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1Password pulls further ahead of LastPass with this new industry-first feature

Published May 2nd, 2024 9:00AM EDT
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While LastPass seems to be working to regain users’ trust after critical data breaches, 1Password keeps pushing new features to make its platform the go-to choice when managing passwords and sensitive data.

Today, 1Password launches a new solution to enable businesses to secure every sign-in to every app from every device. The industry’s first Extended Access Management solution fills critical gaps between identity, access management, and mobile device management.

“Security tools haven’t kept pace with the modern work environment, leaving security and IT teams without the ability to prevent sensitive data from flowing into unmanaged applications or block compromised devices from accessing critical applications,” said Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password. “Businesses everywhere are facing the Access Trust Gap, a measure of the percentage of total sign-ins that aren’t trusted. The greater the gap, the greater the risk of a data breach. 1Password Extended Access Management provides security and IT teams with a way to secure every sign-in to every application – managed or unmanaged – from every device.”

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With Extended Access Management, 1Password wants to simplify work from home but with extra care. This function secures access to all the places sensitive business data goes, giving companies the ability to manage:

  • Unsanctioned and unmanaged apps and websites (shadow IT) not secured behind single sign-on (SSO)
  • Unmanaged devices unprotected by mobile device management (MDM) or outside its scope altogether (BYOD) 
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This is what 1Password Extended Access Management includes to ensure every app sign-in is secure and every device is healthy:

  • Device trust – secures devices by monitoring device health in real-time to identify and remediate device compliance issues before permitting access, even for bring-your-own devices and contractors. 
  • User identity (available in beta in fall 2024) – secures the workforce by managing the entire lifecycle of end-user identity from provisioning user access to offboarding. 
  • Application visibility (available in beta in fall 2024) – secures all applications by providing IT and security teams visibility into the use of unmanaged applications, including shadow IT, in their businesses, enabling them to take newly discovered applications from unseen to managed. 
  • Enterprise password management – securely stores and shares credentials and sensitive information – from logins and SSH keys to credit cards – with 1Password’s award-winning enterprise password manager.
  • Universal sign-on – extends single sign-on (SSO) to every application and website to reduce risk and secure every authentication, no matter how users sign in.
  • Contextual access management– applies policies to block access to apps on unhealthy devices and guide end users through self-remediation to regain access quickly.
José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.