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Likelihood to Recommend

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault, in my opinion, is a defacto standard for any cloud or automation implementation. They're the best of the best as far as products for secrets management and the ability to use it against relatively any service you have is unheard of for other products. HashiCorp has really taken out all the stops when it comes to creating a nice, extensible tool that people can use to suit their needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

Secret Server is really a great solution for any business that needs more than one person to have access to passwords for various devices, systems, and websites. Even an organization with only one person who would need access, if that person was no longer around, a simple change in Active Directory could assign those permissions to their successor. Candidly, the only scenario I can think of where a business might not want Secret Server would be a sole-proprietorship that was unconcerned with succession or security in general. The free version has no cost beyond using a server, and it's pretty low overhead.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HashiCorp Vault

  • The HTTP API you use to write and read secrets is open and can be used by any application.
  • It keeps our sensitive data/credentials out of our GitLab repositories.
  • Sealing and unsealing the Vault on demand adds an additional layer of security.
Jeffrey Severance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

  • Works well with RBAC, workflow for access requests, and approvals for third parties.
  • Allows monitoring and recording of remote sessions.
  • Available for on-premise and cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HashiCorp Vault

  • Documentation could be better.
  • The multiple key unseal process can be a problem if the need arises.
  • It would make more sense if HashiCorp Vault combined with HashiCorp Consul to create a unique product.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 10.0
Based on 1 answer
HashiCorp Vault is the best there is out there, and it has become critical to our secret management use cases. It would be difficult to find anything that would suit our needs better and that would be beneficial for us to switch over to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

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Usability

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 7.0
Based on 2 answers
We spent a little more time than we imagined to conceptually understand how HashiCorp Vault operates, as well as how it is configured. This is not trivial, and keep in mind that you will need to take some time to get a thorough understanding of the tool. The documentation could be more helpful in this regard.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

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Support Rating

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 6.0
Based on 3 answers
Hashicorp has been very responsive to our questions and inquiries up to this point. We are currently working on them to develop a more granular permissions model within Vault. We are very close to achieving our objectives with the help of their support team. We do not seem to be in the same time zone which makes it hard for escalated issues.
Jeffrey Severance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

Secret Server 6.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HashiCorp Vault

As mentioned before, HashiCorp Vault really is the best in its class. Having used other secrets management tools, HashiCorp has really made Vault the easiest to use in a cross-compatibility function, in a multi-cloud/hybrid environment, and in multiple fashions. Many other tools simply solve a single problem (like encrypted data bags within Chef) but do not help with cross-application compatibility. Using HashiCorp Vault, it's easy to integrate everything through it so you do not have any secrets being exposed. It also gives you a single standardized process so there isn't much guesswork. That alone can aid in making your environment more secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

KeePass is fine for individual use, but it does not meet the same objectives. There are a lot of products like KeePass that are just not as portable or robust, and do not have the kind of granularity Secret Server has. Being able to assign password permissions based on user roles is huge, especially from a security standpoint.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HashiCorp Vault

  • Helped us reach our security compliance goals.
  • Helped us strengthen our security position in our infrastructure by improving on poor secret management practices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Secret Server

  • Privileged Password Safe. Great for keeping those super important passwords all in one place.
  • The solution has amazing logging reports. As an admin you can see what actions users take, whether they view a secret or display the password.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HashiCorp Vault

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Secret Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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