Product Comparison

Passwordstate vs Thycotic Secret Server

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Overall Score
Administrator Console
User Security Features
Business Features
Pricing
Reporting and Analytics

Summary

Review date: October 22nd 2018

Click Studio’s PasswordState is a business password management tool which is hosted on premise. It works in the same way as cloud-based business password management tools, with encrypted passwords being stored in a secure repository, which can be accessed by end users via browser extensions, a desktop app and a mobile app. PasswordState is free for very small teams of five people or less and is a cost effective solution without compromising on security and features.

Benefits of Password State

  • Granular security policies to fine tune the service to your organisation’s needs
  • Great compliance features with over 100 audit events and real time alerting, 34 pre-defined reports
  • Role based access and password sharing
  • Application programming interface allows users to write their own scripts to augment the service
  • Simple to use interface for end users, with auto-fill functionality
  • Easy to implement
  • Supports two factor authentications
  • AD integration
  • Automatic password resets
  • Excellent customer support, which will help users add features they need
  • Cheaper than competitors like Thycotic, with higher levels of customer satisfaction

What you should know about Password State

  • Support based in Australian headquarters
  • User interface is less streamlined than consumer focussed competitors like LastPass and DashLane
  • Only available as a on-premise solution

Expert Insights Verdict on Passwordstate

PasswordState is a great business password management solution, offering high protection, great features and cost-effective pricing. Customer satisfaction is extremely high for this service, and it’s not difficult to see why admin’s like it. The service has a range of granular security features, and customers report than the customer service is phenomenal, being happy and quick to implement features than users need. It has a range of good user security features like two factor authentication, and AD integration to make end users lives easier. Customers report than deployment is easy but being an on-premise solution it will naturally take more time to set up than cloud based alternatives. The UI may not be as end user friendly as competitors like LastPass, who are focussed on end user ease of use, but the functionality for admins and businesses outshine them.

Expert Insights would recommend PasswordState to businesses looking for a great business password management service with a range of business features and top-notch customer support. We’d especially recommend them to small teams who want an on-premise solution to password management.

Overall Score
Administrator Console
User Security Features
Business Features
Pricing
Reporting and Analytics

Summary

Review date: October 22nd 2018

Thycotic Secret Server is a business management solution which offers both on-prem and cloud solutions. This review will focus primarily on their cloud solution. Secret Server is a web based vault which stores confidential information, including user names and passwords. End users can access their secure information through a browser extension, desktop app, or mobile app. The service can then auto-fill information into websites. Thycotic has a focus on privileged account management and password sharing.

Benefits of Thycotic Secret Server

  • Freemium options for smaller companies
  • End users have the option to reset their own master passwords
  • Recommended by customers
  • Great business features such as privileged account management controls and policies
  • Granular privileges for accounts
  • Auditing and report functionality
  • Role based folder access
  • Browser extension allows automatic form fill outs for end users
  • AD integration with Secret Server
  • Secret server keeps encrypted documents and data as well as usernames and passwords

What you should know about Thycotic Secret Server

  • Enhanced auditing and reporting only available with the Platinum options
  • Harder for end users to use than competitors such as LastPass
  • Some customers have reported dissatisfaction with the user interface

Expert Insights Verdict on Thycotic Secret Server

Thycotic Secret Server is a popular choice for customers looking for business password management. The secure vault contains ‘secrets’ according to Thycotic, rather than just passwords, as it can also keep sensitive data safe and encrypted. This makes it a good solution for security. There are very useful admin console features, and this service has a focus on account management and privileges, allowing admins to delegate and revoke access with granular policies. There are also reporting and auditing functions, although some of these are confined to the premium product. The end user experience does not rival that of companies who also operate in the consumer market but are secure options which still offer all the expected features such as password auto-fill. The UI is not as popular among customers however, and the service may be slightly more complex to use for less technical users.

Thycotic Secure Server is very much aimed at larger organisations, who are looking for great controls on role based access and security policies. If this matches your criteria, we’d recommend shortlisting Thycotic.

