Most password scanning tools only display the number of passwords that have been compromised; the nFront tool also displays the exact usernames associated with each compromised employee password.

FREMONT, CA: nFront Security, a firm specializing in innovative software solutions for network security, announced the nFront Weak Password Scanner. Companies worldwide can use the free weak password scanner to search their Active Directory against over 700 million compromised passwords in less than a second. The haveibeenpwned database or a custom file of password hashes may be used by the tool.

“Every day we encounter companies who have made large investments in expensive security tools for firewalls, identity management, data encryption, etc.  However, most overlook the need for better passwords.” Gregg Branham, CEO, nFront.

Since the typical data breach costs 3.86 million dollars (IBM), being able to pinpoint any potential problems, such as a data breach or failing an audit, saves the business a lot of stress. Most password scanning tools only display the number of passwords that have been compromised; the nFront tool also displays the exact usernames associated with each compromised employee password. nFront does not charge for the tool; instead, it proposes making a small donation to one of several charities.

When IT managers see passwords like Password1 or Summer2020 on their network, it can be scary. This is to be anticipated, as humans would prefer the easiest option to remember, despite being counterproductive to the business. The next move will be to use the nFront Password Filter to prevent users from making bad password choices. You can have up to ten separate password policies in the same Windows domain with nFront Password Filter. It has the potential to verify a password against the haveibeenpwned database of broken passwords and supports custom dictionary blacklisting. The nFront Weak Password Scanner is a good tool for enhancing password security.

nFront Password Filter, the company’s most well-known program, safeguards data integrity by defining password policies that prohibit the use of easily compromised passwords. This tool enforces password policies for Active Directory and Microsoft SQL servers. nFront Password Filter is used by businesses in over 50 countries, including several Fortune 100 companies, to comply with CJIS, CMMC, SOX, HIPAA, NERC, and PCI specifications.