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Passportal Offers Password Management and Protection to The ASCII Group Members

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Bethesda, Maryland and Calgary, Alberta – November 20, 2013 — The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers,  announced today that Passportal, an online password management system designed specifically for MSPs, will be providing a free user license to ASCII Group members. 

Passportal is a robust online password management system designed specifically for Managed Service Providers responsible for maintaining the passwords and credentials required to support and manage their clients IT systems.  Passportal was built by an MSP for MSPs, and is a SaaS product featuring 4 tiers of protection and encryption for passwords.

“Security is a major concern for solution providers. With the increased offerings of cloud applications, managing client passwords can be a daunting, yet critical task,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.  “The program that Passportal is offering the ASCII membership allows MSPs to accurately track and report on this vital service.”

“We are pleased to be working with The ASCII Group and offering their members one free user license so they can be properly positioned when it comes to security for client passwords.  Passportal understands the pains and struggles that solution providers have when trying to manage and audit access to hundreds or thousands of passwords,” said Colin Knox, CEO, Passportal.

For more details on how The ASCII Group members can get started with their free user license on Passportal, information is available within the ASCII Group Partner Portal.

The ASCII Group’s portfolio of resources includes turnkey programs in operations, sales and marketing, and vendor management.  To learn more about the 70+ membership programs, please visit

About The ASCII Group, Inc:

The ASCII Group is a vibrant reseller community of independent MSPs, VARs, and other solution providers.  Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs that provide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs, and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII members enjoy benefits such as marketing support; educational information; group purchasing power; increased leverage in the marketplace; and multiple networking opportunities. These programs enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, and grow service opportunities.  You can learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.

About Passportal:

Passportal has become the industry standard password management system for Managed Service Providers and IT consulting firms.  Built by an MSP for MSPs, Passportal is among the growing number of companies who have built industrial strength tools to use in-house and then commercialized them for other MSPs.  The cloud based product features 4 tiers of protection and encryption for passwords and is hosted in SSAE 16 Type II certified data centers in Canada and the United States.  Passportal is also the first in a family of password management tools that the company is developing. If you are an MSP that is serious about the management and protection of your client passwords, go to and sign up today.


The ASCII Group Press Contact:
Alysia Vetter
Director of Communications
Tel: 800-394-2724 x 131

Passportal Press Contact: 
Colin Knox
Tel: 888-870-7840