STRENGTHEN SECURITY WITHOUT SACRIFICING CONVENIENCE OR PRODUCTIVITY
We are told we need secure passwords in order to keep our network safe, but what happens when you can’t remember hundreds of unique passwords? That’s when a password manager becomes incredibly helpful (and more secure than a note in your phone, your computer or in a drawer with your passwords on it!)
How Does a Password Manager Work?
A password manager stores passwords in a centralized, secure, and encrypted online repository. With the use of a password manager, you only need to remember one master password that unlocks the password manager itself. This makes it much easier to manage all your passwords without having to rely on your memory alone.
Password managers will auto-fill the username and password when signing into a web application or system application with an encrypted credential any time a user is challenged. Your team can also share passwords between and within departments. And when someone changes a shared password, everyone with access gets the updated version.
This method of managing your passwords allows you to enforce strong password policies for your organization without inconveniencing your users. Plus, it boosts productivity by eliminating time wasted in resetting lost or forgotten passwords.
The True Owl Password Manager – Included with Vigilant 365
The True Owl password manager generates complex passwords that include numbers, symbols, and both upper and lower case letters. These passwords are almost impossible for anyone to guess, making it extremely difficult for hackers to gain access to your accounts. Furthermore, using unique passwords for each account ensures that if one password is compromised, your other accounts remain safe.
It’s important to mention that two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your account access by requiring a second form of identification (usually in the form of a code sent to your phone or email.) 2FA is often set up in addition to your password manager to give you even more security. When 2FA is enabled, it doesn’t matter if a hacker somehow manages to guess your password. They still won’t be able to access your account without the second form of identification.
Companies Cannot Afford to be Lazy With Password Management
Implementing a secure password management system can reduce security risks and cyber threats that arise from sloppy, dangerous password habits. Almost every time we do an audit, it’s shocking how often people use the same weak passwords for important sites like banking and business applications. All you have to do is talk to three people in your company and ask them how they store and use passwords. Fair warning: their answers will likely be concerning.
True Owl’s password manager includes security features such as granular access control, version management, and detailed activity logs all with an ultra-secure, SOC 2-compliant platform. Not only will your passwords be strong and safe, but the storage is secure.
If you’re not already using a password manager, it’s time to start. And this functionality is included with our Vigilant 365 service!
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