Microsoft Forefront [EOL] Review

It has automated the entire user and group management process but more out of box connectors are needed.


What is most valuable?

  • Synchronization
  • End user functionality
  • Portal
  • Service
  • Self service password reset
  • Password management
  • Password sync
  • Group management via Outlook
  • Reporting

How has it helped my organization?

It has automated the entire user and group management process, thus reducing manual work and help desk cost to a great extent.

What needs improvement?

More out of box connectors and conducting awareness of the product along with more marketing. This would enhance the tools capabilities by keeping in mind other similar products from other vendors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for seven years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not with the latest version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not with the latest version.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Good.

Technical Support:

Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is my first tool.

How was the initial setup?

Pretty Straightforward. Microsoft always builds products with easy Next->Next options.

What about the implementation team?

I work for a company that provides services for such tools, so we implement it ourselves.

What was our ROI?

You would get back the initial investment within three to four years.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure on sizing.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2010 R2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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