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Keeper Security offers a seamless password management solution that can be used across all popular platforms, browsers, and devices. If you are looking to take control of your security online and want a solution that can be tailored to fit, then Keeper could be a good option for you. Unique to Keeper is its block and build design meaning you can customize the level of security and features to meet your specific needs for individual, family, or business use. The standalone Keeper Unlimited plan is the cheapest password plan on the market but we recommend bolstering the level of security by adding on BreachWatch.
- Multiple add-ons to customize security and features.
- Affordable plans for everyone (individuals, families, and businesses).
- Decent support ranging from chatbots to extensive self-help guides
- Easy to use
- Free plan is limited
- It is not open-source, meaning it can’t be openly audited by security experts
6 Things You Need to Know Before You Use Keeper.
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There are three things you need to know about Keeper’s security model:
- Zero-knowledge design – Whenever you log into your vault the encryption and decryption of your passwords and other sensitive data takes place on your device, meaning that Keeper never sees your passwords.
- Multi-tiered encryption – Keeper uses multiple layers of AES256, a top-secret classification encryption standard of the U.S. Government, to create a fortified password vault. This can be likened to a double locking system on a safe.
- It isn’t open-source – The source code of the security model cannot be openly audited. However, it is worth noting that Keeper has never been hacked and uses the same level of encryption as all other password managers.
Put simply, your data is secure with Keeper.
The Keeper security model has a zero-knowledge design giving you full control over the encryption and decryption of your data.
Whenever you log into your vault the encryption and decryption of your passwords and other sensitive data takes place on your device, also known as on-the-fly on-device encryption, meaning that Keeper never sees your true passwords but rather strings of encrypted data. In simple terms, this means that even if Keeper’s servers were to be hacked, hackers wouldn’t see any of your unencrypted data because Keeper doesn’t store it themselves. This method of protection isn’t unique to Keeper – it is a standard procedure of all password managers. Nevertheless, it is an important measure.
To recap, Keeper doesn’t have any access to the data stored in your vault, nor do they have access to your Master Password. The only information that Keeper has access to is your email address, details of your subscription plan, and the types of devices that you use with your account.
To provide a layered security model to further enhance the protection of your data, Keeper makes use of multi-tiered encryption to offer some of the most advanced data protection available amongst password managers.
Most notably, each record of your data stored in your vault is individually encrypted with AES256 (Advanced Encryption Standard). AES256 is commonly used as a top-secret classification standard of the U.S. Government.
Keeper also uses a dual security encryption key feature to protect your data. To decrypt your data both keys are required. The first key is generated locally on your device and the second is generated when you use your master password, the only password to unlock your vault. This can be likened to a double locking system on a safe.
It Can’t Be Openly Audited
Overall, Keeper’s model can be considered to be safe and secure. However, one key thing to be aware of is that the model isn’t open-source, meaning it can’t be openly audited by security experts. Other password managers like LastPass use open-source models so they can continually improve the level of security offered as a result of cybersecurity experts investigating every aspect of them.
If you’re looking for a password manager that you can customize to suit your specific needs, Keeper could be a good option for you. With its block and build design, you can customize the level of security and features to meet your specific needs for individual, family, or business use.
Keeper remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to. Store unlimited items, seamlessly log into the sites you have accounts with and take advantage of the consistent security audits to improve password health.
As standard, Keeper offers all of the features you need to effectively protect your sensitive data. However, if you choose to signup to Keeper, we recommend adding BreachWatch, a secure and powerful way to monitor the internet and dark web for any of your data that may have become compromised as a result of data breaches, for a fully comprehensive protection plan.
A password vault is an online safe, similar to the ones you find in a brick and mortar bank, wherein you can securely keep all your sensitive information.
As with all other password managers, signing up to Keeper will grant you access to your private vault where you can store and manage your passwords, private files, and other types of data.
Having a password vault is a standard feature of password managers and so, it shouldn’t be a factor in your decision. We recommend focusing on more of the advanced features, which we will highlight throughout the review.
