Password security is vital to an organization’s overall security. This is because nearly everything is becoming connected to the Internet, and with all of that connectivity comes many different login credentials. All of us have large amounts of usernames and passwords to keep track of, and one common method to help manage them is to use simple passwords that are easy to remember. However, these weak passwords can lead to the exposure of sensitive company data. This is why enforcing password complexity is a critical component of strong security.

Good password practices help ensure that your IT infrastructure is locked down and protected. One way to ensure that you are following these practices is by using JumpCloud’s Password Complexity Builder. This tool makes it exponentially harder for hackers to crack your user’s password by ensuring that your employees are utilizing those that meet or exceed your organization’s security requirements.

Our simple-to-use interface also allows you to govern all aspects of your organization’s password complexity. You can see which user’s credentials fall out of compliance while also giving your users the ability to completely self-manage their password creations and resets, removing the burden from administrators. Our Directory-as-a-Service® platform also makes it easy to revoke access. This allows you to quickly and remotely take back control in case of departing employees or any potential account breaches. Another layer of control that you have is the ability to determine what degree of difficulty a password must have. This feature is perfect for meeting compliance regulations, as many different settings are required for passwords depending on the regulation.

JumpCloud’s password builder allows you to set the following requirements:

  • Length of password 
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Numbers
  • Special characters 
  • Password reuse criteria
  • Failed password attempt lockout settings

Another common method users employ in password management is to reuse credentials. This method is an even more serious risk than just having a weak password. If a user has the same credentials for their IT resources and for a website with lesser security protocols, a breach at the independent site would compromise their business credentials as well. Due to this concern, our Directory-as-a-Service® platform provides mechanisms to make sure users aren’t reusing passwords for their personal accounts from their business accounts.

If you would like to increase your security, or if you would like to enforce your compliance requirements, check out JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service®. You can try out the password complexity management tools for yourself free by clicking here. Your first 10 users are free forever. Alternatively, if you have any questions about how you can improve your password complexity, feel free to contact us.