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Find out what your peers are saying about BeyondTrust Password Safe vs. Microsoft Azure Key Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Session recording, password rotation, and password vaulting are the most valuable features.""One of the most valuable features is that this is a product designed with enterprises in mind.""BeyondTrust Password Safe's features that I have found most valuable are really those that are knitted in. That is their Smart Rules and Smart Groups, where you design your administration model so you create your AD groups and your asset groups, and configure Password Safe."

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"We only use the basic features and those are the ones that have the ability to tie into the app, the secrets, and the passwords and encrypt them.""The security on offer seems to be quite good.""The most valuable feature is the ability to store secrets securely and encrypt them. It is pretty easy and straightforward to use.""The most valuable features are ease of use and enabling our clients to manage keys.""Technical support is helpful.""The solution can scale up as needed.""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.""The GUI was quite easy for me to use."

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"The only negative thing I can say is that BeyondTrust was recently bought by Bomgar and the marriage of the multiple companies coming together in the merger has caused a little bit of a hiccup right now in their software versions.""I think that BeyondTrust Password Safe could be improved with more testing. In the beginning, they were practically using customers as beta testers. Maybe the product has evolved since I last used it, but if you look at PAM, privileged access management, whatever's out there has already been done. I don't see there being any other enhancements that are being made regarding PAM, except to support more cloud-based applications.""Its documentation can be improved. Its documentation is currently complicated, and it is not good. It needs to be better. Their technical support can also be improved. It is not bad, but it can be better."

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"I would like more code examples.""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.""The integration with Thales HSM is complex and is not out-of-the-box. Uploading the keys was quite a tedious process.""Azure needs to provide versions of Key Vault that are suitable for different sizes of companies.""It needs to offer dynamic secrets management.""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.""While the solution already does a great job of managing keys, the solution could probably look at maybe expanding more into mobile devices and endpoints.""The initial setup could be less complex for first-time users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It has subscription-based licensing. BeyondTrust is three times less expensive than CyberArk."
  • "This solution is not cheap—it's a very expensive solution. Very, very expensive compared to the features and functions that they offer."
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  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Pricing with BeyondTrust Password Safe is on par with its competitors.  The sales team pushes hard for HA and FO, but this is smart for deniability in the event it actually happens. The price… more »
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    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 »
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    It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than managing your own identities.
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    The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for.
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    Also Known As
    BeyondTrust PowerBroker Password Safe
    MS Azure Key Vault
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    Password Safe unifies privileged password and privileged session management, providing secure discovery, management, auditing, and monitoring for any privileged credential. Password Safe enables organizations to achieve complete control and accountability over privileged accounts.

    Azure Key Vault is a cloud service that provides a secure store for secrets. You can securely store keys, passwords, certificates, and other secrets. Azure key vaults may be created and managed through the Azure portal. In this quickstart, you create a key vault, then use it to store a secret.

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    Sample Customers
    Aera Energy LLC, Care New England, James Madison University
    Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Hospitality Company13%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Find out what your peers are saying about BeyondTrust Password Safe vs. Microsoft Azure Key Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BeyondTrust Password Safe is ranked 9th in Enterprise Password Managers with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure Key Vault is ranked 1st in Enterprise Password Managers with 13 reviews. BeyondTrust Password Safe is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Azure Key Vault is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BeyondTrust Password Safe writes "One of the best kept secrets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Key Vault writes "Enables you to run infrastructure as code, to fully automate creation, management of, and access to, keys". BeyondTrust Password Safe is most compared with CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, LastPass Business, HashiCorp Vault, Thycotic Secret Server and Keeper, whereas Microsoft Azure Key Vault is most compared with HashiCorp Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, Thycotic Secret Server and Keeper. See our BeyondTrust Password Safe vs. Microsoft Azure Key Vault report.

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