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"The most valuable feature is that it does lifecycle management and that it will change to whatever the end target is.""The department management aspect of the solution is the most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature is that their database is completely encrypted and protected with multiple layers.""I like that you can remove the admin rights from the user's computer and have control over the environment. That means you can delete the local admins and grant them proper privileges with the console. So, they will get proper permissions for applications they need, but we don't have to do it. In the domain where we don't have control, the user can only do specified actions, but not all of them.""It has drastically reduced the attack surface for local administrative rights and the chance of escalation of privilege. We've removed, at this point, close to 98 percent of the local administrative accounts on workstations. If there were an incident, it would stop at that point and we'd be able to know."

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"It's easy to use and easy to configure.""Comprehensive coverage of the required features for the PAM solution."

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"Compared to other tools like Linux, this solution isn't as user-friendly.""It's an old product and has many areas that can be improved.""Performance could be better. We have a couple of problems with CyberArk right now. One of the problems is performance in our environment. Support also takes a long time to respond. If the user already has local admin rights, then I can't collect any events in the console from this device. There are also some options in CyberArk that are not working properly, and are not helpful in this case. I can't collect any information to create a proper policy for the device. I have to investigate everything manually, or even disable the local admin from the device. I can collect the events only after this, and it's very time consuming. In my case, it's a waste of resources.""Technical support is slow to respond when we run into issues.""We have had some major issues with the tool, but we have worked with the R&D teams and we have worked with support. There is room for improvement, especially on response times. But they're working on it and they're doing the best they can."

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"The management console could be improved.""The response time for support could be faster. Some features should be added: cloud-based, VPN-less, more secure, and it should be adjusted in a hybrid environment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think that it was in the range of $200,000 that had to get approved."
  • "Pricing depends on how many devices you use. Right now, on-premise, it costs us a little, but it's worth it. It seems like the cloud solution is much more expensive. We got this solution one year ago, and it's like we bought the solution, and now they are not going to support it on-premise anymore. We are in the implementation phase, and we missed this, and we already paid for the licenses. This is wasted time from my perspective, and CyberArk should be more customer-friendly."
  • "The cost for CyberArk is very high."
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  • "The version we are using is affordable compared to BeyondTrust, which is maybe three to four times as expensive, but it depends on the features."
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    CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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    Overview

    CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager enables organizations to enforce least privilege policies for business and administrative users, as well as control applications to reduce the attack surface without halting productivity. The solution helps organizations revoke everyday local administrator privileges from business users while seamlessly elevating privileges when required by trusted applications. CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager also enables security teams to enforce granular least privilege policies for IT administrators, helping organizations effectively segregate duties on Windows servers. Complementing these privilege controls, the solution also delivers application controls, which are designed to manage and control which applications are permitted to run on endpoints and servers and prevent malicious applications from penetrating the environment.

    CA Privileged Access Manager is a simple-to-deploy, automated, proven solution for privileged access management in physical, virtual and cloud environments. It enhances security by protecting sensitive administrative credentials such as root and administrator passwords, controlling privileged user access, proactively enforcing policies and monitoring and recording privileged user activity across all IT resources.  It includes CA PAM Server Control (previously CA Privileged Identity Manager) for fine-grained protection of critical servers

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    Sample Customers
    Clearstream, McKesson, Boston Childrens Hospital
    NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Retailer20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company15%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Privileged Access Management (PAM)
    April 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about CyberArk, Delinea, One Identity and others in Privileged Access Management (PAM). Updated: April 2022.
    595,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager is ranked unranked in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 5 reviews while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 12th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 2 reviews. CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager is rated 7.6, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager writes "Enables us to see how users use their access and lock down things that aren't appropriate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "Allows IT and consultants to access the infrastructure environment but needs more security and better support". CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager is most compared with BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense and Tanium, whereas Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, ARCON Privileged Access Management, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management and IBM Security Secret Server.

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