Top 6 Identity and Access Management Solutions Q1 2017


IT Central Station’s crowdsourced user review platform helps technology decision makers around the world to better connect with peers and other independent experts who provide advice without vendor bias.

Our users have ranked the top identity and access management (IAM) solutions according to their valuable features, and have also discussed where they see room for improvement.

You can read user reviews for the top six IAM tools of Q1 2017 here, to help you decide which solution is best for you.

#1 Oracle Identity Manager

Oracle Identity Manager is ranked by our users as the number one tool of Q1 2017, but what do users really think of the solution?

User-Level Management

“The user-level management has improved when you have this solution in place”, describes a DBA Manager/Principal Database Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees.

He continues to explain that “It's very difficult for us to manage the user access at the corporate level. It is a 24/7 job and we are global with multiple locations. We have user groups who manage all user access on the global level. That is easier to do with Oracle Identity Management in place.”

Profile-Based Provisioning

“I would like them to focus on profile-based provisioning, make what we call the birthright access management. We need to have an easier way for people to find out the birthright rules and based on the birthright roles, the people get access they need to get what they want done.”

#2 CyberArk Privileged Account Security

CyberArk Privileged Account Security is ranked by our users as the number two identity and access management solution of Q1 2017.

Password Management

A Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees notes that CyberArk Privileged Account Security grants their organization the “ability to manage passwords for highly privileged, service accounts, which are not tied to a person.”

Product Performance

“The performance of this product needs to be improved”, writes an IT Admin at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees.

“When the number of privileged accounts increases, i.e., exceeds 2000, then the performance of the system reduces. The login slows down drastically and also the connection to the target system slows down. This is my observation and thus, the server sizing needs to be increased.”

#3 CA Identity Manager

IT Central Station users rank CA Identity Manager as the number three solution of Q1 2017.

Security Management

Efren Yanez, Security Manager and CM Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees writes:

CA Identity Manager has increased our automation and maintenance of SLA security functions. Additional compliance of all activity related to provisioning, self-service, and all critical transaction of security management.”

Scalability Challenges

“An improvement that we would like to see in a later version is taking it to the cloud”, shares Raja Krishnamurthy, CTO, Application Development at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees.

“We have it on-premise and we foresee a lot of scalability challenges so taking it to the cloud might be a very good option for us.”

#4 SailPoint IdentityIQ

SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked by our users as the number four solution of Q1 2017.

Account Provisioning

A Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company values SailPoint IdentityIQ’s “provisioning in multiple environments, certification, and provision auditing”, which, as he explains, allows for “automated accounts provisioning during the on-boarding process.”

Troubleshooting Capabilities

In the future, this user hopes to be able to see “additional details during account aggregation failures to help quick troubleshooting.”

#5 IBM Tivoli Access Manager

IT Central Station users rank IBM Tivoli Access Manager as the number five Identity and Access Management solution of Q1 2017.

Access Controls Capabilities

“It applies access controls on an organization's web space while running on its components independently, while being highly available”, writes Maruthi Pothuru, Middleware Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees.

Porthutu continues to explain that as a result, “We can isolate our organization infrastructure from security considerations, as we have our entire organization security policy centralized, organised and administered from its API.”

Product Administration and Documentation

Administration of the product can be improved a lot”, finds a Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees, adding that “IBM has taken care of this in good manner in release 9.0.”

Lastly, concludes this user, “Product documentation, especially the new version 9.0, should be improved to give a quick understanding of product components and features.”

#6 Keeper

Keeper is ranked by our users as the number six solution of Q1 2017.

Simple Password Sharing

A Parts and Logistics Manager at a manufacturing company writes that Keeper “provides a simple way to share new passwords for the various sites we work with; no need to write down passwords in a notebook for safekeeping!”

Vault Feature

Dr Philip J M Leech, Senior Fellow at an international affairs institute, writes:

I don't really think the Vault is much use to me. It is included in my package that I pay for - but I never use it. I find services like Dropbox much more useful as it has the automatic sync. I think Keeper is most useful for its primary function - password management - which it does excellently and this shouldn't take away from that.”


Read more Identity and Access Management feedback from the IT Central Station community:

April 2017 Report: Identity and Access Management [FREE PDF -- DOWNLOAD NOW]

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