Password Managers: Why Open Source should be your first choice

Keestash Staff

Open Source Software

When it comes to choosing a password manager, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is whether to choose an open source or closed source solution.

There are benefits and drawbacks to both options, but overall, open source password managers tend to be more trusted than their closed source counterparts. This is because with open source software, the code is available for anyone to examine. This means that security flaws can be found and fixed more quickly.

It also means that you can be sure that the features advertised by the password manager are actually present in the code and do exactly what they promise. For instance, there are no “hidden” features like user tracking, advertising, and so on. With closed source software, you have to rely on the company’s word that the features are present.

Overall, open source password managers offer greater transparency and security, making them the more trusted option.

Open Source: anyone can view the code, anyone can contribute

Open source software is software with a free and open source codebase that anyone can view, edit, and contribute to. The open nature of open source helps to build trust, as everyone can see the code and how it works. Anyone can also get involved in the project, whether it’s by contributing code, writing documentation, or testing and bug reporting. This makes for a more collaborative and innovative development process, as well as a stronger community around the project.

There are many benefits to using open source software. For users, it’s usually free to use and modify (within the terms of the license), meaning you don’t have to pay for it. It’s also usually more secure and stable than proprietary software, as there are more eyes on the code and more people testing it. For developers, open source provides a great way to learn from others and collaborate on projects. It can also lead to more opportunities, as a well-known open source project can help you get noticed by potential employers.

Open Source software usage in enterprises

Open source software has many advantages for enterprises. It is usually free or very low-cost, so it can save organizations a lot of money. Additionally, open source software is often more reliable and secure than proprietary software, since it is developed by a community of developers who are constantly working to improve it. Finally, open source software is very flexible and can be customized to meet the specific needs of an enterprise. Overall, using open source software can help enterprises save money, increase security, and improve efficiency.

Enterprise Usage of Open Source Software
Enterprise Usage of Open Source Software

In a nutshell, the advantages are summarized as:

  • Cost reduction: Proprietary software is usually expensive, and the company needs to pay for the licenses. Open source software is free and can be obtained without any cost.
  • Flexibility: Most open source software can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of an enterprise.
  • Security: Open source software is more secure since the code is available for everyone to review. Also, many open source projects have a large community of developers who are constantly working on improving security.
  • Quality: Open source software is often of high quality since it is developed by skilled developers who are passionate about their work.
  • Support: Many open source projects have active communities of users who can provide support and help with troubleshooting.

Overall, using open source software in enterprises has many advantages that can help the company save money, be more flexible, and improve security and quality.

Keestash: your Open Source Password Manager of Choice

At Keestash, we are want to give the trust our customers expect from an open source product. Keestash, our open source password manager, saves and encrypts passwords and stores them securely in the cloud. Passwords, the keys to our digital identity – from banking and shopping to staying in touch with friends and family – are critical data and we believe that customers must trust and have the ability to contribute if they should use our product. With so much of our personal information online, it’s important to have a password manager that we can trust to keep our data safe.

Keestash is an open source password manager that offers all the features you would expect from a top-tier password manager, plus some unique advantages that come from being open source.

Keestash Open Source
Keestash Open Source

One of the biggest advantages of Keestash is that it is hosted by a trustful company. You are free to host Keestash by us or – thanks to its nature of being open source – you can decide to host it yourself and get support by us. In either case, your data will be stored in an encrypted format. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to get access to your data, even if they were to somehow get access to Keestash’s or your servers.

Another advantage of Keestash is that it is constantly being improved by a team of developers who are dedicated to making it the best possible password manager. This means that new features and security enhancements are added on a regular basis, keeping your data safe and secure.

If you’re looking for a password manager that you can trust, Keestash is a great choice. With its unique advantages, it is sure to keep your data safe and secure. Use the contact formula below or our contact page to reach us out for a free initial meeting to get more insights about Keestash!

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    The "Keestash Staff" represents a collective of dedicated professionals behind Keestash. With diverse expertise spanning various domains, they collaboratively produce content to inform and engage the Keestash community. Their combined insights ensure readers receive a well-rounded perspective on topics covered.