AWS Certificate Manager vs Azure Key Vault comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

AWS Certificate Manager
Ranking in Certificate Management Software
2nd
Average Rating
10.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Azure Key Vault
Ranking in Certificate Management Software
1st
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
46
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Password Managers (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (11th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Certificate Management Software category, the mindshare of AWS Certificate Manager is 34.4%, down from 35.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Azure Key Vault is 39.1%, up from 32.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Certificate Management Software
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Enterprise Password Managers
27.5%
Microsoft Security Suite
1.6%
 

Featured Reviews

Tharun Yarramreddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 27, 2024
Used to import and manage the SSL and TLS certificates
We need to apply SSL or TLS configuration for all the applications to secure and host the application on the secured website. Every application needs that certificate to be onboard on top of the application. The solution gives us a domain name when we create or import a certificate. It will give the domain name only when we click on that certificate. It would be good if we could give a tag to identify that the certificate is related to a website. We can integrate the solution with load balancers. There will be a link between Route 53 and AWS Certificate Manager. I would recommend AWS Certificate Manager to other users. You can easily import the certificates using AWS Certificate Manager. Overall, I rate the solution ten out of ten.
PN
Mar 21, 2024
Increased the security of our organization
We have an application connecting to the database. So we have implemented an authentication in place wherein without that particular secret value, it won't be authenticated. So that is a use case that I can tell you about Azure Key. We have implemented it for some small identity providers as well…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The solution has an import dashboard where we can import the certificates or create new certificates."
"Azure Key Vault is very affordable, with charges of less than a dollar for over ten thousand keys."
"I find the simplicity of key management to be the most valuable feature. Key management has always been a difficult function to do, especially in the cloud premises. Azure Key Vault provides you with a mechanism for managing keys, without having to worry about protecting secrets is valuable."
"Its customer service is excellent."
"The best feature is the integrity of the .NET applications in our company."
"The solution can scale up as needed."
"The initial setup is very straightforward. It only took a few minutes."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to store secrets securely and encrypt them. It is pretty easy and straightforward to use."
"With Azure Key Vault, we can generate our own keys and then import them inside the system, which provides a higher level of security than provider-managed keys."
 

Cons

"The AWS Certificate Manager's technical support team is sometimes unavailable."
"The solution does not allow you to integrate with XML parties if it is not inside Azure itself."
"Azure Key Vault is only available for Microsoft services, and it should be exposed to non-Microsoft cloud services, like GCP and Amazon."
"I would like more code examples."
"It needs to offer dynamic secrets management."
"The solution needs to improve its cost."
"Currently, our company has to add the secrets manually, one by one, in Azure Key Vault, which is a tedious process."
"They should improve its policies, which sometimes reapplied but don't sync properly between the Key vault and the role-based access. When I put some roles on the user side, it sometimes misses the end data to secure."
"The integration with Thales HSM is complex and is not out-of-the-box. Uploading the keys was quite a tedious process."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

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"The pricing is decent. It has a pretty low price. It is a straightforward cost based on usage."
"Azure Key Vault is an affordable solution."
"The cost of the Azure Key Vault is very high and the pricing model is based on the number of keys that you store and retrieve."
"It is less expensive compared to other competitors."
"The product is inexpensive."
"Azure is cheaper than CyberArk... CyberArk is good, but it's quite expensive."
"The product is affordable, in my opinion."
"The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
21%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Government
6%
Computer Software Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
6%
 

Company Size

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Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about AWS Certificate Manager?
The solution has an import dashboard where we can import the certificates or create new certificates.
What needs improvement with AWS Certificate Manager?
The AWS Certificate Manager's technical support team is sometimes unavailable.
What is your primary use case for AWS Certificate Manager?
I use AWS Certificate Manager to import and manage the SSL and TLS certificates. We can import the TLS Certificate using AWS Certificate Manager.
Which is better - Azure Key Vault or AWS Secrets Manager?
Azure Key Vault is a SaaS solution. You can easily store passwords and secrets securely and encrypt them. Azure Key Vault is a great solution to ensure you are compliant with security and governanc...
What do you like most about Microsoft Azure Key Vault?
With Azure Key Vault, we can generate our own keys and then import them inside the system, which provides a higher level of security than provider-managed keys.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Azure Key Vault?
Azure Key Vault is a very, very expensive solution. Currently, the solution's pricing is based on the number of transactions, which is very high in some cases.
 

Also Known As

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Microsoft Azure Key Vault, MS Azure Key Vault
 

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Sample Customers

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