ExpressVPN offers exclusive one-month trial to LastPass password manager customers

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ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) has a long history of partnerships with other tech companies (HP (opens in new tab), Mozilla (opens in new tab), Dynabook (opens in new tab) to name a few) and has now teamed up with popular password manager (opens in new tab) LastPass.

The VPN firm will provide a one-month trial to users of LastPass Premium and Family packages, which can be activated by logging into the LastPass Vault and accessing the Security Dashboard on the left hand menu.

The move, while unexpected, is logical for two of the biggest players in their respective fields. Rival password manager Dashlane (opens in new tab), for example, already offers a VPN service from Anchorfree, the company behind HotspotShield. The combo package costs $60 per year and offers credit monitoring (opens in new tab), identity restoration support and identity theft (opens in new tab) insurance.

NordVPN (opens in new tab), meanwhile, also offers a password management solution called NordPass (opens in new tab) and has quietly added cloud storage (opens in new tab) and encryption services (opens in new tab) to its roster too. It has also partnered with BlackBerry Cylance (opens in new tab) in the past for antivirus (opens in new tab) protection.

Privacy focused bundles are rapidly becoming the norm in the security market, with most big players (e.g. Norton (opens in new tab), Bitdefender (opens in new tab), F-Secure (opens in new tab)) offering an integrated approach to security.

While most examples come in the form of software-as-a-service (SaaS), there's also a growing number of providers that offer hardware solutions too, like Torguard (opens in new tab).

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.