Cheap and versatile
April 17, 2019

Cheap and versatile

Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with LastPass

We use LastPass for two reasons: we can make more secure passwords for services and we can limit access to who has what passwords. Because we are a startup that is still small in size, we use it through the whole organization. In some cases, it's only passwords for some departments (so not everyone has access to everything) but there are some passwords that are for the whole organization.

Pros

  • Lets you save and manage your "vault" with passwords.
  • The "launch" feature, which completes forms automatically, works very well.
  • Lets you complete on mobile by using it for fingerprint (very useful).
  • Shared passwords work extremely good and are easy to use.
  • Random password generation is easy to use.

Cons

  • On Chrome it will trash any design by inserting their logo on every form. Sometimes it makes it hard to work because of that.
  • Form completion works but still needs some help with more complex ones.
  • When trying to save some passwords automatically (with Chrome extension) it is very persistent and sometimes fails to recognize that what you are trying to save is not a password.
  • For the investment, we all sleep easy at night knowing that our accounts are not at risk.
  • Also, if an employee leaves your company on bad terms, it's very easy to isolate them. If you use the same password for everything beware.
  • You add extra bureaucracy, but it's worth it given the sensitivity of the problem.
To be 100% honest, I haven't tried 1Password but I've heard great things about it. I'm not aware of the differences or similarities, so I won't say much about that. What is different between other choices: Google Sheets: it's obvious how that might be insecure, you can't limit access (shared folders), you can't use it cross-device, it won't auto fill. Chrome Password Saving: it won't scale apart from yourself. It will work cross-device if you use Android, but you can't share anything, so from a company perspective, it's useless.
I think the use case is pretty simple and it replicates to all kinds of teams. We are only 15, so maybe this won't work for 100 people, but I think it can scale pretty easily. It won't be an entire account for the organization, but departments can quickly set up their own accounts and it will work fine. I think it won't have problems saving 100s of different accounts, so I wouldn't worry about that.
I can't think of any scenario where this might not be useful. Work: if you work in marketing, IT or any other department with a shared service where you need to access and can't make several passwords to access, then you need this. First, to avoid others in the organization accessing, then because you need to have strong passwords so others won't have access. Family/Personal: I have a common LastPass account with my wife so we can share bank, computer, and any other service where we want to share our passwords. I use it myself as well to save passwords from any accounts where I work. Mainly you are looking for cross-department (or cross-family) and cross-device password saving.




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