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Anonymous User
Real User
Cloud SME
May 08 2017

What is most valuable?

When you look at the whole PAM itself, session manager is very important. It records what happens. Access manager and credential manager are very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

On the access management side, our system administrators, under privileged management, don't have to use their local tools to log on to the… more»

What needs improvement?

When we look at CA PAM, the multi-tenant deployment is definitely an improvement that we want to see. They don't offer multi-tenancy. If I have an… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

There were no previous solutions. CA PAM is the new evolution of Privileged Management. We haven't used a PAM solution in the past, and this was… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are going for a multi-tenant deployment as an MSP, I would work with CA to see when that feature will be available. If the local end points… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Program Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

The session recording is useful. We can capture what each of our users are doing. It gives you list of servers, so you can see which users have… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It will provide us with more security. Anybody who has access can only get it. It makes admin access more critical. People are not building service… more»

What needs improvement?

We are going to work on Trade Analytics, so we wanted to see how Trade Analytics work and all. They need to work on some of the enhancements, which… more»

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

Cost-wise, CA was better compared to others in the market.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on your requirements, you can compare different products and decide what you want. This product so far seems good to us. Most important… more»
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Susan Donelly
Real User
Information Security Manager at United Parcel Service
Aug 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Transparent login for users of privileged IDs (Linux, Windows). This prevents sharing of the password because it is never… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Once we implemented the solution, we found that support groups were sharing the Root password with some application teams… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting. It's difficult to locate the reports, there are limits on what reports can be run from the GUI, and the report… more»

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

Appliances are relatively cheap, don’t skimp. Make sure you have redundancy, high availability, and enough appliances to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have been trying to get approved for a solution (this or others) for 15 years. We finally have a CIO who understands… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely do your homework. CA PAM was the best product for us but if you are strictly a mainframe shop you might like a… more»
Guillermo Cortez
Real User
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Password Management and Session Recording. The simplicity and ease that it is to be up and running out-of-the-box is very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now able to record all technical support requests that require a remote control session, therefore accountability… more»

What needs improvement?

The support for other remote assistance tools would be excellent. Free included tools in Windows (Remote Assist) and… more»

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

Can’t say much. The prices are not low, but one can ask for a discount. It’s not the cheapest PAM solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, I have looked at CyberArk, but never used it as a customer.

What other advice do I have?

If looking for a solution with privileged session management, great recording features with an integrated password vault… more»
Zafir Yousaf
Real User
Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Feb 02 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the key things for us about the product is around its simplicity. Being able to put in the technology that allows the business to remove complexity and also allow the security… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The key benefits are we improve our governance. We ensure we can build more trust in the way we run and operate our environment, and most of all is the accountability. Where things do… more»

What needs improvement?

As with most things CA, once we are bringing more technology into the portfolio and being able to collapse those products into a much more integrated way, that will definitely come… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is fairly mature in the world of what it have known as a vault. When you look in a wider context of how to bring it into an organization, it is not necessarily just the technology… more»
Alan Ng
Real User
Information Security at ITG
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Whoever built it from the ground up, they understand how an organization is laid out. You can tell. When a user comes in, it automatically picks up their information. It is very easy to use. The interface is very friendly, colorful, and bold. I… more»

What needs improvement?

What PAM does is when a user signs in, or when a user gets prompted to an organization, they are classified based on what teams, job titles, and roles that they have. One feature I would like to see is instead of just giving passwords to the… more»

What other advice do I have?

If your company has Windows, Unix, and Linux, and has accounts all over the place and you need to management it, look into CA now. I feel like I have to learn more about CA PAM, because there are a lot of questions I still have for the product… more»
Ivaylo Ivanov
Real User
System Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 19 2017

What is most valuable?

I mostly do support for the product so I’m aware of all the features this product offers. I like the fact that passwords are checked-in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

PA is a global vault application which is essential in our day-to-day tasks is retrieving and using privileged accounts. Also provides a nice… more»

What needs improvement?

I think most people that use the product are concern with performance and they are also used to the user inference. We shouldn’t compromise a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I am not sure. When I joined the bank, this was what they were using.

What other advice do I have?

I think this product is no longer available. But if it is, I would recommend a full stress test before they even implement it. Make sure you can… more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
Business Coach & Consultant
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

If I remember correctly, it was the two factor authentication, and the single most important capability was it supported PIV and CAC as one of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization does and uses cloud-based solutions. Those have to be very secure. Specifically, administrative access needs to be highly secure… more»

What needs improvement?

Trouble free installation and configuration and not even noticing that it's installed. There's too many steps involved in accessing the production… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yeah, we were using OpenVPN. We were using OpenVPN, and the biggest single reason was dual-factor authentication with PIV and CAC. That was the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say, test it out in your environment, make sure it works out well. If it configures well, and then, assuming it works out fine, you're in… more»
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What is CA Privileged Access Manager?

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

Also known as
CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite
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