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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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"The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security.""It's a good solution for identification and access management."

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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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"Configuration could be simplified for the end-user.""The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly."

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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."

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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.

IBM Security Access Manager helps you simplify your users' access while more securely adopting web, mobile, IoT and cloud technologies. It can be deployed on-premises, in a virtual or hardware appliance or containerized with Docker. ISAM helps you strike a balance between usability and security through the use of risk-based access, single sign-on, integrated access management control, identity federation and mobile multi-factor authentication. Take back control of your access management with IBM Security Access Manager.

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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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Manufacturing Company18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Engineering Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company14%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Active Directory vs. IBM Security Access Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Azure Active Directory is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 15 reviews while IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 13th in Access Management with 2 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 7.6, while IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "Easy to use, accessible from anywhere, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Security Access Manager writes "Secure access with authentication and good technical support, but needs a more simplified user interface". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk PAS, SailPoint IdentityNow, ForgeRock and OneLogin Workforce Identity, whereas IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, F5 Access Policy Manager, Oracle Access Manager, ForgeRock and i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management. See our Azure Active Directory vs. IBM Security Access Manager report.

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