Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance vs RSA Archer comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Purview Communica...
Ranking in GRC
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Digital Risk Protection (6th), Microsoft Security Suite (28th)
RSA Archer
Ranking in GRC
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
IT Governance (1st), IT Vendor Risk Management (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the GRC category, the mindshare of Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance is 2.1%, up from 1.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of RSA Archer is 17.9%, down from 21.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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IT Governance
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Featured Reviews

Nov 28, 2023
Helps with extra collaboration and ensures communication is within the framework
Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance helps with extra collaboration and ensures communication is within the framework.  The product should incorporate more automation with the help of AI. I have been working with the product for more than one year.  We get good support from Microsoft.…
May 22, 2023
Scalable, reliable, overall great functionality, and beneficial assessments, raise dispensation for application as well as other securty controls
We use RSA Archer in my organization for assessments (ISO, GDPR, PCIDSS, etc.) or to raise dispensation for any application, security-related controls If we want to perform the application assessment or any ISMS assessment, earlier, we had to do it manually. The RSA Archer tool gives us the…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance helps with extra collaboration and ensures communication is within the framework."
"The most valuable feature is the enterprise module, which provides the capability of having all of the information stored and linked with everything else."
"The solution has helped our organization manage our internal and external activities."
"Its user interface is pretty neat, and there is flexibility in generating the data. You can customize reports at any level. You can directly get reports in Tableau format. If you want to generate statistical data, you can create reports with graphs. There is an adequate amount of flexibility for changing the format, the type of graphs, etc."
"It is enterprise-wide accessible. So, it is very helpful for all the employees in our bank. They can log in and do their risk management activities. It has a few inbuilt modules that are helpful for doing risk management activities, such as issue management, risk identification, risk assessment, and policy exception management. It also has some inbuilt workflows inside these modules. They are also helpful."
"I like how Archer requires very little programming ability. A person with minimum coding experience can configure the necessary fields in Archer. It's more of a drag-and-drop solution."
"The product is very flexible."
"RSA Archer is a good tool and I have found performing the application, ISMS, and TPRM assessments beneficial."
"The most valuable features of RSA Archer are the asset management, risk management, and vendor management."


"The product should incorporate more automation with the help of AI."
"The product is expensive."
"In terms of what can be improved, our client always says their user experience, IU/UX in RSA Archer. They found it is not as user friendly as other tools."
"Recently, we made a suggestion for cross references, like for one application to another. There were limitations there, so we're hoping that will be included in the next upgrade."
"There should be a way to export and get data from the system in PDF or PowerPoint presentation format. This would be a great addition."
"The ticket handling process could be improved."
"It would be nice if RSA Archer featured more customization. When customers are updating, they should be notified whether certain updates are optional. The install screen should not proceed to the next page unless we make some selections about which updates we want to install."
"I would like to have the ability to build and maintain an inventory of personal data processing activities and assets utilizing a purpose-built taxonomy and data structure."
"There were so many problems that we had found. One time, the search index was not working. We also faced slowness in Archer, but I resolved this issue."

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"RSA Archer's price is justifiable and not as expensive, compared to ServiceNow. I have heard that the licensing for ServiceNow is much more expensive. I'm unaware whether there are any additional costs after licensing fees."
"At the higher end of the price scale, but provides better, more accessible functionality and customization than cheaper products."
"I am not 100% familiar with that, especially with their new model. I just know that the way they've licensed per user to scale is good."
"The license is costly for the solution, but the remaining set up and maintenance is quite cheaper."
"The price of RSA Archer is good. The price isn't too high considering it is a leading tool in the market."
"I am not sure about other companies, but it's quite expensive."
"Fairly highly-priced, especially for smaller companies."
"The solution is not at all a cheap product."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance?
Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance helps with extra collaboration and ensures communication is within the framework.
What needs improvement with Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance?
The product should incorporate more automation with the help of AI.
What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance?
Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance's integration with other devices is helpful since most people are always on their mobiles. The product must consider different regulations since you canno...
What do you like most about RSA Archer?
It has various valuable features. For example, showing us if a control aligns with specific standards or frameworks helps us understand it better and verify its compliance.
What needs improvement with RSA Archer?
The user interface needs work. There are many small text boxes, like credit card size's boxes, where we need to input a lot of text. You can't see what you're typing beyond the tiny window, so you ...
What is your primary use case for RSA Archer?
We primarily use the system control module and specific IT control models for ongoing risk assessment activities. We use it on a day-to-day basis.

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T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
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