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  • "The price of RSA Archer is good. The price isn't too high considering it is a leading tool in the market."
  • "As I am a developer and responsible for providing production support, I do not have personal knowledge of the pricing. However, my colleagues claim that it is very expensive in comparison with other tools."
  • "It is not expensive. It is reasonable. We only pay for the licensing."
  • "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 solution's price should be reduced. You only have to pay the license and there are no additional fees."
  • "At the higher end of the price scale, but provides better, more accessible functionality and customization than cheaper products."
  • "Fairly highly-priced, especially for smaller companies."
  • "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."
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    Top Answer:The part I liked about Archer was the risk assessment for deficiencies and being able to use it there.
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    Overview

    RSA Archer is a solution designed to help your organization manage policies, controls, risks, assessments, and deficiencies across your lines of business. RSA helps you manage your digital risk with a range of capabilities and expertise including integrated risk management, threat detection and response, identity and access management, as well as fraud prevention.

    The solution also allows you to adapt a broad range of solutions to your requirements and is a good option for both big and small companies.

    RSA Archer Features

    RSA Archer has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application builder
    • Advanced business workflow
    • System integration
    • Search, reports, and dashboards
    • Access control
    • Globalization
    • Audit management
    • Privacy program management
    • Security incident management

    RSA Archer Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing RSA Archer. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Taxonomy and data structure: With RSA Archer, you can build and maintain an inventory of personal data processing activities and assets, utilizing a purpose-built taxonomy and data structure.
    • Easy tracking: RSA Archer enables you to track data retention schedules and execute a checklist as it relates to processing activities.
    • Smooth management: By using RSA Archer, you can manage activities related to notifications and consents linked to the processing activity inventory.
    • Improve information assurance programs: RSA Archer enables agencies to improve information assurance programs for continuous monitoring and assessment and authorization.
    • Compliance: By providing compliance management, RSA Archer allows you to consolidate information from multiple regulatory bodies and establish a sustainable, repeatable, and auditable regulatory compliance program.
    • Business continuity: With RSA Archer, you can automate business continuity and disaster recovery planning to protect your organization in the event of a crisis.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the RSA Archer solution.

    A Specialist, RSA Archer at a tech services company, says, “RSA Archer is a valuable tool because it can manage the end-to-end functioning of any enterprise GRC module, such as compliance and risk management or business continuity plans and the entire BCM module. RSA Archer also provides many out-of-the-box solutions, which are use cases derived from the standards for GRC or risk management, governance, and compliance. It provides an end-to-end mechanism for business users on a single platform. That includes reporting, managing workflow, creating documentation, or tracking a process where you need to get approval from the various levels within the organization's hierarchy.”

    PeerSpot user Krishnendu S., Vice President at a financial services firm, mentions, "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."

    A Sr. Internal Auditor at an energy/utilities company comments, "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."

    Another PeerSpot user, Manash B., Technology Manager at a tech services company, explains, "RSA is a very rich application. I like its adaptive suggestion, where based on your users and the class of data, it can actually recommend you the proper control to choose. For example, we have been using PCI DSS as an NIST. So based on application feedback, it will provide you with a suggestion on which control objective needs to be set. Based on that, you can make a decision—you don't need to take the suggestion, but you can customize that particular provided suggestion. RSA Archer's workflow is also good, in terms of process automation."

    Xacta IA Manager is an IT security risk management for the enterprise. Xacta IA Manager combines industry-leading security compliance and continuous risk assessment functionalities to establish an enterprise-wide security risk management solution.
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    Sample Customers
    T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm47%
    Insurance Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Retailer13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government7%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%

    RSA Archer is ranked 1st in IT Governance with 28 reviews while Telos Xacta IA Manager is ranked 7th in IT Governance. RSA Archer is rated 8.0, while Telos Xacta IA Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of RSA Archer writes "Complete end-to-end solution that's easy to integrate and customize". On the other hand, RSA Archer is most compared with OneTrust GRC, IBM OpenPages, MetricStream, Resolver GRC Suite and SAS Enterprise GRC, whereas Telos Xacta IA Manager is most compared with .

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