Dashlane vs. LastPass vs. KeePass vs. Keeper Security: Password Management Tools Reviewed
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Dashlane vs. LastPass vs. KeePass vs. Keeper Security: Password Management Tools Reviewed

Passwords are important to keep all of our online accounts safe. Dashlane and LastPass offer free password management plans and KeePass is completely free to use. Dashlane has two business plans including an enterprise plan that can be customized. LastPass has the most affordable premium plan that has plenty of security features. KeePass has only their free version. It is a powerful and lightweight password manager that works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices. Keeper Security is not the cheapest, but they offer plenty of features and security, especially their business plan.
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Dashlane — Best Features
Dashlane has the most affordable business plans plus an enterprise plan that can be customized to fit your business needs.
Instant security alerts if one of your accounts is compromised such as a shopping site you go to or a news website is breached.
Best for: Customers that need a complete password management tool at a good price.
LastPass — Best Features
LastPass has the most affordable premium plan.
They use AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256, plus 2FA.
Best for: Those that would like a premium password manager with plenty of features at a good price.
KeePass — Best Features
KeePass is completely free to use and supports 45 different languages.
KeePass is portable since it can be carried on a USB stick and runs on Windows systems without having to be installed.
Best for: Customers that need a powerful lightweight password management tool that is free.
Keeper Security — Best Features
Keeper Security includes the most features with their business plan.
You can also protect your private files, digital photos and videos in your digital vault.
Best for: Businesses that need to manage all employees passwords efficiently.
Review

Dashlane

Dashlane was founded in 2009 and since that time has become one of the leading password manager and digital wallet software apps. Over 2.5 billion online accounts were breached just last year, and the only way to protect your accounts is to have a different password everywhere you go on the internet. They make keeping track of all those passwords simple.

Dashlane Password Manager

With Dashlane password manager, you are able to gain control of all your passwords with the following features.

  • Bring all of your passwords into one safe place.
  • Never forget another password.
  • Keep track of all your passwords.
  • Have access to your passwords wherever and whenever you need them.
  • Auto save passwords, and have Dashlane type them for you.
  • The ability to generate unique passwords without having to constantly think of new passwords yourself with their password generator. You can change one password or many passwords with a single click.
  • Secure passwords on all of your devices where only you have access to them.
  • Instant security alerts if one of your accounts is compromised such as a shopping site you go to or a news website like Yahoo is breached.
  • You can auto change a password instantly with the touch of a button.

Dashlane Digital Wallet

The Dashlane digital wallet allows you to securely store all of your payment types in one place. Not only can you save this information, but you can automatically capture receipts of all of your purchases. Their digital wallet includes the following features:

  • Store all payment types including PayPal, credit cards, debit cards and bank information like the checking account routing and account numbers.
  • Automatically saves receipts and takes a screenshot of your purchases.
  • Their digital wallet also works on all digital devices.
  • Dashlane digital wallet is accepted at all websites as it will autofills your payment information.
  • The digital wallet links cards to billing addresses, and will notify you when they are about to expire. So no more surprises.

Dashlane Digital Wallet Security

The Dashlane digital wallet uses AES-256 encryption to secure your information. You will have your own private master password and an auto-lock feature that encrypts your data if your device is ever lost or stolen.

Dashlane has earned a U.S. patent for their strong security architecture. They also have a built in two-factor authentication that requires a unique code before authorizing access on a new device.

Dashlane Free Plan

Their free plan includes the following features:

  • Password manager
  • Autofill
  • Digital wallet
  • Security
  • Works on all platforms
  • Emergency sharing
  • Secure sharing – up to 5 items
  • Security breach alerts
  • Password changer

Dashlane Premium Plan

The Dashlane premium plan costs $39.99 per year with a 30 day money back guarantee. The premium plan features include all the features in the free plan plus the following features:

  • Secure sharing – unlimited
  • Sync across all your devices
  • U2F - FIDO backed Universal Second Factor 2-factor authentication
  • Secure account backup
  • Web access to your passwords
  • Priority support

Dashlane Business Plan

Dashlane also offers a business plan for up to 30 users. They offer a free 30 day trail for their business plan. With the Dashlane business plan, you can do the following:

  • Store, share and manage passwords securely across teams.
  • Easily onboard and offboard employees with a centralized administration and SAML support.
  • Sync access across all devices.
  • Operates seamlessly across all platforms, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Dashlane has two business plans. The prices for their per user license costs are:

  • 2-100 users - $2 per user per month
  • 101-1000 users – $1.50 per user / month
  • 1000+ users - $1.25 per user / month

Dashlane also has an Enterprise plan that can be customized for your business.

