Technical Note

Password Express Security –
A technical note
Password Express is a next generation password management and...
The following are the interactions between various components as indicated in the diagram:
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Password Express is a next generation password management and password synchronization tool that provides users with reduced sign on experience across all applications and password self-service from any
device, anytime and anywhere. With Password Express, users only need to remember one complex password and not many.

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  1. 1. Technical Note Password Express Security – A technical note Password Express is a next generation password management and password synchronization tool that provides users with reduced sign on experience across all applications and password self-service from any device, anytime and anywhere. With Password Express, users only need to remember one complex password and not many. Security in Password Express Password Express benefits Increase user convenience and productivity Reduced sign-on across all web and thick client applications Password self-service from any device, anytime and anywhere Reduce password related help-desk calls Achieve compliance with extensive auditing and reporting SIMPLE With ILANTUS’s deep domain experience in IAM and security since year 2000, Password Express has been architected ground up considering security best practices to meet industry standard compliance norms. Password Express deals with some sensitive data that makes it imperative to secure data either at rest or in motion. Password Express Development Right from the development of the tool, the engineering team follows strict security development lifecycle program based on AGILE SCRUM methodologies. Before any version release is done, there are dedicated SPRINTS on peer code review, vulnerability and penetration testing. Security while data is in motion Communication between all Password Express components is over a secured channel as depicted in the diagram. SECURE SWIFT
  2. 2. The following are the interactions between various components as indicated in the diagram: 1. User’s browser to Password Express Server – This communication is over secured HTTP(S) channel and is encrypted. Depending on Password Express deployment architecture, firewall, intrusion detection system, proxy or reverse proxy could be some of the components that may be involved as well. 2. Password Express Server to LDAP – This communication is over secured LDAP(S) channel and is encrypted. 3. Password Express Server to Database – This communication is over secured channel and is encrypted. Security while data is at rest Static data resides in Database. All tables that have sensitive information are encrypted using industry standard AES 256-bit block cipher encryption with unique key per customer. Below table highlights the various additional security parameters of Password Express Security Parameter Remarks  Multi-Factor Authentication   Secured Vault  In addition to regular userid/password based authentication, Password Express also supports multi-factor authentication built on HMAC-SHA1 algorithm. The second level of authentication adds additional layer of security for user authentication. For password self-service, Password Express stores challenge response questions in a secured vault within the database. All sensitive information such as challenge response question is encrypted with industry standard AES 256-bit block cipher encryption with unique key per customer.  Password Express at runtime synchronizes password across all applications. No password is stored in the Password Express database or secured vault. Vulnerability and Penetration Testing  Every Password Express release undergoes thorough vulnerability and penetration testing to ensure strict security standard is followed. Extensive Auditing & Logging  All events on Password Express are audited and log levels can be configured. SIEM integration for co-relations and analytics  SIEM solutions could be integrated with Password Express audit tables for co-relations to detect anomalies at the enterprise level. Password in Secured Vault ILANTUS is a pioneer in identity and access management for more than a decade in industry delivering the most comprehensive identity solution through its unique Hosting Express (HXP). The HXP is built on a unique framework that enables components from multiple vendors of your choice to be integrated into a unified solution, delivered in cloud or on-premise, and managed by you or ILANTUS. All major Identity & Access Management components - Identity & Access Governance, User Administration & Provisioning and Identity & Access intelligence are incorporated in the HXP framework. HOSTING

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