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Asif Shaikh
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Privileged account management for Windows (domain and local) and Unix.

How has it helped my organization?

* Earlier admins used to access critical system from their desktop, which was a security threat considering the wide variety of compromises happening on endpoint. Now, all… more»

What needs improvement?

Service account management is a key area where the product needs to develop. Currently, the product supports service account discovery, but only if the host name of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is fair compared to other top vendors, like CyberArk. The licensing is simple and scalable.

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

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it if your key areas are password/session management of Windows/Unix/database. Be careful if you want to use this for service account management. There are some… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any other solutions.
Balamurali P
Real User
Solution Architect at Tata Elxsi
Nov 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The DB clustering is a really good benefit of using CA PAM.

What needs improvement?

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. Also, it would be nice to have a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would prefer better licensing options for the 20-100 users we have at a given time.

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

We have previous experience with CyberArk.

What other advice do I have?

So when we are trying develop some particular portal, when you are looking with loop-back IP, connecting the backend by a loop-back IP, the response is coming by an actual IP - that's the portal… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered CyberArk.
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Consultant
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 21 2019

What do you think of Symantec Privileged Access Manager?

What is our primary use case?

We look to make sure that there are two HyperACCESS specifications:  Privileged managements: These are ordered to ensure that all the passwords assume one location so a user can enter and all their passwords are protected. Their passwords cannot be shared because they are rotated.  The odd user: This user has to go through the system and exercise a chair relay. This should be our Gateway for login. 

What is most valuable?

The most common features that I use are password vaulting and password management. 

What needs improvement?

I would like this solution to be simpler. It should have a one-click access that works together with AWS. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the scalability of the

ReviewerCk326
Consultant
Senior Security Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jan 23 2019

What do you think of Symantec Privileged Access Manager?

What is our primary use case?

It reduces the viral attacks on my website. It also allows certain users access to see what happens daily.

What is most valuable?

The password manager is a valuable feature. It saves time for the user. The users do not have to remember the password or change the password. It is a user-friendly solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There is enough power to support our whole organization and the scalability potential is very wide. We currently have between 50-100 users of the solution. 

How is customer service and technical support?

The tech support is good. They are very…

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What is Symantec Privileged Access Manager?

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

Also known as
CA PAM, Xceedium Xsuite, CA Privileged Access Manager
Symantec Privileged Access Manager customers

NEOVERA, Telesis, eSoft

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