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"The most valuable feature is the asset discovery, which makes it very easy to locate and identify assets and pull them into the manager.""It is straightforward. It is a good technology, and it is made to do one single thing.""Technical support is good.""The asset discovery feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's very easy to pull assets into the database of the solution manager.""What I liked about this solution is that it can also integrate for tracking malicious use or sending analytics to a host that can process them. I don't know if CyberArk, Centrify, or Thycotic can do that. The analytics was something the client really wanted, and they already had BeyondTrust. It is very scalable. The agent on the workstation is very thin, and the processing power required on a server is nothing out of the ordinary. It is also very stable and easy to deploy.""BeyondTrust has very good integrations with quite a lot of security vendors such as SailPoint, IBM, FortiGuard, Splunk, etc."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration with StealthWatch and DNA as one fabric.""The interconnection with the ecosystem and the ability to force rules all over the network are the most important features.""I like the guest access feature, which has been important for us.""The most valuable features are authentication, we have more granular control on the access policies for the administrators. The solution is easy to use, has a center point administration, and has a good GUI.""The way we can trust this solution is the most valuable. We have no issue with this product. It is a competitive product. You need to have a very good and deep knowledge of the product to take the full benefits of all the features, but it is a good product.""The most valuable features are the NAC and the bundles that are available with Cisco ISE, such as Cisco ACS being integrated.""The RADIUS Server holds the most value.""At the moment, ISE seems to integrate very well with a number of other technologies."

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"They are doing good for now, but they should start to consider tight integration with Mac solutions. There should be more integration with Mac. There should be Active Directory (AD) Bridging. Thycotic and Centrify have it currently because they merged and joined forces, and it was a feature available in Centrify. So, basically, they joined forces to create a kind of perfect product. If you have a hybrid or mixed environment with Windows and Mac, your Active Directory can only manage or enforce policies on Windows, but what about your Mac devices? How do you control them? So, AD Bridging will act as a bridge to bring all your Mac devices into your Active Directory. This way you have full control over your entire environment.""Their technical support could be more responsive and helpful.""What's bothering me, which is true of all of them, is that sometimes, the error codes that come up don't necessarily get reflected in the searches within their support sites or they're out of date. I would rather search by an error code than type in the text and search for it by text because the error code means that it is programmatic, and it is known. It might not be desired, but it at least is not unexpected. If you don't have an error code, you just get an anomalous error, and if it is lengthy, it can be difficult to search and find the specific instance you're looking for. This is something I would like all of them to improve. BeyondTrust, CyberArk, Centrify, and Thycotic could do some improvements in staying up to date and actually allowing you to search based on the product version. They are assuming that everybody is on their way to release. They put out a new release, but it is not reflected on the support site, which makes no sense to me, especially when they revamp all the error codes. They all have been guilty of this in some way.""The deployment process should be clarified or made simpler. It would be helpful if the solution had in-app tutorials for users to look at as they progress through the system. Sometimes we get lost and need to go back to check what exactly the function was. There should be small hints around major key functions. It would go a long way in speeding up the deployment process.""If you don't get the implementation right at the outset, you will struggle with the product.""The help system should be improved to provide a quick help guide with each tab within the solution, which explains what each particular function does."

