LastPass vs 1Password

Key Feature Comparison

Important: The chart below only shows a comparison of key features that are essential to password management. To find out more about the differences between LastPass and 1Password, scroll down below the chart.

Overall Score


Security Score
EncryptionYour credentials are stored as secret codes
Zero-Knowledge DesignYour unencrypted data is never seen
Two-Factor AuthenticationEnsures only rightful access to your vault
Regular Audits & PentestsSecurity model tested to ensure integrity


Features Score
Secure Password VaultAdd, edit, organize, & delete your passwords
Digital WalletStore credit card info for secure checkout
Autofill CredentialsFill login & payment credentials with one click
Access on All DevicesSync passwords across all your devices
Secure SharingShare encrypted credentials with others
Password Strength AuditCheck for weak, reused, & old passwords
Data Breach Alerts Alerts you of any compromised credentials
Emergency AccessGive family & friends access to your vault
BackupBackup and restore all your data

Ease of Use

Ease of Use Score
Web VaultAccess online without downloading software
Browser ExtensionsBrowsers that are supported
Internet Explorer
Operating SystemsOperating systems that are supported
Chrome OS
Mobile AppsFor use on iOS & Andriod

Help & Support

Support Score
EmailGet technical support via email
Live ChatSpeak to customer service in real-time
Help CenterTutorials & step-by-step guides
Video TutorialsVideos showing how to use different features
TwitterFor quick troubleshooting help

Pricing Plans

Value for Money Score
FreeDo they offer a free version?
PremiumPremium plan cost per user / month
FamilyFamily plan cost per month
$4.00 - 6 Users
$4.99 - 5 Users
BusinessBusiness plan cost per user / month
$4.00 - Teams
$3.99 - Teams
$7.99 - Business
EnterpriseEnterprise plan cost per user / month

LastPass vs 1Password:
5 Important Differences You Need to Know.

Click on the icons below to discover more about the differences between LastPass and 1Password.

1Password Emergency Kit & Secret Key

1) Security: Which is More Secure?

Winner: 1Password 

Both password managers are going to keep your credentials secure – there are no two ways about it. It just comes down to how security-conscious you are.

If you are meticulous and want the reassurance of multi-layered security protocols protecting your credentials then 1Password may be best for you. But, if you are happy to go along with the industry-standard security framework that most password managers employ, then LastPass will serve you just fine.

1Password has two advantages over LastPass:

  1. Secret Key – 1Password uses a Secret Key (a super-strong password made up of 34 letters and numbers separated by dashes) in addition to your master password (the only password you need to unlock you vault) to grant access to your vault. The combination heightens your security to ensure that only authorized users gain can access to your private vault. LastPass allows access just using your master password.
  2. Secure Remote Password (SRP) – Every time you you log into your vault a unique SRP is created to acts as a handshake between you and 1Password. In brief, it prevents anyone from stealing or seeing your credentials as they synced to your vault from 1Passwords servers. LastPass doesn’t use SRP but does use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect your passwords against hackers whilst in transit. TLS can be likened to work in the same way that bubble wrap protects a fragile package as it is being transported. 
Security ProtocolsLastPass1Password
Overall Score9.09.5
Zero-Knowledge Design
End-to-End Encryption
Two-Factor Authentication
Transport Layer Security
Secure Remote PasswordX
Master Password
Secret KeyX
Regular Audits & Pentests
Open SourceXX
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There are three key commonalities to be aware of.

The first is that both use end-to-end encryption to safeguard your credentials. As you save new credentials to your secure password vault they are encrypted on your local device (the device you’re using to access your vault) before being stored on either the LastPass or 1Password cloud-servers. Next time you log into your vault, the cloud servers send the encrypted data to your vault where it can only be decrypted by you when you log in.

This leads us to the second commonality, which is the zero-knowledge model. Due to the encryption process, no third party, not even LastPass or 1Password, can see your unencrypted passwords stored in your vault.

Ultimately, the zero-knowledge architecture will protect you against data breaches. In the event that LastPass or 1Password’s cloud-servers got hacked, the cybercriminals would only see encrypted data that has no value and does not compromise you.

