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Specops Launches Specops Password Sync and Specops Password Suite

New Product Enables Unified Password Protection Policy for All Connected Business Systems (June 11, 2012)

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- Microsoft TechEd North America - Specops Software, a global innovation leader in desktop management and password management software, today announced the launch of Specops Password Sync and the Specops Password Suite. Specops Password Sync is a new offering that enables users to create a unified password policy for all connected business systems, while Specops Password Suite, a finalist for the "Best of TechEd 2012" award, combines all of Specops' password products into one comprehensive package.

"Most users reset their passwords at regular intervals in accordance with Windows' password policy requirements. The password security requirements in other systems and cloud services may be less stringent and pose a potential risk by making it easier for hackers to access the information stored within them," said Thorbjörn Sjövold, CTO of Specops Software. "With Specops Password Sync, organizations can create one unified password policy which will minimize the risk associated with users writing down their passwords in order to remember them, and enhance overall security."

Specops Password Sync captures and synchronizes all changes to a user's password in Active Directory at the moment they occur, in accordance with synchronization rules defined in Group Policy by the Administrator. When combined with a strong password policy in Windows, or an enhanced password policy with Specops Password Policy, a unified password policy is created for all connected business systems.

Specops Password Suite is a complete package of all three Specops security offerings: Specops Password Policy, Specops Password Sync and Specops Password Reset. Within the suite, Specops has added new functionality to help organizations to become compliant with the National Institute of Science and Technology's (NIST) password guidelines.

"By launching Specops Password Sync and offering the full suite, we have made it possible to increase password security while at the same time reducing the cost of password management, both within an organization's own data center and the cloud-based systems where these functions are currently non-native," continued Sjövold.

Specops Password Suite offers a comprehensive solution for password management in all Windows environments by including:

  • Enhanced password security and extended usable lifetime for passwords as a trusted security mechanism

  • The ability to extend the enhanced password security to all other systems used within an organization

  • Users the ability to reset their own passwords securely, whenever and wherever necessary

  • Cost savings associated with password-related help desk issues

  • Quick Return on Investment as organizations can leverage existing hardware and infrastructure

Specops Software is exhibiting at booth number 606 at the Microsoft TechEd conference in Orlando, June 11-14, 2012. For more information please visit the booth or the Specops 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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