History of Click Studios

Originally founded under the name of Visual Data Engineering in May 2000, we provided contracting services for agile software development for 4 years.

During this time we developed primarily web based solutions, hosted internally within a customer's network, in industry verticals including Property Management, Gaming & Entertainment, Hospitality, Health & Fitness, Lotteries and Agriculture.

During these initial 4 years, we witnessed a large number of clients who adopted poor Password Management practices, such as storing passwords in unprotected spreadsheets etc. Based on our observations, and the widespreed nature of poor practices, we commenced development of Passwordstate in March 2004.

History of Passwordstate

Passwordstate development started in March 2004, with the first official release available in August 2004. At that time we renamed our company to Click Studios (SA) Pty Ltd. Since this time we have added many more features to Passwordstate, based on customer feedback, and significantly improved the security built into the product.


Click Studios Passwordstate is used by more than 29,000 Customers and 370,000 Security & IT Professionals globally, many being from Fortune 500 listed companies, spanning multiple industry verticals including Defence, Banking & Finance, Media and Entertainment, Space & Aviation, Education, Utilities, Retail, Mining, Automotive, Service Providers and IT Security Integrators. Due to the nature of Passwordstate, the majority of our customers prefer we don't name their companies publicly, which we understand and respect.