KeeperPAM vs CyberArkComparing PAM Solutions

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IT pros seek a unified platform

84% of IT leaders say they want to simplify their PAM solution in 2023.

Unnecessary PAM features go unused

On average, IT teams report they only use 62% of their current PAM functionality.

Traditional PAM is too complex

56% of IT leaders say they tried to deploy a PAM solution but never fully implemented it.

Keeper vs CyberArk Comparison Table

Keeper Secrets Manager

CyberArk

Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM)
Yes
Yes
Secrets Management
Yes
Yes
Zero Trust
Yes
Yes
Zero Knowledge
Yes
No
Agentless
Yes
No
Transparent Security
Yes
No
Unified Password and Secrets Management
Yes
No
Password Auto-Fill
Yes
No
Browser Extension
Yes
No
Session Management
Yes
Yes
Password Vault
Yes
Yes
SSO
Yes
Yes
MFA
Yes
Yes
Vendor Privilege Access
Yes
Yes
Password Rotation
Yes
Yes
Account Discovery
Coming in 2024
Yes
Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM)
No
Yes
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)
No
Yes
Customer-Friendly Apps
Highly rated
Mid-rated
Disaster Recovery
Seamless
Difficult
Deployment
Easy
Hard
Customizable Reports
Choose from dropdowns
Require SQL queries
Ease-of-Use
Easy
Hard
Pricing
Low
High
Operational Costs
Low
High
Implementation Costs
None
High
Rapid ROI
Hours
Months
Documentation
Excellent
Lacking
Plugins + SDKs for Accessing Secrets
Many
Few
Privileged Session Management
Yes
Yes
Privilege Session Management Direct Database Connections
Yes
* Via plugins
FedRAMP Certification
Yes
No
StateRAMP Certification
Yes
No
SOC2 Compliant
Yes
Yes
ISO27001 Compliant
Yes
Yes
Customer Support
Dedicated
Mediocre
Uptime
99.9%
99.5%

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KeeperPAM vs CyberArk: Features and Categories

Under the hood, PAM solutions utilize Apache Guacamole

The core component of CyberArk's Privileged Session Manager Gateway runs on an open-source product called Apache Guacamole.

Keeper does too. However, Keeper's Privileged Access Team includes the original developers and chair of Apache Guacamole. Keeper is invested in the continued development of Guacamole and as such has created Keeper Connection Manager (KCM) – with features such as enterprise installers and direct database connections. Keeper's dedication to developing more capabilities unique to our portfolio puts KCM ahead of other PAM solutions and drives the open source community forward.

Under the hood, PAM solutions utilize Apache Guacamole
Pricing and operational costs

Pricing and operational costs

Users have reported that CyberArk's pricing is much higher and more complex than Keeper's. CyberArk also requires professional services for certain upgrades. According to CyberArk’s Financial Summary, around 40% of CyberArk's revenue is from "Maintenance and Professional Services" and major upgrades can require expensive services.

KeeperPAM is designed to scale with your needs. We charge zero implementation fees, enabling you to access world-class PAM functionality with a low, flat rate.

Agentless and clientless

CyberArk uses agents for many of its features. In addition, it may require the installation of many different server components. Depending on what your users are accessing, you may also need to install the Vault, Privilege Vault Access (PVWA), Central Policy Manager (CPM), Privileged Session Manager (PSM), PSM for SSH, Privileged Threat Analytics (PTA) and even more for high availability or load balancing.

Keeper Connection Manager (KCM) is simple to deploy on a Windows or Linux gateway, and supports SSH and RDP right out-of-the-box with no agents or clients. End users access servers by logging into KCM’s ultra-fast, highly-responsive interface through any standard web browser.

Agentless and clientless
Traditional vs modern cloud-based secrets management

Traditional vs modern cloud-based secrets management

CyberArk has traditionally been deployed on-premises, with cloud options added to its offerings in recent years.

Keeper Secrets Manager (KSM) is part of the KeeperPAM platform and has been optimized for the cloud from day one. The fully-managed, cloud-based solution secures infrastructure secrets or any other confidential data. KSM only requires a single protected gateway to be installed in the destination environment. By combining passwords and secrets into a single, user-friendly UI, IT admins can easily manage complex policies and create detailed reporting.

Zero knowledge and zero trust

PAM solutions, such as CyberArk, do not typically claim to have “zero-knowledge” architectures. Keeper has always gone above market standards for encryption and privacy. The entire Keeper ecosystem is zero knowledge and zero trust by design. Keeper cannot access the customers data.

Keeper’s security model has been vetted for use in highly secure environments, with Keeper leading its peers in obtaining the FedRAMP and StateRAMP authorization – among other certifications.

Zero knowledge and zero trust
Widely accessible password tools

Widely accessible password tools

Traditional PAM products like CyberArk are expensive, require on-premises management, are difficult to use, have challenging and time-consuming deployments and do not monitor and protect every user on every device from every location.

Keeper’s next-gen, zero-trust, zero-knowledge PAM solution is cost effective, easy-to-use, quick to provision and requires minimal IT staff – all while providing industry-leading security that is trusted by thousands of organizations and millions of people globally. Access Keeper on any device, from any location, all while maintaining the highest security.

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