The third and final commonality is the use of two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication offers an additional layer of protection, especially when you attempt to log into your vault from a new device. Put simply, it requires two pieces of information to confirm the identity of the person trying to access your account.

The two pieces of information are:

  1. Something you know (your email address and master password)
  2. Something you have (your phone)

When logging in to either your LastPass or 1Password vault, you will need to enter your login credentials but before gaining access you will also need to enter a verification code. Both LastPass and 1Password can be set up with authenticator apps, like Google Authenticator, which will send 6-digit verification codes to your phone following the successful entry of your credentials. Once you receive a verification code you need to enter it when prompted to unlock and gain access to your vault.

Lastpass Authenticator

The reason why this is so important is that it prevents hackers from worming their way into your vault. Even if they have your vault login credentials, they still need your phone to receive the unique verification code required to get past two-factor authentication.

That sums up the commonalities but before I explore the differences it’s also worth knowing that although LastPass and 1Password’s security models are proprietary, meaning they can not be openly peer-reviewed, they do both undergo regular audits and pentests to ensure their integrity.

Difference 1: Secret Key

When logging into your secure password vault, LastPass, like most password managers, requires you to enter your master password (the only password that can unlock and decrypt the contents of your vault).

1Password, on the other hand, requires you to enter your master password as well as a secret key.

The secret key can be likened to a super-strong password. It is made up of 34 letters and numbers (separated by dashes), unique to you, and is a mandatory requirement to encrypt and decrypt your data.

1Password Emergency Kit & Secret Key

Unlike your master password, you don’t need to manually the secret key – 1Password does this for you in the background. Here’s why:


“Entropy is a measure of the randomness or diversity of a data-generating function. Data with full entropy is completely random and no meaningful patterns can be found”Science Direct

Because we, as humans, struggle to remember extraordinarily long and complex passwords, they can only be so strong – often equating to about 40 bits of entropy. The lower the entropy, the higher the possibility to predict the value. Your secret key has 128 bits of entropy, making it virtually uncrackable.

Therefore, the combination of both your master password and secret key heightens your level of protection.

Your master password is used to protect the data on your devices, whereas your Secret Key is used to protect your data stored on 1Password’s servers. If any cybercriminals are successful in hacking into the 1Password servers, they won’t be able to decrypt your data without your Secret Key.

Difference 2: Secure Remote Password (SRP)

A fundamental aspect of any password manager is the ability to have your data stored in your vault accessible across all of your authenticated devices. In simple terms, this is known as data synchronization. For example, whenever you add a new credential to the vault on your phone, the password manager’s cloud-servers will sync it to your vaults on all your other devices.

However, data synchronization, if not properly protected, can be intercepted by man-in-the-middle attacks. These attacks secretly relay and, sometimes, alter the communication between two parties. To prevent this, LastPass uses Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS can be compared to bubble wrap whereby it protects your passwords against hackers as they travel from LastPass’s cloud servers across the internet to your secure vault in the same way that bubble wrap protects a fragile package as it is being transported.

TLS is a widely used security protocol but 1Password takes it a step further.

1Password uses a Secure Remote Password (SRP) in addition to TLS as part of its multi-layered security model to protect and secure your passwords while they are in transit.
The SRP is an additional encryption key that protects your sensitive information even if a hacker manages to decrypt TLS.

In brief, a unique SRP is created every time you enter your master password and secret key. It acts as a handshake between you and 1Password to authenticate yourself as a rightful user before you can gain access to your vault. As a result, it replaces the need for your master password or secret key to be used in the communication between yourself and 1Password’s servers which removes the threat of them being stolen in transit.

2) Features: Which Offers More Protection?

Winner: Draw

Both let you store passwords, usernames, notes, credit card info, and other identity credentials in a securely encrypted vault that can only be unlocked by yourself. This includes syncing your data across all your authorized devices, as well as auto-filling your credentials.

