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"It scales in terms of numbers and types of identities. It can govern the on-premise applications as well as the cloud applications. So, it can manage hybrid environments with all types of identities and various load amounts.""The most valuable feature in Omada is the governance. We work with other products and other product vendors, but the sweet spot in the market for Omada is where things are heavy on governance."

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"I like the manageability. Activate Connect makes it easier to assign information and to manage the resources in the network.""The most valuable feature is ease of use."

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"This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.""The ability to grant access to other organizations is helpful.""The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.""The single sign-on is very convenient for us.""The most valuable feature is the ease of scalability.""The single sign-on of the solution is the most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature is the ability to set up conditional access, where you can enforce users to connect using multifactor authentication."

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"They need to improve the cost for small companies.""I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there. For example, they could add functionality on the authentication side, functionality that Octa and SailPoint have. But they should do that while maintaining the same simplicity that makes Omada a product of choice today."

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"The group policy can be improved.""I would like to see better integration with other business solutions."

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"The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.""Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click.""My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. The price plays a factor in the rating.""It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient.""I think the documentation and configuration are both areas that need improvement.""We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for devices and for applications.""Technical support could be faster."

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"The pricing is too high for SMBs.""Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product."

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"Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users.""This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down.""We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients.""We pay about $35 per user.""I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user.""We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise.""Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature in Omada is the governance. We work with other products and other product vendors, but the… more »
Top Answer: Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product.
Top Answer: I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there… more »
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A full-featured identity governance (IGA) solution with a cloud-native architecture for rapid deployment. Omada Identity Cloud is a flexible and future-proof choice that delivers scalable and configurable identity and access management processes with essential IGA capabilities. The solution enables organizations to manage identity lifecycle scenarios, policy and role management, access requests, access certification, and fulfillment using automated provisioning and service tickets. It provides configurable adaptable models out of the box, minimizing the time and cost of administration. Omada Identity Cloud meets the security, compliance, and efficiency needs of business leaders, removing cost and uncertainty from managing identities and access.

AWS Directory Service lets you run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as a managed service. AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also referred to as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, is powered by Windows Server 2012 R2. When you select and launch this directory type, it is created as a highly available pair of domain controllers connected to your virtual private cloud (VPC). The domain controllers run in different Availability Zones in a region of your choice. Host monitoring and recovery, data replication, snapshots, and software updates are automatically configured and managed for you.

The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

- Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

- Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

- A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

- Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Azure Active Directory Community.

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Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company24%
Media Company19%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company8%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Directory Service vs. Azure Active Directory and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AWS Directory Service is ranked 11th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 2 reviews while Azure Active Directory is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 23 reviews. AWS Directory Service is rated 8.0, while Azure Active Directory is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS Directory Service writes "Easy to use, but better integration with other business solutions would be useful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "Users don't have to remember multiple accounts and passwords since it is all single sign-on". AWS Directory Service is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity and ManageEngine ADManager Plus, whereas Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Google Cloud Identity, ForgeRock and SailPoint IdentityNow. See our AWS Directory Service vs. Azure Active Directory report.

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