Azure Key Vault vs CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 10, 2022

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Azure Key Vault
Ranking in Enterprise Password Managers
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Certificate Management Software (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (11th)
CyberArk Enterprise Passwor...
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Enterprise Password Managers category, the mindshare of Azure Key Vault is 27.5%, down from 30.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault is 4.4%, down from 6.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Enterprise Password Managers
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Featured Reviews

Kevin McAllister - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 12, 2023
Highly scalable solution for managing keys and secrets
We use Azure Key Vault to store all of our applications’ keys and secrets in the Azure platform. The secrets and keys are for our public facing SaaS software which mainly includes websites and APIs The solution has reduced the amount of time that we had spent worrying about the management of the…
Mar 25, 2024
Passwords are stored securely within the vault and eliminates the need for users to store passwords in less secure locations
Primarily, I import accounts from our critical systems.   Knowing that our passwords are stored securely within the vault has been a big improvement. It eliminates the need for users to store passwords in less secure locations. We want to integrate it with our IT service management platform and…

Quotes from Members

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


"Azure Key Vault's performance is excellent. It makes infrastructure management easier."
"The centralized storage and secure storage are features we like."
"The best feature is the integrity of the .NET applications in our company."
"AI has been introduced to Azure."
"The most valuable features are ease of use and enabling our clients to manage keys."
"The tool is highly secure and very easy to manage."
"I am satisfied with the product overall."
"It allows me to run applications using these certificates without directly installing them."
"Previously, we used to share passwords for service and normal admin accounts among team members. However, since we started managing it through the product, we've transitioned to individual admin accounts or implemented dual control for shared accounts. With dual control, exclusive checking and checkout options are available, and passwords are not stored in clear text anywhere in the credentials."
"CyberArk is a good and adaptive solution. It is easy to adopt and install. It is easy for every use case."
"CyberArk makes our environment more secure and prevents possible attacks by compromised accounts."
"The most valuable feature is privileged session management."
"Security is the solution's most valuable feature. As far as I know, this solution is the most secure system of this class on the market today, even considering another management system like Fudo Security, which we also use. The integration capabilities are very good; it helps strengthen our overall security."
"I love how easily we could operate within Password Vault and get things done. It was almost effortless."
"The tool has safe vaults. We keep our passwords in the Vault. The tool’s recording feature is also valuable for us."
"Super stable and easy to scale"


"The product must provide AI features."
"I can see that other people are doing the infrastructure as code, they are able to easily manage and cycle their passwords as needed using their own interface they created. It would be nice if Microsoft provided more guidance in that area."
"Azure has great documentation, but I would like to see more use cases pertaining to specific industries. For example, case studies on how to use HIPAA compliant solutions in the healthcare industry or how to use PCI compliant data analytics solutions in the financial technology industry would be helpful."
"One area for improvement is the notification system for secret expiration. It would be beneficial if the service could handle this more autonomously, eliminating the need for additional integrations."
"Azure Key Vault takes time to fetch values while integrating it with the code written in .NET format."
"Better integration with other third-party cloud providers, such as AWS and GCP, should be there. That's something I expect from a Microsoft-built product."
"Inability to access the solution on the phone."
"Azure needs to provide versions of Key Vault that are suitable for different sizes of companies."
"The solution is too big and complex for any businesses that are small or medium-sized. They should offer a more compact version or make a solution better suited to smaller businesses."
"There was a situation when one of our presidents had an issue, but I can't recall the specifics."
"To get it to a ten it should give other possibilities to select if you could follow the keystrokes. It should have a flexibility with things where people can use it a lot faster."
"I would like to see more integration with more tools, for more APIs."
"The architecture needs to be improved."
"CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault can improve the distributive vault feature. Distributing the vault in multiple areas and multiple data centers should improve."
"The only problem involves granting access to people who are authorized to view it."
"I think they can improve account onboarding. For instance, you have to use the Password Vault utility, whereas in Thycotic I think there is a feature in the user interface that allows you to upload your account with an Excel file. So I'd like to have a similar thing in CyberArk."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Currently, the solution's pricing is based on the number of transactions, which is very high in some cases."
"It is a cheap option."
"We use a pay-as-you-go license for the solution, which is not very expensive."
"The price isn't high. Any sized organization could easily adopt it. The first 250 keys are available for $5 per month."
"I find the pricing of Azure Key Vault to be reasonable."
"The product has good pricing."
"I rate the solution's pricing a four out of ten."
"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."
"This solution is expensive."
"Compared to other solutions, it is costly."
"Payments have to be made on a yearly basis toward the licensing costs of the solution."
"It's per-company, license-based."
"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."
"CyberArk is very expensive and there are additional fees for add-ons."
"There are no additional costs other than the standard licensing fees."
"The solution is cost-effective for the features."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company

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Small Business

Questions from the Community

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.
What do you like most about CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault?
The password protection itself is the most important feature. It's something we didn't have before.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault?
It is expensive, but the cost is justified considering the security it provides. Compared to other solutions, it is costly. We have not tried other solutions, but the price is high. We only license...
What needs improvement with CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault?
The session monitoring and recording feature is also a good feature feature, but we're currently experiencing an issue with session monitoring not working correctly. We're working with CyberArk to ...

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Microsoft Azure Key Vault, MS Azure Key Vault
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