New generation password manager

July 2019 Cyber Security

NordVPN, a VPN service, is creating a new generation password manager NordPass. NordPass will have a full range of features to ensure that passwords are as secure as possible. Its easy-to-use interface makes staying secure effortless.

“We can secure your connections with NordVPN and we can secure your files with NordLocker, but you still need a strong password for both. Passwords are the front line for your online account security. That’s why we’re introducing NordPass,” says Marty P. Kamden, CMO at NordVPN. “It all started when we were looking for a safer and more productive way to deal with passwords within our company. In the end, this initiative has grown into something pretty exciting, which we decided to expand beyond the bounds of our company.”

NordPass will remember and autosave all passwords, autofill online forms, and allow to save private notes. Additionally, the new tool will generate strong passwords on the spot. NordPass will support major operating systems, offering browser extensions as well as native mobile and desktop apps.

NordPass is created using the latest security practices and industry standards. It uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256-GCM) encryption with Argon2 for key derivation, which is virtually unbreakable. Additionally, the new tool will have zero-knowledge encryption process to ensure ultimate security.

“Zero-knowledge encryption means you own the key to your passwords. By the time your data reaches our servers, it's already encrypted on your device, which means we have zero knowledge about the items saved in your vault. We couldn’t see your passwords even if we wanted to,” explains Kamden. “And these are only the essential features that come with the first version of NordPass. We’re very eager to expand its capabilities in the near future.”

At the moment, NordPass is going through internal stress-tests. It is expected that the first beta version will be released this autumn. Signup for early access is now available on NordPass’s official website: nordpass.com.

A few weeks ago, NordVPN introduced another cybersecurity tool - NordLocker. NordLocker will secure files stored on a user’s computer or in a cloud with end-to-end encryption. It is expected, that first beta version of this product will be released this July.

For more information: nordpass.com




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