However, here are 7 key differences you need to be aware of:

  • 1Password only lets you share entire vaults when signed up to either a family or business plan.  LastPass gives all users, no matter the plan, the option to share individual items and folders.
  • LastPass has a username generator to create hard-to-crack login credentials. 1Password does not.
  • LastPass can automatically change the passwords of up to 75 websites with one click. There is no equivalent feature for 1Password.
  • While LastPass has a 30-day history within which you can restore items that have been deleted, 1Password archives items for 365-days with the extended capability of restoring previous versions.
  • 1Password has more comprehensive credential strength auditing and reporting.
  • LastPass gives you the option to carry your vault around with you on a USB, 1Password doesn’t.
  • 1Password is the only password manager to offer security protocols that cater to international travel where you can set some of your vaults as safe for travel and mark others as not safe.
LastPass Generating and Filling a Password

Whilst there are several differences between both password managers, they share many features.

Overall Score8.08.0
Secure Vault
Vault OrganizationFoldersMultiple Vaults, Tags, Favorites
Password Storage
Credit Card & Address Storage
Secure Note Storage
File Storage
Auto-Fill & Save
Secure SharingAll UsersOnly Family & Business Users
Device Syncing
Password Generator
Username GeneratorX
Auto-Change Multiple PasswordsX
Restore Deleted Items30-Days365-Days
Password Strength AuditWeak, Reused, Old PasswordsWeak, Reused, Old Passwords, Unsecure
Websites, Inactive 2FA
Data Breach Report
Dark Web MonitoringXX
VPN for Wifi ProtectionXX
Travel ModeX
Biometric Access
OCR ScanningXX
Import Data
Export Data
Offline Access
Emergency Access
Restore Vault
USB Portable VersionX
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As standard, you’ll be able to store passwords, usernames, notes, credit card info, and other identity credentials in a securely encrypted vault that can only be unlocked by yourself. This includes syncing your data across all your authorized devices.

Most importantly, both auto-fill and save your credentials. Whenever you visit a site you have an account with, the password manager of your choice will ask you if it can automatically populate online forms with your credentials. This makes logging into accounts effortless as you no longer need to manually fill forms – it takes a click of a button.

LastPass Autofill

Auto-fill also works with card information to make online shopping more secure, as well as the added benefits of a faster checkout process and not relying on unsecure websites to save your card details.

Once you visit a new site and create an account, or change a password of an existing one, LastPass and 1Password send push-notifications asking whether to save the new credentials to your vault.

To discover more about the features they share, view the table above, or take a look at my in-depth reviews: LastPass Review and 1Password Review.

Difference 1: Vault Organization & Password Sharing

1Password’s vault system differs from other password managers, giving them a distinctive approach from the competition. You can create multiple vaults to store and organize your data exactly in the way you want it. Other password managers like LastPass use one vault which can contain shared folders, but it is not possible to create multiple vaults.

1Password Multiple Vaults

Having the ability to create and share as many vaults as you want is a nice-to-have feature that can make finding login information and files easy. However, it’s certainly not a need-to-have feature. At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference – my preference lies with LastPass.

There is a slight caveat to 1Password’s vault organization system. While you can freeingly create different vaults, you are limited in your sharing capabilities. 1Password only lets you share entire vaults, whereas LastPass gives you the option to share individual items and folders.

LastPass Sharing an Item

Sharing passwords with 1Password can be a convoluted process where you need to constantly create new vaults and move the appropriate credentials into them every time you need to share. LastPass has better user experience in this regard.

Additionally, with 1Password, only business and family plan users can share items, whereas all LastPass users can securely share.

Difference 2: Username Generator

Usernames are often not given the same attention as passwords, partly because the majority of online accounts use your email address as the username. However, hackers find usernames to be valuable pieces of information because if they are reused across multiple accounts it can make each account easier to crack since they already have half of the puzzle solved.

Some accounts require you to use unique usernames and in those instances, it is worthwhile using a generator.

Unique to LastPass, its username generator can aid in protecting your online accounts by creating random usernames that can be likened to having another password. A potential hacker not only needs to guess your account password but also your randomly generated username.

LastPass Username Generator

Since hackers actively target usernames, having this feature is quite handy – especially if you’re able to use different usernames for each account.

You also don’t need to worry about remembering arbitrary usernames either as LastPass will automatically fill these along with your passwords whenever you need to log into your accounts.

