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We performed a comparison between One Identity Safeguard and Symantec Privileged Access Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Safeguard can define and update processes and procedures into the security framework of a company, including mobile. It allows us to change the policies and configurations on a mass scale in regards to security.""I have found One Identity Safeguard to be stable.""All the features are promising, but we love the reporting feature because we can get each and every report. That's a major compliance requirement. Its reporting is really amazing, and it has made life a lot easier.""Safeguard has the ability to record and retrieve in the full-video format.""The first feature I like about One Identity Safeguard is the live contact point for the VPNs. This has been working very well for us, as it's both highly available and reliable.""I have found the most useful feature of One Identity Safeguard to be Privileged Sessions.""We deployed it into our company for controlling a client's behavior in our data center. It is very useful to control their connections, such as RDP."

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"It's easy to use and easy to configure."

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Cons
"I just received a question from a customer in regards to a connection with Oracle OID. I tried to integrate Safeguard with the Oracle YAML as well as something else to manage the groups and users from a different system, like AD or LDAP. This one feature could be better. At this moment, the platform system can only use the integration with LDAP or AD. The software for research and development to create a connector to a YAML platform can be very complicated.""We have issues using Safeguard to connect to and record from the cloud. Currently, they don't have a mechanism to record this type of connection.""Cost-wise, it is a little bit expensive, which makes it difficult to get management approval. Its price should be reduced.""We can't review or audit HTTP and HTTPS. This functionality should be added so that we can review and audit HTTP and HTTPS.""When we compare One Identity Safeguard with Cyberark, we know CyberArk has other tools or other features that are more complex and more useful for the customers. For example, I have one customer that wants to elevate the permission that is available in CyberArk.""One Identity Safeguard can improve by having more integration with multiple devices.""We currently have a problem with the Active Directory integrations on Windows. Some of our users need to be logged with Active Directory, but we are having communication issues between One Identity and Active Directory. It seems that Active Directory is not well-integrated."

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"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
  • "Safeguard is cheaper than CyberArk."
  • "As compared to other products, it is reasonable, but the training sessions are too expensive."
  • "The license is very expensive for us, partly due to inflation and partly because of the exchange rate between the Dollar and the Iranian Rial. We purchased a perpetual license that we've been using up until now, but I believe that we are not going to update it in the future. Instead, we plan to find another third-party to support us with the license, in the sense that we would have access to their license as a shared agreement."
  • "Its subscription cost is too much, and sometimes, it is very difficult to pitch the solution to the management for cost approval. If the cost is reduced a little bit, it would be easier. If its cost was less, many other organizations that currently cannot afford it would be able to use this technology. I'm sure many organizations around the globe are having issues with identity management, and it is a very difficult task for IT to manage privileged accounts."
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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:All the features are promising, but we love the reporting feature because we can get each and every report. That's a major compliance requirement. Its reporting is really amazing, and it has made life… more »
    Top Answer:Its subscription cost is too much, and sometimes, it is very difficult to pitch the solution to the management for cost approval. If the cost is reduced a little bit, it would be easier. If its cost… more »
    Top Answer:Cost-wise, it is a little bit expensive, which makes it difficult to get management approval. Its price should be reduced. In terms of features, I'm completely satisfied with it. I am not expecting… 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
    CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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    Overview

    One Identity Safeguard is an integrated system that combines a secure, toughened password safe and a session management and monitoring solution with threat detection and analytics into one integrated solution. It stores, manages, records, and analyzes privileged access in a secure manner.

    One Identity Safeguard Features

    One Identity Safeguard has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Policy-based release control: Seek access and approve privileged passwords and sessions using a secure online browser that supports mobile devices. Depending on your organization's policies, requests can be authorized immediately or require dual/multiple approvals. You can set One Identity Safeguard to match your personalized needs, whether your policies consider the requestor's identity and level of access, the time and day of the request attempt, and/or the specific resource requested. You can also enter reason codes and/or connect to ticketing systems.

    • Vault for personal passwords: In a free personal password vault, every one of your employees can keep and generate random passwords for non-federated business accounts. This allows your company to use a sanctioned tool to securely share and retrieve passwords, giving you much-needed security and visibility into your company's accounts.

    • Auditing, recording, and replaying entire sessions: All session activity is collected, indexed, and kept in tamper-proof audit trails that can be viewed like a video and searched like a database, down to the keystrokes, mouse movements, and windows viewed. Security teams can search across sessions for certain events and play the recording from the exact point where the search criterion happened. For forensics and compliance purposes, audit trails are encrypted, time-stamped, and cryptographically signed.

    • Approval in any location: Approve or refuse requests from anywhere, using One Identity Starling Two-Factor Authentication, without having to connect to a VPN.
    • Instantly on: Safeguard for Privileged Sessions can be implemented in a transparent manner, with no changes to user workflows required. Safeguard, when acting as a proxy gateway, can act as a network router, unseen to both the user and the server. Admins can continue to use their normal client programs and access target servers and systems without disrupting their everyday routine.

    • Biometrics of user behavior: Even when performing identical operations like typing or moving a mouse, each person has his or her own unique pattern of behavior. These behavioral characteristics are examined by the Safeguard algorithms. Keystroke dynamics and mouse movement analysis aid in the detection of security breaches while also acting as a continuous biometric authentication system.

    • Favorites: Right from the login screen, quickly access the passwords you use the most. You can combine many password requests into a single favorite, allowing you to log into all of your accounts with a single click.

    • Discovery options: With host, directory, and network-discovery options, you can quickly find privileged accounts or systems on your network.

    Reviews from Real Users

    One Identity Safeguard stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its stability and its connection control. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    One PeerSpot reviewer, a Software Solutions Architect at a computer software company, writes, “I have found the most useful feature of One Identity Safeguard to be Privileged Sessions. One Identity Safeguard is a stable solution.” He adds, “I rate One Identity Safeguard a nine out of ten.”

    Walid S., Networking and Security Engineer at a tech services company, mentions of the solution, “We deployed it into our company for controlling a client's behavior in our data center. It is very useful to control their connections, such as RDP.”

    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

    Offer
    Securely store, manage, record and analyze privileged access

    Prevent security breaches and limit damage by putting in place a privileged access management solution. Get a free 45-day trial, or request a demo of One Identity SafeGuard.

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    Sample Customers
    Cavium
    NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm54%
    Healthcare Company15%
    University8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
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    Retailer20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company15%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Privileged Access Management (PAM)
    November 2022
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    One Identity Safeguard is ranked 5th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 7 reviews while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 12th in Privileged Access Management (PAM) with 1 review. One Identity Safeguard is rated 8.8, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of One Identity Safeguard writes "Easy to set up and operate, amazing reporting capabilities, and helpful for compliance". 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". One Identity Safeguard is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, WALLIX Bastion, Delinea Secret Server, BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access and Fudo PAM, whereas Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, ARCON Privileged Access Management, ForgeRock and BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management.

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