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Pros
"The most valuable feature of HashiCorp Vault is that it's an open source solution. Second, it's cloud agnostic, so it's very easy to maintain and control, which is why we prefer HashiCorp.""This solution is easy to use and to integrate.""The interface is very simple to navigate.""The solution is stable. It has been working perfectly without any problem.""It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure."

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"Technical support is pretty good.""I have found most valuable the automatic scheduled password rotation and remote desktop monitoring. Additionally, the documentation is readily available and easy to find and the dashboard is straightforward.""The most valuable feature is session monitoring.""The user interface is quite good. It's very straightforward.""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.""There has been no downtime this year.""I have found the password management and the secret management features to be the most valuable. Our customers find its ease of integration and the use of power shells really attractive.""What I like best about this product is the interface."

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Cons
"I don't think there are any major improvements required—so far, so good. However, I think that having more training materials, such as videos, and documentation available would be helpful. I would prefer to have more videos available either on the official site or on YouTube.""The solution could be much easier to implement.""The technical support was hard to get a hold of and lacking in service.""We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations.""The documentation is very general; it should have more examples and more use cases."

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"In terms of what could be improved, the whole thing with distributed engines, et cetera, is a little bit tricky.""I think that the main interface should integrate better with non-standard applications and clients, to connect with other systems.""The initial setup and deployment can be cumbersome. It's not an easy process.""This product is excellent in every way except minor details in handling extremely large environments.""There could be tweaks here and there. For example, instead of going to one main function to do this and another main function to do that, the solution could remap the user interface so that a person only has to go through one function. The way that function branches off should make a bit more sense.""One thing that I wish they would do is to have a Kubernetes or container-based deployment supported, but they're not quite there yet. Containerization or support for containerization would be fantastic.""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.""Improvements are needed in session management, behavioral analytics, and the reporting segment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I am using the open-source version of Vault and I would have to buy a license if I want to get support."
  • "The AWS version is much cheaper than HashiCorp Vault."
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  • "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."
  • "It is very expensive, and its price should be lower."
  • "Pricing is comparable to competing products."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    HashiCorp Vault was designed with your needs in mind. One of the features that makes this evident is its ability to work as both a cloud-agnostic and a multi-cloud solution. As a cloud-agnostic… more »
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    It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure.
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    We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations. Anybody who uses HashiCorp integrates with a public cloud, like Azure or AWS. Azure and AWS have their own secret management; how… more »
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    I have found most valuable the automatic scheduled password rotation and remote desktop monitoring. Additionally, the documentation is readily available and easy to find and the dashboard is… more »
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    There is an annual license fee per user and the price is fair.
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    I would like to see scheduled reports in a future release.
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    Overview

    Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, or certificates. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Adobe, SAP Ariba, Citadel, Spaceflight, Cruise
    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
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    University13%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Find out what your peers are saying about HashiCorp Vault vs. Thycotic Secret Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HashiCorp Vault is ranked 4th in Enterprise Password Managers with 5 reviews while Thycotic Secret Server is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Password Managers with 15 reviews. HashiCorp Vault is rated 7.6, while Thycotic Secret Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HashiCorp Vault writes "Easy to use and integrate, but the documentation needs to be updated and improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Thycotic Secret Server writes "Excellent access management that can serve very large networks". HashiCorp Vault is most compared with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, LastPass Business and Keeper, whereas Thycotic Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Microsoft Azure Key Vault, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, IBM Security Secret Server and CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault. See our HashiCorp Vault vs. Thycotic Secret Server report.

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