LastPass you'll ever need
June 26, 2019
LastPass you'll ever need
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with LastPass
LastPass is being used by my organization as a means to securely share login credentials for certain third-party services as well as store login information for individual user accounts with certain other systems. The entire organization is using LastPass and as such has enabled us to monitor usage, password strength, and better control access to our accounts.
- Encourage good passwords: with the ability to easily generate a good, secure password that doesn't need to be typed in moving forward, it encourages users to have good passwords since they don't need to think of them and then remember them later on.
- Credential sharing: with the team solution it is very easy to share credentials when needed and revoke access when complete without ever revealing the password.
- Browser integration: the browser plugin makes it easy to use as it is always available whenever a password/login is required.
- Sharing outside the organization could be improved by not being limited to 5 users per shared folder as sometimes it is necessary to share credentials to more people.
- I haven't had much luck with the automatic password change feature for some services, but that's really not a big deal.
- Since implementing LastPass we have had a marked improvement in strong passwords and security practices in general around sharing credentials. The ROI here is tremendous if it prevents a single security breach.
- By consolidating all services within LastPass it has also allowed us to audit usage and determine which services are actually required and which ones are not, saving us money.
- With the browser plugin, LastPass saves employees time when authenticating with services while also keeping us secure. This saved time results in increased productivity.
I was introduced to LastPass via a trusted colleague and was sold on it from the recommendation and did not evaluate other options. LastPass has met or exceeded those expectations and has performed admirably for us with very few drawbacks. LastPass improves security practices and makes it easy on the administrator to control access to various services, which is why it was originally chosen.
LastPass does not really pose any scalability concerns. We have numerous departments setup with their own top-level folder that is shared within the department and then more specialized folders shared to cross-functional teams and various subsections. We have not run into any scalability issues around sharing nor with individual use cases.
LastPass is well suited when operating within an organization that has a lot of people coming and going who need to have access to restricted resources. We make use of a lot of interns and it is nice to be able to grant access to various services through LastPass when they arrive (never sharing the actual passwords) and then easily remove access when their internship ends. LastPass is also well suited in enforcing good security practices with strong passwords.