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Keeper Security Added to Internet2 NET+ Program for Higher Education Cyber Theft Protection

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 by Glenn Lipscomb
Tags: Frontpage News, Internet2 NET+, Keeper, Security

Password Manager and Digital Vault Can Strengthen Universities' Security and Identity Management

Chicago, Illinois - October 25, 2016 - Keeper Security, Inc., the world's leading password manager and secure digital vault, announced today it has become an Internet2 member, also joining the Internet2 NET+ Program—a standards-based service portfolio designed by higher education institutions to help address their security and identity management challenges. Founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996, Internet2 is a not-for-profit organization, which operates trust, identity and cloud service programs on behalf of member institutions and also the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education (R&E) network.

Keeper is a software platform that provides both enterprise-strength password management and secure digital file storage. Keeper remembers and automatically fills in high-strength passwords for users on every website, app and device. The solution can be quickly provisioned to faculty, administrators and students leveraging its seamless Active Directory and LDAP integration and frictionless onboarding capabilities. As a NET+ QuickStart service, Keeper Security has made immediate commitments to adhere to R&E community security and accessibility requirements, and provide standard terms for higher education institutions to review and adopt services more rapidly. The University of Alabama at Birmingham sponsored Keeper Security for the NET+ program.

"UAB is committed to protecting its most precious resource: our people. Keeper gives us that ability," said Dr Curtis Carver, Vice President and CIO of The University of Alabama at Birmingham. "It empowers UAB digital citizens to generate, retain and use unique strong passwords on a plethora of devices as well as implement enterprise security management with surprising ease."

"With Keeper, users only need to remember one master password to access any application or website," said Nick Lewis, Security and Identity Program Manager, Internet2. "Keeper's addition to the NET+ Program offers colleges and universities an integral piece of a robust cybersecurity posture within their organization regardless of size or complexity."

Keeper Security protects more than 10 million consumers and 3,000 businesses and universities, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Thomas Edison State University, The Ohio State University, The University of Iowa, Oregon State University and the University of Maryland. It is a zero-knowledge platform that incorporates the industry’s strongest security protocols including AES 256-bit encryption, PBKDF2 key derivation and two-factor authentication while also having prominent industry certifications including SOC 2, and TRUSTe.

"Higher education ranks third among the top 10 breached sectors and 63 percent of confirmed data breaches are due to weak, default or stolen passwords," said Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security, Inc. "As cyber threats continue to increase, password management plays an even more critical role in an organization's security stance. Keeper’s capabilities will enable the Internet2 community to better integrate, align and deliver leading-edge security solutions to fit the various needs of faculty, staff and students."

Keeper Security is transforming the way businesses and individuals protect their passwords and sensitive digital assets to significantly reduce cyber theft and increase online productivity.  As the leading password manager and digital vault, Keeper helps millions of people and thousands of businesses substantially mitigate the risk of a data breach.  Keeper is SOC 2 Certified and utilizes best-in-class encryption to safeguard its customers.  Keeper protects industry-leading companies including Chase, Sony, Siemens, Chipotle, Philips and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Keeper partners with global OEMs and mobile operators to preload Keeper on smartphones and tablets.  Learn more at

About Internet2
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation's largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 93,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.