Secret management solutions allow organizations, IT security teams, and DevOps teams to improve the security of their application development processes. They do this by ensuring the safe storage and use of corporate “secrets,” a term that refers to private information including account credentials, passwords, certificates, API keys, SSH keys, encryption keys and more.
It’s critical that these corporate secrets are kept secure. A worrying 61% of data breaches involve the use of stolen credentials, and this high-value data can be weaponized by cybercriminals, enabling them to access applications and disrupt business productivity. However, these secrets are often publicly available, hard coded in applications, or stored in automated processes—making it all too easy for cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to company information.
Secret management solutions are designed to negate this risk, allowing teams to securely store, manage and share access to corporate secrets from within an encrypted vault, ensuring legal compliance and enabling users to easily access their necessary credentials. As well as allowing teams to securely access and share credentials when needed, these solutions enable admin teams to easily manage policies and audit access to this data.
In this list, we’ll consider the top 9 secret managers for application
security. We’ll cover their key features, deployment, ease of use and customer reviews to help you decide which solution is the best fit for your organization.