What do IT Central Station community members from larger enterprise companies say about the user provisioning software that they use?
In the review excerpts below, users discuss factors such as user-level management, privileged account management, and integration with other solutions.
Continue reading to learn what real users have to say about Oracle Identity Manager vs. CyberArk Privileged Account Security.
Oracle Identity Manager: Most Valuable Features
A DBA Manager/Principal Database Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees emphasizes the benefits of user-level management:
“The user-level management has improved when you have this solution in place. It's very difficult for us to manage the user access at the corporate level. It is a 24/7 job and we are global with multiple locations. We have user groups who manage all user access on the global level. That is easier to do with Oracle Identity Management in place.”
A Principal IAM Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees discusses what he describes as Oracle Identity Manager’s “comprehensiveness”:
“The most valuable features are the comprehensiveness; the whole identity lifecycle management; the centralized view of people requesting access to provisioning, to SLD, and to access review; basically, the whole suite.
The features are there. Oracle has always had a good vision about where the product is going.”
CyberArk Privileged Account Security: Most Valuable Features
Malhar Vora, a CyberArk PAS Solution Professional / Project Manager at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees, discusses CyberArk PAS’s “digital vault” feature:
“The Digital Vault is one of the key components of the solution along with many other great benefits. The highly secured vault stores the privileged account passwords and data files using encryption.
In version v9.7, CyberArk has introduced the Cluster Vault feature, which enhances high availability of the Vault server.”server.”high availability of the Vault server.”
An IT Admin at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees discusses the software’s proxy solution, which improves its overall security capabilities:
“The proxy solution using PSM and PSMP is valuable. It gives leverage to reach out to servers which are NATed in separate networks and can be reached only by using a jump server.
Security has been improved. It has improved compliance and there is more control over the privileged users.”
Oracle Identity Manager: Room for Improvement
Thiruraghavan Seshadri, an IAM Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees, points out a need for integration with “solutions and products outside the Oracle stack”:
“Features need to be implemented that take into consideration solutions and products outside the Oracle stack. The industry is moving towards more generalization to compete in the market, and Oracle has to adapt to those changes.”
This Principal IAM Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees also suggests that improvements be made to the solution’s “profile-based provisioning”:
“I would like them to focus on profile-based provisioning, make what we call the birthright access management. We need to have an easier way for people to find out the birthright rules and based on the birthright roles, the people get the access they need to get what they want done.”
CyberArk Privileged Account Security: Room for Improvement
Anitha Arulrajkumar, Senior Executive Information Security at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees, discusses CyberArk PAS’s integration capabilities:
“Integration of this tool with SAML is a problem, as there is a bug. We’d like to be able to integrate AWS accounts in CyberArk.”
Rob Vandebroek, a consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees, suggests that improvements be made to the solution’s UI:
“With every version, I can see that the product wins on functionality and user experience. On the latter though, I hear from customers that on the UI level, things could be better.
CyberArk continuously asks for feedback on the product (e.g., via support, yearly summits) from customers and partners, and hence, with version 10, they are addressing these remarks already.”