I’ve previously shared that our team tested LastPass for almost a year after it came out and found it to be dependable and extremely productive. Put simply, LastPass is a password management system. It helps you generate, retrieve, and keep track of secure passwords for multiple accounts.
Here are a few benefits of LastPass you may not be aware of.
Family password management
If you’re using LastPass for personal use, you can set up LastPass Families. It will allow you to store all of your family’s passwords and sensitive information for just $4 a month for your entire family.
You can add up to five other users to your LastPass Families account and share only the information you want with only the people you want to share it with.
Team password management
If LastPass Families sounds good but you want a more professional version for your team at work, then LastPass Teams may be the right fit for you. It’s similar to LastPass Families, but geared more toward organizations.
For just $29 per user per year, you can add multiple team members to LastPass Teams. You can safely share login information and digital records with security controls and restrictions based on your team’s needs.
Each employee gets their own vault for safeguarding their own passwords. And your Admin Console gives you user data at your fingertips, including things like whose passwords are weak and who is reusing the same password in multiple places.
Plug-and-play in multiple environments
LastPass is available for your desktop and mobile devices. On the desktop, extensions are available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. You simply download and install the extension, then you’ll find the LastPass button in your browser toolbar.
As far as mobile devices go, an app is available for iOS devices, Windows Phones, and in Google Play. The way the integration works across different devices varies, but it gives you access to your synchronized information on all devices regardless.
As you might expect, the first priority of LastPass is to safeguard your data. In fact, data is encrypted on your local device using strong encryption algorithms. Data in your vault is kept a complete secret, even from LastPass. The team there does not have access to your master password or your keys used to encrypt and decrypt data.
Two-factor authentication adds an extra level of security. It requires a second login step beyond username and password before authorizing access to your information.
For both ourselves and clients, we’ve found that LastPass saves time and helps protect sensitive information from hackers. Of course, if you’re using LastPass, be sure you log out of your computer to keep your information safe.