Compare CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ

CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) is ranked 6th in User Provisioning Software with 7 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 1st in User Provisioning Software with 5 reviews. CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) is rated 7.2, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) writes "We can tune, add, and build where we need to with this product". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SailPoint IdentityIQ writes "ROI has been outstanding and our user onboarding time has been significantly decreased". CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, ForgeRock and Oracle Identity Governance, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with CyberArk PAS, Oracle Identity Governance and CA Identity Manager (CA IDM). See our CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ report.
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Word mining and risk campaigns are the most valuable features of this solution.When comparing it to other products, you can set up CA IAM in a PoC very quickly to demonstrate its provisioning capabilities.It is easy to use, and does not requires an extensive programming or development background.We can tune, add, and build where we need to.The most valuable feature that we have is our almost real-time feed from our HR systems into CA Identity Manager, which then feeds down to all of our directories or applications that an employee could potentially need to access.​It has improved our user management. It is definitely streamlined​.Streamlines user access, consolidates applications.It has good endpoint support and endpoint connectivity to different versioning endpoints.

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The compliance features are the most valuable features.We like the integration with other systems.It is a stable tool, which we run in our complex environment.Great product to manage the access control of users.Provides good authorization and authentication system functionality.

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In the next release, there should be provisioning of your certifications.The product has a lot of need for improvement. Our issues are being raised back to the vendor as enhancements.The drawback with the CA Identity Manager is they don't have a connector to HR systems like SAP, or PeopleSoft, or Workday. That's a major drawback with the CA Identity Manager. For that we have to do lots of custom quoting to get data from HR systems. And if they could connect it to GRC systems, that's good to have in an identity product.Needs more cloud integration, which hopefully will be coming soon.Provisioning has a dependency on Windows.​The Identity tool needs to do more kinds of reporting for audit purposes. It doesn't really track any of the metrics that are useful to us, at this point.Identity Manager has a lack of entitlement support, unlike other products that I have worked with.

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They should lower the price and technical support should be better.I would like to see more Cloud management from this product.The product has poor reporting and analytic capabilities. Reports are not easy to use and its analytic capabilities are limited.Needs to focus on automation wherein provisioning of work can be improved and access certification should be automated without the intervention from a manager for approval.

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The connector is free, and bundled with the product.

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The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

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author avatarAmitArmoza
Real User

SailPoint focuses on Governance and CA is more provisioning tool. That is the biggest difference between SailPoint and CA.

author avatarDennis Lynster

I checked with a colleague who has more “hands-on” experience, here is his response:
If so CA IDM please no. They have done some work but it’s still not good performance-wise. It has been updated from the original netegrity or whatever code (as of a couple of years the scripts still had that in the header comments, as in untouched in years after purchase). I am not saying SailPoint is the cat's meow, as I don’t know. But given my experiences with CA IDM, and its use internally. It’s complex, does a lot but doesn’t perform very well. At one time there was an issue with data integrity due to the replication cycle (2 repositories, user/id, and a replication repository just for that and data are flushed through both in sequence) as in the last change to data was not necessarily applied in sequence. Results were last change was not the attribute state. Surely that has been fixed by now but with CA you never know. And that’s another issue. My experiences with CA support pretty much got the right support engineer, you get real answers. The wrong one, not so much. If I was starting from scratch I might well consider OpenAM. The commercial product I am pretty sure but a great IAM swiss army knife. It’s descended from Sun One which oracle tossed out when they bought sun over their own IAM product.

author avatarSunilGupta

When you say "differences" are you looking at a feature-by-feature comparison or at an overall level - the various "-abilities" like implement-ability, integrate-ability, support-ability, afford-ability and so on?

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Also Known As
CA Identity Minder, CA IAMIdentityIQ
CA (A Broadcom Company)

The CA Identity Suite provides comprehensive identity management and governance capabilities with a simple, intuitive user experience. This can dramatically simplify processes such as user access requests and access certifications, resulting in improved productivity and user satisfaction. The CA Identity Suite provides organizations with deep functionality, high scalability, and most importantly, and an outstanding user experience.

Identity and access management software that includes compliance and password management, analytics, and user provisioning.
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Sample Customers
Acciona, Core Blox, DBSAdobe, Aviva, Axa, Tokyo Electron
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm32%
Healthcare Company18%
Insurance Company9%
Hospitality Company6%
Comms Service Provider26%
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm16%
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
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