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"The solution is not so user-friendly.""I would like the product to include support for OSVS version three.""The user interface can be improved.""Deploying to a machine, as opposed to a dedicated appliance, can be a bit difficult.""The support could be faster and the pricing could be reduced.""The intuitiveness of the user interface could be improved.""In an upcoming release, the solution needs to be more agentless and more independent. Additionally, there could be improved integration with other next-generation solutions, such as Palo Alto, Fortinet, or Check Point.""The solution configuration is complicated for setting the infrastructure. They have improved over the years but there is still a lot of room to improve. When comparing the simplicity to other vendors, such as Fortinet and Aruba they are behind."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution is expensive compared to its competitors."
  • "Price-wise, it is very competitive. In our area, government entities and banks don't go for the monthly payment. It is a headache even for us in terms of finance and procurement to go for monthly payments. Quarterly might be more logical and reasonable, but the minimum that we go for is one year, and sometimes, we even try to compile and give one offering for three years."
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  • "The SMARTnet technical support is available at an additional cost."
  • "For the Avast virus scan, we pay around USD $95 per machine for five years which includes all updates and technical support."
  • "The price for Cisco ISE is high."
  • "The price can be lower, especially for subscriptions. It should be a lot cheaper to have a wide range of customers. The price should be comparable to competitive products like Forescout or Fortinet FortiNAC. Forescout is cheaper for customers looking for a cloud solution."
  • "There are other cheaper options available."
  • "The price is okay."
  • "I think licensing costs roughly $2,000 a year. ISE is more expensive than Network Access Control."
  • "I think the price is okay."
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    Questions from the Community
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    It is straightforward. It is a good technology, and it is made to do one single thing.
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    Price-wise, it is very competitive. In our area, government entities and banks don't go for the monthly payment. It is a headache even for us in terms of finance and procurement to go for monthly… more »
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    They are doing good for now, but they should start to consider tight integration with Mac solutions. There should be more integration with Mac. There should be Active Directory (AD) Bridging. Thycotic… more »
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    Aruba ClearPass is a Network Access Control tool that gives secure network access to multiple device types. You can adapt the policies to VPN access, wired, or wireless access. You can… more »
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    OK, so Cisco ISE uses 802.1X to secure switchports against unauthorized access. The drawback of this is that ISE cannot secure the port if a device does not support 802.1x. Cameras, badge readers… more »
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    Also Known As
    BeyondTrust PowerBroker, PowerBroker, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Windows, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Mac, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Linux, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Unix
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    Overview

    BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management enables organizations to mitigate attacks by removing excess privileges on Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux and networked devices. Remove excessive end user privileges and control applications on Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, and networked devices without hindering end-user productivity.

    Key Solutions Include:

    -ENTERPRISE PASSWORD SECURITY

    Discover, manage and monitor all privileged accounts and SSH keys, secure privileged assets, and report on all privileged account activity in a single solution.

    -ENDPOINT LEAST PRIVILEGE

    Enforce least privilege across all Windows and Mac endpoints, gain visibility into target system vulnerabilities, and control access to privileged applications without disrupting user productivity or compromising security.

    -SERVER PRIVILEGE MANAGEMENT

    Gain control and visibility over Unix, Linux and Windows server user activity without sharing the root or administrator account.

    -A SINGLE PLATFORM FOR MANAGEMENT, POLICY, REPORTING AND THREAT ANALYTICS

    Utilize a single solution to manage PAM policies and deployment, understand vulnerability and threat analytics, and provide reporting to multiple stakeholders and complementary security systems.

    Learn more at https://www.beyondtrust.com/privilege-management

    Identity Services Engine is a security policy management platform that automates and enforces context-aware security access to network resources. It delivers superior user and device visibility to support enterprise mobility experiences and to control access. It shares data with integrated partner solutions to accelerate their capabilities to identify, mitigate, and remediate threats.
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    Sample Customers
    Aera Energy LLC, Care New England, James Madison University
    Aegean Motorway, BC Hydro, Beachbody, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Cisco IT, Derby City Council, Global Banking Customer, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, Houston Methodist, Linz AG, London Hydro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Molina Healthcare, MST Systems, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Reykjavik University, Wildau University
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise44%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management is ranked 4th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 6 reviews while Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control (NAC) with 36 reviews. BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management is rated 8.6, while Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that can track malicious use or send analytics to a host". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) writes "Streamlines security policy management and reduces operating costs". BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Thycotic Secret Server, CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager, ARCON Privileged Access Management and Saviynt, whereas Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Appgate SDP.

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