Trend Micro Incorporated  has announced DirectPass , a new password management solution. Designed to organize and manage passwords, DirectPass provides consumers with a fast and efficient way to manage their online activities, while offering extra security measures to keep credentials safe. Trend Micro DirectPass uses cloud technology to sync online credentials across multiple devices, allowing users to experience the benefits of DirectPass anytime, anywhere.
The average online user has multiple accounts; however, the majority of people fail to manage their passwords in a secure manner. According to a recent Trend Micro survey, 75 percent of consumers have 10 accounts or more, yet only 20 percent say they use third-party software to manage their passwords.
“Most security threats arise when passwords are forgotten or because users try to remember them by writing them down or worse, making them weak in order to easily commit them to memory,” said Jim Short, general manager of Trend Micro Canada. “With the introduction of DirectPass, Trend Micro’s goal is to lower users’ risks of running into malicious intent by heightening the security of their passwords in an easy way that also doesn’t interfere with their day-to-day digital life.”
The benefits of DirectPass include:
Password Management –
- Manage all passwords and login IDs in one secure location
- Seamlessly login to web sites without the need to re-enter credentials – users only have to remember one password
- Automatically fill personal information into web forms accurately and safely
- A secure browser for banking or financial websites
- Mitigation against key logging malware
- A text-entry feature to store private information that is completely protected
Sync & Access
- Synchronize online credentials across multiple devices (PCs, mobile phones and tablets)
- Leverage the security and convenience of DirectPass from anywhere, on any device with a secure Internet connection
“One of the best ways to prevent identity thieves from accessing private accounts and personal information is to only use strong passwords with multiple letters, characters and numbers. “We know there’s a need to protect consumers from ID theft, which continues to be one of the most widespread Internet threats,” adds Short, “DirectPass provides consumers with a preventative measure to help avoid these types of threats.”
Canadian pricing and availability DirectPass is available immediately in Canada. A free version (up to five passwords) can be downloaded online. The premium version, which includes support for unlimited passwords, is also available online for $14.95 for a 1-year subscription.