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We performed a comparison between Azure Key Vault and Delinea Secret Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Password Managers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Key Vault vs. Delinea Secret Server Report (Updated: May 2024).
772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It allows me to run applications using these certificates without directly installing them.""The platform provides straightforward integration with most of the other Azure services.""The solution uses the encryption technique to store the secret information data that uses EPCE. There is also one feature that monitors Azure Key Vault.""It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than managing your own identities.""The tool is highly secure and very easy to manage.""The most valuable features are ease of use and enabling our clients to manage keys.""We use Azure Key Vault to store secrets.""The security on offer seems to be quite good."

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"Number one is the password vault; it's very good. Number two, they have a feature for remote desktops that are created on a per session basis, which is very good for security.""It offers the possibility of secure administration of hardware devices, as well as Linux systems administration from a Windows environment.""It is a stable solution.""The privileged access management module is the most reliable feature.""The discovery engine is really robust and flexible. It had some session management features that are better compared to some other vendors. Overall the GUI is very good and straightforward to operate compared to other solutions. For example, CyberArk and Hitachi tend to be hard to navigate.""I like the one-way hash, as well as the ability to store it in the cloud and access it from anywhere.""The ability to give some groups access to different kind of databases with the storage of a password is the most valuable feature.""The secret template, password rotation, and recording sessions are the most valuable."

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Cons
"The slow response from the support team is one of the shortcomings of the solution that needs to be improved.""The solution does not allow you to integrate with XML parties if it is not inside Azure itself.""The product must provide AI features.""Many times, the first round of support itself will fail, and they will bring some more competent people in the subsequent support. So it gets into a hierarchical mode. By then, we will lose a good amount of time. The technical support needs improvement.""The solution needs to improve its cost.""While it's very reliable in terms of stability, there's always room for improvement.""There's room for improvement in cross-platform compatibility.""The solution could be cheaper."

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"The challenge for me with Delinea is that I may not be able to pitch it to an account with a low budget for PAM.""One of the things that we want is to be able to do some of the management of it using APIs.""As I am partial to CyberArk, I rate Thycotic Password Reset Server as a nine out of ten, owing to the minor glitches I mentioned.""The initial setup and deployment can be cumbersome.""There are some things that I know are really important to include like A/B version features which are available in Windows. I would say that they should be included in the road map.""The initial setup and deployment can be cumbersome. It's not an easy process.""An area for improvement in Delinea Secret Server is its integration with ICAP servers.""The API is no good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is decent. It has a pretty low price. It is a straightforward cost based on usage."
  • "Pricing is quite reasonable and support is included, although premium support is available for an additional fee."
  • "Key Vault, like every Azure service, has a cost associated with it, but you don't have to spend thousands of dollars to spin up an environment to build a key management system. It's already there."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for."
  • "Azure is cheaper than CyberArk... CyberArk is good, but it's quite expensive."
  • "The price isn't high. Any sized organization could easily adopt it. The first 250 keys are available for $5 per month."
  • "The pricing is reasonable and flexible, especially for those already using Microsoft Azure Cloud services. There is a cost associated with retrieval and storage, which is a few dollars. Otherwise, the price can be customized according to requirements, such as how many keys need to be stored."
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  • "It isn't terribly expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is good."
  • "The pricing is standard in this business and we have no complaints about it."
  • "Its price is okay. We don't compete on pricing. We seldom use price to win over our competitors. We prefer it this way because if we can sustain the price, we make more margin as well. We don't want the price to go down to the bottom where despite the win, there's no margin at all."
  • "Secret Server is expensive when compared to the cost to some alternatives."
  • "There are different plans and additional licensing costs that can be instituted for add-ons."
  • "There is an annual license fee per user and the price is fair."
  • "They are priced quite well."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 governance… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:This is an inside-out --- outside-in --- inside-in question, as an insider can be an outsider as well. There is no short answer other than a blend of a PAM tool with Behavioral Analytics and Endpoint… more »
    Top Answer:The privileged access management module is the most reliable feature.
    Top Answer:If you're requesting licenses or pricing, then you have to fill out a questionnaire that they try to gain insight into what your environment is like, what you're trying to discover, and what you're… more »
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Azure Key Vault, MS Azure Key Vault
    Thycotic Secret Server, Delinea Password Reset Server
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    Overview

    Microsoft Azure Key Vault is a cloud-based data security and storage service that allows users to keep their secrets safe from bad actors.

