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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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"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.""I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth."

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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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"Configuration could be simplified for the end-user.""The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly.""The solution could be classified as a hilt system. There are a lot of resources being used and it is suitable for very large enterprises or the public sector."

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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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"The license and costs depend on the amount range of users you have. For just approximately 2,000 users, the price is practical and fair. However, when you have 20,000 users, it starts to become really expensive, and the discount per user is not attractive enough to go ahead and purchase."

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Top Answer: I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth.
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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Active Directory vs. IBM Security Access Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Access Management with 38 reviews while IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 12th in Access Management with 3 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.4, while IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Security Access Manager writes "Effortless user sign in, highly scalable, and reliable". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Google Cloud Identity, AWS Directory Service and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, whereas IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, ForgeRock, Oracle Access Manager, F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) and i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management. See our Azure Active Directory vs. IBM Security Access Manager report.

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