Bitwarden product overview
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager for individuals, teams, and organizations. The solution is deployable in cloud-based and on-premise environments and is fully customizable. It sets strong security standards with collaboration features designed to simplify password sharing and boost online productivity for everyone. With this platform, organizations can apply enterprise policies to adapt to business needs, such as requiring a certain level of password strength, multi-factor authentication, or single-sign-on (SSO) authentication.
Every Bitwarden account begins with creating an end-to-end encrypted Personal Vault, which allows the user to store personal credentials. When an individual joins a team or company, they can participate, as assigned, in the Organizational Vault for access to shared credentials. This empowers users to follow password management best practices at home, on the go, or at work. Bitwarden also offers cross-platform accessibility on any device.
Pros of Bitwarden
- Bitwarden delivers open source transparency. Its source code, features, and infrastructure security are vetted and improved by its global community.
- The solution complies with Privacy Shield, GDPR, and CCPA regulations.
Cons of Bitwarden
- It doesn’t autofill passwords on desktop applications.
Breakdown of core features
One-to-one data sharing
With Bitwarden Send, employees can transmit data directly to others while maintaining security and limiting exposure. The software facilitates auto-deletion to ensure that information does not stick around. Furthermore, it allows users to send text or files including passwords, billing credentials, or business documents fully encrypted. Administrators can increase protection on Send objects with configured parameters, including deletion date, expiration date, maximum access count, password requirement, and option to disable.
Enterprise-grade security and compliance
Bitwarden serves customers globally, helping them protect, store and share their sensitive data. It conducts regular third-party security audits and is compliant with Privacy Shield, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, and SOC 2 security standards. Through an open-source approach, the software is viewed and scrutinized by an engaged community around the world.
The solution’s secure approach includes end-to-end encryption, administrative controls, and safety for client applications. Users can only decrypt Bitwarden’s vault data using a key derived from their master password. Additionally, all applications encrypt the vault data before storing it.
Bitwarden applications also come with settings for Vault Timeout, allowing users to set how their vault should lock or log out within a specific time.
(Last updated on 03/07/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)