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The risk of lost password and forbidden access to resources has been drastically reduced which increased the security level for the entire company,CyberArk has been easy for us to implement and the adoption has been good. We've been able to standardize a bunch of things. We've been able to standardize relatively easily with the use of the platforms and managing the policies.CyberArk is a very stable product and it's a stable product because it has a simple design and a simple architecture that allows you to leverage the economies of scale across the base of your infrastructure that you already have implemented. It doesn't really introduce any new complex pieces of infrastructure that would make it that much more difficult to scale.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.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.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.There are no issues with scalability. Our clients are very happy to use the product.

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The single sign-on is very convenient for us.The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.The ability to grant access to other organizations is helpful.This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.When logging on to Azure AD it's pretty quick.Configuring the domain and setting it up in the Azure portal is just three clicks to be honest.The most beneficial feature would be the effectiveness of having a hybrid set-up.

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It needs better documentation with more examples for the configuration files and API/REST integrationThere is a bit of a learning curve, but it's a pretty complex solution.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.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.Currently, in Secure Connect, an end user is required to enter account information manually, and cannot save any of this information for future use.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.The initial setup of CyberArk is a challenge if you do not have prior experience with it.

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It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient.I would rate it an eight out of ten. The price plays a factor in the rating.My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices.Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click.The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.At first, it was a bit challenging to come up with a workaround that would get authentication to work.Initially, we wanted to exclude specific users from MSA. So, we had a condition policy, which forces MSA for all the users. So we wanted to exclude users who are using an NPS extension. So it was not listed, as a NPS extension was not listed outside an application, in actual, so, we go back and were not able to exclude users using NPS extension from MSA. So that was one limitation that we found and we had to work around that.Tech support is inconsistent.

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In comparison to other products on the market, CyberArk is a more costly product.This solution is considered to be more expensive than others out there on the market today.I do not have any opinions to add about the pricing of the product.No, I do not have any advice on the price of the product.Network and security licenses are currently being managed by other outsource vendors, so they are facing some type of problems in the digital aspect.

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Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users.I do not have experience with pricing.It's really affordable.Licensing is easy.It is a really nice tool and we have a license for the more complex model.It is not too expensive.The licensing is really not clear unless you are a premium client.The licensing cost is a bit prohibitive.

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CyberArk 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 ManagerAzure Active Directory Premium, Azure Active Directory Premium P1, Azure AD

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.

Azure Active Directory Premium provides single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory Premium features multi-factor authentication (MFA); access control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts.

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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm28%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company5%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Engineering Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise73%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise76%
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about CyberArk PAS vs. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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CyberArk PAS is ranked 1st in Privileged Access Management with 27 reviews while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 15 reviews. CyberArk PAS is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CyberArk PAS writes "Provides simplicity and ease of implementation for the right level of security controls". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium writes "The ability to speed up delivery is an asset. To look at more documentation, engineering, or an open standard would be nice". CyberArk PAS is most compared with BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, Thycotic Secret Server, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), SailPoint IdentityIQ and Symantec Privileged Access Manager, whereas Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityNow, ForgeRock, OneLogin Workforce Identity and Oracle Identity Cloud Service. See our CyberArk PAS vs. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium report.

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