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"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.""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.""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.""The risk of lost password and forbidden access to resources has been drastically reduced which increased the security level for the entire company,""The technical support is good.""The most valuable feature is Special Monitoring.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory.""The single sign-on is the solution's most valuable feature""Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.""The solution is easy to use for our managers."

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"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.""There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's a pretty complex solution.""It needs better documentation with more examples for the configuration files and API/REST integration""We found a lot of errors during the initial setup. They should work to improve the implementation experience and to remove errors from the process.""The authentication port is available in CyberArk Alero but not Fortinet products.""Currently, in Secure Connect, an end user is required to enter account information manually, and cannot save any of this information for future use."

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"To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly.""We're currently unable to find information about if the solution can do a full implementation with SQL. Some better and more accessible documentation for new users or those curious about the product would be helpful.""Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved.""The technical support could be better."

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"I believe that this solution is priced well. It's the market leader and I think that it's the best solution.""Overall, its pricing is really good. The main difference from all the other vendors is that they have one package that covers all the functionality and modules of the basic PAM, except the add-on modules like adware and server protection. It also doesn't include the licenses for domain controller protection or maybe an API call-related feature. For the basic privileged access management, the bundle pricing is really good, but when it comes to an agent-based solution for advanced cyber protection or application identity managers, it is expensive. Services are also very expensive if you hire the services team from CyberArk, but these guys are really good. For a couple of large banking projects, we had an experience with them. The banks wanted to have things quickly and efficiently, so we had to hire them. If we take four weeks, these guys can do everything on a weekend. They charge quite a big sum of money, but they know the system well.""The price of this solution is quite reasonable.""The solution is very expensive and requires a license. We pay for an enterprise license.""Pricing is quite high and it could be improved.""They have two types of licensing: purchase and subscription. You have to pay for each admin user, such as Microsoft admin, mail admin, database admin, etc."

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"Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price.""The licensing is fair for this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Within the solution, I love the fact that everything is recorded. The configuration capabilities are great, too.
Top Answer: The price of this solution is quite reasonable.
Top Answer: Return on investment on over all product solution cost. especially hardware cost. when the licence increase due to jumpbox concept Hardware requirement also increase. secondly customisation duration… more »
Top Answer: Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.
Top Answer: Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price.
Top Answer: Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved. It would be nice to see a better cloud-based solution that's both easy and accessible for all organizations.
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CyberArk Privileged Access Security
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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Overview

CyberArk is the trusted expert in privileged access management and a global leader Identity 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.

Symantec® SiteMinder is designed to secure the modern enterprise through a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; provides single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent session hijacking. Finally, Symantec SiteMinder is battle-tested and has been deployed in the largest IT environments in the world.

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Sample Customers
Rockwell Automation
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise93%
Find out what your peers are saying about CyberArk Privileged Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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CyberArk Privileged Access Manager is ranked 1st in Privileged Access Management with 15 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 7th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews. CyberArk Privileged Access Manager is rated 8.2, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of CyberArk Privileged Access Manager writes "Provides simplicity and ease of implementation for the right level of security controls". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". CyberArk Privileged Access Manager is most compared with BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, Thycotic Secret Server, Azure Active Directory, SailPoint IdentityIQ and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, ForgeRock, Azure Active Directory and WSO2 Identity Server. See our CyberArk Privileged Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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