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AWS Secrets Manager vs. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Secrets Manager vs. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"All our workloads are running on AWS, so integration with our workload is much easier on AWS Secrets Manager than going with another solution such as Thycotic.""The API is fine and works well."

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"CyberArk's GUI is user friendly.""The privileged support manager is the most valuable feature of CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault.""It's highly secure and very flexible. It gives us all types of storage options and it gives us a high level of security.""I haven't really thought about anything that I want to use it for, that I couldn't use it for.""In terms of stability, there are no complaints.""Password Vault's policy configuration is very good - when you receive an attack, you can segment the structure of the project in order to isolate parts or users.""I love how easily we could operate within Password Vault and get things done. It was almost effortless.""The logs and reporting features are impressive."

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Cons
"We occasionally have problems with rate limits, although that is a problem more generally with AWS.""If you don't have enterprise support, then you will not be able to get through to them to get the help. It is not only applicable to AWS Secrets Manager. It is also applicable to any service on AWS."

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"CyberArk has two disadvantages; the first is that it's insanely expensive and the other is it's very complex.""The initial setup can get complex.""I would like to see a simplification of the product.""The only problem involves granting access to people who are authorized to view it.""CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault can improve the distributive vault feature. Distributing the vault in multiple areas and multiple data centers should improve.""The solution is too complicated to use and should be simplified. It took me a long time to understand how to use it. There is a lot that the solution can improve for the future.""Upgrading the product is very difficult, so this could be an area for improvement.""There was a situation when one of our presidents had an issue, but I can't recall the specifics."

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  • "CyberArk is very expensive and there are additional fees for add-ons."
  • "It's per-company, license-based."
  • "It's an affordable platform."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "Quite expensive"
  • "The SaaS version of CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault is very expensive, but the on-premises version is relative, e.g. depending on the size of the environment, it can be a bit pricey, but it's relatively okay compared to the others."
  • "There are no additional costs other than the standard licensing fees."
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    Top Answer:CyberArk's license is too expensive. I rate it seven out of 10 for affordability.
    Top Answer:CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault can improve the distributive vault feature. Distributing the vault in multiple areas and multiple data centers should improve.
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    Overview

    AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle.

    CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, a vital component of the CyberArk Privileged Access Manager Solution (PAM), is designed to create, secure, rotate, and control access to privileged accounts and credentials used to access systems throughout an enterprise IT ecosystem. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault enables enterprise organizations to better understand the scope of their privileged account risks and put controls in place to prevent malicious or inappropriate account or credential access.

    CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault uses a Central Policy Manager protocol (CPM) to perform the basic password management functions.

    • Verify Password Task - The CPM will pull the password from the vault and use it to log into the application or device to verify that the password is indeed correct and satisfies all the password safety protocols.
    • Change Password Task - The CPM will pull the password from the vault and create a new password that meets all preset protocols. It will send it to the device or application and then begin the process of changing it, using the same method that might be performed manually. The CPM will then update the password in the vault.
    • Reconcile Password Task - This task is utilized when there is a failure in either the Verify Password Task or the Change Password Task. Using a pre-established reconcile account from the vault, the CPM will use the reconcile account credentials to reset or fix problematic password issues due to changed passwords not being updated properly, new accounts being established, or any other failure with the above tasks.

    Enterprise organizations can utilize the easily adaptable policies and protocols to enforce granular privileged access controls, automate workflows, and rotate passwords at prescribed regular intervals without requiring any manual IT effort. Additionally, to satisfy compliance regulations, organizations can easily generate reports to prove that passwords are being changed regularly according to guidelines, meet strict password safety protocols, and report on which users accessed what privileged accounts, when, why, and what device they were using. Enterprise organizations can know at all times that data has remained secure at all times. CyberArk Password Vault will have enterprise organizations audit-ready at all times, keeping them safe and secure from risks while maximizing productivity and profitability.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Irma S., a program manager at a HR/Recruiting firm, said, "I love how easily we could operate within Password Vault and get things done. It was almost effortless."

    Another user, who is a security delivery analyst at a computer software company, relates that CyberArk Password Vault offers, “Good policy configuration and tech support.”



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    Autodesk, Clevy, Stackery
    AstraZeneca, Time, DBS, Novartis, Motorola, BT, pwc, Braun, Deloitte, Williams, Revlon, Belgacom, Barclays
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Secrets Manager vs. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Secrets Manager vs. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AWS Secrets Manager is ranked 5th in Enterprise Password Managers with 2 reviews while CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Password Managers with 16 reviews. AWS Secrets Manager is rated 9.6, while CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AWS Secrets Manager writes "An intuitive product that comes with an easy API interface and integrates well with AWS workload". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault writes "Stable, good support, and secures each password with individual encryption". AWS Secrets Manager is most compared with Azure Key Vault, HashiCorp Vault, LastPass Business, Delinea Secret Server and ManageEngine Password Manager Pro, whereas CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault is most compared with Azure Key Vault, HashiCorp Vault, LastPass Business, BeyondTrust Password Safe and Delinea Secret Server. See our AWS Secrets Manager vs. CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault report.

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