[tforum] Fwd: [I2-NEWS] LastPass Adds Password Management Packages to Internet2 NET+ Portfolio

Joe Breen joe.breen at utah.edu
Thu Jun 4 08:15:45 MDT 2015


FYI...  For those that utilize LastPass for password management

  --Joe
  Joe.Breen at utah.edu


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From: Angela Stark <astark at internet2.edu>
Date: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 7:06 AM
Subject: [I2-NEWS] LastPass Adds Password Management Packages to Internet2
NET+ Portfolio
To: "i2-news at internet2.edu" <i2-news at internet2.edu>


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Media contacts:

Amber Gott

LastPass

571.305.2852

amber at lastpass.com


 Glenn Lipscomb

Internet2

720.379.9677

glipscomb at internet2.edu





*LastPass to Offer Affordable Password Management Packages for Universities
as Part of Internet2 NET+ Portfolio*



*LastPass helps students and staff remember their passwords and login
securely to every web account*



FAIRFAX, Va., June 4, 2015*—*LastPass has announced a partnership to bring
its best-in-class password management services to higher education
institutions across the United States through its participation in the
Internet2
NET+ initiative
<http://www.internet2.edu/vision-initiatives/initiatives/internet2-netplus/>.
With NET+ LastPass
<http://www.internet2.edu/products-services/cloud-services-applications/lastpass/>,
universities can now help students, faculty and staff to remember their
passwords and login to every web account while following best practices for
password security.



“LastPass and Internet2 member institutions worked closely to design and
tailor a password solution that best fits the diverse needs of universities
and colleges, and their users,” says Richard Biever, chief information
security officer at Duke University. “The service incorporates the
distributed enterprise features desired by higher education institutions to
manage institutional password policies, as well as consumer features that
educate users about proper password etiquette. The partnership between
Internet2 <http://www.internet2.edu/> and LastPass provides a service that
will streamline password creation and management for our faculty, staff and
students.”



Through the Internet2 NET+ initiative, educational institutions can enroll
as early adopters to offer LastPass Enterprise and LastPass Premium
packages for their campuses. As a password manager, LastPass remembers and
automatically fills in the user’s passwords for every website and app. The
user only has to remember their one master password for LastPass. LastPass
syncs across all browsers, computers and mobile devices so users have
access to all of their data when needed.



Both the LastPass Premium and LastPass Enterprise packages offer each user
their own LastPass account. Each user then benefits from the higher degree
of security that comes with the use of strong, unique passwords for every
single login. At the university administrative level, the LastPass
Enterprise package also offers an easy-to-use IT portal, team password
sharing features and turn-key integration with Active Directory and LDAP
for simplified deployment.



“We’re thrilled to work with Internet2 to offer secure, reliable,
affordable and easy password management across campus,” said Joe Siegrist,
CEO and co-founder of LastPass. “We’re proud to partner to keep higher
education institutions safe while providing customized tools for superior
password maintenance.”



More than 500 colleges, universities, medical institutions and other higher
education organizations are already using LastPass to secure and manage
passwords. LastPass helps universities advance their efforts to protect the
personal data of faculty, staff and students.



The new partnership with Internet2 will make LastPass accessible to all
Internet2 higher education members through the Internet2 NET+ initiative.
Focused on providing secure, agile and reliable user mobility in the cloud
to higher education’s diverse users, Internet2 NET+ is a research and
education (R&E) community-driven initiative. Through a rigorous peer-driven
evaluation process, R&E institutions and cloud service providers work
together to develop offerings that maximize deployment efficiencies and
minimize the business and legal challenges, financial costs, and technology
risks of migrating from on-campus to cloud-based solutions.



“Cybersecurity remains a top priority for campuses everywhere, and with
NET+ LastPass, higher education institutions can add a layer of
individualized security via a proven password manager that employs
recognized best practices in trust and identity management,” said Shelton
Waggener, senior vice president at Internet2. “Subscribing institutions
also gain the benefit of a tailored solution that has been vetted through
the rigorous NET+ service validation process
<https://www.internet2.edu/vision-initiatives/initiatives/internet2-netplus/#overview-phases>
.”



The Internet2 NET+ LastPass offering provides a tailored higher education
version of the well-known LastPass solution and is now in the early adopter
phase
<http://www.internet2.edu/products-services/cloud-services-applications/service-phases/>.
A webinar detailing the process of becoming a NET+ LastPass early adopter,
will be held Tuesday, June 16
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6214930468536181761> at
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6214930468536181761>2 p.m. ET
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6214930468536181761> and Thursday,
June 18 <https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3552829198367120898> at
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3552829198367120898>11 a.m. ET
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3552829198367120898>. Register
now to attend a webinar session.



For more information on the offering, visit https://lastpass.com/internet2.



*About LastPass*
LastPass is an award-winning password manager that is helping over 6
million people and 10,000 organizations solve their password security
problems. LastPass makes going online easier and safer, syncing with all
browsers, operating systems and mobile devices. LastPass Enterprise scales
SSO and password management for teams small and large, helping
organizations be more secure, maintain compliance, and increase
productivity. Founded in 2008, LastPass is headquartered in Fairfax,
Virginia. For more information, visit http://lastpass.com
<http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release=1105723&id=4092058&type=1&url=http%3a%2f%2flastpass.com%2f>
.



*About Internet2*

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the
nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides
a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations
to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions
in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.
Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast
research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is
powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community
anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40
regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with
our community and more than 65 national research and education networking
partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are
located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington,
D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or
follow @Internet2 <http://www.twitter.com/internet2> on Twitter.






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