However, one useful tip to know is that if you sign up to either Keeper’s Business or Enterprise plan, each user included in your plan will also be given a private vault to store personal data, thereby separating it from any business passwords and files.
Unlimited Password, Identity & Payment Storage
One of the key benefits of Keeper is the ability to not only store unlimited passwords, but also identity and payment information including Passport Numbers, your Driver’s License, addresses, and credit card numbers.
Storing all of your data in one location has its benefits. You’ll no longer be sat scratching your head trying to remember your login details for your social media profile, online banking accounts, or even searching for your bank card to enter your payment details when shopping online – simply open your vault, find the information you need and login, or even better, let Keeper auto-fill it for you – more on that later.
We are all guilty of saving sensitive information in spreadsheets, jotting them down on a bit of scrap paper, or even storing them in the notes section on our phones. However, all of these storage methods are unsafe and open to digital thieves to hack and access. Storing all of your data in a vault can be likened to storing it in an impenetrable fortuitous, whereby encryption layers turn your data into random strings of code that can only be deciphered by yourself when you open your vault with your Master Password.
Unlimited storage is available to anyone, even Free plan users. This gets a round of applause from us, especially as some password managers, like 1Password, don’t offer a free version, whereas others offer limited storage. If unlimited storage is something you would find useful (which we think you will) then Keeper could be a good option for you. But, before you go clicking that ‘Sign Up’ button, read on to discover what else they have to offer. Also, just so you are aware – LastPass provides unlimited storage in their Free plan – you can read more about that in our LastPass Review.
Unlimited Devices & Sync
Having unlimited password, identity, and payment storage is great but being able to access and use your data across all your devices is where the real benefit lies.
Free users can only access their data on one device which, from our experience testing multiple password managers, is a major downfall. We are sure you probably surf the internet on your phone, laptop, and maybe even your tablet intermittently. Being able to securely store your passwords across all your devices is essential to ensure that no stone is left unturned allowing for thieves to take advantage of weak spots.
The reason why Keeper only allows you to use their services on one device in their Free plan is simply that they want you to upgrade to one of their Premium plans. Which is what we recommend too. Here’s why:
Signing up to the Premium plan lifts the one device restriction allowing for unlimited device usage. This, in itself, warrants the small cost of $29.99 for an annual subscription.
In addition, Keeper will instantly sync all your data stored in your vault across all your different devices that you want to use with your account. When synchronization between devices takes place, the data is encrypted and then sent over an encrypted Transport Layer Security (TLS) tunnel to ensure it can’t be intercepted and is kept safe in the Keeper Security Vault (their servers).
That is the average number of online accounts that a person has.
Remembering more than 3 passwords is hard enough, let alone trying to create and memorize 27 unique, strong, passwords. As a result, many of us tend to use the same password for multiple accounts. We all know that the safest option is to use a unique password for every account but as human beings, we find that very difficult. This is where the Keeper password generator offers an easy-to-use solution to ensure your safety online.
Whenever you open a new account or want to change an old password, the password generator will instantly generate strong passwords made up of a lengthy combination of numbers and symbols. After creating a password it can be securely stored in your vault and then auto-filled when required. You don’t have to tear your hair out trying to remember strong passwords – simply let Keeper do all the hard work for you.
KeeperFill, otherwise known as auto-fill, gives you the convenience of having your login and other credentials automatically filled when you visit websites, as well as having new account information saved to your vault.
Autofill is a common feature used by all password managers to make logging into the sites you have accounts with seamlessly.
Let us set the scene for you, you open Facebook and navigate to the login page. You are presented with 2 boxes, one for your email, the other for your password. If you already have your Facebook credentials stored in your vault, KeeperFill will immediately prompt you to automatically fill your login information, removing the need for you to laboriously write out your email and password. One-click and you’ll be logged in. If it is the first time that you are visiting Facebook since opening an account with Keeper, KeeperFill will ask you if you would like to add your login information to your vault, ready to use next time. Click save and your credentials will be stored ready for use.
