CyberArk Privileged Access Management vs. Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CyberArk Privileged Access Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
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CyberArk is a privileged account and access security suite issued by the company of the same name in Massachusetts . The Core Privileged Access Security Solution unifies Enterprise Password Vault, Privileged Session Manager and Privileged Threat Analytics to protect an organization’s most critical assets.N/A
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Forefront Identity Manager is a Microsoft's legacy identity management solution. In 2016 Microsoft released Microsoft Identity Manager, an updated IAM solution. Support for Forefront Identity Manager ended October 2017.N/A
Pricing
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCyberArk offers a variety of Identity Security packages for different user types within an organization.
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Community Pulse
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Considered Both Products
CyberArk Privileged Access Management
Chose CyberArk Privileged Access Management
CyberArk is better in every possible way. ERPM is engineered for a workstation model. It treats directories like they are computers with a lot of local accounts. Also many settings are universal, so it is either on or off. You cannot customize a checkout time per account is …
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Best Alternatives
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Small Businesses

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Dashlane
Dashlane
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Delinea Secret Server
Delinea Secret Server
Score 8.7 out of 10
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
Score 8.7 out of 10
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(9 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.2
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberArk Privileged Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cyberark
The system is great for enterprise or larger IT departments or teams where temporary or full access may be given using privileged IDs. Requirements for needing local admin access is also eliminated which can help with specific Windows workstation related tasks. It can be very useful when working with remote teams or contractors who may need temporary access to a system when required.
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Microsoft
I think that MIM is great for compliance since it reduces the number of logins that are required by users. Most offices have post-it notes with logins floating around because there are so many to remember or there are "shared" logins. This reduces the number of logins to 1 and you can easily revoke access in one fell swoop. This prevents gaps and holes with terminations and updates to select groups are super simple.
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Pros
Cyberark
  • Automatically discover new servers on the network and take control of the local admin password by vaulting it and ensuring nobody knows the password. A different password on every server.
  • Automatically roll the password in a configurable manner - after each use, after a certain period of time, etc.
  • Track and govern sensitive account usage by ensuring only properly authorized users can access the vault and obtain the credentials and then monitor usage.
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Microsoft
  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Identity Management
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Cons
Cyberark
  • GUI - right now everything is on one page/dashboard. Some level of folder/Safe type view would be great
  • More options when storing passwords - especially for network based passwords
  • Better integrations with vendors like Cisco so that admins dont need to really get the password from the vault (think Last Pass type add on)
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Microsoft
  • For Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers is a great tool to set a codeless provisioning over new objects.
  • Can easily integrate with Active Directory and Exchange Servers, improving the identity sync between the final user and the lifecycle management.
  • Improvements in the areas of performance, simplified deployment easing the troubleshooting tasks, better documentation knowledge base, and more language support.
  • The codeless provisioning provided in FIM can sustain a variety from high demand to mid-size scenarios for account lifecycle management.
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Support Rating
Cyberark
Customer support and technical support have always been great when we require assistance. Especially when we come across issues that we're not familiar with.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Cyberark
It is known as one of the safest products in the market. It has good support and is also available as on-premise. You can run it virtually on VMWare (and probably on other hypervisors as well). You can have a second instance on bare metal and that makes it a very safe system.
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Microsoft
It is Microsoft. We are a Microsoft shop, primarily. It integrates deeply with Active Directory making it good for Microsoft Active Directory shops.
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Return on Investment
Cyberark
  • Decreased the probability of an external cyber attack to privileged accounts..
  • Management can control privileged account life cycle management more effectively
  • Recording privileged sessions allows our organization to play back exactly the point of a breach or malicious behavior
  • Automated system to manage and verify passwords, as privileged accounts are constantly created and deleted
  • Automatic PWD change functionality will substantially decrease probability of PWD theft or misuse.
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Microsoft
  • We see a positive impact simply in the time savings alone. Chasing accounts around is time-consuming and prone to error.
  • The cost to us is negligible to the value it provides.
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