LogMeIn Redefines LastPass Business with New Adoption Tool and Families Account for Employees
News | 18.06.2021
As organizations consider their long-term approach to work, whether full-time remote or a hybrid remote, securing access to company data and applications while maintaining employee productivity is crucial. When 80 percent of breaches are caused by weak and reused passwords, it’s important to ensure they are properly managed. IT admins need a straightforward solution to increase password hygiene, drive greater end user adoption and encourage employees to use strong passwords at home. LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based solutions such as GoToConnect, GoToMeeting, and Rescue, announced a redefined LastPass Business, designed to help ensure both employees and their families are practicing safe password behavior online, provide admin tools to increase employee adoption, and enable flexibility so that an organization can use the security tools they need, at their own pace.
Built on customer feedback, LastPass Business, formerly known as LastPass Enterprise, is designed to secure access in the modern hybrid workforce. With the rise of remote work resulting in an increase in cyberthreats, recent LastPass research found that 85 percent of businesses are prioritizing strong cybersecurity practices — and that begins with oversight of every access point in the business.
The LastPass Business password management experience now provides several new customer-driven enhancements with flexibility in mind, including:
New Admin Console and Adoption Dashboard
LastPass Business offers a new admin console that provides a more simplified onboarding and account management experience in one, easy-to-use tool. To further aid admins in driving end user adoption across their organization, the LastPass admin console now includes a new adoption dashboard. This provides admins with the insights and tools they need to re-engage users when and how appropriate to achieve greater enrollment and eliminate lengthy adoption challenges. These updates are available now to current and new LastPass Business customers.
Families as a Benefit
LastPass Business also now includes Families as a Benefit at no additional cost, which provides a premium LastPass account for every employee’s personal use and up to 5 accounts for those closest to them, to ensure that both their professional and personal lives are protected. With LastPass Families as a Benefit, organizations can encourage good password habits beyond the workplace by providing this security perk to their entire workforce and their families. Families as a Benefit is expected to be available to all LastPass Business customers beginning in July 2021.
According to the LastPass 2020 Psychology of Passwords report, people protect their work accounts at a lower rate than their personal accounts and 66 percent use poor password practices, such as reusing the same password variations, in both places.
With professional and personal lives merging at an unprecedented rate, it is crucial that employees practice safe password practices across all accounts.
Simplified Single Sign-On
LastPass single sign-on (SSO) apps are now fully accessible to Business customers in the LastPass browser extension and password vault to simplify access to key applications. With SSO apps living side-by-side in the LastPass extension and vault, employees have a seamless login experience whether they're accessing a traditional web login or an SSO-enabled cloud app. In addition, admins can now add an SSO app in two simple steps to quickly deploy cloud applications to employees.
Flexibility with New Business Packages
Responding to customer requests for more customizable business offerings, refreshed LastPass Business packages give LastPass customers the flexibility and freedom to pay for only the technology they need, while providing additional options to meet their evolving security requirements.
Businesses of all sizes now have the option to start with a base business password management package that at no additional cost includes SSO for up to three cloud applications and multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure the LastPass vault and SSO applications. As a company’s security needs mature and a customer wants to expand their identity program beyond what’s included in the base package, advanced functionality SSO and MFA add-on offerings are also now available.
LastPass is an award-winning password manager which has helped more than 25.6 million users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 70,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides identity and access management solutions that are easy to manage and effortless to use. From single sign-on and enterprise password management to adaptive multifactor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users.