August 27, 2010 in Utility (F)
[prMac.com] Adelaide, Australia - Lava Software is now shipping PasswordVault v7.4, a powerful password and textclip manager which greatly increases the productivity of Internet users, especially within office environments. New features in this version include support for multiple users on shared computers, a redesigned encryption architecture based on double-layer 256-bit AES encryption, an automatic service data backup system (with easy restore), an activity monitor to help set up auto-distribution of service data to multiple users, and various optimizations and fixes. It is a free upgrade for all users. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS X and Linux(i86).
PasswordVault greatly increases the productivity of Internet users, especially within office environments. It streamlines logging into websites and Internet-based applications (Skype, Microsoft Messenger, FTP clients, etc), helps manage web bookmarks, and enables teams to build custom textclip libraries. Textclip libraries can be useful for customer service personnel when constructing standardised emails, for IT specialists when entering common console command line strings, and for many other purposes. PasswordVault provides a simple yet powerful cross-platform enterprise-level password and textclip management solution for small businesses, companies, schools, universities and other organizations.
The enhanced auto-distribution feature in PasswordVault makes it easy for service data updates (web logins, web bookmarks, application logins and textclips) made by an administrative user to be distributed automatically to a group. For example, a customer service team leader may create and update textclips for use in customer emails, which are then distributed automatically to customer service personnel. A rich range of other types of multi-user service data synchronization schemes are also possible with PasswordVault, due to the flexible way in which services can be selectively grouped together and synced between users. The new activity monitor shows details about each sync event, and thus assists with setting up these synchronization schemes.
Multiple users can now each have a separate PasswordVault account on shared computers with a single system login. Each PasswordVault user has their own secret master password and service data, online sync account and automatic service data backup files. Shared computers are common in many households and small businesses, as it eliminates problems for users such as restrictions on the ability to install software or use certain programs. PasswordVault now fully supports these types of users.
Standard features in PasswordVault include two-click web logins, very strong double-layer 256-bit AES encryption, a unique Master Password Recovery System (MPRS), secure online sync, random password generator, auto-lock timer (with clipboard clear), very powerful import and export functions (for easy backup and transfer), masked passwords, user defined service categories, editable notes, selectable skins, detailed reports after portable/desktop sync, and enhanced support for use in large organizations. The portable version (bundled free with the desktop version) runs directly off USB flash drives, providing users with secure access to their data when they're on the road, as well as the convenience of auto-synchronization when they return to their desktop computer.
A growing range of PasswordVault online tutorial videos demonstrate various functions of the software and currently include an overview, initial setup, adding and using examples of each of the primary service types (web logins, web bookmarks, application logins and textclips), and setting up a simple auto-distribution scheme. The full user manual is also available in the 'Support' area of the Lava Software website.
Pricing and Availability:
The free Lite Edition of PasswordVault v7.4 includes a 30 day trial of auto-distribution and supports up to 25 services, whilst the Standard and Professional Editions support any number of services. Individual licenses of the Standard Edition are priced at 19.95 (USD), and purchasers get download access to the current version of the software for all platforms, as well as free upgrades. The Professional Edition is available in multi-user packs and as site licenses for companies, schools, universities and other organizations. OEM pricing, customization and rebranding options are available on request. Value-added resellers, IT service consultants, online affiliates, and independent software vendor enquiries are welcomed.
Lava Software Pty. Ltd., a company founded in the State of South Australia in 1997, develops software products across a range of key application areas for all popular computer platforms. PasswordVault is a trademark of Lava Software Pty. Ltd. More information is available from Lava Software online.