Auto-filling login information is where you will get the most value out of this feature, but it can also be particularly useful when doing online shopping to securely fill your credit card, identity, and address information into the required fields allowing for faster checkout from sites and apps.
Say goodbye to post-it notes, WhatsApp messages, and shared spreadsheets and say hello to the convenience of sharing encrypted records with family, friends, and business colleagues.
To make sharing easy, Keeper gives you the capability to not only share individual items but also create folders to share multiple records at once.
However, it is important to note that you can only share with other Keeper users. This is somewhat restrictive so you should carefully consider how important it is to you to be able to share your sensitive information with others who don’t have an account with Keeper. If this is important to you, 1Password may be a better option as it allows you to temporarily share access to guests.
Emergency access is one of those features that can often be overlooked but you should consider it when choosing which password manager to use.
Keeper gives you the possibility to allow a trusted friend or family member access to your vault in case of an emergency. Should you become incapacitated or cannot access your vault for any reason, an emergency contact can retrieve your information or data.
The system is kept secure by requiring you to re-activate a nominated contact’s access rights every three months and you can have a maximum of five contacts registered.
This feature is great since data stored in a Keeper vault can only be accessed by the owner or authorized emergency contact, not even Keeper can access data stored in your vault.
To enhance the safety of the system, even more, you can also specify that a certain amount of time must pass when emergency access is requested until it is granted, almost like a time delay safe.
The Keeper vault is a great place to store documents like wills and the ability to safely grant someone else conditional access making it possible to ensure that important documents are available when needed.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method used by password managers to add an additional layer of security to ensure that you are the only person that has rightful access to your account.
Keeper offers two ways in which you can make use of two-factor authentication. Firstly, in addition to your username and master password, a further secondary passcode must also be entered when logging into your Keeper vault. Secondly, you can enable two-factor authentication to increase security for your chosen sites. For example, you may want to set it up for when you log in to your online banking accounts. Every time you attempt to log in, you will be sent a passcode to verify that it is you logging in. We highly recommend taking advantage of this feature as it seriously heightens the level of protection you have.
Keeper supports the use of most two-factor authentication hardware, including one-time password generators, biometric scanners, and U2F scanners. Keeper also fully supports universal two-factor key generators like Google Titan or YubiKey. You can add up to 5 different two-factor authentication devices for use with your Keeper account.
We’ve all accidentally deleted a file and sometimes if we were lucky, recover that file from the trash. Luckily, Keeper provides the same level of recovery.
It’s incredibly easy to view previous record versions and restore them when needed, especially as Keeper stores a full history of your records and all the changes that were made.
Admin Console & Role-Based Access
Crafted for business and enterprise use, the Admin Console enables administrators to seamlessly deploy Keeper across their organization, as well as manage and monitor its use.
The key benefit here is that admins can easily add and remove new users whilst also setting role-based access with fine-grained customized employee permissions as per their responsibilities and roles.
In addition to setting specific parameters for different roles, you can also create groups of users for each business department or team.
Security Audit Score and Reporting
One of the most useful features to assess password health is the security audit which calculates an overall security score. The security audit can be accessed by all users and it can be broken down further if you are business to highlight the score of individual passwords of each employee.
Admins can use these audit capabilities to maintain compliance standards and ensure that internal frameworks are enforced to improve the protection of sensitive business information.
In summary, the security audit provides easily digestible insights outlining where your password strength can be improved by using a range from weak (red) to strong (green).
Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration
The Single Sign-On (SSO) feature available with Keeper Enterprise allows seamless authentication of its users when they login to the Enterprise account using an existing identity provider (IdP).
In simple terms, this allows employees to sign in to Keeper and access all business-critical tools without having to enter login information. This not only helps to maintain internal protection, which can be especially important since 34% of data breaches are perpetrated by internal parties but also provides employees with a simple to use interface where they can access tools with a single click.
BreachWatch – Dark Web Monitoring (Add-on)
Did you know that there are 5 billion+ stolen usernames and passwords on the dark web?
