Advanced Password Manager. Electronic Password Keeper
What is password manager?
A password manager is a service that generates and retrieves strong passwords from encrypted storage. Password managers come in the form of a software application, online services, or hardware tokens, like Hideez Key.
Hideez Key is an advanced password manager that provides secure autologin to desktop, online app, ERP, or CRM system. With a universal password manager business can quickly increase the security of endpoints, deliver the first password, grant or seize privileged access, and manage access to data of temporary staff. Enterprise password management allows seamless incorporation of NIST recommendations using strong passwords, enabling 2FA without expensive employee training. Hideez Enterprise Solution provides passwordless experience for employees – read more about the process in our blog.
Why you need a password manager?
Username and password remain the last mile in endpoint cybersecurity. Credentials are used universally for work email, personal email, Google services, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Online Banking, CRM, ERP system, etc. As of 2017, the average professional keeps track of dozens of user name/password combinations, and around 82% of cyber-attacks were caused by weak or reused passwords. Those combinations are the basis of traditional Identity and Access Management. Yet it is, in fact, remarkably old, cumbersome, unreliable, and insecure as a solution — and less than a third of people use multiple usernames and passwords, leaving their digital identity easily compromised.
Electronic password keeper allows users to save passwords (Hideez Key stores over 1000 of credentials!) and provide secure web login. No need to remember passwords and restore them. Unlike other enterprise password managers, Hideez also allows access to apps and protected files, not only web services. The best passwords are simple ones, secured by 2FA and safely encrypted on a hardware device far from hackers.
The best password manager
The best practice for the security-conscious company is to implement a password management solution that handles the creation and management of users or connected devices as well as user’s access and authentication into external and internal applications, databases, or networks. Whether you are a publicly traded corporation, a government institution, a small to medium-sized business (SMBs), or even a start-up, the need for electronic password keeper has never been greater. In fact, given the regulatory, security, and PR implications, the Hideez Advanced Hardware Password Manager solution could be the most critical information security best practice you will ever implement.
Are password managers safe?
Hideez Key password vault manager addresses challenges in endpoint user authentication with omnichannel password manager, storage, and access management solution for multiple logins across devices and locations, reducing risks of Human Factor. User credentials are encrypted and stored on a hardware device, plus when retrieved, the data is transferred via an encrypted channel.
Using Hideez Enterprise Solution, the end-user can input their credentials from the Hideez Key, but cannot open the vault itself, i.e., does not know the passwords and cannot manipulate them (copy, delete, update, etc.). It allows for advanced password protection not only from external hacks but from unintentional leaks and malicious insider activity.
Bluetooth connectivity for the Hideez password keeper electronic device makes it possible to avoid virus penetration via USB port, as well as “key in a lock” issue, and maintain BYOD policies.
How does electronic password keeper work?
When used in enterprises, IT administrators manage passwords on behalf of the employees. They create employee accounts, register devices, and workstations in Hideez Enterprise Server. Then they save passwords for the required websites and services. Once an employee connects his/her Hideez Key to a PC, the credentials are transferred from the server to the device. Since the server doesn’t store credentials after the data transfer, no one can see or leak the password. Employees login in seconds by pressing a button on their Hideez Key or using hotkeys.
Hideez Password Keeper security vault also allows unlocking a PC. Several methods are available: proximity controls, tap on a Bluetooth dongle or RFID reader. To secure a computer with 2FA admins can set up a PIN or master password.
The most common user cases and benefits of the password manager
- Username and password keeper is required for employees dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
- RFID is used for access to restricted and hazardous areas.
Offline password keeper Hideez Key mitigates the following risks and reduces the impact of negative factors on core operations:
- Hideez Key helps to reduce the human factor during the identification and authentication process.
- Solves “weak password”, “forgot password” and “recover password” problems for both users and IT department.
- Eliminates the need for remembering passwords.
- Automatically blocks the PC or application when the user isn’t around with proximity controls.
Hideez Safe Password Keeper Application
Password Keeper Application Hideez Safe works with the latest versions of the most popular Internet browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Edge. In these browsers, Hideez Safe determines the site domain name from the current browser tab and uses it to select the appropriate passwords. As well as other password management applications, it protects the user from keylogging, phishing, malware, and other password related attacks.
Hideez Key requires the installation of the best password keeper app — Hideez Safe. Using Hideez Key along with Hideez Safe allows users to perform the following operations:
- Lock/unlock PC based on proximity using the radio-signal indicator for the Bluetooth signal (RSSI).
- Store user credentials from web and desktop services.
- Encrypt data, according to the AES-128, RSA-1024 and ECC.
Hideez Safe is a digital password manager that auto-updates from Hideez.com. The primary purpose of the digital password manager is to protect the user from phishing and malware. Unlike other password management applications, Hideez Safe never sends credentials into the cloud or to the third party.
With Bluetooth connectivity and RFID tracking, password keeper Hideez Key is a powerful tool for maintaining cybersecurity policies, human resource management, and corporate safety. Password manager applications: Healthcare, Law, Banking, Finance, Hospitality industries, and other areas.