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9/28/2015
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10 Password Managers For Business Use

Beyond helping end users keep track of their logins, some password managers can integrate with Active Directory and generate compliance reports.
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Password manager software makes promises that many infosec officers would like to believe. Instead of the users who have one weak password for everything and the users who have offices wallpapered with passwords scribbled on sticky notes, all users would have strong, unique passwords for each account. (Those passwords would be securely stored, encrypted, within a password manager, and the user would only need to remember one master password to access it.)

Sounds nice, but most password managers were not built for CISOs; they were built for consumers. Most do not allow for sharing of passwords, so they won't stop users from emailing passwords for shared accounts back and forth.

Most don't enforce corporate password policies, or help with provisioning and de-provisioning of users, or integrate with Active Directory. Their help desks won't be up to responding to pressing business demands. They won't operate on all the client platforms you need. They won't generate the kinds of logs you need or comply with privacy regulations and who knows what kind of key management they do?

But luckily, there are some password managers that can fit these business needs, including some enterprise versions of the leading consumer applications. Here's a selection of them.

 

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad ... View Full Bio

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2/13/2017 | 9:45:51 PM
Intuitive Password online password manager
I use "Intuitive Password" online password manager. I have tried many password managers and I keep coming back to Intuitive Password. It is absolutely the easiest to use, will suggest dynamic passwords for me, it works on all devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs) without installation. It is free but has an inexpensive yearly subscription if necessary. One of the best part is if I need to fill in a user name and password on a specific site, I just click on the little login button shown on the plugin, and Intuitive Password will fill in the info requested for me. There is not a word great enough to express my feelings on this awesome product!
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10/5/2015 | 6:33:03 AM
Weekest link in security
Passwod managers can still be one more additional layer of security that can be added to the prevent compromising of security ,the best solution to ensure the passwords are protected is to educate the users regarding how to save passwords,how to prevent password sharing.

 

-Tej Gandhi

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Blog Voyage,
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10/3/2015 | 9:18:16 AM
Re: Passwordstate
Thanks for feedback mate
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cyberinferno,
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9/28/2015 | 11:14:06 PM
Passwordstate
We use ClickStudios Passwordstate at work. It runs on an IIS/MSSQL backend (self-hosted) and features Active Directory authentication. IT is free for up to 5 users, and that's all we've had need for thus far (will likely be purchasing a license later). You can customize just about anything you want regarding password fields, different lists, permissions (group or individual), etc. I've never tried using the mobile site (no app available). A Chrome extension is available, but I've honestly never used it.
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