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Pros
"The live recording is a very useful feature."

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

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Cons
"The newer interface is more difficult to use than the previous one, and consequently, new users might need more training."

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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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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The live recording is a very useful feature.
    Top Answer:I Think Vendor always working on that as every period of time not so long a new release version is available which is mean research and development team always working and alerted for any request or… more »
    Top Answer:This is one of the products that we provide to our customers. Many of them work in the banking and industrial sector and We have a POC in place with one of our customers right now. The last use case… more »
    Top Answer:Comprehensive coverage of the required features for the PAM solution.
    Top Answer:I think the management console could be improved. I have just watched a demo video for the management console and I think it may need to be simplified. I haven't yet had hands-on experience with the… more »
    Top Answer:Our clients are generally enterprise businesses, mainly in the financial sectors. We are resellers and I'm head of the security business unit.
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    Also Known As
    IBM Secret Server, Secret Server, IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager
    CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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    Overview

    IBM Security Secret Server protects privileged accounts from hackers and insider threats, helps ensure compliance with evolving regulations, and allows authorized employees to seamlessly gain access to the tools and information they need to drive productivity. Easily detect, manage and audit privileged accounts, and control which applications are permitted to run on endpoints and servers to prevent malicious applications from penetrating the environment. IBM Security Secret Server is fast to deploy, easy to use and scalable for the enterprise.

    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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    NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    Retailer20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company15%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Privileged Access Management (PAM)
    June 2022
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    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Security Secret Server is ranked 7th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 1 review while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 10th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 2 reviews. IBM Security Secret Server is rated 10.0, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of IBM Security Secret Server writes "Lightweight, helpful and comprehensive knowledge base, provides live session recording capabilities". 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". IBM Security Secret Server is most compared with Delinea Secret Server, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, WALLIX Bastion and Delinea Privileged Access Service, 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 CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager.

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