BreachWatch offers a secure and powerful way to monitor the internet and dark web for any of your data that may have become compromised as a result of data breaches on websites that you have accounts with. After it is activated on your account it continuously scans the web searching for your credentials and alerts you to take immediate action against possible hacking of your accounts.
BreachWatch can be used for individual, family, and business use. In particular, admins have access to a summary of the breached password status of their organization’s data which can be used to provide employees with an updated risk assessment of the passwords stored in their vaults.
However, it comes at a cost. BreachWatch is an add-on, meaning it is not included as a standard feature in any of Keeper’s plans. Unlike password managers like Dashlane that include Dark Web Monitoring in their Premium Plan, you need to pay an additional fee to take advantage of it, albeit a small charge of $1.67 per user per month (or $19.99 annually).
Considering that hackers strike every 39 seconds, equivalent to 2,244 times a day, and 819,060 times a year, spending a buck or two to stay safe online is a small price to pay. Take it from me, I was recently notified by my password manager that some of my login details appeared to be compromised due to a data breach on an app website that I created an account on years ago. A few days later, I received an email from HeIloFresh, a recipe box delivery service, saying that someone had tried to make fraudulent purchases via my account. I didn’t realize that I had used the same compromised email and password for other sites and so, after getting the alert I quickly changed all the other passwords to tighten my security and eliminate future fraudulent use of my data. Without the password manager, I would not have been aware of the data breach.
Secure File Storage (Add-on)
Similar to BreachWatch, secure file storage is also an add-on – meaning an additional cost, dependent on the size of storage needed.
The costs per user are as follows:
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If you want to make full use of your secure vault by not just storing passwords but photos, videos, and any other confidential files such as tax or financial documents, the secure file storage add-on will be a good fit for you. If you think you’ll only be using Keeper to store your passwords then you don’t need the add-on. However, we do recommend opting for additional storage to protect business files.
You can also securely share any of these files with other users through the secure sharing feature, making it one of the easiest and safest ways to save and transfer your most sensitive files.
3) Ease of Use
Keeper is easy to install and set-up. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to get started and they offer an extensive range of comprehensive, step-by-step, end-user guides covering every aspect of the software.
It is available for download on Mac, Windows, or Linux operating systems, as well as the most popular search engines including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, IE, and Opera. It is also available as an iOS or Android app.
If you do decide to opt for Keeper we recommend that you first read through the Quick-Start guides to give you a head start on the steps you need to take. It’s also worth noting that the process of setting Keeper up is much easier if you start on desktop first before downloading the mobile app.
How to Setup and Use it on Desktop
As previously mentioned, Keeper is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems and can be installed directly from Keeper’s website. Along with the desktop application, a browser extension can be installed and enabled so that you can access Keeper’s features directly from the browser. The browser extension works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, IE, and Opera. The installation process is a smooth and easy procedure thanks to the clear instructions and explanations given by the installer.
When first signing up for Keeper you will have to choose a Master Password, as well as create a security question and answer as a backup login method. This is important since you may, on occasion forget your Master Password and need to recover your vault. Answering the security question correctly is the only way to regain access to your vault if you should ever forget your Master Password.
The next step is to start filling your password vault with your passwords and sensitive data. There are three ways to do this:
- An on-going process where your login information is automatically saved to your vault as you enter your credentials on a website that you have an account with. Note that you need the Keeper browser extension to be installed to enable this method.
- Add saved login data from your browser. To do this, you must first add the Keeper import tool browser extension to your browser. This is available as a separate download from the Keeper website and it is also very easy to install and use.
- You can manually add login information.
As soon as you open the Keeper vault for the first time, you will be prompted to import your existing passwords and the Keeper import tool will automatically search through your computer for any existing passwords. If passwords are found, the application will display them and ask you to select the ones which you would like to import into your Keeper vault. The setup guides will guide you through the process and on completion, you will be ready to use Keeper to safely create, save, and fill your online passwords and sensitive data.
How to Setup and Use it on Mobile
The Keeper Mobile App is available for use with iOS and Android operating systems and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play store, just like you would download any other app.
