Keeper Brings 'Zero Knowledge' Password Manager to the Enterprise

VIDEO: The co-founders of Keeper Security discuss their platform and why when it comes to passwords, the less they know, the better.

In the world of security vendors, Keeper Security is somewhat of an anomaly. While there is no shortage of venture capital funding flowing to security vendors, Keeper Security is bootstrapped by its co-founders and is growing without the need for outside funding.

Keeper Security today launched its Keeper Enterprise 2.0 platform, providing enhanced password management and data protection for enterprise users. Keeper also scored a major win on Sept. 17, when mobile communications carrier Orange S.A. announced that it is integrating the Keeper password manager onto smartphones, beginning with the Orange Dive 70. Keeper is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Keeper co-founders Darren Guccione and Craig Lurey explain how the Keeper technology came to be and why the company's focus on "zero knowledge" is key to security success.

"When we talk about zero knowledge, it's not just about passwords; it's about everything," Lurey said. "Zero knowledge means you're not leaking data."

Guccione added that zero knowledge means that there is no plain-text data sent or received by Keeper Security, and there is end-to-end encryption throughout the platform. Guccione noted that typically when a breach occurs in an organization, it is because there is plain-text data somewhere in the enterprise.

Keeper Security is taking every precaution to protect its own platform against attacks, which occur frequently, Guccione said.

"We're fastidious and incredibly detailed, probably to the level of being fanatical about security," Guccione said. "No matter what happens, usability is important, but there can never be a breach."

Watch the full interview with Keeper Security below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.