Symantec Privileged Access Manager Review

Some of the valuable features are safe access to company resources and an intuitive management interface


What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features are safe access to company resources, quick, comprehensible, and intuitive management interface, and good integration capabilities. Control on targets could be extended through CA PAM Server Control component. It now includes an optional risk evaluation engine (CA Threat Analytics for Privileged Access Manager).

How has it helped my organization?

  • Quick setup
  • Support for different types of existing user stores
  • Management automation through REST interface
  • Integration with Identity Management solutions easily for automatic user provisioning.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to support more types of integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution since CA acquired Xceedium.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give technical support a rating of an eight out of 10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Many customers switched to CA PAM, because the list of useful features quickly expands.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment was very fast, as it is commonly deployed as a virtual appliance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Contact the sales department.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Hitachi ID PAM and IBM PIM.

What other advice do I have?

Proceed!

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We sell and implement CA PAM.
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