Logging in to several platforms daily with different password guidelines can be tedious. Announced today, LogMeIn Inc. unveiled the next major update to its recently released LastPass Identity solution. This new update introduces brand new ways for an employee to access their work without needing to type a password. This release marks the next phase in the company’s longer-term strategy to redefine cloud identity and expand LastPass for Business into a complete identity offering.
Building on its industry-leading enterprise password management technology, LastPass Identity now delivers a complete passwordless login experience for employees across applications, VPNs and devices (PCs, Macs, Android & iOS mobile devices) through device-native biometric authentication, single sign-on and federated identity integrations, all while giving IT complete control over every access point.
Passwords are estimated to be the root cause of 80 percent of all data breaches. Currently, IT is spending approximately four hours per week on password management-related issues alone, therefore it is clear that passwords continue to be a source of many security risks and employee frustrations. Going passwordless with LastPass Identity introduces new ways for employees to securely log in to their work accounts and devices without a password. Therefore this would eliminate many password-related risks, leading to higher security and employee productivity, while also freeing up resources for IT.
New updates designed to eliminate the need for passwords for end users include:
Workstation Login: Using the secure, device-native biometric authentication technology of LastPass MFA <https://www.lastpass.com/products/multifactor-authentication> , Workstation Login enables employees to log into their PCs and Macs using only biometrics, without ever having to type a password. Eliminating the password results in an improved user experience for employees – a login that is more seamless and secure than a traditional username and password. It also enables IT to implement biometric authentication across every business-critical work device to remain confident that only the right employees are logging in. With this feature comes “Offline Mode,” which enables employees to securely authenticate their identity no matter where they are – even when they are traveling or without internet – which helps improve security and employee productivity from everywhere.
Okta & Azure AD Federation: LastPass is expanding its portfolio of federated identity integrations to give IT teams greater flexibility to integrate LastPass into existing IT ecosystems to offer employees a passwordless experience, regardless of their current identity provider. LastPass’ business solutions now support federation with Okta and Azure Active Directory in addition to Microsoft Active Directory. Organizations who use Okta, Azure AD or AD as their identity provider can now federate into LastPass so that once employees are logged into their identity provider, the LastPass Master Password is no longer needed.
These passwordless features are now available for all LastPass Identity customers. For more information about LastPass Identity and how to go passwordless with LastPass, visit: https://www.lastpass.com/solutions/passwordless-access.
LastPass is an award-winning password manager helping more than 16 million users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 58,000 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. For more information, visit https://lastpass.com.