level of complexity required for your organization. Specops Password Policy can be configured to use classic password rules, and/or passphrase, which can be applied to all users or some users. For example, users with access to sensitive information can be assigned a policy that enforces password complexity while users with little or no access to sensitive information can be assigned a less restrictive password policy. This allows your organization to meet password-related regulatory requirements in a quick and cost-effective manner.

    Passphrases

    Most legacy systems don’t support passwords greater than eight characters. Specops Password Policy’s passphrase support overcomes this limitation and gives you the flexibility to increase password length to, for example, 20 characters. You can now create powerful yet simple password policy: if the password is shorter than the minimum length set in the passphrase options, the standard length and complexity rules apply – if not, the passphrase requirements kick in.

    End-user focused

    No more generic error messages when a password fails to meet complexity requirements. With Specops Password Policy your end users will be given clear information on what rules they must comply with. Additionally, the solution also notifies users when their passwords are about to expire.

    • Multiple Language Support
    • Informative client messages when a user fails to meet Password Policy rules
    • Password expiration email notifications
    • Policies that are complex enough to meet the needs of end users based on business roles
    • Forbids user names, display names, specific words, consecutive characters and incremental passwords
    • Support for multiple dictionaries
    • Enforces use of passphrase policy support
    • Prevent brute force attacks