RSA Archer Reviews

RSA Archer is the #1 ranked solution of our top IT Governance tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM OpenPages - RSA Archer vs IBM OpenPages

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IMRAN ALMARZOOQI
Real User
Team Lead: IT Security Compliance at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the enterprise module, which provides the capability of having all of the information stored and linked with everything else. For me, that is eye-catching.

How has it helped my organization?

Before we adopted this solution, everything was done in Excel. One of the main modules that we are using is the Risk Management module. We're in IT, and IT is a big domain, so if we have a lot of… more »

What needs improvement?

The dashboarding in this solution needs to be improved, specifically the graphics. I am trying to find other solutions because I want to create management dashboards. This product has its own built-in… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to choosing this one. Everything was done using Microsoft Excel.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody considering this solution is that if you are a mature organization then this is the best tool to use. It has cross-disciplinary functionalities in which multiple teams can be… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other products back when I was in the metrics team. I was also looking into other tools just recently because we need the contract for the extension of the maintenance for another five… more »
VladimirSekerka
Consultant
Security Specialist at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Jan 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of the product is the ease-of-use.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives me the opportunity to create custom security applications easily.

What needs improvement?

I am currently using an older version of the product so my installation is not current. There have already been two new versions of Archer released after the version I have. I use 6.5 and 6.6 and 6.7… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

A similar product that we used before RSA Archer was LDRPS (Living Disaster Recovery Planning System). We had to move from LDRPS to the RSA product because LDRPS went to the cloud. The security… more »

What other advice do I have?

For people considering this product, they have to be sure that it is a product that could really do what they need it to do. Mostly any workflow can be implemented in the process in the application if… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Many tools that I tested had processes wired into the application without any option to change them. When I needed to fill requirements that differed even slightly from what was already implanted in… more »
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Sameh Hablas
Real User
Director General & Founder / Senior Expert Consultant -Digital Transformation at Al Danah Information Systems Solutions
Dec 08 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution allows us to define and automate business processes for streamlining the management of content, tasks, statuses, and approvals. We are able to consolidate governance, risk, and compliance information of any type. Archer seamlessly integrates data systems without requiring additional software. Automate movement of data into and out of the platform to support data analysis, process… more »

How has it helped my organization?

RSA Archer GRC modules allow you to build efficient, collaborative enterprise governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs across IT, finance, operations, and legal domains. With RSA Archer, you can manage risks, demonstrate compliance, and automate business processes.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the ability to build and maintain an inventory of personal data processing activities and assets utilizing a purpose-built taxonomy and data structure. Tracking data retention schedules and executing a checklist based on Article 30 requirements as it relates to processing activities would be a helpful addition. Having the ability to manage activities related to notifications… more »

What is RSA Archer?

Archer adapt enterprise governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) products to your requirements, build applications, and integrate with other systems, control the audit lifecycle to enable improved governance of audit-related activities, data, and processes, reduce the risk of IT and business disruption, harmful operational events, and significant business crises and build an efficient, collaborative governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program across IT, finance, operations, and legal.
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RSA Archer customers
T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
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