LastPass joined the Internet2 NET+ Initiative to deliver password management systems to colleges across the country.
This merger, called NET+ LastPass, assists students, faculty and staff with remembering passwords and login information on their web accounts.
Richard Biever, Chief Information Security Officer at Duke University, said NET+ LastPass helps colleges customize their password solutions to better protect sensitive information.
“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,” he said in a previous statement. “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 and LastPass provides a service that will streamline password creation and management for our faculty, staff and students.”
The Internet2 NET+ Initiative enables colleges to enroll in security packages for their campuses.
Through these packages, users only have to pick and remember one master password. LastPass remembers and automatically fills in users’ passwords for websites and apps.
LastPass syncs across all browsers and is device agnostic.
LastPass also offers a package for college administrators, which includes an IT portal, team password sharing features and turn-key integration with Active Directory and LDAP for simplified deployment.
“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, in a previous statement. “Subscribing institutions also gain the benefit of a tailored solution that has been vetted through the rigorous NET+ service validation process.”