1Password: Choosing Between Teams and Business Tiers

1Password is a powerful business-grade password manager. While the tool was initially built with individuals and families in mind, 1Password has built an impressive array of business-centric tools and services. These are built into two business plans or tiers. Below, we’ll outline the various plans that 1Password offers. We’ll also explore in-depth two of 1Password’s business-grade tiers to help you decide which is right for your business or organization.
This article is geared toward business leaders already leaning toward implementing 1Password who are looking for a better understanding of the various plans and tiers available. If you’re more interested in why you should use a password manager, or what the benefits are, check out this article. If you want to dig a little deeper into specific problems a password manager solves, and how it solves them, check out this article.

Understanding 1Password’s Tiers of Service

1Password offers five tiers of service. Three of them are out of scope for this post. The personal and family tiers aren’t business products. On the other end of the spectrum is the Enterprise tier, which is a custom product built to the needs of individual enterprise organizations.
In the middle, though, are the two tiers that cover small and medium businesses: Teams and Business. Here’s what you need to know about both of these.

What You Get in Both Tiers

Both tiers of service offer an impressive array of features, including these:
At the Teams level or the Business level, 1Password is a robust tool that gives you impressive protection and actionable insights into your company’s password health. To see more about the features available in each tier, here’s 1Password’s full list.

Additional Benefits of Business Tier

The Business tier offers a range of additional benefits to those in the Teams tier:
In addition to these, your team gains 5GB document storage per person (up from 1GB on the Teams plan). You gain access to a VIP support tier, the ability to create custom groups and roles, and up to 20 guest accounts.

When to Choose Business over Teams

The lists of features alone might make it clear to you which tier your business needs, but if not, here are some pointers that can help.
Access to the Advanced Protection suite is a significant benefit, one that will be crucial to organizations of a certain size and complexity.
If you’re already using access control via Active Directory, Okta or OneLogin, you’ll want the Business tier so you can integrate with your existing solutions. Another clear indicator is if your organization has reached a size where managers need to customize permissions within their group.
Larger businesses may need more advanced features like the firewall rules or deeper visibility into analytics. And some organizations require an audit trail for regulatory or compliance reasons.
If any of these apply to you, you likely need the Business tier. If not, the less expensive Teams tier may be quite sufficient.

Southeastern Technical Can Make Your 1Password Implementation a Success

By this point, we think you’ll agree that 1Password is a crucial tool for enhancing business security and is well worth the investment. Whether you have lingering questions about which tier of service is right for your business or you’re simply unsure about aspects of the rollout, Southeastern Technical has your back. Whatever you need, we can help. Reach out today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

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