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Pros
"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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"The solution was easy to deploy.""It helps the end users to work on the road without needing to set up all kinds of VPN connections""The most valuable feature is that it will use my credentials to access various parts of the infrastructure or other solutions, such as vRealize.""The most valuable feature is single sign-on.""The most valuable feature is the User Experience Designer, which has been very helpful for our project."

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Cons
"The setup is complex.""The management console could be improved."

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"The security features could always use improvement, although there has already been a huge improvement from years ago.""it's very dependent on an active directory""Many of the features that exist in Active Directory do not exist in Identity Manager, which means that people depend on Active Directory.""We have a lot of problems when it comes to integrating with Active Directory.""I would like to have better support for multi-cloud sessions."

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"It is reasonably priced."

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"We pay approximately $6.50 per user for the standard version. If you are paying for an enterprise license that includes VDI then it will cost approximately $25 per user on a monthly basis.""Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is single sign-on.
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Also Known As
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

VMware Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering, providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications. It simplifies business mobility with one touch from any device, empowers employees with a self-service app store, optimizes user experience & security with AirWatch and was designed for the mobile cloud world for AirWatch enrolled devices providing a seamless consumer-grade user experience.
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NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoftSeventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
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Financial Services Firm21%
Retailer16%
Logistics Company16%
Government11%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise67%
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Symantec Privileged Access Manager is ranked 8th in Privileged Access Management with 2 reviews while VMware Identity Manager is ranked 4th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 5 reviews. Symantec Privileged Access Manager is rated 7.0, while VMware Identity Manager is rated 7.6. 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 VMware Identity Manager writes "Good cataloging features and the single sign on saves our clients time". Symantec Privileged Access Manager is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ARCON Privileged Access Management and BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management, whereas VMware Identity Manager is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), CyberArk PAS, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Okta Workforce Identity and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator.

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