2016-04-16T14:05:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering CyberArk Privileged Access Security?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering CyberArk Privileged Access Security, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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LT
Auditor de Sistemas y Procesos at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-11T09:18:30Z
Mar 11, 2021

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give CyberArk PAS a rating of ten.

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JL
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-19T09:15:00Z
Feb 19, 2021

I recommend this product.

ABHILASH TH - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at FOX DATA
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-16T19:01:41Z
Feb 16, 2021

I would recommend CyberArk solution even for small customers, who have critical application and internet presence in their business. The licensing model support to start with even 5 privilege users, this really helps. We haven't experience Idaptive ( Identity Saas ) solution yet, however, it looks promising I would rate CyberArk PAS a ten out of ten. They are sharp focused on privilege access security for more than 21 years. This highly remarkable.

Richard Nagygyörgy - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-04T07:52:57Z
Feb 4, 2021

For those who are interested in using this product, you have to know your requirements and compare them with CyberArk to see if it is suitable for them and fits their budget. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

KN
Junior Product Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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2020-12-08T05:35:26Z
Dec 8, 2020

We're just users of the solution. We're customers. We aren't resellers or consultants. We don't have a business relationship with the solution. I'm using the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend the product to others. Overall, we've been mostly happy with the solution. I'd rate it at an eight out of ten so far.

YP
Threat Protection Architect at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-08T14:17:00Z
Jul 8, 2020

Hard to implement and to get acceptance from the users and management. But when installed the solution is rock solid.

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GerryOwens - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at GoTab IT Risk Services
Real User
2019-12-15T09:11:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

CyberArk continues to innovate, as they refine strategies based on industry research and trends in the cyber security landscape, and incorporate the necessary updates to both their roadmaps as well as their product sets. The creation of the customer implementation roadmap, acquisition of Conjur for DEVOPS and the development of Alero to address 3rd party secured access, are examples of product innovation to address emerging risks within the industry. I would rate CyberArk 8 our of 10; although I do remain impressed with their existing set of product offerings, their cyber security roadmap & strategy, and their overall corporate philosophy, I do feel it is necessary for them to ensure they remain vigilant and maintain pace with an evolving cyber industry. Significant disruption in the technology industry brought on by advancements in Machine Learning / AI, commoditization of cyber attack tools, and rapid deployment of IoT based technologies, summon the need to ensure companies do not become complacent in the agility of their security tools. I have several passions. One of the passions I've always had is in organizational transformation and leadership. A second is really around the space for identity and access management. CyberArk has allowed me to continue, even after I've retired from the industry after 35 years, to still live that passion through their customers. I've been given the opportunity to provide some keynotes around organizational transformation. It's an exciting industry to be in and CyberArk has allowed me the benefit of still continuing to enjoy that experience.

BridgitAmstrup - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-12-15T09:11:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

I would rate CyberArk an eight point five on a scale of one to 10 because it has done everything that we have asked of it. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's a pretty complex solution. They do have ways to make it easier, but it's easy to fall down the rabbit hole when you're going into a deep dive. However, if you follow the trail, you will find some pretty cool stuff.

KunalChandel - PeerSpot reviewer
Corporate Vice President at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-12-15T09:11:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

We use the solution with AWS. In fact, we set up a custom setup for AWS. We worked with the CyberArk engineering team to get it working, to come up with a custom solution to integrate our AWS EC2 instances. There were some limitations, as I mentioned earlier, with how the product integrates with AWS, so we had to make some major changes to how the integration works. As far as monitoring is concerned, it's standard CyberArk monitoring. We don't see anything specific to AWS, as far as the monitoring is concerned. This is the one place where CyberArk can improve. Privileged access management is one part of IM. Anything that goes through has to get approved through the IM team, and our product of choice for privilege access is CyberArk. When we decided to go to the cloud, this was the natural choice because this was the product that the enterprise uses. We've had challenges. We've had to customize the product to meet our requirements. It might not be the same for every customer because our requirements are a little unique. But it eventually worked out. We've been able to meet most of our use cases. CyberArk is an eight out of 10. It can do a lot. But there is definitely scope for improvement. I come from the IM world, but I was more into access management. CyberArk was just one of those products which was thrust on me. Now I'm head of privileged access management, so CyberArk has been pretty good for me, going from the access management space to privileged access management. It's definitely had an impact on my career.

