Hi Frank,

Actually, we ended up going with BSAFE. You are correct, it is cheaper than PowerTech, and easier to use than NetIQ. The only functionality we lost switching from NetIQ was a weak password report, and that stops really working properly in any case once you move beyond max10 character passwords (I would love to know how NetIQ did that, I guess something with the Retrieve password API).

Anyway, I personally am pretty happy with BSAFE, it was easy to install, very easy to set up exit point controls and it has pretty good reporting. Nice easy GUI too. The company is now called Enforcive by the way.


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Exacta Corporation
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Hi Adam, what did you end up going with? I've use NetIQ b4 and it was excellent and resolved authority issues automatically. I assume powerlock/powertech is just as good and may be the industry leader now since many of the NetIQ designers and support have moved on...many to Powertech. BSAFE and whatever Carol developed is also a good alternative (and probably cheaper than the first 2). I ask you a year later because I figure you made your choice and we might be going to finally purchase one of these products for security so any info/help appreciated.

Thanks, Frank

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Hi Everyone,

I'm just interested in any comparisons or comments people may have

regarding experiences with the NetIQ suite of products (PSAudit, PSSecure

etc.,) and the Powertech products. If anyone has used both I would be

interested in which one you would recommend, or even if you think one has

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