The primary distinction between Keeper Security and Bitwarden becomes evident when examining their provided functionalities and advantages. Bitwarden serves as a password manager equipped with features like a password generator, autofill and two-factor authentication. In contrast, Keeper represents an enterprise-grade solution that not only encompasses these same capabilities as Bitwarden, but goes further by integrating password management with secrets and connection management.
Bitwarden vs Keeper: Certifications and Capabilities
Keeper offers additional features, certifications and capabilities that Bitwarden doesn’t. Check out some of the extra value that Keeper provides.
Keeper is the longest standing SOC 2 and ISO 27001-certified password managers in the security industry. Our platform is also listed for use by the federal government through the System for Award Management (SAM). Keeper is the only password management tool currently available in the FedRAMP marketplace. Plus, our cryptography module has been certified and validated by the NIST Cryptographic Module Verification Program (CMVP) to the FIPS 140-2 standard. We are also compliant with the following:
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Bitwarden is also SOC 2 and ISO 27001-certified and compliant with HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA. However, it is currently not available in the FedRAMP Marketplace.
Keeper’s online password manager integrates with all major Single Sign-Sn (SSO) Identity Providers (IdPs)—without needing a master password. Keeper SSO Connect is a 100% cloud-based SAML 2.0 service that seamlessly and quickly integrates with your existing SSO and passwordless solution, enhancing and extending it with zero-knowledge password management and encryption.
Bitwarden’s SSO Integration requires a self-hosted Bitwarden server and therefore requires you to maintain, moderate and patch that server.
Advanced Reporting and Alerts
Keeper provides visibility into password security and internal controls with robust reporting, logging alerts for 100+ event types (broken down by category) and SIEM integration to mitigate cyber threats and maintain compliance standards. Keeper customers can also add BreachWatch, our dark web monitoring feature, and get notified if their login credentials appear on the dark web. Our detailed reports and alerting tools allow you to take action whenever suspicious activity occurs.
Bitwarden does offer vault health reports that provide limited information. It does not have commensurate reporting, notification and alert capabilities.
New teams can easily access our documentation portal if they prefer to search for an answer online. Our portal contains guides and instructions to help you and your team learn more about your new password management solution and the features that come with it. For more information, check out our resource center for white papers, case studies, webinars and more.
Bitwarden does offer a help center, but it does not have phone support or 24/7 live chat.
Additional Keeper Services
In addition to our cloud-based password manager, we offer solutions for secrets management and remote connection management. Bitwarden does not offer either service.
Keeper Secrets Manager
Keeper Secrets Manager is a cloud-based, zero-knowledge platform for securing sensitive data and infrastructure secrets such as API keys, database passwords, access keys and certificates.
Keeper Connection Manager
Keeper Connection Manager is an agentless remote desktop gateway that provides IT admins and DevOps teams with secure, easy access to RDP, SSH, MySQL and Kubernetes endpoints through a web browser. Features include RDP, SSH, Kubernetes (K8s), MySQL and VNC protocols.
Which Password Manager Should I Choose?
Teams seeking an all-in-one security solution should look to Keeper. We help businesses practice good cyber hygiene by offering cybersecurity services such as:
Yes, like Keeper, Bitwarden uses 256-bit AES encryption and enforces a zero-knowledge policy to ensure that all data and passwords are safe from cyber threats.
Is Bitwarden free?
Bitwarden does not offer free business plans but does offer a free password manager plan for individuals that includes basic core features such as as autofill and a password generator.
Has Bitwarden been hacked?
As of this writing, there are no reports of Bitwarden being hacked.
How much does Bitwarden cost?
Individual: The basic package is free while the premium version is less than $1/month ($10/annually).
Family: The package starts at $3.33/month ($40/annually)
Business: The Teams package starts at $3/month/user while the Enterprise package starts at $5/month/user.
How to move passwords from Bitwarden to Keeper?
Keeper makes it easy for businesses to move over to Keeper. Once your team has exported their information and stored passwords from Bitwarden, employees can simply import the vault data over to Keeper.
Is Bitwarden’s password generator better than Keeper’s?
No. Both Bitwarden and Keeper offer a password generator that helps users avoid weak passwords by creating strong passwords. You can adjust character length and include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special symbols.
Craig Lurey is the CTO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security. Craig leads Keeper’s software development and technology infrastructure team. Craig and Darren have been active business partners in a series of successful ventures for over 20 years. Prior to building Keeper, Craig served at Motorola as a software engineer creating firmware for cellular base station infrastructure and founded Apollo Solutions, an online software platform for the computer reseller industry which was acquired by CNET Networks. Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
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