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Difference between CyberArk and BP Credential Manager

  • 1.  Difference between CyberArk and BP Credential Manager

    Posted 01-17-2021 11:25
    ​Hi All,

    What is the difference between CyberArk Vault and BP Credential Manager?  or What is that Vault gives over and above what Credential manager does? Reason for asking is, I see the same set of features as below for both

    1. Secure storage of password
    2.  Recycle of password (Via Change Password for BP) , for Vault (its automated)
    3. Encryption algorithm (AES 256) for encryption/decryption

    Except for the fact that Vault is exclusively designed for password management

    Regards,
    Karthika.P


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    Karthika Palanisamy
    Associate
    DB
    Asia/Kolkata
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  • 2.  RE: Difference between CyberArk and BP Credential Manager

    Posted 01-19-2021 06:54
    Hi Karthika,

    I would imagine some of the core functionalities are similar, as you've detailed. However, when it comes to managing the credentials for your digital workers, Credential Manager is a fully integrated part of Blue Prism. Making it easy for your digital workers to securely store and access their passwords. Here are a few of the key features of credential manager:

    • 3 Encryption algorithms available, AES-256 (AESCryptoService), AES-256 Rijndael Managed, and 3des 192-bit  
    • Built in actions to read/write/generate passwords
    • Passwords can only be accessed by the digital workers (great for demonstrating a secure environment)
    • It can also be used to store API keys and tokens, usable directly in the respective API configuration
    • Additional passwords for a credential can be stored securely as "Properties"
    I hope that helps.

    Thanks

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    Ben Lyons
    Product Consultant
    Blue Prism
    UK
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  • 3.  RE: Difference between CyberArk and BP Credential Manager

    Posted 01-20-2021 08:43
    Hello - Adding to Ben's inputs, most organizations have a password vault (like Cyberark) to store passwords in a centralized manner. The Audit & security teams monitor reports from the password vault for controls & compliance, so they prefer using existing password vaults over BP credential manager.

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    Vinodh Kannan Krishnan
    AVP
    State Street Corporation
    America/New_York
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  • 4.  RE: Difference between CyberArk and BP Credential Manager

    Posted 01-20-2021 12:29
    ​Thanks a lot Ben Lyons and Vinodh Kannan Krishnan for the information above.

    As per your experience, have you seen Latency issue between Vault and BP , particularly in case of large number of bots with concurrent and repetitive hits?

    Also if Cyberark is down for any reason , then ideally it brings downtime to Blue Prism, as we are dependent on it for the credentials. How do we overcome this?

    Regards,
    Karthika.P

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    Karthika Palanisamy
    Associate
    DB
    Asia/Kolkata
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