Compare CyberArk PAS vs. Symantec Privileged Access Manager

CyberArk PAS is ranked 1st in Privileged Access Management with 49 reviews while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 6th in Privileged Access Management with 3 reviews. CyberArk PAS is rated 9.0, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of CyberArk PAS writes "Gives us the security of all credentials in one place and lightens our administrative load". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "The DB clustering is a really good benefit of this solution". CyberArk PAS is most compared with BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Thycotic Secret Server, whereas Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ARCON Privileged Access Management. See our CyberArk PAS vs. Symantec Privileged Access Manager report.
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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.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.

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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.

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There 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.Make it easier to deploy.

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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.

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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.With reducing the privileged account access, there has been a huge improvement. They are now bringing more accounts on a little at a time.If you are looking at implementing this solution, buy the training and go to it.Our risk is definitely significantly lower. Also, our resources are low.

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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.

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Also Known As
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 ManagerCA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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Overview

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.

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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Rockwell AutomationNEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Insurance Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Retailer18%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer9%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise82%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise70%
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