Starting today, Neeva Premium membership now comes with the paid version of both LastPass’ Premium password manager and Bitdefender’s ultra fast Premium VPN (Virtual Private Network). Through this first-of-its-kind bundle, Neeva’s Premium members will now be equipped with industry leading privacy and security tools for their full online experience. The bundle is in addition to Neeva Premium members’ unlimited access to all of Neeva’s ad-free and private search and personalization features, plus a range of exclusive insider benefits.
“From the very start, privacy and security have been fundamental to everything we build at Neeva,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, CEO and co-founder of Neeva. “Providing industry leading VPN and password manager tools to our Premium customers further showcases our commitment to expanding value to Neeva’s Premium membership across search and beyond.”
An industry first – a level of privacy never before bundled with a search engine
Using a VPN protects your online identity by masking your device's IP address, while encrypting your data and routing it through secure networks. Because traditional search engines rely upon advertising revenue to run their business, they are incentivized to track your online behavior, not only when you search for information, but across the internet. So VPN’s are antithetical to the traditional search engine’s business model. By including the paid version of Bitdefender in Neeva’s Premium membership, we are further cementing privacy at the forefront of reimaging the search experience.
While a VPN provides a strong layer of security across the network, passwords are often the weakest link to protecting our information. Many of us have historically relied on one or two passwords that we can easily remember, and use those across a number of different apps or websites. For example, to log in to our online bank, or to share healthcare data with our doctors for telemedicine visits. This makes us vulnerable to cyber attacks. If a hacker can crack one of our passwords on one app or website, they can use that password to get into other sensitive sites and steal our data, personal information, and one’s identity. A password manager is an important step in preventing this. LastPass Premium, is a tool that puts your passwords on ‘autopilot’. It generates complex, hard-to-crack passwords and stores them for you in an encrypted vault, which you can access from your browser or mobile device. With the paid version included in this bundle, users can take advantage of LastPass across all their devices. This frees you up from having to develop and manage dozens of passwords, and allows you to create unique passwords for every account to prevent cyber attacks.
“Our business was built with a laser-like focus on providing security online in a way that is simple for individuals and companies – LastPass reduces the complexity of managing passwords, and provides peace of mind that your information is safe,” said Dan DeMichele, VP of Product Management, LastPass. “From the start, we have believed that security must be simple in order for people to prioritize it in their everyday life. We are delighted that LastPass Premium will now be included in Neeva’s Premium members subscription service.”
Said Steven Shure, Neeva’s Chief Business officer, “we are excited to provide Neeva users with these new privacy enhancements which complement Neeva’s 100% ad-free and private search–built exclusively for users, not advertisers. Neeva members care deeply about privacy and security in all they do online. We expect to continue to add new value to Neeva Premium and make their online experience even more secure, private, and with none of the compromises they had to put up with in the old, ad-dominated search model.”