Difference 3: Change Multiple Passwords at Once

The auto-change feature offered by LastPass gives it a unique advantage over 1Password.

This feature enables you to automatically change the passwords of up to 75 websites with one click of a button. The sites that support auto-change include Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, and many more.

Change Multiple Password at Once with LastPass

When using auto-change it generates a new password, submits it to the applicable website, and then updates your password vault automatically in one seamless action.

Although the process can take a few minutes to complete, you generally do not need to provide any input except verifying your identity if you have two-factor authentication set up for any of your accounts.

I found this tool to be incredibly useful as part of an effective password management strategy. A few months ago, some of my data was compromised in a data breach of an old website that I had an account with. I was able to immediately use auto-change to update some of my passwords and reinstate the security of my accounts. I recommend updating your passwords regularly to maintain a high level of protection.

Unfortunately, 1Passwords doesn’t offer auto-change.

Difference 4: Version History

Everybody knows the frustration when you inadvertently delete something and can’t recover it. Surprisingly, some password managers don’t provide the technology to restore deleted items. Luckily, LastPass and 1Password do.

LastPass has a 30-day history during which you can restore items that have been deleted. After the 30-days, LastPass permanently deletes all items.

1Password does things slightly differently. Whenever you make any changes to the items stored in your vault 1Password will save the previous versions, just in case you made the wrong changes. Similarly, when you delete items, they will be archived for 365-days – within which you can reinstate them. With the extended archive period and version history, 1Password wins the race.

Restoring Passwords with 1Password 365 Day Historical Data

Difference 5: Security Alerts

LastPass has a feature called the Security Challenge which checks for weak, reused, and old passwords, as well as running all your email addresses used for online accounts against a list of known security breach data. If any of your credentials are found to be compromised, LastPass sends you an email with all the details and actions you need to take.

Once the Security Challenge audit is complete, LastPass gives you an overall security score. The score is a nice touch but you should focus your attention on the security reports.

LastPass Security Challenge

1Password is very similar in its approach – it uses a tool called WatchTower to flag all the same issues as LastPass but also highlights:

  • Unsecure websites – To check whether you have accounts with websites that aren’t using the secure https protocol.
  • Inactive two-factor authentication (2FA) – To identify accounts that you haven’t set up two-factor authentication with. Put simply, every time you log in to an account with 2FA you need to authenticate the login on your mobile device. For example, if a hacker managed to get their hands on your username and password, they would also need your phone to authenticate themselves when logging into accounts that have 2FA set up.

1Password WatchTower Security Alerts

1Password has the edge over LastPass but both are inferior to the data breach security auditing capabilities of Dashlane. Dashlane’s Dark Web Scan continually monitors the dark web searching for compromised personal information including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and much more.

Difference 6: USB Version

LastPass gives you the option to carry your vault around with you, 1Password doesn’t.

The USB version of LastPass is called LastPass Pocket and it enables you to access your vault without an internet connection. It also provides backup capabilities.

Having a USB version is useful if you need offline access to your login credentials or any secure notes that you have stored, but it is not necessary and shouldn’t play a major role in your decision between LastPass and 1Password.

Difference 7: Travel Mode

1Password is the only password manager to offer security protocols that cater to international travel.

Travel Mode allows you to set some of your vaults as safe for travel and mark others as not safe. This is beneficial if you are going to be traveling across international borders to hostile environments.

1Password Travel Mode

There is also a default option that limits access to your account from only within the country where it was created. This feature extends beyond the realms of international travel and protects your vault from cybercriminals that live across the world.

Before you travel outside of the country from where you created your account, you need to change your settings to allow you to gain access from whatever country you will be visiting. When you return and you switch off Travel Mode your vaults that were marked as unsafe and removed from your devices are restored.

LastPass doesn’t offer cross-border travel security protocols. If you travel regularly, especially for work, then 1Password may be the better option for you.

LastPass Autofill

3) Ease of Use: Which is More User Friendly?

Winner: LastPass

An easy-to-use interface is essential to password management.

The good news is that both password managers have clean, intuitive interfaces, making them ideal for non-techies.