Dashlane Mobile

Dashlane is available free on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire.

Dashlane Customer Ratings and Awards

Dashlane has an excellent rating of 9.2 out of 10 on TrustPilot.com with 793 customer comments and very few complaints.

Dashlane has won numerous awards including:

  • Winner of FinTech Innovation Lab 2013
  • Editors' Choice Award at PC Magazine 2013
  • Best Free Apps at PC Magazine 2013
  • Editors' Choice Award at PC Magazine 2012
  • Best of What's New 2012 in Popular Science

LastPass

LastPass began in April 2008 with a mission that getting on the internet should be fun and productive, not messing with passwords or worrying about security breaches. They are located in Fairfax, VA, and one of the leading password and data management services.

LastPass Features

With LastPass, you don’t have to worry about forgetting passwords, usernames and the constant need to create new passwords. LastPass includes the following features:

  • Simplified online shopping. When you a make a purchase, LastPass will fill in all of the payment and shipping details for you.
  • Password sharing. There are some things you shouldn’t send in a text message. You can easily and safely share passwords and notes with anyone.
  • Once you save a password, it is then available on all of your devices.
  • Unlimited password storage.
  • Save digital records like insurance cards, memberships, wifi passwords and notes are saved securely.
  • LastPass uses AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
  • Two-factor authentication (sometimes referred to as multifactor or 2FA).

How LastPass Works

 It is simple to setup LastPass in your browser with the following steps:

  • Install the LastPass extension in your browser for saving and accessing your passwords.
  • After you download LastPass, you will find the LastPass button in the browser tool bar.
  • You will use this to login into LastPass.
  • At this point, make a strong master password. A strong password can be something like a memorable phrase, lyrics to a song or a quote from a movie. LastPass includes tips to help you make a strong master password.
  • You can explore your LastPass vault which allows you to add, view and manage items.

Getting LastPass for your mobile devices is just as easy.

  • You can get the LastPass app from the Apple App store, Google Play and for Windows phone.
  • Download the LastPass app and login with the same LastPass account to sync your data.
  • LastPass really makes it easy with their automated app fill on mobile devices, saving you the hassle of typing on those small keyboards.
  • Fingerprint swipe. Swipe into the LastPass app with your fingerprint for easy, secure access to your passwords.

LastPass Plans and Prices

LastPass has two personal plans and two business plans. Their personal plan features and prices are as follows:

Free

Premium

 

$1 per month billed annually

Access on all devices

Includes all free plan features plus…

Save and fill passwords

Shared family folder – up to 5 users

Password generator

YubiKey & Sesame 2FA options

Secure notes

Priority tech support

Share passwords and notes

LastPass for applications

Security challenge

Desktop fingerprint identification

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

1GB of encrypted file storage

LastPass Business Plan

LastPass business plans include plenty of advanced options for all business for the following prices.

  • Teams: Recommended for teams of 50 or less and costs $2.42 per user per month, billed annually.
  • Enterprise: This plan is for businesses of all sizes and costs $4 per user per month, billed annually.

LastPass Customer Ratings

LastPass has a great rating of 8.7 out of 10 on TrustPilot.com with 15 customer comments and few complaints.

KeePass

KeePass is a free open source password manager that can help you manage all of your passwords. All of your passwords are stored in one safe and secure location. The only password you will have to remember is the master password. Their easy to use and lightweight password manager works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices.

