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Pros
"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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"Our customers have never complained about the stability""This is a product that is easy to install and integrate, and it is simple to use."

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Cons
"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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"Cloud services are something that F5 Access Policy Manager could do better""The price of this product can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Recently, they have simplified the licensing"

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Both identity providers have their own pros and cons. Google doesn't have a road map for device management though they have recently announced support for windows 10 & Ubuntu. I would recommend… more »
Top Answer: The portal version of the Azure active directory is pretty robust.
Top Answer: I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user. We may go up to the E5, which includes Project Online and the telecom service in TEAMS. We're in the process of rolling out Office… more »
Top Answer: This is a product that is easy to install and integrate, and it is simple to use.
Top Answer: Recently, they have simplified their licensing. Two years ago it was much more complex. It's very simple for our customers to understand; however, the cloud is not simple because it's per consumption… more »
Top Answer: The price of this product can be improved.
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Overview

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.

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

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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.
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Insurance Company9%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Performing Arts8%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise59%
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Azure Active Directory is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 20 reviews while F5 Access Policy Manager is ranked 11th in Access Management with 2 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.2, while F5 Access Policy Manager is rated 8.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Access Policy Manager writes "A robust platform that enables our clients to do almost anything". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk PAS, ForgeRock, Google Cloud Identity and SailPoint IdentityNow, whereas F5 Access Policy Manager is most compared with IBM Security Access Manager, CyberArk PAS, ForgeRock, Auth0 and Amazon Cognito. See our Azure Active Directory vs. F5 Access Policy Manager report.

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