Specops Password Policy receives 5-star rating
(Last updated on January 2, 2019)
Recently Help Net Security reviewed our password security tool, Specops Password Policy. The result was a 5-star rating, their highest possible score. They summed the tool up as “easy and intuitive to use, and works as advertised.” So just what was it about Specops Password Policy that garnered such praise?
Help Net Security noted that all of the components, even those that are optional, took less than 15 minutes to install. As for the user experience, it simplifies regulations and guidelines of industry standards and governing bodies with pre-loaded templates to enforce Microsoft, NIST, NCSC, and NSA recommendations. With the added blacklist feature, it is possible to fine-tune these policies even further by blocking users from using leaked or common passwords.
The freeware component Specops Password Auditor also caught their attention. This tool scans and reports on password policy settings. They found it helpful that the auditor tool was able to report on how each password policy aligns with various compliance recommendations. The flexible way in which the information was processed and presented was an added bonus.
To learn more about what helped Specops Password Policy earn such praise from Help Net Security, check out their review here.
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