Keeper Security, Inc., provider of the leading cybersecurity platform for preventing password-related data breaches and cyberthreats, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a formal partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Keeper Security’s master government reseller, making the company’s industry-leading cybersecurity platform available to the public sector and reseller partners via Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Contract, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint and National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) cooperative purchasing vehicles.
“The public sector remains one of the top targets for cybercriminals, with nearly 23,000 cyber-related incidents in 2018 according to a recent study1. As such, we are delighted to partner with Carahsoft to help tackle this pervasive problem and help protect our country’s most valuable data,” said Darren Guccione, CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security. “We know how essential it is to protect passwords and sensitive information at the government level. We look forward to broadening Keeper’s reach to help protect the government and its employees against password-related breaches and safeguard digital assets.”
Passwords are still the most widely used authentication method within government agencies. Researchers have found that the average adult possesses more than 25 active online accounts and that 42 percent tend to remember their passwords without storing them anywhere2. Considering more than 81 percent of data breaches are due to weak passwords and poor password management practices, a password manager is a vital tool to protect sensitive government assets and prevent data breaches.
Keeper Security is the leading zero-knowledge cybersecurity provider. As such only Keeper users have full access to and control of the encryption and decryption of their data after logging into the vault. Each individual record stored in the user’s vault is encrypted with a 256-bit AES key that is randomly generated on the device. Keeper is used by thousands of organizations globally to protect their passwords and digital assets.
With Keeper, Federal, state and local government agencies have access to a powerful administration console that lets the administrator provision users, assign roles and teams, mandate two-factor authentication, and access powerful auditing, analytics, and reporting to have full visibility into their company’s password practices. Additionally, agencies can implement advanced reporting and alerts to glean more focused summary trend data and be notified of risky behavior in real time.
“Passwords are one of the most fundamental parts of an organization’s security infrastructure, yet often one of the largest weak points, unfortunately,” said Steve Jacyna, Director of Emerging Cybersecurity Solutions at Carahsoft. “Keeper’s administration capabilities allow government administrators to oversee large teams of users and ensure that all passwords are in compliance with current agency policies. Its two-factor authentication and real-time notifications offer additional peace of mind for agencies in charge of storing critical data and preventing it from falling into the wrong hands.”