The Next Generation of Password Management

Today’s Featured BizSpark Startup is Passwork from Russia

Passwork is a next generation password manager for corporations and IT professionals.

Microsoft BizSpark startup Passwork is like a Dropbox for passwords. It offers a simple, secure interface for business users to share passwords, pin codes, access and other critical information in a structured manner. Businesses with an administrator who is retiring, for instance, can store information safely through Passwork rather than leave it in the mind of the administrator.

Iliya Garakh, founder, says his company built an open source solutions (OSS) stack as the foundation. Linux, Apache, Nginx, MongoDB and PHP comprise the bulk of the stack. When it came to hosting, Passwork chose Microsoft Azure.

“Using OSS on Azure is very convenient to manage,” he says, “and it makes it much easier to support our infrastructure than if we used dedicated servers. We can handle all our issues and Azure helps us keep the same level of solution quality, security and more.”

The startup also uses the Windows stack for everyday tasks.

“We use Office and Visual Studio,” he says, “because they integrate excellently with Azure. The combination helps us concentrate on product development and not waste time on unimportant issues.”

The next generation password manager for companies and IT professionals is here – and it’s powered by Microsoft Azure.


Microsoft is helping these startups succeed through its BizSpark program. To join or see other startup stories, visit us at our website here.

About BizSpark: Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software and support. BizSpark members receive up to $750 per month of free Microsoft Azure cloud services for 3 years: that’s $150 per month each for up to 5 developers. Azure works with Linux and open-source technologies such as Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. BizSpark is available to startups that are privately held, less than 5-years-old and earn less than $1M in annual revenue.