Compare Symantec Privileged Access Manager vs. Thycotic Secret Server

Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 6th in Privileged Access Management with 4 reviews while Thycotic Secret Server is ranked 4th in Privileged Access Management with 9 reviews. Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 7.2, while Thycotic Secret Server is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "One stop access for all things involving privileged access management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Thycotic Secret Server writes "Excellent access management that can serve very large networks". Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ARCON Privileged Access Management, whereas Thycotic Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk PAS, HashiCorp Vault and IBM Security Secret Server. See our Symantec Privileged Access Manager vs. Thycotic Secret Server report.
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Pros
It reduces the viral attacks on my website. It also allows certain users access to see what happens daily.We have received good support from the tech support team.CA PAM is working well for us.The DB clustering is a really good benefit of using CA PAM.We can enforce complicated password policies and very important frequent password changes.The product is very scalable in terms of concurrent sessions that it can handle at a time, number of device it can support, accounts that it can manage, or number of nodes that you can deploy in a cluster.

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The GUI interface is well-designed and user-friendly.I find it really easy and computer confident, and the experience with the product is really good. Additionally, customizations are easy.The user interface is quite good. It's very straightforward.The most valuable feature is session monitoring.Ease of use because of its monolithic software.It offers the possibility of secure administration of hardware devices, as well as Linux systems administration from a Windows environment.The most valuable feature of this solution is the random changing of passwords.Provides us with the ability to control access [to secrets] by groups.

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The setup is complex.I would like this solution to be simpler. It should have a one-click access that works together with AWS.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.We experience stability issues after every patch upgrade. This is a place where CA needs to improve drastically.The service account management functionality needs to be extended to application pools, SQL database, PowerShell scripts, service account discovery, etc.

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This product is excellent in every way except minor details in handling extremely large environments.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.There could be tweaks here and there. For example, instead of going to one main function to do this and another main function to do that, the solution could remap the user interface so that a person only has to go through one function. The way that function branches off should make a bit more sense.Having more detailed reporting would improve this solution.Documentation could be improved if they were to include more about connectors. There is not enough documentation.I would like to see the shadowing of ongoing terminal sessions (Remote Desktop Mirroring).We could definitely use some help with API tokenization. If we had a way to store tokens that would be fabulous.One of the things that we want is to be able to do some of the management of it using APIs.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is reasonably priced.It is more expensive than other solutions on the market.I would prefer better licensing options for the 20-100 users we have at a given time.Pricing is fair compared to other top vendors.The licensing is simple and scalable.

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Pricing is comparable to competing products.The price of this solution is good.It isn't terribly expensive.

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CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
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Overview

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

Secret Server is the only fully featured Privileged Account 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
NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoftSecure-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
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Financial Services Firm24%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Logistics Company12%
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Financial Services Firm19%
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