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Pros
"The interface is very simple to navigate.""It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure.""This solution is easy to use and to integrate."

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"The GUI was quite easy for me to use.""Technical support is helpful.""It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than managing your own identities.""The most valuable feature is the ability to store secrets securely and encrypt them. It is pretty easy and straightforward to use.""The most valuable features are ease of use and enabling our clients to manage keys.""The most valuable feature is that you can retrieve user account details from the cloud.""The security on offer seems to be quite good.""All its features are really valuable. It's really well thought-out. It's a complete turnkey solution that has all the concerns taken care of, such as access control and management. You can use it in infrastructure as code to create key vaults, APIs, PowerShells, CLIs, even Terraform."

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Cons
"The technical support was hard to get a hold of and lacking in service.""We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations.""The documentation is very general; it should have more examples and more use cases."

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"It needs to offer dynamic secrets management.""Azure needs to provide versions of Key Vault that are suitable for different sizes of companies.""The integration with Thales HSM is complex and is not out-of-the-box. Uploading the keys was quite a tedious process.""To make it a ten the setup should be more streamlined.""The initial setup could be less complex for first-time users.""Azure has great documentation, but I would like to see more use cases pertaining to specific industries. For example, case studies on how to use HIPAA compliant solutions in the healthcare industry or how to use PCI compliant data analytics solutions in the financial technology industry would be helpful.""While the solution already does a great job of managing keys, the solution could probably look at maybe expanding more into mobile devices and endpoints.""I can see that other people are doing the infrastructure as code, they are able to easily manage and cycle their passwords as needed using their own interface they created. It would be nice if Microsoft provided more guidance in that area."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I am using the open-source version of Vault and I would have to buy a license if I want to get support."

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"The pricing is decent. It has a pretty low price. It is a straightforward cost based on usage.""Key Vault, like every Azure service, has a cost associated with it, but you don't have to spend thousands of dollars to spin up an environment to build a key management system. It's already there.""The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for.""Azure is cheaper than CyberArk... CyberArk is good, but it's quite expensive.""The cost of the Azure Key Vault is very high and the pricing model is based on the number of keys that you store and retrieve.""Pricing is quite reasonable and support is included, although premium support is available for an additional fee."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure.
Top Answer: We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations. Anybody who uses HashiCorp integrates with a public cloud, like Azure or AWS. Azure and AWS have their own secret management; how… more »
Top Answer: Primarily, we use this solution for the secret management side of things. Initially, we were using Azure Key Vault, but we kind of shifted to HashiCorp Vault because we are using Terraform scripts… more »
Top Answer: Azure Key Vault is a SaaS solution. You can easily store passwords and secrets securely and encrypt them. Azure Key Vault is a great solution to ensure you are compliant with security and governance… more »
Top Answer: It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than managing your own identities.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for.
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MS Azure Key Vault
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Overview

Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, or certificates. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

Azure Key Vault is a cloud service that provides a secure store for secrets. You can securely store keys, passwords, certificates, and other secrets. Azure key vaults may be created and managed through the Azure portal. In this quickstart, you create a key vault, then use it to store a secret.

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Sample Customers
Adobe, SAP Ariba, Citadel, Spaceflight, Cruise
Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Hospitality Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business46%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about HashiCorp Vault vs. Microsoft Azure Key Vault and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HashiCorp Vault is ranked 4th in Enterprise Password Managers with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure Key Vault is ranked 1st in Enterprise Password Managers with 13 reviews. HashiCorp Vault is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Azure Key Vault is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HashiCorp Vault writes "Easy to use and integrate, but the documentation needs to be updated and improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Key Vault writes "Enables you to run infrastructure as code, to fully automate creation, management of, and access to, keys". HashiCorp Vault is most compared with CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, Thycotic Secret Server, LastPass Business and 1Password, whereas Microsoft Azure Key Vault is most compared with AWS Secrets Manager, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, Thycotic Secret Server, ManageEngine Password Manager Pro and AWS Certificate Management. See our HashiCorp Vault vs. Microsoft Azure Key Vault report.

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