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"ObserveIT is small, easy to use, easy to deploy, and is not complicated, so it's more generally suited for only SMBs. It's a good value with a cheaper price."

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"CA PAM is working well for us.""The DB clustering is a really good benefit of using CA PAM.""We have received good support from the tech support team.""It reduces the viral attacks on my website. It also allows certain users access to see what happens daily.""Comprehensive coverage of the required features for the PAM solution."

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"ObserveIT is not scalable and it's not for the medium to large corporations. It's for the smaller environments. For the larger corporations, we have other scalable solutions."

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"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.""I would like this solution to be simpler. It should have a one-click access that works together with AWS.""The setup is complex.""The management console could be improved."

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"I would prefer better licensing options for the 20-100 users we have at a given time.""It is more expensive than other solutions on the market.""It is reasonably priced."

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Top Answer: ObserveIT is small, easy to use, easy to deploy, and is not complicated, so it's more generally suited for only SMBs. It's a good value with a cheaper price.
Top Answer: As for pricing, it's a vendor-based question and very confidential. But it's extremely cost-beneficial for you.
Top Answer: In terms of what can be improved, that is a question I think the end users can tell you better. I'm not the end-user for this system. However, I can say that it needs to be more scalable. I think they… more »
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Also Known As
CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager

The biggest security problem today is people. Insiders are responsible for 90% of security incidents, per the 2015 Verizon DBIR Report. Organizations need to manage security risk from vendors, privileged users and high-risk users. ObserveIT captures video playback of policy violations and comprehensive metadata related to what people are doing, with this information, you can easily search and see what happened without translating logs or investigating across multiple systems.

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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
Coca Cola, Allianz, Premiere League, Xerox, AIG, Cigna, Starbucks, Revlon, Toshiba, Nissan and more.NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm8%
Financial Services Firm21%
Logistics Company16%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise67%
ObserveIT is ranked 2nd in User Activity Monitoring with 1 review while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 6th in Privileged Access Management with 4 reviews. ObserveIT is rated 8.0, while Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of ObserveIT writes "Good value, easy to use, and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "The DB clustering is a really good benefit of this solution". ObserveIT is most compared with Teramind, Forcepoint UEBA, CyberArk PAS and Varonis Datalert, 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 ForgeRock.

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