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umairakhlaque78
Real User
Sr. Manager at Duroob
Oct 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 end… more»

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

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
Anonymous User
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, it… 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 happy… more»
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Anonymous User
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 using… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
Anonymous User
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. The… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 decision… 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»
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 their… more»
JosephLaVigne
Real User
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Simplifying the user experience. We use a lot of integrated Windows authentication with it. All of our applications get a point, click, and you are in, while we increase security at… more»

How has it helped my organization?

People do not have to remember 35 to 40 usernames and passwords. They have a link to go to their page that they need to work on, and it is there. It knows it is them. If we lose an… more»

What needs improvement?

I would prefer to see their SAML integration be a more streamlined and easier interface, more like PingFederate's interface. Their product works just as well for that use case, but we… more»

What other advice do I have?

Because I am new to this area, the thing that surprised me about CA is how quick they are to respond to changing needs. If we tell them we need something or do not know how to do… more»
Anil Gaddi
Real User
Security Architect at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

We use it on the agent model, and we have a lot of capabilities which we leverage to do it on the different apps, so critical apps are protected… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think Single Sign-On helps a lot. If you look at our organization, and really all financial institutions, we have a lot of legacy apps. So it… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a move towards the newer technologies, which is what we are doing right now. I think that's in the roadmap that's coming, in… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a predecessor to it which was near end of life. I knew this product because I was part of CA previously. We went with CA because it met most… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: We definitely look at our engagement. We look at the support. That's always the critical factor… more»
Maurice Shorrosh
Real User
Technology Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

It has the ability to authenticate and authorize users. It is the main feature for our security.

How has it helped my organization?

It has definitely made things easier. We do not have to do that development. It is an out-of-the-box product which does the thing it does best.

What needs improvement?

Better monitoring. A better way to debug a problem. When there is a problem with it, it should log enough information for CA to know what is the problem, like a better debugging tool… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would recommend the newer version without any customization. That is where we have had a problem because we did our own customization of this… more»
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