Trend Micro DirectPass is 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 – such as keystroke encryption - to keep their 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.
“We know that 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 Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro’s consumer group.
“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.”
Tim Falinksi, Director of Consumer Retail, Trend Micro ANZ, said: “Passwords are a major vulnerability in our digital lifestyle. With keystroke encryption, encrypted storage, and secure password generator, DirectPass boosts security while taking the pain out of having multiple passwords.”
The features of DirectPass include:
- An encrypted storage location for online login credentials
- Protection against keylogging malware
- A secure password generator
- An automatic form-filler
- One-click login
- A place to securely store confidential notes
- A secure browser for when you visit banking and financial websites
- Automatic synching of your login information across multiple devices
- Automatic self-learning to support more complicated and multi-layer login websites
- Browser add-ons to enhance accessibility and manageability
Identity theft continues to grow - 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 Ms Carpenter. “DirectPass is our commitment to providing consumers with a preventative measure to help avoid these types of threats so they can go online and conduct their business with confidence.”
Australian pricing and availability
The premium version of DirectPass will be available in all authorized retail stored as a hard bundled BONUS with every purchase of Titanium Internet Security & Maximum Security starting from May.
In addition, a free version (up to five passwords) can be downloaded online. The premium version, which includes support for unlimited passwords, is available online for A$19.95 for a 1-year subscription.
More information can be found at www.trendmicro.com.au/au/directpass