We recommend that you install Keeper on your desktop first since this will make it possible to sign in to your Keeper account once you have installed the mobile application and synchronize your password data quickly and easily.
When you first log into the Keeper application on your mobile device you will be required to log in using both your Master Password and by answering the security question that you created during the desktop installation. After you have logged in successfully, your data will be synchronized effortlessly between all your devices. If, however, you install the application on your mobile device first you would have to follow a much lengthier process to register your device on your Keeper account. For this reason, installing the application on your desktop device first is highly recommended.
As is the case with the desktop installation, the installer prompts are clear and very easy to follow which makes for a complication-free installation process.
Help and support is a key factor you need to consider when signing up to a password manager. Not only do you need to be able to get in touch them but also be given the resources to troubleshoot your own questions/issues.
We put Keeper to the test and here’s what we found:
- Keeper offers a range of communication options stretching from email support to live chat and even Q&A webinars. The support provided is efficient, helpful, and friendly.
- If you want answers quick, opt for Live Chat over email support
- We were impressed with extensive collection of FAQs, step-by-step user guides, and video tutorials while the Q&A Support webinars offer an excellent opportunity to get answers to your questions that you haven’t yet been able to solve.
Getting in Touch:
Email Support RequestsWe found email support to be one of the most effective channels with answers being provided speedily. The email function is split into two areas: sales and technical support. If you need more clarity about Keeper’s capabilities before signing up you can simply email them using this form. However, if you are already a user and need technical assistance, support can be gained from within the Help Center by filling out the contact form. You must use each form for its intended use otherwise there could be a delay in response. Both methods of email support can be easily accessed 24/7.
Q&A Support WebinarsThe Q&A Support webinars offer an excellent way of participating and interacting with the Keeper support team. Webinars like these aren’t a common support feature of all password managers, so taking advantage of them is well worthwhile. We recommend searching through the Help Center first to try and find answers to your question before diving straight into a webinar. If you are unable to solve the issue you are facing, the webinars can be a great place to get input from the Keeper Support team and other participants. However, make sure you are registered and choose the correct webinar topic.
Live ChatUnlike LastPass and 1Password, Keeper offers live chat in the sense that you can speak to a customer service representative on the other side of the screen in real-time, as opposed to trying to have a conversation with a chatbot. We put live chat to the test and this is what we found:
- The response time was fast
- Level of service was friendly and helpful
- Some responses seemed staged but we guess all customer service representatives are singing from the same hymn sheet to give consistent answers for everyone who contacts them
Documentation Portal / User GuidesKeeper has created a dedicated area where you can access a large number of documents ranging from step-by-step end-user and administrator guides all the way through to release notes for all the different Keeper products and services. Whether you need help setting up your password vault, enabling auto-fill, or even sharing your files, the Documentation center is your first port of call.
Help CenterThe Help Center can be likened to a collection of all commonly asked questions and so, it is a great place to start your search. You can either select questions from a range of 7 categories including:
- Account problems
- Billing Inquiries
- Product Questions
- Sales Inquiries
Video TutorialsA search through Keeper’s YouTube channel provides a wide range of tutorials that are easy to follow and understand, and perfectly complement all the other self-serve resources. If you’re like us and prefer to watch and learn, the video tutorials are invaluable.
Resource LibraryThe Resource Library isn’t going to give you support with technical issues but does feature a host of content occupied by trending topics, white papers, datasheets, infographics, case studies, and webinars – making it ideal for anyone interested in broadening their cybersecurity knowledge.
System StatusAs with all online services, they can intermittently go down or have service issues. The status of these services is often relayed through a System Status web page. Keeper constantly updates their System Status page so that you can, at any time, see if the password manager has any technical issues or if it’s running smoothly – in real-time. For example, in February 2020, there was a short-lived issue with users not being able to log into their vaults. This was quickly resolved and the status of progress could be viewed.
No matter if you are an individual, family, or business, Keeper has a plan to cater for everyone. They even offer 50% discount for students.
