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CloudSmede46
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
SnrSolsArch257
Consultant
Senior Solutions Architect, at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 07 2016

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use. * The way in which it can learn about the connectivity to systems, e.g., VMware vCenter Console; it can wrap that into its... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We only did an evaluation of the product, but we do feel that it will improve our security and governance posture and shave time off our... more»

What needs improvement?

* Reporting is very limited. * Online Help is not detailed enough. * Canned reports provided results for all targets and cannot simply be run... more»

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

* Take note that Session Recording is not included by default. * One would likely also have to invest in other infrastructure in a service... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I did not previously use a different solution.
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Brian Cullinan
Real User
Security Engineer at EarthLink
Dec 16 2016

What is most valuable?

With CA PAM, it's mainly the vaulting of credentials that we're looking for, and then after that, probably the bastion functionality where we... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It definitely helps with security. It also helps with how we audit which credentials are being used. When somebody actually logs in to CA PAM,... more»

What needs improvement?

A better discovery interface of accounts. It does do discovery of accounts for Windows servers, and you could do UNIX servers as well, but it's... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Over time security has been becoming more prevalent, mainly because of the number of attacks out there. We found that just by looking at our... more»

What other advice do I have??

Rating: I would say probably a seven or an eight. As I said, the interface is not the easiest to navigate and it doesn't really have the... more»
David Watson
Consultant
CIO/Management Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Oct 10 2016

What is most valuable?

The CA PAM’s ability to seamlessly integrate and provide a demarcation between users and systems is the most attractive... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In retrospect, we and our clients have seen a reduction in service-related issues for application server and mainframe... more»

What needs improvement?

I believe continued expansion of integration to multiple systems including SSO and SAML technologies will provide a... more»

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

Product pricing and licensing is related to short-term or long-term business planning. In many cases, this solution... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Being in the technology sector for many years, we did not initially use products such as the CA PAM. We relied on... more»

What other advice do I have??

I am a proponent of the product in many ways but most importantly, I believe a solid, well-thought-out strategy and... more»
ProgramM062f
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... 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,... 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... more»
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... 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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... 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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

The support for other remote assistance tools would be excellent. Free included tools in Windows, and would also allow... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
Ron Walker
Real User
Director Of Information Security at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

So far the best value is the centralized management of all administrative accounts. Before PAM, domain administrators, Unix administrators with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is very helpful with passing audits. It’s one thing to say you have a control; it’s another to show your control. This is very easy to show.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration with Security Incident Management solutions, a SIM, like a Splunk. The integration with IBM’s Guardian is... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were not using anything else previously.

What other advice do I have??

I would say do your research. We did, and that's why I said there weren't any real competitors. There always; but in this space, I don't think... 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

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