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Secret Server vs. KeePass

Automatically change passwords on your network

Secret Server can change passwords right on your network; but KeePass is purely a password safe – it cannot automatically change passwords.

So while Secret Server has the same vault features as KeePass, it has the added capability of automatically changing passwords on Active Directory, Windows, UNIX/Linux, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and network devices (Cisco, Juniper, Enterasys, etc.). It’s easy to meet security policies when you can regularly change passwords on privileged accounts.

Secret Server provides a full audit trail

Access within Secret Server is audited and a full report of user activity is provided. This is how you’ll know which passwords need to be changed when an employee leaves your organization.

Additional monitoring options include the ability to receive email alerts for specific events, like when a password is viewed or changed. KeePass does not provide auditing on user action or access.

Why is Secret Server a perfect KeePass alternative for enterprise password management?

Have you ever wondered how KeePass compares to Secret Server Password Software?

KeePass is designed for single users; but Secret Server is great for teams too.

KeePass lacks authentication – the master password does not identify users; Secret Server does not have this problem.

KeePass lacks some other essential functionality too:

  • auditing
  • permissions
  • centralized control
  • integration with existing systems for authentication
  • integration with existing systems for automatic password changing

All these factors make KeePass a great tool for an individual but severely lacking for an IT admin team. Secret Server is specifically designed for IT admin teams.

Secret Server vs. KeePass

  • Feature

  • Centralized Control
  • Audit trails to monitor access
  • Permissions to limit access
  • Change network passwords
  • Technical Support
  • Secret Server

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • KeePass

  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no