While the Free plan offers unlimited password storage, it can only be used on one of your devices. Consider how much time you spend browsing the web across of your devices and it will soon become apparent that protecting just one device isn’t enough. If you do not secure every access point to the internet, you could fall victim to cybercrime. Given this major limitation, we recommend signing up to Keeper Unlimited, their premium plan.
Keeper Unlimited costs just $2.50 per user per month, which is incredibly cheap. However, we suggest that you add on BreachWatch to give you full password protection. This brings the total to $4.16 per month.
One key takeaway is that you can customize your plan with several add-ons, making Keeper a great choice for security conscious users.
The Free plan gives you all the basics of a password manager.
You can store unlimited password as well as identity and payment information including Passport Numbers, your Driver’s License, addresses, and credit card numbers, whilst taking advantage of the convenient, seamless, logging in experience provided by the auto-fill functionality.
However, there are two major factors that you need to consider.
The first is that auto-fill can only be used on mobile devices.
The second is that the Free version can be used on only one of your devices. This means that if you choose to sign up for the Free version you need to pick which device you want to use Keeper with. It makes sense to sign up with your mobile device as one of the key benefits of a password manager is its ability to auto-fill your credentials. However, as discussed in the ‘How to Setup and Use Keeper on Mobile’, we strongly recommend setting up your Keeper account on Desktop first, which is kind of a catch 22. We, therefore, recommend signing up to Keeper Unlimited, their premium plan that allows you to use your account across multiple devices.
If you choose to continue to sign up via mobile for the Free version you will be able to take advantage of fingerprint and Face ID to access your secure vault, adding a layer of security.
When you consider how much time you spend surfing the web across all of your devices (mobiles, laptops, tablets, etc) it is essential that you have a password manager that can protect you across all your devices. Put simply, if you do not secure every access point to the internet, you could fall victim to cybercrime. For example, imagine you have a boat and it has three holes in it. You safely patch one of the holes but water continues to flow in from the other two opening you up to a higher probability of sinking. In an ideal world, you would patch up all three holes before setting sail. The same can be said for password management – it is best practice to safely secure all your devices to minimize the threat of cybercrime.
Given the limitations, we strongly recommend opting for a premium plan if you are serious about protecting your data.
Student Get 50% Off
Although it is not a separate plan, Keeper does offer students a 50% discount on their Keeper Unlimited plan, making password management extremely affordable.
Compared to the Free plan, the major difference is that Keeper Unlimited lifts the one device restriction letting you effectively secure your data and manage your passwords across an unlimited number of devices.
In addition to unlimited password, identity, and payment storage, you’ll benefit from:
- Cross-device synchronization – Keeper syncs all your sensitive data across every mobile and computer device that you use protecting all your devices
- Record sharing – Gives you the capability to not only share individual items but also create folders to share multiple records at once.
- Version history – Save and restore previous versions of your records.
- Emergency access – Add up to 5 emergency contacts who will be granted access to your vault in the event of an emergency.
- Two-factor authentication – Add an additional layer of security on top of your email address and Master Password to ensure that you are the only person that has rightful access to your account.
- 24/7 support – Stretching from a chabot to a plethora of self-help step-by-step guides.
All these features cost $2.49 per user per month, billed annually as an amount of $29.99.
Keeper Unlimited is the cheapest password manager compared to the likes of 1Password ($2.99), LastPass Premium ($3.00), and Dashlane Premium ($4.99). However, it must be noted that it is not a fair comparison to simply just focus on price so we suggest you read our reviews of each plan mentioned above. Nevertheless, Keeper Unlimited is an extremely affordable password manager.
You can also opt for the Keeper Max Bundle which includes Keeper Unlimited and the following add-ons: KeeperChat Private Messenger, BreachWatch Dark Web Monitoring, and 10GB Secure File Storage. This plan costs $4.99 per user per month, billed annually as an amount of $59.97.
With families sharing passwords, documents, photos, bank credentials, and much more, the Keeper Family plan is ideal for easy and safe sharing of sensitive information whilst protecting all users from cybercrime.
