Strengths: Easy to deploy and manage with many supported platforms.
Weaknesses: None that we found.
Verdict: Ease of deployment, small software footprint and superior pricing made ManageEngine our Reccomended product.
SummaryThe AdventNet Manage-Engine Password Manager Pro provides a complete system for password management in one simple web-based package. This product includes features which allow for password management across the entire enterprise via a centralized secure password vault. This allows administrators to enforce password policy and to control user access to shared passwords and resources. The ManageEngine can also provide administrators with a simple way to remotely change passwords on critical systems on a regular basis, therefore lowering the risk of administrative and service accounts from being compromised.
This product was quite easy to install and confi gure. The whole application is installed from a single executable, which installs the service, web services and administrative console. Once the application is installed, we simply logged into the intuitive web-based management interface and began configuring our target machines and accounts. Policies were quick and easy to confi gure, and we had the whole system up and running in just a few minutes.
From the user perspective, we saw the same intuitiveness all the way from logging onto the system through managing resources.
The ManageEngine can plug directly into the environment and manage several platform types. This gives a great amount of fl exibility, along with direct interfacing with LDAP or Active Directory.
The documentation includes just one comprehensive user guide, which covers the entire product from install to management. This guide is well organized and provides detailed step-by-step confi guration instructions and examples.
AdventNet provides phone and email technical support as part of an annual service agreement, as well as a small free support area on the website, which includes a user forum and troubleshooting tips. Also, as part of the service agreement, customers can get service pack updates, as well as minor release upgrades.
At a price just under $500 for two administrators with unlimited resources and users, this product is an excellent value for the money. The ManageEngine provides a simple and effective way of managing passwords across the enterprise at a fair cost.