Krontech Introduces Offering for Companies Facing Access Control System (ACS) End of Life Decisions

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Krontech's Single Connect solution supports TACACS+ and Radius authentication capabilities to enterprises around the world.

“Krontech collaborated with several of our largest customers and other technology partners to create a solution that is simpler to implement, much more scalable, and built from the ground up for virtualized networks.”

Krontech™ (KRONT.IS), a global leader in Privileged Account Management systems, announced today it has been implementing and continues to roll out a full-featured, full-service replacement for Access Control System (ACS) based on TACACS+ and Radius for device network authentication and administration.

In December 2016, it was announced that ACS will no longer be supported, which has been a defacto industry standard for device network authentication and administration. End of life has already occurred for numerous customers and will impact the remaining by August 2018. Virtually every enterprise organization around the world will be impacted by this decision and will need to decide on a plan to support TACACS+ and Radius authentication capabilities.

“Upgrading ACS is not a straightforward version upgrade but instead it is a migration from one product to another, which is time consuming, resource heavy and expensive to support,” said Orhan Yildirim head of product management and marketing for Krontech. “This is why we collaborated with several of our largest customers and other technology partners to create a solution that is simpler to implement, much more scalable, and built from the ground up for virtualized networks.”

Krontech is offering a proof of concept of Single Connect, free of charge, to support the end of life challenge for ACS users. Krontech collaborates with IT teams by reviewing existing ACS deployments to ensure organizational requirements are replicated and/or improved with our Single Connect platform. Not only is Krontech able to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership, we are also strengthening identity access management and privileged access management protocols throughout the organization and providing transparent and detailed pricing.

Last month, Krontech announced that GTT Communications, one of the world’s largest enterprise network service providers, has implemented Single Connect throughout their network, replacing ACS.

In that announcement, James Karimi, senior vice president of engineering at GTT Communications, said “We take network security very seriously, on many levels. Krontech’s Privileged Access Management solution provides an additional line of defense, with software that provides effective reporting, transparency, and control, while simplifying daily operations.”

Single Connect is a Privileged Access Management tool providing secured, centralized and automated management of passwords for administrative, service and application accounts, and the enforcement of policies. The solution includes controlled access to shared accounts, management and monitoring of privileged sessions, commands and actions in real time, and recording and reporting for compliance and audit. The software is Linux-based and easily integrates into existing management platforms, pre-integrated with the most popular email, messaging and other business applications.

About Krontech
Krontech is a software company established in 2007, and produces and integrates advanced technology software in the fields of Access Control Systems, Network Packet Brokerage, Streaming Analytics, Fast Data & Real Time Data Processing, and Next-generation Security and Audit. With cost-efficient, flexible, and tailored solutions, Krontech is a respected and proven partner, supporting many Tier-1 telecom service providers and large global enterprises. Krontech's North American operations are headquartered in New York City with research and development facilities in Istanbul, and regional sales and support offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Please visit http://www.krontech.com

Contact: marketing(at)krontech(dot)com for more information. http://www.krontech.com

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