ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus vs Password Manager Pro
ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is a web based end-user self service reset password solution. This document provides a high level comparison between ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus and Password Manager Pro. The highlighted differences between the two offerings are tabulated below.
ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus
|Functionality||ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus
|Password Manager Pro|
|Product description||The product’s primary goal is to act as a self service portal to allow an end user self reset password, self account unlock and also self update personal information in Active Directory from a web console.||Password Manager Pro (PMP) is a trusted solution to securely store, access and administer shared administrative passwords. It enables IT managers to maintain a central repository of passwords, enforce standard password policies and control unauthorized user access to shared passwords.|
|What business problems does it solve?||Analysts state that 30% of helpdesk queries are related to password reset management and account lockout. ADSelfService Plus reduces the most critical password tickets which consume a substantial amount of help desk time by rendering a secure, reliable and robust web based self service solution to the end user. The end user can manage his passwords by himself and also update his personal details in Active Directory with ease. The program also provides security while password resets through an enrollment and identity verification questionnaire.||In organizations, access to IT infrastructure such as servers, databases, network devices and applications storing sensitive data are restricted through privileged passwords. Typically, the applications are used in a shared environment by a group of administrators, who end up virtually struggling with a pile of passwords and face problems on securely storing, managing and sharing the passwords. Password Manager Pro solves these challenges by providing a secure system to store, administer, and share passwords.|
||PMP is meant for the use of IT administrators and users in enterprises. By providing a centralized repository of passwords, it restricts access to the administrative passwords in enterprises. To access PMP’s web-interface, users need an account, created by the administrator.|
|It does not store the passwords anywhere.||PMP stores the passwords in a secure, centralized repository. Users retrieve the passwords (that are allotted to them) whenever needed. Provision to release the password to specific users for specified time period, is also available.|
|Retrieval of passwords not possible only a reset of password is possible.||Subject to the access restrictions, passwords can be retrieved by authorized users any time.|
|Helps in resetting the passwords of domain accounts through self-service mode. Self-reset or a self unlock is possible even without logging into Active Directory. The self-reset password or a self-unlock account mandates answering your enrolled questionnaire.||Can be used to reset the password of any stored resource – local accounts, domain accounts, service accounts, passwords of IT applications, databases, network devices and others. These passwords can be reset in real-time or through scheduled tasks. Not through self-service mode.|
|ADSelfService Plus allows Password reset right from Windows Logon Prompt using the Alt+Ctrl+Del ADSelfService Plus GINA client installed on client machines.||No such clients are installed or are required.|
Can the solution be considered value for money?
The professional version starts at $ 1195 for 500 users.
What customers say about us
CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.
Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH
This tool helps me be in command of the technical environment in my Active Directory network. It is easier to find logs and manage more effectively. The cost for the many features got our attention.
Diego PontesTecnisa SATecnisa SA
Just about the best piece of security software that would put a smile on any security administrator
Jacinto GodinhoAdministrator: Quality Assurance and IT Security, Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait