Appgate SDP vs. Delinea Secret Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appgate SDP
Score 9.6 out of 10
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AppGate SDP (software-defined perimeter) from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison is a zero trust network security product.N/A
Delinea Secret Server
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Secret Server (originally from Thycotic, now from Delinea since the 2021 Thycotic merger with Centrify) is an enterprise password management application, which is available with either a cloud-based or on-premise deployment which emphasizes fast deployment, scalability, and simplicity.N/A
Pricing
Appgate SDPDelinea Secret Server
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Appgate SDPDelinea Secret Server
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Appgate SDPDelinea Secret Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Appgate SDPDelinea Secret Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Appgate
It is best suited for larger companies with lots of remote workers that need complex access management. We've barely scratched the surface on what Appgate can do via its API.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
Great for managing access to secrets and servers and is more secure than storing passwords in a browser. The browser plugin to autofill passwords works well. Being able to schedule access ahead of time is a big plus for me as I can be forgetful. If you want a lightweight password vault, however, it may not be the best choice.
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Pros
Appgate
  • Software-Defined perimeter
  • Hide resources to non-authorized/authenticated users.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
  • Password Management: Its entire purpose, really. Secret Server stores passwords in an incredibly easy to use way. They can be organized in groups, they contain all the information about the site or system the password is used for (including URLs for websites), and even a notes field. You can set up specific policies for expirations and complexity, and Secret Server can even generate strong passwords for you. Using a password is simple, too, since you can just click a button to add it to your clipboard; you don't even have to unmask the password.
  • Security: The passwords are stored encrypted in a SQL database, and the application requires an authenticated login. This could be local, but we tie it into Active Directory. Each folder of passwords has groups assigned (in our case, again, AD, but you can make them local groups) with different permission levels, so we can compartmentalize passwords. Desktop technicians don't have access to network switch passwords, etc.
  • Easy Setup: It took me about an hour to get the server running, from spinning up the VM to importing our old password list. It took a little longer to organize the passwords into proper folders, and then assigning groups, but it was easy to do.
  • Personal Passwords: Each user also gets a personal folder, where they can keep their own, unshared passwords. This is nice for sites or systems with individualized logins (e.g., a firewall, VPN, etc.)
  • Favorites: Secret Server lets you tag passwords as "favorites" so you can easily find ones you use constantly. The search feature is nice, but this is nicer.
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Cons
Appgate
  • Live logging in the client. Currently you have to "download" the logs into a zip file and then open that zipfile to look at the logs. There's no logfile to tail or watch.
  • Load balancing between controllers could be better. Currently relies on round robin DNS and sometimes a browser will pick a different IP than previous and you'll get a big "LOST CONNECTION TO CONTROLLER" message.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
  • The sharing functionality NEEDS improvement. We share most passwords at a group level, but then it becomes impossible to share them with a dynamic group and one or two one-off people as well. This is a major shortcoming.
  • I don't love the interface. I feel like there is an attempt at a dashboard, but it is really not effective.
  • I've heard, but never seen, that the software can actually change passwords in the target systems. If this is part of its deliverable, I do not know how to use it, and I don't know how you would do that. Seems like a great feature for password management.
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Support Rating
Appgate
The company has been supportive overall of our needs and desired features. I have not personally called the support services, but I've heard no direct complaints either.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
I actually haven't had to work with support. I have spoken to a colleague of mine who has worked with support and has been pleased.
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Alternatives Considered
Appgate
The existing system was FortiGate. The management of the system was a hassle. Because IT personnel had to manually create VPN accounts, user passwords were known to who created them and the end user did not have a way to change them. This created a security issue in the event an IT engineer left the company.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
There were not very many solutions that provided the entire package of taking an account from creation and deactivating it when no longer needed, as well as providing the discovery of unknown service accounts. Other solutions like RoboForm and LastPass did not offer the ability to manage your service accounts and added layers of complication to ensure security.
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Return on Investment
Appgate
  • We are achieving our goals with this tool by hiding resources behind it.
  • It is a new model that requires a different thought process for many in network operations.
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Delinea (Centrify + Thycotic)
  • It has increased our security profile within our organization
  • it has made implementation of complex password policies easier to achieve
  • It has assisted with the hardening of the infrastructure by automatically proecting our service accounts and rotating passwords regularly
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