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure Key Vault

    Some of the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Key Vault include:

    • Secure your secrets in a single central location, enabling you to control how your information is disseminated.
    • Keep your data away from bad actors. Application administrators can store their application’s security information away from the actual application. Microsoft Azure Key Vault reduces the chance that a bad actor will be able to leak an application’s secrets. Because the data is not stored in the code of the application, hackers will be unable to steal the security information.
    • Retrieve your information securely. When the information is needed, the application can securely retrieve it by using a uniform resource identifier (URI) to connect to Microsoft Azure Key Vault.
    • Securely store your digital keys and secrets. Microsoft Azure Key Vault stores data behind layers of security protocol. No one can access the information stored in a Microsoft Azure Key Vault without first obtaining the necessary authentication and authorization. The authentication process allows the system to figure out who is trying to access the vault in question. This process is performed by Azure’s Active Directory. After the person or entity is authenticated, Microsoft Azure Key Vault then assigns them a level of authorization. This determines what sort of actions they will be able to perform.
    • Choose from two different authorization options. The level of a user’s authorization can be either role-based or dictated by a policy that the administrator sets. Azure’s role-based access control (Azure RBAC) enables users to both manage and access stored data. A key vault access policy limits users to data access.
    • Secure your data in the way that best fits your needs. Your data can be protected by either industry-standard algorithm software or hardware security modules (HSMs). Your data is even safe from Microsoft, as the vaults are designed so that not even Microsoft can get in and access the information.
    • Easily monitor who accesses your vault(s). Microsoft Azure Key Vault enables administrators to keep a close eye on their secrets. Users can activate a vault-logging feature that will track every piece of information. It will record who accessed the vault, when they accessed it, and other pertinent details.
    • Choose how you want to store your logs. Users can store logs in multiple ways. These logs can be archived, sent to the Azure monitor logs area, or streamed to an events hub. The logs can be secured to prevent unauthorized viewing and deleted when they are no longer needed.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure Key Vault stands out among their competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the overall robustness of the solution and its ability to protect and manage many different digital asset types. The many features that the solution offers allows users to tailor their experience to meet their specific needs. Its flexibility enables users to accomplish a wide variety of security and identity management related tasks. It empowers users to secure a wide array of assets. Users can keep many different types of secrets away from bad actors.

    A cloud architect at a marketing services firm writes, “All its features are really valuable. It's really well thought-out. It's a complete turnkey solution that has all the concerns taken care of, such as access control and management. You can use it in infrastructure as code to create key vaults, APIs, PowerShells, CLIs, even Terraform. You can also use it in different services across the board. If you have app services, or virtual machines, Kubernetes, or Databricks, they can all use Key Vault effectively. In my opinion, in a DevSecOps, DevOps, or even in a modern Azure implementation, you have to use Azure Key Vault to make sure you're addressing security and identity management concerns. By "identity" I mean usernames, passwords, cryptography, etcetera. It's a full-blown solution and it supports most breeds of key management: how you store keys and certify.”

    Roger L., the managing director of Cybersecurity Architecture at Peloton Systems, says, “The most valuable aspect of the product is its ability to keep our admin password accounts for keys and a lot of our high-value assets. It can manage those types of assets. So far, the product does a great job of managing keys.”

    Secret Server is a fully-featured Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution available both on premise and in the cloud. It empowers security and IT ops teams to secure and manage all types of privileged accounts and offers the fastest time to value of any PAM solution.

    Sample Customers
    Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
    Secure-24, University of San Diego, International Rescue Committee, San Francisco Ballet, Perkins Coie, University of San Diego, D.S.S. Limited, Turbo's Hoet, Eclipse Computing, Cathay Bank, Stellarise, J&R Consulting
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Midsize Enterprise23%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Key Vault vs. Delinea Secret Server
    May 2024
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    Azure Key Vault is ranked 1st in Enterprise Password Managers with 46 reviews while Delinea Secret Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Password Managers with 47 reviews. Azure Key Vault is rated 8.6, while Delinea Secret Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Key Vault writes "Allows us to securely store our keys to prevent unauthorized access to unwanted users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Delinea Secret Server writes "Effective for password rotation policies triggered by audit requirements, it helps maintain compliance standards and seamless integration with third-party tools ". Azure Key Vault is most compared with AWS Secrets Manager, HashiCorp Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, AWS Certificate Manager and 1Password, whereas Delinea Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, HashiCorp Vault, IBM Security Secret Server, ManageEngine PAM360 and WALLIX Bastion. See our Azure Key Vault vs. Delinea Secret Server report.

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