KeePass Features

KeePass has several editions of their password manager, and they include numerous screenshots of each edition to help you decide which edition is right for you. KeePass includes many great features with their password manager including:

  • Security: KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithm to encrypt its password databases. SHA-256 is used as password hash. Their security also protects against dictionary and guessing attacks.
  • Multiple user keys: One master password decrypts the complete database. You can also use key files, like a USB stick, floppy or CD, which is actually safer as long as you don’t lose the memory device it is stored on.
  • Portable: KeePass is portable since it can be carried on a USB stick and runs on Windows systems without having to be installed.
  • Export: A password list can be exported to different formats like TXT, XML, CSV and HTML.
  • Import: KeePass uses the common CSV export format of various passwords safes like Password Keeper and Password Agent.
  • Transfer: Since the password database consists of only one file, it can be quickly transferred from one computer to another.
  • Password groups. Passwords can be sorted in groups, and you can create, modify or delete groups.
  • Time fields: KeePass supports time fields such as creation time, last modification time, last access time and expiration time.
  • Auto type: KeePass can type the information of the currently selected entry into dialogs, webforms, etc. This is completely customizable.
  • Secure Windows clipboard handling: Simply double click on any field to copy the contents to the Windows clipboard.
  • Searching and sorting: You can search for specific entries in the password database.
  • Multi-language support: KeePass is available in 45 different languages.
  • Password generator: There is a built in strong random password generator.

KeePass Prices

All versions and editions of KeePass are completely free.

KeePass Customer Ratings and Awards

KeePass has an entire page of high ratings and awards. Here are a few of the ratings and accolades KeePass has been given:

  • KeePass is the recommended password manager in the BSI Cyber Security Recommendations BSI-E-CS 001/003 1.4 by the German Federal Office for Information Security.
  • KeePass has received the Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau by the French Network and Information Security Agency.
  • KeePass has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Cnet.com.
  • They are customer rated on Google Play a 4.6 out of 5 with over 24,000 customers rating them 5 stars.
  • Rated 4.9 out of 4 on SourceForge.net

Keeper Security

With headquarters in Chicago, Ill, Keeper Security was founded in 2008. They are a leading password management and digital vault company that not only will keep passwords safe, but also protects sensitive digital documents from being compromised. They are SOC 2 Certified and utilizes best-in-class encryption to safeguard its customers.

Keeper Security Features

Keeper Security has plans for individuals, families and businesses. A few of the features that Keeper Security offers in the individual plan includes:

  • You can use the fingerprint scanner on your mobile device to log into the Keeper Security vault.
  • Keeper Security will generate strong random passwords or you can create your own passwords. Keeper Security will also rate your passwords as to their strength against hackers.
  • You will be able to log into websites and mobile apps quickly without having to fumble typing in passwords and usernames.
  • With Keeper Security, you can store more than just passwords. You can also protect your private files, digital photos and videos in your digital vault. You also can securely share files with other Keeper Security users. All of your information is backed up in their cloud security vault.
  • The import wizard makes it simple to add your current passwords from a spreadsheet, web browser or another password manager.
  • Keeper DNA uses two-step verification which provides an extra layer of security when you log into a website or app.
  • Keeper Security will work on all of your computers and mobile devices like your smartphone and tablet. Keeper Security supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE browsers.

Keeper Security uses the following security measures:

  • Private master password
  • 256-bit AES encryption and PBKDF2.
  • Two-step verification

In addition, Keeper Security utilizes Amazon AWS to host and operate the encrypted Cloud Security Vault providing users with unlimited secure backups.

Keeper Security Business Features

Keeper Security includes many more features with their business plan that helps all businesses keep their passwords and data secure. A few of their business features include:

  • Securely share data and records with team members.
  • The ability to manage privileged account passwords.
  • You can customize Keeper Security with your company’s logo.
  • Easily integrate SSO and identity management solutions.

Keeper Security Plans and Prices

Individual

Family

Business

$29.99 per year – 1 user

$59.99 per year – 5 users

$30 per year / per user

Unlimited password storage

Unlimited password storage

Admin console

Unlimited devices + sync

Unlimited devices + sync

Unlimited devices

Unlimited secure cloud backup

Unlimited secure cloud backup

Automated provisioning

Unlimited secure record sharing

Unlimited secure record sharing

Policy engine & enforcement

Fingerprint login

10GB Secure File Storage

Delegated administration

Web app

Fingerprint login

AD and LDAP Integration

24/7 support

Web app

SSO / SAML integration

 

24/7 support

Shared team folders

   

Auditing and reporting

   

BYOD compliant

Both the individual and business plans offer a free trial.

Keeper Security Customer Ratings

  • Keeper Security has a rating of 4 out of 5 by the editors of PCMag.com
  • They have an excellent rating of 9.5 out of 10 on TrustPilot.com with the only complaint being that the price is a bit high.
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