User Benefits of a Password Manager

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According to a 2014 article published by Naked Security, on average, a person has 19 passwords. What is more alarming, one in three people have weak passwords. As applications and data move to new channels, users are experiencing a proliferation of accounts and their corresponding credentials. Digitalization, the cloud, mobile technology, high-performance computing analytics and social media, each one of these technologies disrupt organizations and carry implications on time, space, place and economics of the end-users.

This push towards a society that requires more accounts and networks to pass through mixes with a cybersecurity landscape that continues to escalate in the number of and sophistication of attacks presents a greater need for password manager solutions.

Password manager, or the access control of multiple related, but independent software systems through the use of one password, provides cost-effective benefits to organizations and simplifies log-on process for the end users. With a password manager, a user logs in once and gains access to all the applications without being prompted to log in again each time they pass through to another system or network.

But how exactly can a solution like password manager add value to the end user?

Time

With a single account, there is only one password to remember. This means that one password can be more secure. It can use 14 characters or more and mix up upper case letters, lower case letters, such as d1g1t5 and \/\/@ckies.- example by Naked Security.

Space

Password manager allows users to authenticate at a single location and access a broad range of services in a seamless navigation experience. This provides an experience for the end-user that transcends space and adds services and value previously not at their disposal.

Place

Password Manager’s capability to unite non-integrated systems provides it with the ability to scale to a mobile and global world. This capability includes the demands of social media and cloud services from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), to Platform as a Service (PaaS) to Software as a Service (SaaS).

Economics

Since password manager solutions provide users with more access to non-integrated systems, and streamline the passwords down to one, the money and time saved by the end user is arguably invaluable. Also, since you can make your password more secure, password manager may save users from possible future breaches and hacks.

The importance of password manager underscores further importance of these solutions to be user-friendly. By incorporating an easy-to-implement and use password manager on your network, your users will experience seamless and protected access to countless networks and services through the use of just one highly-secure password.

This Blog was brought to you by Hypersocket and its CEO, Lee David Painter. With over 20 years of industry experience as a pioneer in IT Security, Lee developed the world’s first OpenSource browser-based SSL VPN (SSL-Explorer). Today Lee runs Hypersocket, a leader in virtual private network technology.
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