Privileged Access Management: Buyer's Guide and Reviews

The highest rated privileged access management vendors in the market, with profiles of each and what they can offer enterprise.

Almost all of today's data breaches can be traced back to an attacker stealing an admin account or credentials. Therefore, it is imperative that businesses focus on securing their access controls so that it cannot be used for malicious purposes. However, selecting a privileged access management solution can be difficult, there are many vendors in the market, each claiming their own solution as the perfect option.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated privileged access management vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here's a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

CyberArk PAS

Average Rating: 8.9

Top Comparison: BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management

Overview: 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.

ARCON Privileged Access Management

Average Rating: 7.9

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

Overview: ARCON PAM is a full-blown privileged access management solution. It has a robust password vaulting technology that comes with AES- 256 Database encryption. Dual Factor Authentication, 4Eye Authentication functionalities and Granular Access Control enables an enterprise to block any unauthorised access attempt to critical information assets. All access is based on "Need to know" and "Need to do" basis. It has the largest connector stack. Its Single Sign On enables seamless access to a host of devices with just a single click.

BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

Overview: The BeyondTrust PowerBroker Privileged Access Management Platform is an integrated solution that provides visibility and control over all privileged accounts and users. By uniting capabilities that many alternative providers offer as disjointed tools, the platform simplifies deployments, reduces costs, improves system security, and reduces privilege risks.


CA Privileged Access Manager

Average Rating: 7.9

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

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.


One Identity Safeguard

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

Overview: One Identity Safeguard securely stores, manages, records and analyses privileged accounts and access. It is an integrated solution that combines a secure hardened password safe and a session management and monitoring solution with threat detection and analytics.


Thycotic Secret Server

Average Rating: 8.8

Top Comparison: CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault

Overview: 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.

BeyondTrust Privileged Remote Access

Average Rating:  9.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

Overview: Privileged Remote Access enables security professionals to control, monitor, and manage privileged access to critical systems.


Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk PAS

Overview: WALLIX offers cybersecurity and privileged access management solutions that secure and protect an organisation's most critical IT assets.

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: N/A

Overview: The Privileged Access Suite for Unix is a one-stop shop for UNIX security that combines Active Directory bridge and root-delegation solutions in one console. It extends the authentication and authorisation of Active Directory to UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X users consolidating and unifying identities. Plus, it assigns individual accountability, enables least-privilege access and centralises access reporting of the UNIX root account.

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro

Average Rating: 5.0

Top Comparison: CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault

Overview:  Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises.

For a detailed look at each vendor's key strengths and weaknesses in the privileged access management market, download the full report below: