NordPass, a password manager developed by the cybersecurity team behind NordVPN, one of the most well-respected VPN services worldwide. Can the company offer any new technology in the already crowded market for password managers? Short answer - yes!
NordPass is focused on security and simplicity, rather than giving away lots of stuff. As we have seen with NordVPN this company has the potential for incredible cybersecurity products.
The industry of password management is highly competitive.There are many other password managers such as Dashline, Lastpass, 1password which are used by a lot of users.
What bonus feature makes NordPass so special?
Highly secure security protocols, including advanced encryption methods.
Simple interface that's very user-friendly.
Login to view and fill out web forms automatically.
Unlimited password storage.
Analysis of the strength of your password.
What is the cost of NordPass?
NordPass's free version is not able to access passwords on multiple devices simultaneously nor can it be used to share items from your vault. Myki, our top password manager , has both these features. NordPass doesn't limit the number of passwords that you can save. This is a plus.
NordPass Premium removes the limitations of the free version and allows you to access passwords on up six devices. You can also share items for $4.99 per year. This tier unlocks Password Health and Data Breach Scanner.
NordPass' monthly cost is higher than other services'. Although you might be attracted by the cost savings you get from longer subscriptions, we recommend you sign up for NordPass' 30-day free trial to ensure that NordPass is right for you. After your first subscription period, the renewal price of your plan could change.
Security of NordPass
NordPass offers VPN services, as you'd expect. NordPass uses a zero-knowledge approach with encryption for password backups and data sync. This means that no one but the NordPass team can access your data. It also means that if your master password or backup recovery code is lost, you will need to reset your account and begin again.
The XChaCha20 encryption algorithm, which has gained a lot of popularity and is a favourite of Google and Cloudflare, is used. It can 256-bit encode and is considered more secure than AES256 encryption. You can add biometric security where it is possible - FaceID on an iPhone for example - and it is good to know that NordPass accounts as well as those you store passwords for, support two-factor authentication.
NordPass has strong security credentials. NordPass uses an end to end encryption system that blocks any user from accessing their account. This includes NordPass. XChaCha20 encryption is the company's preferred method of encryption. This encryption is faster and more secure than AES256 encryption which is commonly used by its competitors. The company also uses zero-knowledge technology, which means that it never has access your passwords or other sensitive information. NordPass also hired outside security experts to audit its security in 2020. The audit found nine vulnerabilities which were quickly fixed by the company, but the auditors also said that they were "impressed" by NordPass' security.
NordPass's 2-step verification (in which you verify an unusual login using a one-time code) doesn't allow for the use of USB security keys. These keys are the most secure type of multi-factor authentication because they can't be tricked by phishing websites.
We were impressed by NordPass' performance during testing. It is a great option for small to medium-sized businesses as well as individuals. It has a pleasing aesthetic and offers advanced security protection. This makes it stand out from other products on the market.
The pricing is reasonable, provided you are willing to pay for two years. It's also nice to have a free tier and a trial of premium features. It doesn't offer the same level of team and business management features as RoboForm and LastPass. More advanced tools such Wi-Fi syncing or Dark Web scanning would also be appreciated.