My personal preference, however, lies with LastPass. Here’s why:

  • Auto-filling and saving credentials with LastPass is easier than 1Password.
  • When you create a new account, you can easily generator a new password by simply clicking on the LastPass icon in the password form field. 1Password is more clunky requiring you to navigate to the password generator and then copy and paste the new password.
  • LastPass lets you share individual items or folders with ease, 1Password forces you to create new vaults every time you want to share passwords (even if you just want to share one password). 
  • Changing multiple at once is only possible with LastPass.

There are also some minor differences between which operating systems and browser extensions are supported but I have covered these in the drop-down toggle below.

Ease of UseLastPass1Password
Overall Score9.08.5
Web Vault
Browser ExtensionsChrome, Internet Explorer, Edge,
Firefox, Safari, Opera, Maxthon
Chrome, Edge, Firefox,
Safari, Opera, Brave
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac, LinuxWindows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS
Mobile App
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Auto-filling and saving credentials with LastPass is simple, as is using the built-in password generator.

When you create a new account, you’ll see a LastPass icon in the password form field that can create a new, unique, password in two single clicks. All it takes is a click of the icon and then select ‘Generate and Fill’ for LastPass to create a password and enter it into the form you’re filling. After you’ve created your account, LastPass will ask you if you would like to save the new credentials to your vault. One click and your details are saved.

LastPass Generating and Filling a Password

It’s also very easy to add new credentials to  your LastPass vault. First you select the type of item you want to add:

Add New Item to LastPass Vault

Then enter your details:

Adding Password to LastPass

1Password is a bit more clunky – you have to navigate to the password generator from the browser extension, copy and then paste the new password in the form.

There are other areas where LastPass has the edge over 1Password for ease-of-use, but without repeating myself too much I’ll touch on these below:

  • LastPass’s sharing capabilities are superior to 1Password’s. 
  • LastPass provides a feature that can automatically change the passwords of up to 75 accounts with one click. 1Password doesn’t offer a similar feature, meaning the maintenance of passwords can be timely and slightly laborious. 

(You can read more about the sharing capabilities and password auto-change in the ‘Features‘ section.)

Continuing with this section of the comparison, I chose to look into the differences between platform accessibility. But before you read on, I highly recommend reading the ‘Features’ section of this guide – I have covered all the important feature differences that you need to be aware of – most of which impact ease-of-use.

Difference 1: Operating Systems

Password manager vaults can be accessed four ways:

  • Local Application – Needs to be downloaded to your desktop device. Limited by operating system e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
  • Web Vault – Don’t need to download anything. Accessible from within your browser like any other website. Not limited by operating system or device.
  • Browser Extension – Need to download the extension for your browser. Accessible from within the extension itself. Limited by the browsers that support the password manager.
  • Mobile App – Need to download the mobile app. Limited by the type of device e.g. iOS, Android, etc.

Both LastPass and 1Password’s local applications are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. The only difference is that 1Password is also compatible with Chrome OS.

However, this is not a major issue since both password managers can be accessed on any browser via the web vault option, irrespective of your operating system.

Difference 2: Browser Extensions

LastPass has extensions for 7 browsers, 1Password has 6.

Both support Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Opera but LastPass has extensions for Internet Explorer and Maxthon, whereas 1Password supports Brave.

LastPass Browser Extension

Although both web vault versions of the password managers can be accessed from any browser, the extension plays an important role. Without them, you will not be able to take advantage of auto-fill. Auto-fill is possibly the most important feature of a password manager since it fills your credentials when visiting sites you have accounts with, meaning you never need to remember or laboriously enter your details ever again.

4) Support: Who Provides Better Help?

Winner: Draw

There’s not much in it.

Both provide email and Twitter support, community forums, and video tutorials. The email response time from both password managers are prompt and normally reply within 24 hours, whilst the self-help resources can be used to resolve most troubleshooting issues you may face.

I would have liked to see live chat in the mix but it is few and far between when it comes to password manager support – out of all the password managers I have reviewed, only Dashlane (the best password manager), Keeper, and NordPass offer live chat. However, the available support channels are adequate to ensure a good level of customer help for both LastPass and 1Password.

If I had to pick one thing to separate the two, it would be that 1Password’s Support Center is more intuitive to use.

