Cybersecurity startup Keeper Security launches BreachWatch, a new dark web monitoring tool
In the United States, there is currently no federal law regulating what companies must do if their users’ information is stolen or compromised. More often than not, breached companies are slow to let users know their credentials have been stolen. Hackers take advantage of this time to either sell this information or use it to gain access to privileged information. Keeper Security (Keeper) is a cybersecurity startup transforming the way businesses and individuals protect their passwords and sensitive digital assets to significantly reduce cyber theft.
Today, Keeper unveils BreachWatch, a monitoring tool that scours the dark web (an anonymous marketplace for stolen credentials) for user accounts from hacked websites. BreachWatch alerts users when their account information is found on the dark web and delivers an in-app alert prompting the user to update their credentials. BreachWatch eliminates the fear of the unknown and will alert a user in real time if their credentials may have been part of a breach. After a user is alerted within Keeper the user is directed to change the account information for the breached site. Once activated, BreachWatch continuously monitors for compromised credentials.
Keeper was founded in 2011 by Craig Lurey and Darren Guccione. The company helps millions of people and thousands of businesses substantially mitigate the risk of a data breach and increase online productivity. Keeper is SOC 2 Certified and utilizes best-in-class encryption to safeguard its customers. Keeper is also certified for use by the Federal government through the System for Award Management (SAM) and the General Services Administration (GSA). Keeper also partners with global OEMs and mobile operators to preload Keeper on smartphones and tablets.
“Hackers continue to become more sophisticated in their attacks but their primary target remain the same – passwords,” says Darren Guccione, CEO & Co-Founder of Keeper Security. “With BreachWatch, we’re giving our customers greater online security and peace of mind. If any of their passwords are part of a breached website or application, they’ll be quickly notified so they can take necessary action to protect themselves.”
BreachWatch delivers the most in depth monitoring available to the public with a database of over a billion records while upholding Keepers state-of-the-art, zero-knowledge security architecture. BreachWatch is available for $19.99 per year for all Keeper Unlimited and Family Plan customers. It includes unlimited scans on unlimited devices.