Overall Score
Administrator Console
User Security Features
Business Features
Pricing
Reporting and Analytics

Summary

Review date: October 22nd 2018

Click Studio’s PasswordState is a business password management tool which is hosted on premise. It works in the same way as cloud-based business password management tools, with encrypted passwords being stored in a secure repository, which can be accessed by end users via browser extensions, a desktop app and a mobile app. PasswordState is free for very small teams of five people or less and is a cost effective solution without compromising on security and features.

Benefits of Password State

  • Granular security policies to fine tune the service to your organisation’s needs
  • Great compliance features with over 100 audit events and real time alerting, 34 pre-defined reports
  • Role based access and password sharing
  • Application programming interface allows users to write their own scripts to augment the service
  • Simple to use interface for end users, with auto-fill functionality
  • Easy to implement
  • Supports two factor authentications
  • AD integration
  • Automatic password resets
  • Excellent customer support, which will help users add features they need
  • Cheaper than competitors like Thycotic, with higher levels of customer satisfaction

What you should know about Password State

  • Support based in Australian headquarters
  • User interface is less streamlined than consumer focussed competitors like LastPass and DashLane
  • Only available as a on-premise solution

Expert Insights Verdict on Passwordstate

PasswordState is a great business password management solution, offering high protection, great features and cost-effective pricing. Customer satisfaction is extremely high for this service, and it’s not difficult to see why admin’s like it. The service has a range of granular security features, and customers report than the customer service is phenomenal, being happy and quick to implement features than users need. It has a range of good user security features like two factor authentication, and AD integration to make end users lives easier. Customers report than deployment is easy but being an on-premise solution it will naturally take more time to set up than cloud based alternatives. The UI may not be as end user friendly as competitors like LastPass, who are focussed on end user ease of use, but the functionality for admins and businesses outshine them.

Expert Insights would recommend PasswordState to businesses looking for a great business password management service with a range of business features and top-notch customer support. We’d especially recommend them to small teams who want an on-premise solution to password management.

Overall Score
Administrator Console
User Security Features
Business Features
Pricing
Reporting and Analytics

Summary

Review date: October 22nd 2018

Thycotic Secret Server is a business management solution which offers both on-prem and cloud solutions. This review will focus primarily on their cloud solution. Secret Server is a web based vault which stores confidential information, including user names and passwords. End users can access their secure information through a browser extension, desktop app, or mobile app. The service can then auto-fill information into websites. Thycotic has a focus on privileged account management and password sharing.

Benefits of Thycotic Secret Server

  • Freemium options for smaller companies
  • End users have the option to reset their own master passwords
  • Recommended by customers
  • Great business features such as privileged account management controls and policies
  • Granular privileges for accounts
  • Auditing and report functionality
  • Role based folder access
  • Browser extension allows automatic form fill outs for end users
  • AD integration with Secret Server
  • Secret server keeps encrypted documents and data as well as usernames and passwords

What you should know about Thycotic Secret Server

  • Enhanced auditing and reporting only available with the Platinum options
  • Harder for end users to use than competitors such as LastPass
  • Some customers have reported dissatisfaction with the user interface

Expert Insights Verdict on Thycotic Secret Server

Thycotic Secret Server is a popular choice for customers looking for business password management. The secure vault contains ‘secrets’ according to Thycotic, rather than just passwords, as it can also keep sensitive data safe and encrypted. This makes it a good solution for security. There are very useful admin console features, and this service has a focus on account management and privileges, allowing admins to delegate and revoke access with granular policies. There are also reporting and auditing functions, although some of these are confined to the premium product. The end user experience does not rival that of companies who also operate in the consumer market but are secure options which still offer all the expected features such as password auto-fill. The UI is not as popular among customers however, and the service may be slightly more complex to use for less technical users.

Thycotic Secure Server is very much aimed at larger organisations, who are looking for great controls on role based access and security policies. If this matches your criteria, we’d recommend shortlisting Thycotic.