The new technology and devices have put into our hands a lot of potentials. The services on the internet can make you find an interesting community, a new job, or even a new dream.
With businesses, where SaaS products getting more in front of their critical systems, it’s a common thing that we use many services by creating accounts whether it’s just a mail or even your official login to access business data.
We all know using the same passwords and logins in multiple service accounts can potentially put our entire system at risk as some vulnerable services can give way for hackers to find ways to access other accounts easily. But don’t worry there are a lot of standard Password managers used by businesses to keep their passwords safe, totally unhackable and sometimes even you don’t have to remember all passwords. Here’s the best of that list.
The 1 Password wins first place despite it being costly because of the number of features it carries with it. As the name suggests, you have to remember one master password only.
- 256-bit encrypted master password (on-device protection) that does not have any traces in the system or cloud but is only known to you. A secret key(off-device protection) is present with you in the emergency kit and it should be used along with the master password.
- Watchtower alerts you of password items issues and breaches if any, it scans the dark web too.
- 1Password does not allow you to fill passwords from unverified browsers and only fills the details in the sites for which you saved them.
- For Businesses, one-click login and easy integrations with regular apps already used like slack. etc.,
- Vault storage and sharing with custom groups, roles, and even guest access. Moreover, with the 1Password business, all employees get free 1Password family access.
- It is available in Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and also in Chrome OS as well as extensions in the browsers.
These wonderful features have a price to pay that’s rather costlier compared to others with fewer features, but it’s a win-win for businesses and individuals with family access, which ensures the data and breach of passwords are nearly impossible. Business subscription costs $7.99 per user/month.
Dashlane is another one of the top password managers to use, and considering businesses you would have to use the premium subscription that gives usage in unlimited features.
- Sync across unlimited devices and unlimited password storage with form and payment autofill features.
- It monitors the dark web and alerts you against breaches of data with a VPN option for Wi-Fi protection.
- Automatic password generator and changer reduce the effort and time managing passwords with unique 2 factor authentication similar to the one 1Password uses.
- Secure notes, password sharing, and 1GB of encrypted file storage options.
- Create groups, integrations, roles, and access limits for employees with SSO options.
- It is supported in macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, and major browsers.
You have to pay $5/month billed annually for the team and $8/month for business (comes with free family premium accounts and unlimited access).
Keeper is similar to 1Password and Dashlane with completely encrypted storage of data and password management. It is best for teams and businesses.
- Keeper Unlimited subscription offers unlimited password storage, identity, and payments.
- It features Face ID and Fingerprint login.
- You can sync to multiple devices and share recording securely among teams.
- It has application support in Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and most used browsers with 24/7 support and emergency access.
- Password generators, Dark web monitoring, secure messaging, advanced security alerts, and SSO options are some of the common features.
There are various plans and pricing available with the highest being the Enterprise plan starting at £95 per year.
Nordpass is a simple and easy-to-use password manager and the sibling of the famous NordVPN. It may lack a few powerful features of the above apps but it costs less and in simple ways, it does what it needs to do.
- Available in most platforms with simple to use, intuitive and elegant interface.
- Import, store, generate and share unlimited passwords with sharing permissions, folder sharing, and sync to all of your devices.
- It has app-based and security key-based multi-factor authentications and the security is audited by Cure53.
- Autofill logins, addresses, and payments securely.
- Data breach scanner and user activity logs in enterprise settings.
Nordpass comes with a 7-day free trial that can be used with a single device and for businesses pricing starts from $3.59 per user. Do check out their demo page.
When it comes to free versions, Last Pass outdoes the other competitors with fairly more options and usage and it also gives robust features to use with the premium paid version.
- The free version is good with options that are relevant to a single user, with a family pack and premium versions for business.
- Password checker, storage, sharing, and data breach scan on the dark web are some of the common features it carries and can be used across all devices and browsers.
- It offers 1 GB of encrypted storage and stores all digital records.
- Business plans include administrator dashboards, Integration, and SSO in 1200+ pre-integrated apps and unlimited users.
The price in business plans costs $4 per user/month for a team of less than 50 and $6 per user/month for businesses with unlimited users.
LogMeOnce is known for its syncing across all devices effortlessly and for its easy login options with a photo, PIN, or fingerprint, and its highly customizable usage. It comes down in the list mainly because of its too many features that are overwhelming for a basic user and it all comes with a relevant price tag.
- Many unique and patented features can be accessed across major platforms.
- Passwords are shred, encrypted, and stored within your system only. Similarly, the sensitive notes are encrypted like your own secure notepad.
- Password check and real-time online threat/risk monitoring.
- Secure Wallet features for safe online payments.
- Only biometric authentication is required to log in to any of the services.
- It also encrypts your data in cloud services.
- Secure password sharing, dark web monitoring, SSO, 2-factor authentication, and encrypted file storage are some common features available here also.
For a professional user, $2.50/month can be upgraded for the ultimate plan costing $3.50/month with enhanced features.
Keypass XC is a unique open-source free-to-use password manager with support apps and extensions on major platforms. The sync across devices should be done manually by the user, but it’s no-nonsense as it is free to use. It is recommended for technically sound users as there are a lot of versions, apps, and services developed and available every day.
- Open source code-based password manager for advanced users who can identify and even correct flaws.
- Stores all the passwords in encrypted versions in a digital vault secured with a key or a master password.
- The database syncing should be done manually using services like Dropbox or some recommended services.
It’s free to use and under a GNU license. Recommended for advanced users only.
So next time when you have problems in creating and remembering passwords, look back here for some cool ideas.