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

CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) is ranked 7th in User Provisioning Software with 4 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 2nd in User Provisioning Software with 3 reviews. CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) is rated 7.2, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) writes "Offers out-of-the-box connectors that have a lot of opportunities for configuration". 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, Oracle Identity Governance and ForgeRock, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with CyberArk PAS, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) and Oracle Identity Governance. See our CA Identity Manager (CA IDM) vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ report.
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Out-of-the-box the product has a lot of opportunity for configuration and sophisticated identity management capability.I like that it is easy to diagnose. It has a version of a virtual appliance so we can download it, run it, configure it, and it would take about 10 to 15 minutes to configure the cluster or so.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.

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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.

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Although the capabilities are there, the user interface needs to be redesigned and the opportunities for integration should be improved.They should easier and better integration with other software.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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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 Firm35%
Healthcare Company18%
Insurance Company9%
Hospitality Company6%
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company8%
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