Dashlane and Keeper are password management solutions that help companies ensure that their employees are using secure, non-compromised passwords. Both solutions are most popular with small businesses due to their low price point and quick setup for individuals and smaller teams. However, Dashlane and Keeper also offer enterprise-level features and have a significant user base among mid-sized and large companies.
Both Dashlane and Keeper provide basic password management features such as password generation and storage, but they distinguish themselves from each other with standout features.
Dashlane gives users a single-screen password overview and offers individual suggestions for changing weak passwords. Dashlane also includes dark web monitoring tools that scrape the internet for compromised passwords and alert users and administrators about potential breaches. Recent updates have improved existing security and added new security options. Dashlane has also focused on quality-of-life features, such as iOS voice control and compatibility with device-wide dark mode settings.
Keeper is known for its powerful administration tools that help companies with many users manage their data quickly and easily. Keeper’s customizable UI is also popular with its reviewers. The software includes an encrypted chat feature, allowing users to send messages securely from within the app. Recent updates have added ease-of-use tools administrators, allowing them to automate administrative tasks with Azure functions. Keeper has also added a highly-requested “stay logged in” feature that allows users to maintain their Keeper session for a specified amount of time before logging out, even through device restarts.
Although Dashlane and Keeper are fully-featured password management solutions, they each have unique limitations to consider before implementing one or the other.
Dashlane can suffer from a weaker administrative experience when compared to Keeper. Businesses with many potential users should prepare to spend more time and resources on administration. Dashlane also doesn’t allow as much UI customization as Keeper, which may be a non-issue for some users and a dealbreaker for others. Dashlane doesn’t include an encrypted chat feature, which means you’ll need to rely on a separate app for secure communications.
Keeper technically offers all of the features Dashlane does (and more), but its basic packages are actually more limited. Functionality like two-factor authentication, dark web monitoring solution, and encrypted chat must be purchased as add-ons to the basic package, which can make the solution more expensive as a whole. Keeper also lacks a permanently free option, making it a harder sell for users or businesses with limited budgets that only need basic password management functionality.
Dashlane offers a free version that includes basic password management features but is limited to single devices and personal accounts. Dashlane’s Team plan costs $5.00 per user per month and includes two-factor authentication, dark web monitoring, and secure password sharing. Dashlane’s Business plan is $8.00 per user per month and adds SSO functionality to streamline the user experience.
Keeper offers two pricing tiers. The Business package costs $3.75 per user per month and includes password vaults and basic two-factor authentication. The Enterprise package costs $5.00 per user per month and includes access to the developer API for custom integrations and advanced two-factor authentication features. Keeper also offers a free trial, allowing potential customers to test the platform for a limited time before purchasing.
Which is Right For You?
Dashlane is an ideal password management solution for smaller businesses that may not need the complete feature set offered by Dashlane and Keeper in their paid packages. These businesses can benefit from Dashlane’s free option. Dashlane’s included dark web scanning feature also makes it an attractive option for companies with highly sensitive data.
Keeper, on the other hand, is better suited for businesses with many employees in need of password management. Keeper’s powerful administrative tools make it easy to manage many users quickly and easily. Keeper’s encrypted chat can also be useful for companies that need to discuss sensitive information, especially if they don’t already have a secure internal messaging solution.
Provided by the TrustRadius Research Team
Published on April 23, 2020
Likelihood to Recommend
- Dashlane does a great job of detecting the password creation process on new websites and prompting users to store the data on the app. This saves a lot of time and eliminates the need to remember to save passwords manually.
- Dashlane syncs well across devices. That password you created using your laptop is immediately available on your smartphone app without the need for double entry.
- The Dashlane application provides a variety of data save types beyond just passwords. You are able to save account information, payment methods, and personal data in a categorized way.
- Easy to use - you can easily access it anywhere and anytime you want (it has mobile apps, web and desktop versions)
- High level of security - 2-step authentication with your phone number
- Simple to save and get passwords and login information. Keeper fills it in for you. It may create complex passwords for you
- Syncs across all devices
- It sometimes saves duplicates of logins if something was 1 character off. I would ideally like to see it suggest to remove one of the logins or merge the accounts if the info is the same.
- I find that Keeper could use some work with their desktop interface, a sleeker and friendlier user interface would definitely benefit them.
- Keeper doesn’t have a Security Dashboard, which makes it more complicated to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your passwords.
- The automatic web form filling is somewhat limited at the time, but im sure they will improve it soon.
Return on Investment
- Greater level of security regarding passwords for the company, definitely a huge bonus
- Can be frustrating if you're just trying to quickly log into something and it hasn't stored the correct password or doesn't load for some reason
- Can be a painful setup process if you have to manually remove stored passwords from Chrome/other browsers
- Keeper is a great product to have, positively impacting end-users to be safer with their password while providing ease of management.
- It will cost you $29,99 per year for unlimited devices, password storage, cloud backups, sharing and 24/7 support, which we found is quite a good bargain!
- The Zero Knowledge feature is quite great for every enterprise since the fact that only you have your master password means that nothing can force the company to turn over your passwords, and a distraught employee can't weasel into your stored data.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?
Dashlane Editions & Modules
|Individual Premium Plus||9.991|
|Family Premium Plus||14.991|
- per month
- per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details—
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?
Keeper Editions & Modules
|Keeper Enterprise||Contact Keeper for pricing|
- per user, per month