1Password Support Hub
Overall Score8.08.0
Live ChatXX
User Manuals & Guides
Video Tutorials
Diagnostic ReportingX
System Status
Live Training


As previously mentioned, I found 1Password’s Support Center to be more intuitive to use. It can sometimes feel like you are at a dead-end when browsing through LastPass’s support guides.

For example, a link to contact support is clearly visible at the top of each support page when browsing 1Password’s user guides, whereas you are forced to scroll to the bottom of each LastPass guide to find the contact options (they are tucked away and can be easily missed). This is a minor difference in user experience as opposed to what’s in-between the bread and butter (i.e. the contents of the guides).

Nevertheless, it’s still worthwhile being aware of the nuances between the two.

1Password User Guide

Difference 1: Chatbot

As part of their customer assistance program, LastPass offers a chatbot manned by the “somewhat” helpful robot, Ruben.

Although Ruben is trash at understanding questions that you type, it does ask you questions and provides pre-formatted multiple choice answers that you can select before you are sent to an online guide that can help you troubleshoot.

LastPass Chatbot

It is important to note that this is not a replacement for live chat, with a customer service representative sitting on the other side of the screen, but rather, it is an automated chatbot.

The key benefit is that the chatbot is available 24/7/365 and ideal for troubleshooting issues that aren’t complex i.e. how to get started with xyz.

1Password doesn’t have a chatbot or live chat.

Difference 2: Diagnostic Reporting

Diagnostic reporting is under-rated. It’s simple to use and ideal if you aren’t technically minded.

If you are having any issues with 1Password that you can’t solve using their online troubleshooting resources (user manuals, guides, and video tutorials), it takes just a click of a button to let the software collect diagnostic information and attach it to a form, ready for you to send to the customer support team.

1Password Diagnosis Tool

1Password’s diagnostic reporting is like having your own full-time technician by your side.

Unfortunately, LastPass doesn’t have equivalent functionality but their Support Hub and YouTube tutorials do deliver a decent level of customer support.

Difference 3: Live Training

The third and final key difference is that LastPass offers regular free live training and Q&As for all administrators and employees signed up to their Enterprise plan.

The training is broken down into two sections:

Admin tools, user management, deployment, usage guidelines, and best practices for managing your account.
How to get set up with LastPass and understand the key features to use it effectively.

While LastPass training is done following a pre-structured format, 1Password Enterprise users can take advantage of tailor-made training to help admins and employees get set up.

To be honest, the nuance of the tailor-made training can probably be countered by LastPass’s Q&A sessions.

LastPass vs 1Password Pricing

5) Pricing: Which Provides the Best Value for Money?

Winner: LastPass

LastPass delivers better value for every type of plan including free (1Password doesn’t offer a free plan), premium, family, business, and enterprise use.

The pricing between both is very similar when it comes to the paid-for Premium, Family, and Teams Plans, where there’s only a cent difference but the LastPass features pack a punch outweighing the value offered by 1Password.

The cost of 1Password’s Enterprise plan is dependent on customer needs but comparing LastPass Enterprise to 1Password Business, which is a level below their Enterprise plan, it is 25% cheaper.

To dig deeper and show you the differences between the pricing models I’ve pulled out the key things that you need to know about each plan in the drop-down toggle below.

Pricing PlansLastPass1Password
Overall Value for Money Score8.58.0
Family$4.00 – 6 Users$4.99 – 5 Users
Business$4.00 – Teams$3.99 – Teams
$7.99 – Business


Difference 1: Free Plans

LastPass offers a Free plan, 1Password does not.

LastPass Free Plan

The LastPass Free plan is limited for use to only one user but it does give you access to basic features needed to protect your passwords, including a personal vault, automatic saving and filling of passwords, multi-factor authentication, device synchronization, one-to-one sharing, and security auditing and alerts.

