Compare CA Privileged Access Manager vs. Thycotic Secret Server

CA Privileged Access Manager is ranked 3rd in Privileged Access Management with 8 reviews while Thycotic Secret Server is ranked 5th in Privileged Access Management with 4 reviews. CA Privileged Access Manager is rated 7.8, while Thycotic Secret Server is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of CA Privileged Access Manager writes "It will provide us with more security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Thycotic Secret Server writes "Enables us to centrally manage and distribute secrets, but usability needs improvement". CA Privileged Access Manager is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Thycotic Secret Server, whereas Thycotic Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk PAS, HashiCorp Vault and IBM Security Secret Server. See our CA Privileged Access Manager vs. Thycotic Secret Server report.
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Pros
It reduces the viral attacks on my website. It also allows certain users access to see what happens daily.We have received good support from the tech support team.CA PAM is working well for us.The DB clustering is a really good benefit of using CA PAM.We can enforce complicated password policies and very important frequent password changes.The product is very scalable in terms of concurrent sessions that it can handle at a time, number of device it can support, accounts that it can manage, or number of nodes that you can deploy in a cluster.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.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 improvements.

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It offers the possibility of secure administration of hardware devices, as well as Linux systems administration from a Windows environment.The most valuable feature of this solution is the random changing of passwords.Provides us with the ability to control access [to secrets] by groups.The ability to give some groups access to different kind of databases with the storage of a password is the most valuable feature.

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The setup is complex.I would like this solution to be simpler. It should have a one-click access that works together with AWS.An improvement for this solution is that it should not be constantly based on user name and password. There should be a condition to edit and update your username.We experience stability issues after every patch upgrade. This is a place where CA needs to improve drastically.The service account management functionality needs to be extended to application pools, SQL database, PowerShell scripts, service account discovery, etc.Bring more technology into the portfolio and being able to collapse those products into a much more integrated way.They need to do a little bit more on the mainframe side.​Instead of just giving passwords to the user based on job function, from auditing perspective, turn that cycle around. That would really help from an auditing standpoint.

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I would like to see the shadowing of ongoing terminal sessions (Remote Desktop Mirroring).We could definitely use some help with API tokenization. If we had a way to store tokens that would be fabulous.One of the things that we want is to be able to do some of the management of it using APIs.I don't know what kind of a cryptographic it uses to encrypt the password but it should be one of the stronger ones. Some of the cryptos have been accessed by hackers.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is reasonably priced.It is more expensive than other solutions on the market.I would prefer better licensing options for the 20-100 users we have at a given time.Pricing is fair compared to other top vendors.The licensing is simple and scalable.Cost-wise, CA was better compared to others in the market. ​

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It isn't terribly expensive.

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CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite
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Overview

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

Secret Server is the only fully featured Privileged Account Management (PAM) solution available both on premise and in the cloud. It empowers security and IT ops teams to secure and manage all types of privileged accounts and offers the fastest time to value of any PAM solution.

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Sample Customers
NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoftSecure-24, University of San Diego, International Rescue Committee, San Francisco Ballet, Perkins Coie, University of San Diego, D.S.S. Limited, Turbo's Hoet, Eclipse Computing, Cathay Bank, Stellarise, J&R Consulting
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Financial Services Firm25%
Retailer19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Logistics Company13%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company9%
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