Did you know that over 80% of all data breaches are caused by weak, reused, and poor password choices? Cybercriminals target anyone and everyone, including young persons and the elderly. They steal passwords, identities, and money. It is therefore important to keep all your family members safe online.
In addition to all the benefits of Keeper Unlimited, you also get:
- 5 private vaults – So each family member can securely store their own passwords
- 10GB secure file storage – To store photos, videos, confidential files such as tax or financial documents, and much more.
The Family plan costs $4.99 per 5 users per month, billed annually as an amount of £59.99. Considering that 5 stand-alone plans would cost $12.45 per month or $149.95 annually, the Family plan provides great value for money.
Families can also elect for the FamilyBundle which includes the Keeper Family Password Manager and the following add-ons: KeeperChat Private Messenger and BreachWatch Dark Web Monitoring. This plan costs $9.99 per 5 users per month, billed annually as an amount of $119.98.
Keeper Business has been designed to mitigate the risk of data breaches, deliver robust security, and reinforce privacy compliance standards all whilst improving employee productivity by eliminating wasted time and frustration trying to find and remember passwords.
Building on the Premium plan, Businesses can take advantage of private vaults for each employee, use the password generator to create strong unique passwords, auto-fill to make logging into all accounts seamless, version control to give access to view old passwords, and recover records at any time, and much more:
- Admin console – Enables administrators to seamlessly deploy Keeper across their organization, as well as manage and monitor its use.
- Security audit – Provides visibility of organization password health/security, as well as tools to enforce internal controls and maintain compliance standards.
- Role-based access – Easily add and remove new users whilst also setting access with fine-grained customized employee permissions.
- Secure sharing – Each employee can easily create and share individual records and folders across teams or individual users.
Several add-on features can be added to further enhance the protection offered, including dedicated training and support, BreachWatch, greater file storage (stretching from 100GB to 10TB), advanced reporting and alerts to prevent, detect and isolate security threat, and KeeperChat, a messaging app that protects your employee communications with full encryption on all devices.
With so many add-ons available, you can customize your plan to suit your business needs.
The standard, out-of-the-pack, Keeper Business plan costs $2.50 per user per month, billed annually as an amount of $30.00, and can cost up to a maximum of $29.58 per user per month with all the add-ons enabled.
Committing to a password manager for business use is a big step to take to protect your organization’s sensitive data and so, to make sure you are happy with your choice, Keeper offers all business users a 14-day free trial of the plan.
The Keeper Enterprise has been specifically designed to be used in an enterprise environment where complex and large scale deployment must take place. This can be done with the use of various advanced features that are aimed at easily deploying and installing the software via corporate networks and group policy. The Enterprise plan can be deployed to map the corporate structure with its delegated administration and management.
Keeper Enterprise offers all the features available in Keeper Business, as well as the following:
- Single Sign-On – With single sign-on technology enterprise users can sign into their Keeper application/account by using a third-party sign-on provider such as Microsoft Azure or a GSuite ( Google ) account.
- Advanced two-factor authentication capability – Keeper can use advanced 2FA devices to authenticate a user’s identity. The devices that can be used include smartwatches, smartphones, and tablets.
- Command-line provisioning – Enables power users to interact with the program via command-line inputs. This also allows system administrators to interact with Keeper installations via tools such as group policy etc.
- Email provisioning – Simplifies the work of system administrators by allowing them to set automatic provisioning rules for a large number of corporate users. The Keeper admin console can be set to recognize email accounts from a certain domain and automatically provide the end-user with a keeper account.
Keeper Enterprise costs $3.75 per user per month, billed annually as an amount of $45.00.
Keeper vs Dashlane vs LastPass – Who takes the crown?
Dashlane rules the roost.
Aside from being the best value for money password manager, Dashlane’s Premium plan delivers all the features of Keeper and more. If you’re looking for a password manager that will not only secure your passwords in a fortified vault but also protect every aspect of your online activity, then look no further.
LastPass and Keeper are very similar with the only difference being that you can customize your Keeper plan.
Dashlane is the best value for money password manager, but how does it stack up against Keeper?
