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"For device administration, all devices have multifactor authentication in collaboration with IT, so it secures access to all of our devices. For guest and wireless access, it's a matter of a lowly manager who we give access to the portal and he can assign access to the guests, so it's a very simple process now. It keeps the IT focusing on their work, and gives the business people the right access.""We have multiple metal devices from different places that use management, so we need to know who would be accessing all those devices and what changes are being done to those metal devices. With Cisco ISE we have visibility of all the changes happening on those devices.""The initial setup was easy. It took around one month. We did the installation part within half an hour to two hours but we found a couple of issues so we raised a case and once everything was resolved it was a month in total.""It is scalable because we use a network load balancer at the front of the PSN. It can be extended as we want to multiply. It's scalable to our environment. We have around 8,000 users and we are planning to expand it.""After the product was installed, no one could access the secure connection network. In order for any laptop or any endpoint device to attach to my network, it needs to be authorized or be certified to be connected.""For guests we give them limited access to the internet when they come in so that access has been useful. Previously, we just used to give them the APN key which they would leave with. Now, we give them credentials to use that are for a limited period of time.""Visitors can be granted access to the wifi network using their cellphones, notebooks or tablets in a very easy way. The ease of accessibility that anyone can have to the network is very quick and is a big improvement in our network.""In terms of scalability, you need to factor in your licenses. With a virtual platform, the scalability is more than sufficient. We have over one thousand users."

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"This solution is quite stable.""We are maintaining compliance in PCI, SOX and HIPPA, which is a big thing. Auditors really like it, and it has made us stay compliant.""We are able to know who is accessing what and when; having accountability.""There are no issues with scalability. Our clients are very happy to use the product.""For a while, there were individual IDs having privileged access. We wanted to restrict that. We implemented the solution so that it can be more of internal control. We can have session recordings happening and reduce our attacks.""The Password Upload Utility tool makes it easier when setting up a Safe that contains multiple accounts and has cut down the amount of time that it takes to complete the task.""When we started with RPA, there was a requirement that every credential and the bots themselves be protected through the PAM system. From the get-go, we've had CyberArk in the middle... We've got a pretty robust RPA implementation with our PAM platform. Users, bots, the credentials — everything is managed via our PAM solution.""Right off the bat, the most valuable feature is the DNA scan. It gives us the ability to scan our environment and find the accounts that we're going to need to take under control."

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"The compliance and posture don't always work. They should make it more stable. With each upgrade, we lose some functionality. We have to wait for another upgrade.""Support and integration for the active devices needs to be worked on. Their features mainly work well with Mac devices. If we use an HP the Mac functionalities may no longer be able to deliver.""Since we have started, we struggled a lot to implement this solution into our network, and we opened a case a couple of times. Up until this point, nothing else needs to be improved with this product.""They should improve the upgrades. It's not easy to upgrade the solution.""I would rate this solution a 7.5 out of ten. To make it a ten they should have more people on tech support. They need to invest more in the product. It's a good product. They should just work on tech support. More support for the customer. It's not that easy to get somebody to understand this product. I have had some issues with tech before for the solution. One of them brought the solution down due to some of his activity. They need to hugely invest in their tech support.""In order to make it a ten, it should be more user-friendly. You need somebody who is knowledgeable about it to use it. It's not easy to use. We have to rely heavily on technical support.""There should be an easier way to do the upgrades. There are a lot of steps to get to the next version from the previous version which ends up being a bit of the headache with the upgrade.""There can be a little bit more integration between the controller management and ISE. There are two dashboards, you have the controller dashboards, and you have the ISE dashboard it would is a way to maybe integrate that into one. That would be great. It's not that bad. It would be easier if it could be combined into one dashboard."

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"I think having a distributed architecture would certainly help this solution.""Make it easier to deploy.""The initial setup of CyberArk is a challenge if you do not have prior experience with it.""Integration with the ticketing system should allow any number of fields to be used for validation before allowing a user to be evaluated and able to access a server.""Currently, in Secure Connect, an end user is required to enter account information manually, and cannot save any of this information for future use.""The one place where we found that this product really needs to improve is the cloud. Simple integrations don't exist, even today. We don't have anything specific on CyberArk for managing, SaaS products, SaaS vendors, SaaS credentials. I understand it's a vendor-based thing and that they have to coordinate with the other vendors to be able to do that, and there are integrations coming. But these are the major places where CyberArk definitely needs to invest some more time.""It's a big program. To scale excessively, locally, on an on-prem application, takes a lot of servers.""CyberArk has to continue to evolve with that threat landscape to make sure that they're still protecting those credentials that are owned by those that have privileged accounts in the firms."

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"If you go directly with Cisco for the implementation it's very, very expensive.""The SMARTnet technical support is available at an additional cost.""For the Avast virus scan, we pay around USD $95 per machine for five years which includes all updates and technical support.""The price for Cisco ISE is high.""The price can be lower, especially for subscriptions. It should be a lot cheaper to have a wide range of customers. The price should be comparable to competitive products like Forescout or Fortinet FortiNAC. Forescout is cheaper for customers looking for a cloud solution."

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"In comparison to other products on the market, CyberArk is a more costly product."

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Also Known As
Cisco ISECyberArk Privileged Access Security, CyberArk Privileged Account Security, SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, Application Identity Manager, On-Demand Privileges Manager, Endpoint Privilege Manager
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Overview
Identity Services Engine is a security policy management platform that automates and enforces context-aware security access to network resources. It delivers superior user and device visibility to support enterprise mobility experiences and to control access. It shares data with integrated partner solutions to accelerate their capabilities to identify, mitigate, and remediate threats.

CyberArk is the trusted expert in privileged account security. Designed from the ground up with a focus on security, CyberArk has developed a powerful, modular technology platform that provides the industry's most comprehensive Privileged Account Security Solution.

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Aegean Motorway, BC Hydro, Beachbody, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Cisco IT, Derby City Council, Global Banking Customer, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, Houston Methodist, Linz AG, London Hydro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Molina Healthcare, MST Systems, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Reykjavik University, Wildau UniversityRockwell Automation
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Comms Service Provider22%
Government13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company13%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise52%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business18%
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Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is ranked 1st in Network Access Control with 22 reviews while CyberArk PAS is ranked 1st in Privileged Access Management with 22 reviews. Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is rated 8.2, while CyberArk PAS is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) writes "We've experienced first-hand the reliable protection provided against malware and ransomware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CyberArk PAS writes "Provides simplicity and ease of implementation for the right level of security controls". Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and Symantec Privileged Access Manager, whereas CyberArk PAS is most compared with BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, Thycotic Secret Server, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, SailPoint IdentityIQ and WALLIX Bastion.

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