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Case Study: How Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects Levels Up Security With Dashlane

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The Company

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
(SNHA) offers architectural design, interior design, product design, and predesign services for businesses, education, and civic institutions. 

Architecture/Professional Services

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Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNHA) is a leading full-service architectural firm that, until recently, was faced with several cybersecurity challenges—particularly poor password habits. That’s where Dashlane came in. Keep reading for a summary of our latest case study, or read the full story here.

The challenges: poor password habits and unsecure sharing

Between weak password use and unsecure sharing methods, employees at SNHA were risking millions every time they unsecurely shared a password. Not only did this leave the organization vulnerable to theft, but the sheer number of credentials was becoming too difficult to manage. With a team of more than 100, from architects to interior designers, the firm needed a solution that everyone could and would use.

"In today's day and age, if someone wants to get your passwords, they’ll find a way. There's no reason not to have them saved someplace safe."

Tom Kowalkowski, SNHA IT Technician

The solution: a sturdy foundation with total password protection and stress-free sharing

One of the organization’s Program Coordinators first found Dashlane and was impressed by its intuitive design and easy-to-use features. The IT team quickly saw its value for the business side.

Screenshot of the password vault in the Dashlane browser extension app on desktop.
Dashlane's password vault in the browser extension app on desktop.

SNHA decided to first roll out Dashlane to its IT and admin team. As Tom recalls, it was a success: “From the start, both IT and the admin teams used it a lot. Everyone has so many passwords to remember and Dashlane seemed like a no-brainer to have.”

The results: mismanaged passwords no more

The SNHA team began managing their passwords securely and quickly with the help of Dashlane’s simple deployment and onboarding processes.

It wasn’t long before Tom began to see improvements in SNHA’s cybersecurity posture, thanks to a variety of Dashlane’s features including:

  • Password Generator
  • Secure sharing
  • Password Health Score and accompanying reporting dashboard
A screenshot of the password generator in the Dashlane web extension.
A screenshot of the password generator in the Dashlane web extension.
A screenshot of Dashlane’s secure sharing portal in the web extension.
A screenshot of Dashlane’s secure sharing portal in the web extension.

One key result? A 20% increase in the firm’s Password Health Score in less than seven months.

Interested in the whole story? To learn about Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects’ other cybersecurity wins—and how they pulled them off with the help of Dashlane.

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