CyberArk PAS Reviews
CyberArk PAS is the #1 ranked solution of our top User Activity Monitoring tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management - CyberArk PAS vs BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
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Dec 30 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable features are its simplicity and the ease of implementation. When you think about privileged access management and the complexity of solving privileged access for those system… more »
How has it helped my organization?From an industry perspective, you continue to see the headlines in the media about how bad actors have been able to take advantage of weak policies and security controls around access management… more »
What needs improvement?CyberArk has captured the individual privileged access space well. They've captured the application-to-application and DEVOPS space quite well.. They should continue to invest in optimizing the… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Privileged Access Management is a business transformation program. It forces business to look at their overall operating model for system administrative and application based access, and develop a… more »
What other advice do I have?CyberArk continues to innovate, as they refine strategies based on industry research and trends in the cyber security landscape, and incorporate the necessary updates to both their roadmaps as well as… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I've spent some time with BeyondTrust. I've spent some time with Centrify. I've had their products in for different instances and different purposes. They play an interesting concentric role in some… more »
Dec 26 2019
What is most valuable?PSM has been one of the most valuable features. We started on this journey a while back. Initially, when we did not have PSM, we started with AIM and that was our first use case. But an audit came along and we had to go towards something a… more »
How has it helped my organization?An example of one of the ways CyberArk has benefited our company is one of the simplest. And this one is something that a lot of companies struggle with: domain administrators and server administrators. These are among the top accounts that… more »
What needs improvement?We work with CyberArk's customer success team and we work with its engineering team back in Israel. We've been doing things on CyberArk which a lot of its customers, we know, have not been doing. The one place where we found that this… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use a different product. We had an in-built vaulting system for managing our own credentials. We've been a CyberArk customer for a while. We had the document vault. Privileged Access had just come out and CyberArk was one of the… more »
What other advice do I have?We use the solution with AWS. In fact, we set up a custom setup for AWS. We worked with the CyberArk engineering team to get it working, to come up with a custom solution to integrate our AWS EC2 instances. There were some limitations, as I… more »
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Dec 26 2019
What is most valuable?Right off the bat, the most valuable feature is the DNA scan. It gives us the ability to scan our environment and find the accounts that we're going to need to take under control. We're quite new with… more »
How has it helped my organization?We're a small IT shop of a few hundred people and the company has only a couple of thousand employees. We had some SharePoint workflows that people had used to get access via submitting a ticket. We… more »
What needs improvement?We're pretty excited about Alero, the third-party access management. As a small company we lean on vendors quite a bit and we do that in multiple areas. That's going to be a big one for us. It's just… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We had no PAM program when I came to this company.
What other advice do I have?I'd never ever rate anything a 10. I'd probably never rate anything a one. I'd rate CyberArk as 7.5 out of 10. We actually did surveys of all the people that saw all the demos of all the new solutions… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?In a previous life, I worked with TPAM, Quest products, and Safeguard. We evaluated five different toolsets when it came to my new role here — all the major players. The last two were Quest and… more »
Apr 09 2019
What is most valuable?The features that we find most valuable are: * Enterprise Password Vault * Privilege Session Manager * Application Manager * Team Manager These modules help us in locking… more »
How has it helped my organization?There are two main ways CyberArk Privileged Access Manager Server Control has been helpful to us. * Any administrator using his own or her own ID and password to connect… more »
What needs improvement?I think that the connectors, the integration pieces, the integration to ticketing system. This is something which is not meeting our requirements via out-of-the-box… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The cost and licensing fees of the software are fairly reasonable.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We didn't have a previous solution at the time.
What other advice do I have?My advice would be to plan ahead of time. Put up the plan for all the modules that you are going to implement. Look at what the dependencies of those are and plan for… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?There were a few competitors we evaluated like CA Technologies, Arcos, Oracle, and Microsoft.
Jan 05 2020
What is most valuable?I like how thorough and complex it is. We have a solution, and it meets the needs that we need. The most recent improvement with the user interface upgrade was really nice. It makes the end users very… more »
How has it helped my organization?We have been able to really transform how all of our sysadmins manage all our infrastructure. Before, it was like the Wild West. Everybody was way over privileged and had access to everything all the… more »
What needs improvement?The user interface was a previous problem that has been overcome.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were lucky to have a board of directors who really embraced security. With their support, we were able to establish the need for a PAM solution.
What other advice do I have?I would rate CyberArk an eight point five on a scale of one to 10 because it has done everything that we have asked of it. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's a pretty complex solution. They… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?After evaluating several vendors, we found that CyberArk met our needs.
Jul 12 2020
What is most valuable?In order to reduce the attack surface, the automated password change was pushed to the maximum. This way we know that no password is known or not for more than eight hours. It simplified the life of… more »
How has it helped my organization?Before the CyberArk implementation passwords were never changed and known by everyone. We were also not able to track who is supposed to have access to what and who did what. With the successful… more »
What needs improvement?CyberArk lacks the following functions for a better IAM like solution: - Provision accounts for systems and directories. - Create access to the systems. - Monitor if any new account has been created… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?CyberArk is quite expensive and they should have a better pricing model.
What other advice do I have?Hard to implement and to get acceptance from the users and management. But when installed the solution is rock solid.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?BeyondTrust, Hitachi ID, CA.
Aug 19 2019
The Privileged Session Manager Proxy makes it extremely convenient for UNIX Administrators to utilize their favorite SSH client software
What is most valuable?The Password Upload Utility tool makes it easier when setting up a Safe that contains multiple accounts and has cut down the amount of time that it takes to complete the task. Using the PSMP (Privileged Session Manager Proxy) makes it… more »
How has it helped my organization?By using this product, it has placed a new culture in my company by making employees more aware of IT compliance and cyber security. It has also placed us in a position to meet NERC CIP v6 requirements.
What needs improvement?I would like to see a product enhancement with the Secure Connect feature. Today, there is no functionality to create "Accounts" using Secure Connect to permanently store a user's working tab. It is a tedious manual process of entering host… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?We use Texas DIR when evaluation and making purchases of products.
What other advice do I have?We are currently on version 9.10. We would like to upgrade to the latest version sometime this year. There is currently a CyberArk Security Bulleting CA19-09 that addresses potential administrative manipulations within the PVWA and the… more »
Feb 13 2019
Third-party teams are able to connect to the end-points in a secure and isolated manner without needing to know any end-point credentials
What is most valuable?The two main features are the CPM and the PSM. This is to make sure that the credentials are managed in a controlled manner and the sessions that are launched are set up in an isolated way.
How has it helped my organization?Our third-party teams are able to connect to the end-points in a secure and isolated manner without needing to know any end-point credentials. Besides this, end-points themselves are back in control… more »
What needs improvement?We are aware that in 10.6, the "just in time" access has been created. I would like to see this developed further.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Make sure to use the latest licensing model as that will give you most of the "cool" features to work with.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use a PAM product before this.
What other advice do I have?One of the most important aspects is to ensure that the business is behind the solution. CyberArk suite will only work well if all users adopt the system.
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What is CyberArk PAS?
CyberArk is the trusted expert in privileged account security. Designed from the ground up with a focus on security, CyberArk has developed a powerful, modular technology platform that provides the industry's most comprehensive Privileged Account Security Solution.
Also known asCyberArk Privileged Access Security, CyberArk Privileged Account Security, SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, Application Identity Manager, On-Demand Privileges Manager, Endpoint Privilege Manager
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