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  • 22 July 2021 09:35

Deakin University chooses LogMeIn to safeguard network’s sensitive data, records and passwords

One of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University, joins cloud-based remote work solutions provider LogMeIn Inc. to safeguard its users’ sensitive data, records and passwords through LogMeIn’s LastPass solution.

Deakin University uncovered staff were not using secure methods to store and share sensitive information, including personally identifiable information such as credit card numbers and passport details in spreadsheets saved on shared drives, which makes stealing credentials rewarding for hackers.

Deakin University needed a password management solution that could be leveraged across a broad spectrum of users and employees including technical, non-technical, staff, students and alumni. The winning solution – LastPass - would need to also allow the University to have a single, central location for users to store their sensitive information such as credentials, passport numbers, banking details, and private notes.

“We needed a password management solution that was user-friendly and didn’t require a lot of effort to deploy, and LastPass was the perfect answer as it was easy for both technical and non-technical users, and was comprehensive and universal.” Said Dushyant Sattiraju, Cyber Security Operations Team Lead at Deakin University.

“Thanks to LastPass, we have a newfound ability to safeguard users’ sensitive data, records and passwords, and they can rest assured knowing their personal information is safely protected against data breaches and hackers,” he added.

The deployment of LogMeIn’s award-winning LastPass solution now means the university is alerted when unsafe passwords are being used. Through the admin dashboard users can understand password strengths, the risk around privileged accounts, and how often people repeat passwords.

“Deakin University needed a far-reaching solution to protect the sensitive data of a wide range of users, and we are very pleased to have delivered a result that meets all of their needs,” said Lindsay Brown, Vice President APAC and Japan at LogMeIn.

“LastPass offers a hands-free, comprehensive solution to password management used by over 70,000 businesses worldwide, and we are excited to add such a leader in world-class tertiary education to that list,” he added.

Since the deployment of LastPass, the university discovered users had been using their Deakin credentials for unauthorised third-party sites such as social media. The solution has also aided in allowing seamless transitions for newly hired and departing employees, saving valuable time and effort as a result of the university no longer needing to reset passwords.

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About LastPass

LastPass is an award-winning password manager which has helped more than 25.6 million users organize and protect their online lives. For more than 70,000 businesses of all sizes, LastPass provides identity and access management solutions that are easy to manage and effortless to use. From single sign-on and enterprise password management to adaptive multifactor authentication, LastPass for Business gives superior control to IT and frictionless access to users. For more information, visit https://lastpass.com LastPass is a trademark of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries.

About Deakin University

With over 40 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year. A multi-award winning, internationally recognised university, Deakin has a history of being innovative and cutting edge, offering excellent facilities, exceptional teaching and flexible learning to all students, whether on campus or online. For more information, visit https://deakin.edu.au

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn, Inc.’s category-defining products, such as GoTo, LastPass, Rescue, LogMeIn Central and more, unlock the potential of the modern workforce by making it possible for millions of people and businesses around the globe to do their best work simply and securely—on any device, from any location and at any time. A pioneer in remote work technology and a driving force behind today’s work-from-anywhere movement, LogMeIn has become one of the world’s largest SaaS companies with tens of millions of active users, more than 3,500 global employees, over $1.3 billion in annual revenue and approximately 2 million customers worldwide who use its software as an essential part of their daily lives. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with additional locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and thousands of home offices around the globe.

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