DavidPoints - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director of IAM at INTL FCStone Inc.
Real User
2019-12-15T09:11:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

I'd never ever rate anything a 10. I'd probably never rate anything a one. I'd rate CyberArk as 7.5 out of 10. We actually did surveys of all the people that saw all the demos of all the new solutions we looked at. CyberArk was a seven or eight consistently, from all the people who watched it. The benefit of it is it's stable, it's old-school, it just works. The downside is that it's a big program. To scale excessively, locally, on an on-prem application, takes a lot of servers. Those are the highs and lows. It could be amazing if it all ran in the cloud, but that wouldn't be possible. I started as a PAM engineer eight years ago. Learning PAM and understanding how it protects people and being the liaison who needs to take passwords away from engineers is really tough. But it put me in a good spot. I grew from a PAM engineer to an identity engineer to identity team lead to identity manager. Within the last year-and-a-half, I came into this company because of a PAM role. They hired me as an identity manager because I knew PAM and because I had a relationship; I was working on bringing CyberArk in as part of my previous role and they wanted me to come in and do that same evaluation here. So knowing CyberArk got me my job and, within three months, they said, "We don't need just one team like this doing these assessments. We need multiple teams. So you're an associate director." I said, "Thanks, I don't want to do that. I just want to play with PAM."

Rodney Dapilmoto - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Admin Analyst 3 at CPS Energy
Real User
Top 10
2016-04-16T14:05:00Z
Apr 16, 2016

We are currently on version 9.10. We would like to upgrade to the latest version sometime this year. There is currently a CyberArk Security Bulleting CA19-09 that addresses potential administrative manipulations within the PVWA and the Digital Vault. CyberArk has released patch 9.10.4 to address the PVWA and they are working on releasing a patch for the Vault Server.

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Nov 17, 2021
We evaluated Sailpoint IdentityIQ before ultimately choosing CyberArk. Sailpoint Identity Platform is a solution to manage risks in cloud enterprise environments. It automates and streamlines the management of user identities, systems, data, and cloud services. It works great for Identity Access Management, specifically for cleaning up inactive and orphaned accounts. It has the joiner-mover-leaver feature. One of the features we like is the large availability of connectors for different applications and platforms. You can also recertify an account, which is very useful. It is well suited for large companies with lots of users and applications. However, for small companies, it might be a bit of an overkill. Sailpoint has a steep learning curve, so it is not for inexperienced users. Moreover, it doesn’t offer a lot of supporting documentation. It also doesn’t integrate well with other solutions. We chose CyberArk despite the cost because it works great for password management. CyberArk helps manage privileged accounts and service accounts, for example, when users need to connect remotely into systems. It is especially useful for IT staff to access their privileged accounts without having to remember the passwords every time - individually and even as a group. What we like the most about CyberArk is the ease of use and effectiveness in managing privileged accounts. For instance, it automatically changes the passwords for privileged accounts and reconciles and verifies passwords. New users can obtain secure credentials with minimal time and effort. The initial cost is high, which can be a bit of a stretch for small organizations. It also has high requirements for the initial setup and is difficult to customize. The performance could be faster. Conclusions While Sailpoint IdentityIQ is a very good privileged account solution, CyberArk is better suited for us because of its ease of use and efficiency in password management.
DM
Identity Management Consultant at IdentityMD
Dec 1, 2021
The two products are actually complimentary. Both companies have been very good about staying in their lanes and are their respective market leaders. CyberArk's PAM solution is aimed at protecting privileged accounts by providing features like vaulting, credential rotation, session monitoring and recording. They also have solutions for DevOps and Secrets management. SailPoint is an Identity Governance solution and actually manages CyberArk as an application the same way it manages accounts and privileges in SAP, AD, AAD and over 100 more applications. For CyberArk, it can add/change/delete users as well as create safes and assign users to those safes. At a user account certification time, it will show the CyberArk users and their associated privileges and allow the user's manager or other appropriate people to approve or revoke the privileged access.  SailPoint creates an Identity warehouse so that a user's accounts and entitlements are gathered, managed and reported on in a centralized manner. See Youtube for a quick explanation - SailPoint Identity Governance Integrates with CyberAek Privileged Access Security.  SailPoint does not provide the vault and session management functions that CyberArk does.
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