Note: Keeper now offers dark web scans for Business and Enterprise accounts.
Keeper and Enpass are two very similar, very reliable password managers. Enpass is free, while Keeper requires a paid subscription. But is Keeper really worth the extra money?
- Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
- Both use a master password to protect your data
- Both use one-sided encryption
- Both have security audit features
- Enpass is free, while Keeper requires a paid subscription
- Keeper offers family and business applications
- Keeper has a customizable interface
- Keeper offers two-factor authentication
The Keeper interface and Enpass interface are very similar in design. They both display all of your saved passwords in a simple list layout, and when you click on an entry, the information will conveniently pop up right next to the list. Only a few slight differences put Keeper ahead in this category. Keeper has more of a modern, technical feel to it, and in your settings, you can even customize the background color.
Keeper and Enpass offer similar security audit features that analyze the strength of all of your saved passwords. In Enpass, this can be found in the “password audit” section, located conveniently in the navigation toolbar. This section shows you if you’re using any weak, identical, or old passwords.
Keeper offers a slightly more comprehensive “security audit” section. Each of your saved passwords is assigned a security score based on their strength. It also tells you which passwords require an update. If your password is weak, it will mark that record in red, and include it in the “require update” section. There is also a section that includes any reused passwords. Keeper also offers two-factor authentication, which Enpass does not, again putting Keeper just slightly ahead.
Enpass does not offer a family specific application, but Keeper offers the Keeper Family Plan, a version of the application that allows you to add up to five family members. It offers secure vault-to-vault sharing, so you can share certain records only with specific users, and each family member also has their own private vault. This allows you to share financial or sensitive information with your significant other without sharing it with your children.
Enpass does not offer a business application, but Keeper offers a comprehensive business version that allows companies to securely share passwords and other sensitive information among employees. Account managers can oversee which users have access to certain passwords, as well as the privileges they have. Managers can also monitor the password behaviors of their employees, as Keeper provides a detailed security audit score that shows strength of its users’ passwords. There is also an advanced feature called Keeper SSO Connect, which uses Keeper’s zero-knowledge security architecture to authenticate new users into the Keeper vault.
Enpass is free, but Keeper costs $30/year after the 30-day free trial.
The Enpass and Keeper mobile apps are pretty similar in terms of functionality and design, and both offer features like Touch ID and a password generator. Keeper wins for offering more detailed security options. In the Keeper DNA section of the mobile app, you can streamline some of your security preferences by turning on one-time passwords and Apple Watch syncing.
Who Enpass Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a basic, no-frills password manager at no cost
- Users who want to be able to easily monitor the strength of their passwords
Who Keeper Might Be Better For:
- Users who want more comprehensive security features
- Users who want a strong password manager for business or family use
- Users who want a customizable interface
Keeper and Enpass are very similar in terms of functionality and design, but Keeper offers some notable benefits over Enpass. It offers more comprehensive security features, business and family applications, and a slightly more efficient mobile app.
But considering that Enpass is free, Keeper may not offer enough extra features to justify paying more. Keeper is a much more ideal option for businesses and families, but if you’re looking for an individual password manager, Enpass may very well be good enough when comparing the two.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.