CyberArk pros and cons are straightforward and easy to understand. CyberArk is an identity and access management solution for enterprises. While CyberArk historically focused only on Privileged Account Access, their recent acquisition of Idaptive makes CyberArk a complete IAM solution offering SSO and MFA. Here’s an overview.
What is CyberArk?
CyberArk is an identity management solution that includes CyberArk Vault and CyberArk Idaptive.
CyberArk Vault is a Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution that takes a “risk-based approach to credential and session management.” CyberArk Vault is 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 Idaptive is an SSO and adaptive MFA solution that allows authentication across applications and devices for enterprise. As a standalone, CyberArk Idaptive competes directly with Okta.
CyberArk Pros & Cons
CyberArk is a great solution that we recommend regularly. CyberArk Vault offers a rich feature set, and CyberArk Idaptive is an easy-to-implement SSO/MFA solution that compares favorably to Okta, while costing about 20% less.
- CyberArk Vault (PAM) is great for compliance needs
- CyberArk Idaptive now offers SSO and adaptive MFA
- Integrates with On-premise and Cloud-based data centers
- Biometric Authentication with CyberArk Alero
- CyberArk Idaptive ease of implementation
- CyberArk Idaptive low costs (about 20% less than Okta)
- While great for enterprise, CyberArk Vault does come at a considerable price
- CyberArk Vault User Behavior Analytics tools may be a bit complex for non-enterprise clients
What type of company should choose CyberArk?
CyberArk Vault was traditionally aimed at global enterprise, but now CyberArk Idaptive is also great for medium-sized companies and enterprises.
Choose CyberArk Vault, if your company is:
- Highly-concerned about compliance
- Established globally
- Has on-premise and cloud-based data centers
- Wants extensive user behavior analytics reporting
Choose CyberArk Idaptive if your company is:
- Product-based with a growing salesforce
- 100+ employees
- Interested in a “zero-trust” security policy
How much does CyberArk cost?
For a startup needing a SSO or MFA solution and a modular PAM tool, CyberArk Idaptive might cost a startup about $13,000/year for user licenses. For an enterprise, CyberArk Idaptive may cost about $60,000/year.
If you’d like to use CyberArk Vault on top of CyberArk Idaptive, clients can expect to pay an additional $35,000+ for CyberArk Vault implementation and $100,000-150,000 annually.
Why choose CyberArk?
When compliance is a primary concern for our enterprise clients, and we must integrate with legacy systems, then CyberArk Vault is our go-to solution. Yes, CyberArk is a bit complex. And yes, it suffers from a bit of feature bulge. However, CyberArk may do the best job of protecting enterprise corporations from advanced threats. Plus, CyberArk offers a full suite of security tools and seamless integration. And in our opinion, when it comes to compliance, CyberArk is at the top of the list.
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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