We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Be sure: You know your userbase, e.g., how many users you have. You choose the right license and model that suit your business requirements."
"Azure has an educational package available for students with a variety of licenses and different software available."
"The licensing model is straightforward. I don't think there are any issues with the E3 license or E5 license."
"There are four different levels of subscription including the free level, one that includes the Office 365 applications, the Premium 1 (P1) level, and the Premium 2 (P2) level."
"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."
"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."
"It can be a bit expensive for organizations, but they do have different pricing models. Their free tier can be used on a personal level, but for an organization, the licenses might be a bit expensive. In general, the licenses can become cheaper, which will make it accessible for more people."
"Azure Active Directory is more expensive than Google, but the capabilities they provide are superior."
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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
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The SecureAuth® Identity Platform provides the flexibility required to meet the security and usability requirements for your diverse population of identities — workforce and customer. We offer the most multi-factor authentication choices, the most adaptive authentication risk checks, support all major federation protocols for single sign-on, and deliver self-service tools to keep your users productive while reducing help desk calls.
Whether you deploy hybrid, on-prem, or in the cloud, the Identity Platform delivers the strongest breach-preventing identity security available to protect everyone and everything that connects to your business.
Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Access Management with 68 reviews while SecureAuth Identity Platform is ranked 23rd in Access Management. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.8, while SecureAuth Identity Platform is rated 0.0. 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, Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Google Cloud Identity, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and AWS Directory Service, whereas SecureAuth Identity Platform is most compared with Amazon Cognito, Microsoft Identity Manager, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Tools4ever IAM and Saviynt.
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