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VMblog Expert Interview: Enpass Business Offers an Offline Password Management Tool for the Enterprise

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If your organization hasn't yet implemented a password manager because the powers that be have been holding out for an enterprise-ready offline solution, the wait is over!  

Enpass recently launched Enpass Business, a new solution built for enterprises who want to maintain complete control of their password data.

To find out more, VMblog spoke with Hemant Kumar, CEO and Co-Founder of Enpass.

VMblog:  What new product are you announcing?  Tell us about it.

Hemant Kumar:  It's called Enpass Business and it was created following the success of our flagship consumer offline password management solution that has been on the market for almost a decade. What's cool about Enpass Business is it's an offline password manager, keeping all passwords and sensitive files for an organization in one place, on the business cloud, protected by a master password.

To explain, many enterprises are highly regulated, and compliance-driven like financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and governments. They have mandates in place that prevent them from storing their passwords and sensitive data in a service provider's cloud. And that is the de-facto approach for password managers on the market today. Enpass Business addresses this compliance concern and enables enterprises to keep all of their sensitive information within the trusted boundaries of their IT infrastructure. 

VMblog:  What's the difference between Enpass Business and the other password management offerings on the market today?

Kumar:  Enpass Business is the first-of-its-kind in the market. It addresses the needs of enterprises that are not currently using password management solutions due to those compliance concerns we just mentioned that are associated with existing password management solutions. The online and self-hosted solutions in the market address different business needs.

VMblog:  Can you explain "offline" password management and why its preferable to businesses?

Kumar:  "Offline" means none of the sensitive data of customers - passwords, credentials, files - is ever stored on Enpass servers. Instead, customers maintain control of their data and choose where to store it - locally on employee devices, or in their business cloud.  Enpass Business does not force customers to store their data on their (the service provider's) server. And, our customers are not required to host and manage any servers on their premises to run Enpass. We give businesses the freedom and option to choose where they keep their data - on employee devices, in their existing business cloud, or fully integrated with Microsoft 365. 

VMblog:  How easy is it for businesses to use Enpass with their cloud services? 

Kumar:  The unique feature of Enpass Business is its ability to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft 365. It's an easy, one-click process for users in an organization to connect the Enpass client application with their OneDrive accounts. Once connected, employees can create vaults on OneDrive and SharePoint, share them with team members, manage access rights and delete data when needed without the need for self-hosting.

VMblog:  Can you share your pricing model?  Is it subscription based?

Kumar:  Yes, it's a subscription based model. The Standard Plan is US$2.99 per user per month and the Enterprise Plan is US$3.99 per user per month, billed annually. Details of both plans can be found here.

VMblog:  Finally, what's next for Enpass?  What are your future plans?

Kumar:  For the moment, we are busy onboarding new customers to Enpass Business. Later in the year we have plans to expand our Enpass Business offerings to teams using Google Workspace, and bring a more unified login experience by integrating passwordless FIDO2-based authenticator.

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Hemant Kumar, CEO and Co-Founder 

Hemant Kumar leads Enpass as CEO and Co-Founder. Hemant brings over 15 years of experience in designing security-products and building relationships with industry leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google. As CEO, Hemant leads the strategy to successfully transition Enpass from its original focus on personal password management to offering an enterprise version, spearheading the company's roadmap of growth. Prior to Enpass, Hemant founded Sinew Software Systems, where the Enpass password manager was originally created. Sinew was absorbed into Enpass Technologies as a part of group restructuring. Hemant holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication, Software Programming from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. https://www.linkedin.com/in/hemant-enpass/  

Published Thursday, May 05, 2022 7:30 AM by David Marshall
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