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"This solution speeds up the product development life cycle. That is, the time from the development of the product to the time to market is drastically reduced because of the CI/CD pipelines. You can have your code deployed within a matter of minutes.""Technical support is helpful.""A high level of security.""The GUI was quite easy for me to use.""The most valuable feature is that you can retrieve user account details from the cloud.""It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than managing your own identities.""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.""The best feature is the integrity of the .NET applications in our company."

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"I like that it is Windows-based. It is good that primarily, it is not an appliance. Some of the other applications in the space, such as a Quest Software CPAM or a Safeguard, are appliances, so you can't deploy the ends of them. With Thycotic, you can either install your Temporal Protection module physically in the VM host, or you can use BouncyCastle for high-security module capabilities.""The surveillance is most valuable.""Ease of use because of its monolithic software.""Technical support is pretty good.""The user interface is quite good. It's very straightforward.""I like the one-way hash, as well as the ability to store it in the cloud and access it from anywhere.""It is able to manage storage and use of personal passwords.""I have found most valuable the automatic scheduled password rotation and remote desktop monitoring. Additionally, the documentation is readily available and easy to find and the dashboard is straightforward."

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Cons
"Azure needs to provide versions of Key Vault that are suitable for different sizes of companies.""The big problem with Azure Key Vault is key rotation. We haven't found a good way to synchronize the credentials between the databases and Key Vault.""Inability to access the solution on the phone.""The solution does not allow you to integrate with XML parties if it is not inside Azure itself.""I would like more code examples.""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.""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.""The initial setup could be less complex for first-time users."

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"I think that the main interface should integrate better with non-standard applications and clients, to connect with other systems.""When working with larger enterprises Thycotic Secret Server becomes a little cumbersome to work with because they do not allow as much flexibility as some of the other competitors, such as CyberArk. Thycotic Secret Server could improve by being more flexible when it comes to customization, and increase the number of API integrations.""We always ask for partner enablement, which is more like a soft requirement rather than a product requirement. It would be great if they can provide us deeper knowledge of their products for integration.""There are some things that I know are really important to include like A/B version features which are available in Windows. I would say that they should be included in the road map.""Although the password policy was interesting, the default setting was inadequate.""The API is no good.""It is expensive compared to other solutions in this category and for what it does.""Documentation could be improved if they were to include more about connectors. There is not enough documentation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is decent. It has a pretty low price. It is a straightforward cost based on usage.""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.""Azure is cheaper than CyberArk... CyberArk is good, but it's quite expensive.""Pricing is quite reasonable and support is included, although premium support is available for an additional fee.""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."

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"When comparing the price of Thycotic Secret Server with other solutions it is reasonable.""Pricing is comparable to competing products.""There is an annual license fee per user and the price is fair.""The pricing is standard in this business and we have no complaints about it.""The price of this solution is good.""It is very expensive, and its price should be lower.""Its price is okay. We don't compete on pricing. We seldom use price to win over our competitors. We prefer it this way because if we can sustain the price, we make more margin as well. We don't want the price to go down to the bottom where despite the win, there's no margin at all.""It would be beneficial if it were reduced."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: This is an inside-out --- outside-in --- inside-in question, as an insider can be an outsider as well. There is no short answer other than a blend of a PAM tool with Behavioral Analytics and Endpoint… more »
Top Answer: I have found most valuable the automatic scheduled password rotation and remote desktop monitoring. Additionally, the documentation is readily available and easy to find and the dashboard is… more »
Top Answer: There is an annual license fee per user and the price is fair.
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Overview

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.

Secret Server is a fully-featured Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution available both on premise and in the cloud. It empowers security and IT ops teams to secure and manage all types of privileged accounts and offers the fastest time to value of any PAM solution.

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Sample Customers
Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Secure-24, University of San Diego, International Rescue Committee, San Francisco Ballet, Perkins Coie, University of San Diego, D.S.S. Limited, Turbo's Hoet, Eclipse Computing, Cathay Bank, Stellarise, J&R Consulting
Top Industries
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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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Computer Software Company38%
University13%
Consumer Goods Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business46%
Large Enterprise54%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise32%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Key Vault vs. Thycotic Secret Server and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Microsoft Azure Key Vault is ranked 1st in Enterprise Password Managers with 13 reviews while Thycotic Secret Server is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Password Managers with 14 reviews. Microsoft Azure Key Vault is rated 8.6, while Thycotic Secret Server is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Thycotic Secret Server writes "Excellent access management that can serve very large networks". Microsoft Azure Key Vault is most compared with HashiCorp Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, ManageEngine Password Manager Pro and AWS Certificate Management, whereas Thycotic Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, HashiCorp Vault, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, IBM Security Secret Server and CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault. See our Microsoft Azure Key Vault vs. Thycotic Secret Server report.

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