Difference 2: Premium Plans

Both LastPass and 1Password offer premium plans for personal use, but with different features. Both have similar password protection that builds on the benefits of the LastPass Free plan. However, there are some unique features:

  • LastPass Premium lets you share single items with multiple people but it doesn’t let you share folders containing multiple items. 1Password Premium doesn’t support sharing for Premium accounts.
  • Within your LastPass vault, you can automatically change the passwords of up to 75 websites with one click of a button. There is no equivalent tool for 1Password.
  • While LastPass has a 30-day history within which you can restore items that have been deleted, 1Password archives items for 365-days with the extended capability of restoring previous versions of passwords.
  • 1Password is the only password manager to offer security protocols that cater to international travel whereby you can set some of your vaults as safe for travel and mark others as not safe.

LastPass vs 1Password Premium Pricing Plans

In terms of cost, there’s not much in it. LastPass Premium costs $3.00 per user per month, 1Password costs $2.99.

Based on my experience, I prefer LastPass mainly because of the ability to share items and auto-change multiple passwords at once. Combined, these two features deliver more value than 1Password’s Travel Mode.

Difference 3: Family Plans

The Family plans have been designed to enrich the features and functionality of their respective Premium plans catering for multiple users.

Whilst 1Password steps up its offering by including secure sharing, it is worth noting the caveat that you can only share entire vaults, whereas LastPass gives you the option to share individual items and folders.

LastPass vs 1Password Family Pricing Plans

Additionally, LastPass comes in cheaper than 1Password costing just $4.00 per month for 6 users, compared to $4.99 per month for 5 users.

There is one advantage to 1Password and that comes in the form of being able to add additional family members for just $1.00 each.

Difference 4: Business Plans

There are two types of business plans:

  • LastPass Teams & 1Password Teams – Ideal for up to 50 users
  • 1Password Business – Best option for medium-sized businesses that will benefit from more granular control.

The Teams plans are very similar in regards to the admin control functions to view and manage the permissions of the workforce, as well as the ability to enforce two-factor authentication to ensure only rightful users can access sensitive information stored in the vault.

LastPass vs 1Password Teams Pricing Plans

The only major difference boils down to the 1Password sharing constraints that I mentioned in the Family plan – these are carried over to both the Teams and Business plans.

When comparing the number of businesses signed up to each, LastPass takes the crown with 61,000 active business users vs 1Password’s 50,000.

The costs are pretty much like for like. LastPass is $4.00 per user per month, 1Password is $3.99.

However, if you aren’t tied down to choosing between both these password managers, I strongly recommend Dashlane Business.

Dashlane is the best value for money password manager and is perfect for businesses that want a solution that can scale with them as they grow. Once you have over 50 users you will be assigned a Customer Success Manager who will help you to develop a strong deployment strategy, train you on how features within the Admin Console work, and provide valuable feedback on training the rest of your workforce.

There are also additional benefits for users such as Smart Spaces which enables employees to store their personal and work items separately for a more robust approach to password protection. 1Password offers something similar where they provide free family accounts for all users subscribed to the Business plan but it costs $7.99 per user per month, as opposed to Dashlane’s $4.00.

Difference 5: Enterprise Plans

1Password Enterprise takes all the features bundled up in the Business plan and gives you a Dedicated Account Manager, tailor-made training, and an Onboard Engineer who will make sure your configuration is fully functional.

LastPass vs 1Password Enterprise Pricing Plans

On the other hand, LastPass Enterprise extends the functionality of the Team Plan to include a host of features designed to provide seamless access without employees having to worry about entering passwords for business-critical tools or accounts.

For example, enterprises can use the all-in-one single sign-on solution to make critical business tools accessible in one convenient portal. Employees simply need to click on the tool they need and they will be logged in automatically. This ensures complete privacy of sensitive business credentials.

LastPass Enterprise users also benefit from a Customer Success Manager.

With the additional features, I recommend LastPass Enterprise. It costs $6.00 per user per month.

But, before you make your decision, you should check out Keeper’s Enterprise plan. It has the slight advantage that it can be customized to your needs. Several add-ons can further enhance the protection offered, including BreachWatch which will continually scan the web (including the dark web which is notorious for the selling of compromised credentials) and alert you to take immediate action to reinstate the security of your accounts. To put this into perspective, LastPass relies on third-party data to assess compromised logins, as opposed to having its own proprietary scanning technology.

Keeper Enterprise (with the BreachWatch add-on) costs $4.16 per user per month.

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