Frequently Asked Questions
Why Scooch?
Are you a small business inundated with time-consuming access to critical web apps that prevent you from efficiently doing your job due to lost or forgotten passwords? Do you realize you are using commonly hacked passwords? Scooch securely vaults your passwords and reduces risks by providing cybersecurity screening to notify you about risky passwords and preventing access to phishing sites that lead to harmful ransomware viruses. Scooch can help!
Am I at risk?
Very possibly. You may not realize your employees are using the same passwords for personal and business accounts, using commonly hacked passwords or accessing blacklisted sites. Complete this simple risk assessment to assess your risk level Survey.
How does Scooch work?
Login initially so your IT administrator know who you are. Choose a website, and if a template exists already login as normal to register your credentials. Subsequent logins to this website are a simple click away.

Once registered, you can choose to navigate directly from the jump page icon or bookmark for a single-click login experience.

How is Scooch architected?
Scooch is a proxy server (no client-side software and no browser toolbar needed) that stores and populates your login credentials for each website. All browsers provide the support for connecting through a proxy server.
How does Scooch improve my cybersecurity?
Scooch provides real-time cybersecurity screening in several ways: Notifications of risky passwords, warnings about access to phishing sites that lead to harmful ransomware viruses, and blocking of downloads of harmful executable files. Administrators are notified of any sites where users did not log out and identifies suspect applications or employee phishing attempts.
How does Scooch help administrators with control and oversight of users?
With Scooch, administrators have visibility and control of user access. They retain full access if an employee or contractor leaves the company. Additionally, administrators have flexibility to modify user access, manage new users and edit roles, such as in environments where people shift roles to backfill peers. The universal logout feature allows administrators to prevent hijacking of logged in sessions and securely terminate users’ login sessions with a single click.
Does Scooch support two factor authentication?
Yes. If a user has enabled two factor authentication using LinkedIn and Google upon initial login, Scooch will honor the required authentication. However, any web application configured for single sign-on will also honor two factor authentication providing the cloud app supports stronger authentication.
How much does Scooch cost?
Scooch is a very economical solution, as low as $1 per month per user. Contact us today to receive a Price Quote.
How does Scooch help administrators with compliance?
Scooch functionality enables administrators to check passwords against a central company security policy, block access to blacklisted sites and provides notifications to users in the event of non-compliant or weak passwords. By tracking logged-in cloud apps, and identifying multiple logins with the same password, Scooch also helps administrators adhere to licensing compliance.
Can Scooch help my business cut costs?
With single-click sign-on, Scooch streamlines login access to daily web applications. Multiply a few minutes daily times each employee, and the productivity savings add up. Scooch also reduces time wasted by employees and help desk administrators due to forgotten passwords and login resets. Additionally, Scooch offers login data to administrators for applications that the company is subscribed to. If the company is paying for a platform that is not being utilized, management can elect to cancel the subscription or offer employee training to reap the benefits of the subscription.
How do I deploy Scooch?
Scooch can be run as a standalone device, virtual machine, or hosted in the cloud. If you choose the hardware option, you simply insert your internet cable, and the Scooch appliance connects directly to your LAN network. Temporary access to a USB keyboard and HDMI supported monitor will be needed to complete the minimal configuration to set up Scooch for your company environment.
Is there a cloud option?
Run the Scooch server as a standalone device, virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. It’s that versatile. You have complete control of the server, data privacy and overall monthly costs.
How long does it take to set up?
It's similiar to setting up a webcam with support for popular sites out-of-the-box.
Does it work with the sites that I use?
You can use Scooch for any site. So the short answer is - yes, it works with all the sites you use. Scooch provides access to a library of websites called SSO templates. If you don't see the one you need Scooch has an easy website template creation wizard or contact our help desk and we will add any site you wish at no extra cost. Click here to see a sample of SSO templates.
What Identity Providers (IdP) can I login with?
Scooch supports Active Directory, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google (G Suite) for your initial login.
Where do my passwords live?
Your passwords are encrypted and stored on the Scooch server for safekeeping. After your first website registration only placeholders are used to sign-in. A keylogger is not able to siphon your passwords.
Is Scooch available only as a standalone device?
No. Scooch is also available to run as a virtual machine supporting both VMware and Hyper-V.
Is my password vault safe?
Yes, your passwords are safe. Your password vault not only stays within your company's four walls it is uniquely encrypted for each user.
What encryption algorithm is used?
The Scooch vault containing all of a user’s passwords is uniquely encrypted. Encryption requires a strong key that Scooch generates whenever the user logs in. The encryption algorithm used is AES.
How many users does Scooch support?
As many as you need. The appliance supports <500 users for small organizations. Thousands of users are supported using a virtual machine. Scooch supports load-balancing too.
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