The Guide to CyberArk Competitors

CyberArk competitors include Okta, BeyondTrust, Thycotic, Remediant, and Centrify. They’re all Identity and Access Management solutions, and we implement them for clients regularly. What are their main differences, and why should your business choose one over the other? Some competitors are .NET-friendlier, and some simply cost less. Here’s a guide.


What is CyberArk?

CyberArk now offers two primary products: CyberArk Vault for Privileged Account Management, and CyberArk Idaptive for Single Sign On and adaptive Multi Factor Authentication. 

CyberArk Vault is an enterprise Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution that takes a “risk-based approach to credential and session management.” CyberArk is probably best for established enterprises with legacy systems and stringent compliance demands, offering vault session recording, session management, detailed time solutions, and all aspects of Privileged Access Management. CyberArk is a great PAM solution, and we recommend it to clients every day.

CyberArk Idaptive is the new name for Idaptive, recently acquired by CyberArk. CyberArk Idaptive is a Single Sign On and adaptive Multi Factor Authentication solution. As a standalone SSO/MFA solution it costs about 20% less than Okta, and CyberArk Idaptive is also aimed at enterprises.


What types of companies choose CyberArk?

CyberArk Vault is clearly for global enterprises focused on meeting compliance requirements, like GDPR. Plus, CyberArk Vault is a great PAM solution if the enterprise has both on-premise and cloud-based data centers. CyberArk Vault offers extensive user behavior analytics reporting that enable security teams to analyze user data to assess internal and external threat risks.

CyberArk Idaptive is best for sales-based enterprises seeking an easy-to-implement SSO/MFA solution. It’s also friendly to on-premise and cloud-based data centers. 

So, if you have 200+ global employees and a $120,000+ annual budget for a world class security solution, then CyberArk should be on your consideration list.


What is CyberArk pricing?

CyberArk targets global enterprises, and is priced for premium customers. CyberArk Idaptive might cost a startup $13,000/year and an enterprise $60,000/year. CyberArk Vault is an additional expense, costing enterprises an additional $35,000+ for implementation and $100,000-150,000 annually. 


Why choose a CyberArk competitor?

CyberArk competitors tend to cost less, but offer fewer features. That said, in our experience, most companies don’t need everything CyberArk offers. So, a CyberArk competitor may be less expensive, faster to implement, and a better solution for your business.


A complete IAM solution that’s easy to implement. Okta is the leading Single Sign On and Multi Factor Authentication solution, offering a built-in Privileged Account Management add-on. Okta is exclusively for modern cloud-based data centers, and our most recommended IAM solution. It does not have full PAM but it provides Advance Server Access


For global enterprise. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege is a PAM-only tool that offers secure remote access and breach avoidance. Centrify minimizes cyber risk exposure for IT admins, extends on-premises security to workloads in IaaS and multi-cloud environments, and implements granular preventative access enforcement measures against privileged users.


It’s simpler and .NET friendly. Thycotic aims to be a much simpler PAM-only solution and interface. Thycotic Secret Server is available for both on-prem data centers or cloud data centers. If you’re looking for a .NET-friendly solution, we’ve implemented Thycotic, and think it’s great.

Microsoft Azure PAM

For companies already using Microsoft. Microsoft Privileged Access Management is part of Microsoft Identity Manager. If you’re committed to using Microsoft Identity Manager, then Microsoft PAM is already integrated and ready-to-go.


It’s lower cost and .NET-friendly. Remediant SecureONE is an “agent-less, vault-less, and never shared” PAM-only solution. Remediant is a lower-cost security solution that is easier to implement in .NET environments, while still protecting access to servers and endpoints.


It’s frictionless and easy for users. Also PAM-only, BeyondTrust goes beyond passwords to secure your Privileged Account Management. BeyondTrust integrates with endpoint and remote access security to reduce attack exposure. Deployed as SaaS or on-premises, we recommend BeyondTrust to global enterprises that are interested in making user access frictionless and easy.


Should I choose CyberArk or a competitor?

If you’re looking for a PAM-only solution and have the budget, CyberArk is the solution we recommend for global enterprise. The exception is a company or security team looking for a .NET-friendlier solution. In such a case, we recommend Thycotic for global enterprise, or Remediant for medium-sized companies.

If you’re a fast-growing medium-sized business, looking for a complete SSO/MFA/PAM solution, we recommend Okta.

If you’re a global enterprise, looking for a complete SSO/MFA/PAM solution, we recommend CyberArk Vault + CyberArk Idaptive.


Do I need a CyberArk consultant near me?

The most important factor is experience and effective workflow, whether in-person, on-site, virtual, or off-site. That said, we think working with a CyberArk consultant near you is an advantage. This will allow your consultant to better communicate with existing IT teams, and better understand your current information architecture. A non-local consultant becomes a good option if they follow security best practices, and have an established virtual workflow. Why? Location is less significant when virtual workforce tools are effectively adopted by consultant and client, whether a small business or global enterprise. Plus, on-site specialists can become costly. Bottomline, look for a CyberArk consultant who offers an excellent communication process, clear workflow, and custom security solution for your business. 

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About Sennovate

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