Custom password blacklisting comes to Active Directory

The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that two out of three network breaches exploited weak or stolen credentials, the company said.

IT departments have tried to coach users into choosing complex passwords and employed the use of password policies, but this doesn´t solve the problem. There are millions of bad passwords that meet common policies. Password policies do, however, annoy end-users with frequently required password changes. The built-in password policy in Windows is no longer good enough.

Password RBL ensures that end-users choose strong passwords that hackers don´t already know. And now companies can add their own banned passwords to further customize the service to their needs. If users are picking strong passwords, then they should be allowed to keep them for longer. Truly a win-win situation.

Password RBL´s Password Firewall for Windows is extremely lightweight, features an easy wizard-based installation that only needs to be run on Domain Controllers, and doesn´t require end-users or IT staff to learn anything new. Furthermore, Password Firewall follows the exact same pricing model as direct API access to the Password RBL blacklist and both products can be used simultaneously under the same subscription.

Password RBL, founded in 2013, is a provider of affordable and easy to use password blacklist solution.