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"The solution's most valuable feature is the authentication for the consumers. The integration with other third-party applications is excellent.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to manage and it's stable.""We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.""ForgeRock has CIAM, which other products didn't have, and they have DevOps ready.""Even though we have very small business interests with them today, they see that we plan on growing drastically over the next two years. Therefore, we have excellent support and we are now at a point where we are not calling tech support. We pick up a phone and call the Account Manager and they'll get everything resolved for us. We don't have to queue along with everybody else and go through a long process."

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"Comprehensive coverage of the required features for the PAM solution."

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"The identity management model needs a bit of improvement.""They should improve the solution by include reporting.""I find that it's quite expensive for just an open-source system. Support is quite expensive.""Automatic Deployment needs improvement. it could be made easier.""We're worried about the scaling. We're told it will be okay and there won't be issues, however, I'm not 100% convinced."

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"The management console could be improved."

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"It's a bit pricey and could be more competitive.""We have multiple clients we are looking at right now. We are at a very small number, however, the idea and the goal is to grow. We are looking at about $100,000 and $50,000 a minimum a month cost. That'd be minimum maybe in a couple of years."

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Top Answer: We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.
Top Answer: It's hard to speak with ForgeRock. It's very expensive. I find that it's quite expensive for just an open-source system. Support is quite expensive. We are only 300 users. It would make sense for a… more »
Top Answer: We use it to define the users in all of our systems like VMS and Samba. We don't use Windows, we use Samba. We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.
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Also Known As
ForgeRock Identity Platform, ForgeRock OpenIDM CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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Overview
Open source provisioning solution for real-time user management life cycle automation.

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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Sample Customers
Geico, Thomson Reuters, Salesforce, McKesson, Trinet, SKY, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Capgemini, North Western UniversityNEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Retailer16%
Logistics Company16%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise67%
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ForgeRock is ranked 4th in Access Management with 5 reviews while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 8th in Privileged Access Management with 1 review. ForgeRock is rated 7.2, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of ForgeRock writes "Good for multi-client setups and easy to implement but the scalability seems uncertain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "Great features that provide comprehensive coverage of what's required for the PAM solution". ForgeRock is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Okta Workforce Identity, OpenIAM Identity Governance and Oracle Access Manager, whereas Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ARCON Privileged Access Management, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management and Thycotic Secret Server.

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