The standard features included in the Dashlane Premium plan outweigh those in the Keeper Unlimited plan. In addition to all standard password management features, Dashlane provides all users with Dark Web Monitoring which constantly scans the web for any of your compromised data, as well as a built-in VPN for full privacy when accessing the internet for just $4.99 per user per month. However, if you prefer the look of Keeper, you can always add-on BreachWatch (equivalent to Dark Web Monitoring), which brings the total to $4.16 per user per month.
Depending on how important a VPN is to you, you could choose to opt for the slightly cheaper Keeper plan. However, considering that you get access to a VPN for only $0.83 more per month, we highly recommend opting for Dashlane – especially as a stand-alone VPN can cost $6.99 per month.
It is important to note that Keeper can be customized to your needs. This applies to individual, family, and business use. The same cannot be said for Dashlane.
Let’s take a look at how Keeper stacks up against LastPass. While LastPass and Keeper offer very similar standard features, Keeper outshines when it comes to the ability to customize your plan with multiple add-ons.
LastPass ranks amongst the best for ease of use and password protection. It uses a combination of a zero-knowledge security model, a user-friendly interface, and features all the requirements letting you safely protect and use your sensitive data.
Since LastPass and Keeper are so similar, it is down to personal preference, and so, we recommend signing up for both free plans to get a feel for each and then make a decision. However, one thing that we are certain about is the Dashlane takes the crown over both LastPass and Keeper.
Keeper is trusted by millions of people and thousands of businesses and widely regarded as one of the safest and most secure password managers available that not only protects passwords but enables the effective management of them too.
During December 2017 a vulnerability was identified by the Keeper development team that could have allowed hackers to gain access to the program’s database. However, due to the software company’s swift action, a patch was released to mitigate the risk and no known successful hack was carried out.
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Yes. Keeper offers a free version that lets you store unlimited passwords on one device.
Keeper offers a 30-day free trial for their Keeper Unlimited plan and a 14-day free trial on their Keeper Business plan.
You can decide to either subscribe to the Keeper Unlimited plan or revert to the Keeper Free plan without losing the data stored in your vault. However, since the Free plan limits usage to one device, your stored data will no longer transfer across all of your devices. We highly recommend upgrading to the premium plan to ensure you stay protected across all devices.
BreachWatch constantly scans your Keeper records against public data breaches and alerts you within your vault, in real-time, so you can take immediate action to protect yourself. It costs $1.67 per user per month, billed annually as an amount of $19.99.
Keeper password manager protects you from data breaches and cyberthreats by storing your passwords and other sensitive information safely in an encrypted vault that is accessible by only you.
With nearly every aspect of our lives taking place online, the number of online accounts that the average person has continues to grow. The average person has 27 personal online accounts that require passwords, and approximately 191 different passwords just for work. It is impossible to remember so many passwords, so we often re-use the same ones across multiple accounts, including some of our most sensitive accounts such as online banking. However, re-using passwords compromises your security, especially if digital thieves and hackers gain access to your passwords as a result of a data breach. It is here where password managers, like Keeper, fortify your online security by allowing you to create strong unique passwords for each account and storing them in an encrypted vault.
Keeper uses a digital vault to store passwords and other sensitive information in an encrypted format. A zero-knowledge safety model is used so that only you can see your unencrypted passwords. To access your private vault, you need to enter your Master Password and complete two-factor authentication.
Keeper Unlimited has been crafted for personal use and offers:
- Unlimited number of devices
- Unlimited password, identity and payment storage
- Cross-device synchronization
- Version history
- Emergency access
- Two-factor authentication
- 24/7 support
Keeper doesn’t back up to iCloud but instead makes use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, to securely back up their users’ encrypted data.
If you use passwords for online accounts and want to maximize your protection against online thieves and hackers, then we strongly recommend using a password manager like Keeper Security.
Keeper Security is an independently owned company.
Keeper Chat is a private messenger service that ensures best-in-class security with end-to-end encryption for all messages sent. KeeperChat can be likened to text messaging but with greater control and privacy, meaning your private communications are hidden from prying eyes.