Keeping passwords secure can be very challenging. It’s even more challenging for a company with many employees. It’s not uncommon that each person has dozens or even hundreds of business passwords in use. And the implementation of strong passwords is not very easy.
A good password contains a specific minimum of characters, which should be a combination of upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters. Even if someone actually uses such a password, it is difficult to remember. And when you’ve just managed to remember your complicated but secure password, it has expired and needs to be changed. Imagine a scenario where one has to remember many of these passwords. That’s quite impossible for most of us.
In this situation, many people make common mistakes in creating and storing their passwords:
- Using the same password everywhere
- Using passwords that are different only in a single character
- Using personal information in passwords
- Using passwords that are too short
- Remembering passwords on a device
- Storing a password list on their computers
It is one huge security risk.
The solution? Passwords managers!
Password managers offer greater security and more convenience for using passwords to access online services. Greater security is usually achieved through the capability of most password manager applications to generate unique, long, complex passwords for all online accounts and the secure, encrypted storage of these passwords either in a local or cloud-based vault. More convenience is provided by using a single master password to access the password vault rather than trying to memorize different passwords for all accounts.
There are many different password managers, offering various features with different benefits as well as prices. But which should you choose? We recommend Passbolt.
Passbolt is a privacy-focused, team-oriented password manager. While making team collaboration and password-sharing easy and convenient, Passbolt offers the highest level of security for safekeeping personal and business secrets. There is a Pro version (paid) as well as a Community Edition (free). Both cloud and on-premises hosting is supported. On top of that, it is an open-source solution, meaning it is thoroughly checked and verified by a large community.
Davies Meyer can help your company easily incorporate Passbolt in your everyday workflows and offers you the following services:
- Passbolt setup and configuration
- Employee training
- Backup and restore procedures