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

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"The ability to give some groups access to different kind of databases with the storage of a password is the most valuable feature.""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.""It offers the possibility of secure administration of hardware devices, as well as Linux systems administration from a Windows environment.""Ease of use because of its monolithic software.""The most valuable feature is session monitoring.""The user interface is quite good. It's very straightforward.""I find it really easy and computer confident, and the experience with the product is really good. Additionally, customizations are easy."

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Cons
"The management console could be improved."

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"I don't know what kind of a cryptographic it uses to encrypt the password but it should be one of the stronger ones. Some of the cryptos have been accessed by hackers.""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.""I would like to see the shadowing of ongoing terminal sessions (Remote Desktop Mirroring).""Documentation could be improved if they were to include more about connectors. There is not enough documentation.""Having more detailed reporting would improve this solution.""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.""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."

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"It isn't terribly expensive.""The price of this solution is good.""Pricing is comparable to competing products.""The pricing is standard in this business and we have no complaints about it.""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.""Secret Server is expensive when compared to the cost to some alternatives.""There are different plans and additional licensing costs that can be instituted for add-ons."

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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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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 Firm21%
Retailer16%
Logistics Company16%
Government11%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
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Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 8th in Privileged Access Management with 1 review while Thycotic Secret Server is ranked 3rd in Privileged Access Management with 12 reviews. Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 0.0, while Thycotic Secret Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Symantec Privileged Access Manager writes "Great features that provide comprehensive coverage of what's required for the PAM solution". 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), ARCON Privileged Access Management, ForgeRock and IBM Security Secret Server, whereas Thycotic Secret Server is most compared with CyberArk PAS, HashiCorp Vault, Microsoft Azure Key Vault, IBM Security Secret Server and ManageEngine Password Manager Pro.

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