Password Management services for business
Updated: December 29, 2019
2018. 1Password improves password strength
Password management service 1Password adds a neat new feature that lets users check whether a password they’re thinking of using has already been breached. At which point it will suggest they pick another. This is in addition to the more usual password strength indicator bar that tries to encourage web users to improve their security practices. The pwnage check builds on that by further reducing the risk of password reuse because it’s verifying if the specific password has appeared in a number of known data breaches.
2016. Password manager LastPass is now free
LastPass, the password manager owned by LogMeIn, is making a core component of its service free. Before now users could access the the browser extension for free but had to pay a $12 annual fee to take their passwords with them on mobile. From now this feature is free. Free services will also now include two-factor authentication, password generation and sync, and access from unlimited devices. Basically, LastPass is now charging only for enhanced features rather than convenient access. The company also earns revenue from its enterprise offerings. LastPass says that the change is motivated by a commitment to bringing password security to the masses. But the pricing change might also be intended to lure users from other paid password management services.
2016. Password management startup Dashlane raised $22.5M
Dashlane, the startup that provides a platform for users to manage their passwords and online identities across multiple sites and apps, has raised a further $22.5 million in funding. The market for identity protection and password protection has perhaps never been stronger than it is today. There is a growing wave of mainstream services that you consume in the cloud that need you to authenticate who you are. But the instances of malicious hackers uncovering and using your credentials for nefarious purposes seem to be rising at an alarming rate. The company says it has more than 5 million consumers in over 150 countries, and it has enabled $6 billion in e-commerce transactions to date.
2015. LogMeIn acquired password management service LastPass
Remote access software maker LogMeIn has acquired the online password management software maker LastPass for $110 million. LastPass, a competitor with Dashlane, 1Password, and others, offered a suite of tools to help users stay safe online. Its core product is a password management software application that helps you create strong, secure passwords for the websites you visit as well as keep other private information in “secure notes.” A native desktop application for OS X, released earlier this year, introduced a “Security Check” tool that let users quickly scan all their passwords to see if they were secured properly. The company also offers web browser extensions, and a mobile app.
2015. Password manager Zoho Vault allows users to sign-up from Android devices
Online password management software Zoho Vault adds several new features. The updated Android app for Zoho Vault now allows users to sign-up from their devices. Users can now easily create an account with Zoho Vault, either personal or organizational, and get started with Zoho Vault via their Android devices. Administrators can now increase security levels in Zoho Vault by imposing restrictions based on the IPs from which their users access Vault. The recent update also gives users an option to select an existing chamber to which they would like the secrets to be imported to. This saves them from having to manually add each secret to a chamber after import. Users can now change the type of secrets from one to another (ex. from Windows to Unix) with ease, instead of the earlier procedure – having to delete the secret(s) as a whole and create a new one altogether with the desired secret type.