Zoho Corp. ManageEngine Password Manager Pro
Strengths: Easy to use with a lot of features.
Weaknesses: Documentation could be a little stronger.
Verdict: Very good product with just a couple of areas that need limited improvement.
SummaryManageEngine Password Manager Pro offers the ability to securely store, access and manage shared administrative passwords. This product enables administrators to maintain a secure, centralized vault of passwords, as well as enforce standard password policies and control user access to shared passwords. This tool also allows the user who adds the passwords to the system to become the owner of the passwords. No one would be able to view the passwords, unless the passwords are shared by the owner to others.
This product is almost as plug-and-play as it comes. The installation is launched from an executable, which launches an installation wizard. After following a few steps on the wizard, the product installs as a service. After installation, the initial configuration is done by a guided workflow that assists in getting the product up and integrated with the environment. We found this whole process quite intuitive and easy to follow. Further management is done via the web GUI. We found the GUI to be easy to use with a well-organized layout.
This product provides support for changing passwords remotely on the target systems and it ensures that passwords in critical systems do not remain static. Password Manager Pro can integrate and manage passwords for many platforms, including Windows and Windows domain accounts, Microsoft SQL Server, Linux, Cisco devices, and Juniper Netscreen Firewalls.
Documentation provided with this product was a single HTML-based help file. While we did like the basic layout and the amount of detail of the documentation, we found that overall the documentation had a lack of screen shots and examples.
Zoho Corp. offers several support options through annual contracts. Support options include 24/5 phone and email support, as well as access to product updates, upgrades and online resources. There is also a user forum available on the website for free.
At a cost just under $500, this product is a solid value for the money. ManageEngine Password Manager Pro offers a solid set of features in an easy-to-use, workflow-based format.