Passportal Blog

Understanding AES 256 Encryption

[SECURITY | 7 MIN READ]  Encryption is fundamental to contemporary internet security. An encryption system scrambles sensitive data using mathematical calculations to turn data into code. The original data can only be revealed with the correct key, allowing it to remain secure from everyone but the authorized parties.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips

How to Build Password Policies for Your Customers

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  Building your customer password policy can be tricky because it needs to balance security and convenience. Too much convenience, and you lose security. Too strict, and no one will use it.  

As a managed service provider (MSP), how do you create password policies that work for everyone? First, let’s look at some key elements that go into creating a comprehensive policy.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips

Why Every MSP Needs a Password Manager

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  Managed services providers (MSPs) hold access credentials for hundreds of thousands of customer systems. These credentials are “keys to the kingdom” and provide access at various levels to networks, devices, applications, and even data.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips

Feature Release: Your Mobile Experience Just Got Better

[FEATURE RELEASE | 3 MIN READ]  If you currently use the SolarWinds® Passportal mobile app, then we have some exciting news—we’ve released one of our most highly requested features. Now, you have the option to autofill both apps and websites with the appropriate user credentials without needing to open the SolarWinds® Passportal app. This feature is built to make it easier for you to quickly and securely access the apps and services you need and boost your productivity throughout the day.  

The autofill feature is available for iOS 12+ and Android 8+. Read the documentation here.

Topics: MSP Wisdom Feature Release

Recent Attacks on MSPs: What You Need to Know

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  Cybercriminals have increasingly learned the value of attacking MSPs. If they compromise one MSP, they can potentially unlock a gold mine of data or ransom payments from the MSP’s customer bases. Beyond that, many MSPs are small businesses with busy teams who often can’t be as vigilant about security as large organizations with dedicated security teams. 

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips

How Are You Securing Your Login?

[EVENTS | 4 MIN READ]  Today marks World Password Day and we pose a simple question; how are you securing your login? As an MSP, it is crucial to assess the way you are managing your MSP's and your client's credentials and privileged information. MSP security is client security. With that said, are you comfortable telling your clients how you store and manage access to their network systems? Continue reading to learn 4 quick tips on how to enforce security within your own MSP.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips

Feature Release: Passportal Announces Ocular™ Browser Extension

We're not even fooling... the new cross-browser extension is live and here! Announcing Passportal's fully native Ocular™ browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and all Chromium-based browsers that enable users to easily access and manage their My Vault, Company Vault, and Client Vault credentials securely.

Topics: MSP Wisdom Feature Release

Passportal Integration Center

[FEATURE RELEASE | 2 MIN READ]  Passportal is deeply integrated to connect and sync data across the tools your team already uses to ensure seamless access. Streamline your service delivery workflow to increase productivity and profitability. See our integrations below.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Feature Release Industry Chatter

Passportal's Top 5 Webinars + BONUS Recording

[PASSPORTAL INSIGHTS | 4 MIN READ]  Within the past year, Passportal did a number of webinars with several IT Channel leaders such as Infogressive Inc., Netsurion EventTrackerAuvik Networks, Secure Now! AND we released a number of educational episodes on Passportal tools and best practices. See our top 5 listed below with a BONUS recording (#6) of Passportal's CEO, Colin Knox in an exclusive MSP interview. Have you watched them all?

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Industry Chatter

Feature Release: Passportal Announces Ocular™ Integration with SolarWinds RMM

Announcing Passportal’s integration with SolarWinds RMM that allows Passportal partners to sync their device information directly into the Ocular™ platform.

Topics: MSP Wisdom Feature Release