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umairakhlaque78
Real User
Sr. Manager at Duroob
May 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it meets the requirements of the customer. You have a lot of features in the product.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If I describe what actually happened, a little bit of the business case, that will help you to understand what it was... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the future release is, if you ask me, I think they have done a lot in the new release, especially the front... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

CA solutions.. Are generally expensive but for the customer the ROI is big.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

No.

What other advice do I have??

When you are looking for a security solution, products are there in the market, but you really don't want to go for a... more»
DesignEn0ad8
Real User
Design Engineer 5 at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Right now, federation that comes out-of-the-box with single sign-on is the most valuable feature that we have, and also scalability.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a simple solution to implement, and it provides additional flexibility.

What needs improvement?

Better documentation. I went through some sessions on single sign-on for version 12.7. Whatever features we are looking for from a REST API perspective, they will be there. So far,... more»

What other advice do I have??

I have been working with Site Minder for the past 10 years, maybe more. However, I know the product, therefore I am able to manage it. The people in my team, they are not really... more»
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Software4a0d
Consultant
Software Engineering Consultant at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Nov 30 2017

What is most valuable?

As our identity model continues to mature, probably the Federation is most valueable. In IT, you're seeing a large shift to the cloud, and to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to get, again, both externally hosted and internally hosted web applications up and running using centralized credentials in short... more»

What needs improvement?

I've talked to them about this: I'd like to see a rework of the user directory configuration. In Single Sign On, whenever you set up a new user... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using something previously but I don't recall what it was. In terms of switching, it's a similar decision chain to what you think about... more»

What other advice do I have??

When we are looking for a new vendor, what's important to us is the relationship between us as a customer and the vendor. That has to be strong.... more»
ITAD2317
Real User
Assistant Director of Application Administration with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 06 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it takes a lot of the logic for authentication and authorization out of the hands of your application and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced developer costs; we get some of that back. Before, when we used a tool that was engineered in-house, it still required a lot of... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that we found a little difficult, was the default functionality to understand error messages coming back from a directory. You had to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Initially we didn't find the need to invest in building ourselves. We had an in-house product that we had developed and as time passed by, there... more»

What other advice do I have??

During implementation, make sure to verify the tuning guide. We had a transition with our implementation person, who was changed in the middle... more»
Manager1496
Real User
Manager with 10,001+ employees
Jan 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Federation, for sure, because we have a lot of third-party vendors that we need to integrate with, and this is a turnkey solution in some ways.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It keeps our members safe, that's a benefit for us. It's important.

What needs improvement?

I think they need to integrate some of the newer types of authentication into the product. I'm not seeing the innovation when it comes to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had no choice. We were growing too big. We had a homegrown solution in place six years back, and our CTO at that point made a conscious... more»

What other advice do I have??

One thing that recently surprised me about CA is how big it is. The product I'm talking about in that context is not a CA product, it's an... more»
Security6da7
Real User
Security Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 28 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's a rock-solid enterprise solution. It's the de facto standard. It works. It does what we need it to do in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It presents a standard pattern for people to secure their applications. In that regard, along with the tooling that we've built around the... more»

What needs improvement?

I think our questions, from me and our team, relate potentially to other products in the CA portfolio. There are other things such as strong... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I wasn't necessarily involved in the decision to invest in a solution like CA SSO . I was brought on post that decision, but it can really be... more»

What other advice do I have??

You definitely need to consider CA SSO but you need to be mindful of the new ways of developing applications, and possibly look at the CA API... more»
Roman Woronowics
Real User
Consulting Systems Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Jan 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is being able to debug problems, even though it can be a little bit complex and you have to know quite a bit to be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It definitely makes customers' or users' lives easier. People don't really appreciate it until they don't have it. Once everyone has SSO, if you... more»

What needs improvement?

* I would like to have a really simple interface; a more modernesque, cloud-based interface, with dynamic real-time information on the various... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I wasn't involved in the initial roll-out or the initial discussions around the solution. From previous experiences, it's usually, a company... more»

What other advice do I have??

Whatever you're considering, this is a good solution. It's got all the plug-ins and the various components – app servers, web servers – and you... more»
Jamal Alvi
Real User
Sr Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides the breadth and the width to provide solutions for the different kinds of technologies which we have. Stability is the most important thing for us. It just allows the user a simple, one way of authenticating. They really made life... more»

What needs improvement?

As we are moving in to the mobility space, this is where we really see SiteMinder and their other product really come together to provide a solution base to a different area where the IoT is coming, the different business communications are... more»

What other advice do I have??

The product is 8-9/10. It's very high because of their availability and supportability on different web servers is very, very, highly ranked. My advice and best practices is always engage with CA. Make sure that you're working and getting... more»
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CA Single Sign-On provides secure single sign-on and flexible access management to applications and Web services on-premise, in the cloud, from a mobile device or a partner’s site. For over a decade, CA Single Sign-On has been a leader in enterprise-class secure Web single sign-on and identity federation, providing a comprehensive solution that addresses access to applications and cloud services.  CA Single Sign-On delivers unparalleled reliability, availability, scalability and manageability.

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