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Attribute Ratings

  • Venafi is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

HashiCorp Vault

86%
5 Ratings
10.0

Venafi

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

HashiCorp Vault

100%
1 Rating

Venafi

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.0

HashiCorp Vault

70%
2 Ratings

Venafi

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.3

HashiCorp Vault

63%
6 Ratings

Venafi

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Venafi

Venafi allows an engineer to automate the full provisioning process not only installing the certificate to multiple applications but also configuring specific requirements for that application.
Sherman Heard | 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

Venafi

  • Digital Certificate Inventory Management and Monitoring
  • Digital Certificate Lifecycle Processes to include ownership and roles and responsibilities
  • Easy automation integration into many common products
  • Certificate Trust Store Management
Dean Glover, CISSP | 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

Venafi

  • The Venafi platform is constantly evolving through its upgrades which occur every quarter to meet client's specific needs. This is an outstanding model however the documentation that follows the upgrades could be more thorough.
Sherman Heard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HashiCorp Vault

General

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

Starting Price

$0

HashiCorp Vault Editions & Modules

Edition
Open SourceFree
EnterpriseContact sales team
ModulesContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Venafi

General

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

Starting Price

Venafi Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Venafi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Venafi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault 6.3
Based on 6 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

Venafi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault is way better than Azure Key Vault; it has more features and it goes beyond a key-value secret store.
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Venafi

Each public certificate provider has their own flavor of certificate automation, but they are not that flexible and only work with their own products.Certified Security Solutions CMS is a lightweight tool that directly competes with Venafi, but is not nearly as robust or feature risk. This is a straight forward management solution that is best fitted for the smaller companies.
Dean Glover, CISSP | 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

Venafi

  • An outage is a very devastating event to any large corporation and can cost millions. Venafi's ability to prevent these outages has proven to be a great return on investment for our environment and has helped protect the bottom line.
  • Venafi automates certificate installation with an included feature to schedule the install in advance. This is a great benefit of the tool because it eliminates human error and prevents any forgotten or overlooked certificates to be renewed. After installation Venafi will also validate the certificate to confirm that it has been installed properly. This shows just how thorough this tool really is.
  • Security compliance is of the utmost importance in a large organization for auditing purposes and certificate security policies but at times can prove to be difficult to enforce. Venafi has proven to play a pivotal role in enforcing these policies in our environment.
Sherman Heard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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