Compare CA SSO vs. FortiAuthenticator

CA SSO is ranked 3rd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 9 reviews while FortiAuthenticator is ranked 4th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 9 reviews. CA SSO is rated 7.8, while FortiAuthenticator is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of CA SSO writes "The flexibility helped us meet the requirements of our customer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FortiAuthenticator writes "Cost-effective and users can be securely managed by adopting it". CA SSO is most compared with Okta, Ping Identity and Oracle Access Manager, whereas FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Okta and Fortinet FortiToken. See our CA SSO vs. FortiAuthenticator report.
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The most valuable feature is that it meets the requirements of the customer. You have a lot of features in the product. Every product has them, but the question is, are these products going to meet the requirement of the customer?I liked the debugging part. There are only two files (trace file and log file) that you need to look into while performing debugging, and the logs give you the exact info on where and what needs to be fixed.You can quickly deploy the entire product with a basic config within couple of hours.It has considerably reduced the amount of time that new users would take to join into the organization. Previously, it was a lengthy, manual process because it's a very secure environment, where they need to verify the user before they can actually grant him a user-ID and password. Integrating with the built-in custom application, and exposing CA Single Sign On to the internet, we were able to get the employees onboard. The time that we gained was: previously it would generally take from four to eight weeks for each employee, we brought it to one to two days.The most valuable feature is the Federation part of Single Sign On, which is customizable and is easily integrated with any customer application or any third party application.Federation is valuable, for sure, because we have a lot of third-party vendors that we need to integrate with, and this is a turnkey solution in some ways.The Directory is secure. It's our user store, and it's important to keep our members safe. The product does well with that.If you look at our organization, and really all financial institutions, we have a lot of legacy apps. So it really helps to get Single Sign-On.

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We use this product for SSL two-factor authentication and FortiToken management.For someone concerned with multifactor authentication, I'm satisfied with the product.The solution is easy to learn and makes it easy for our users to add FortiToken. It's very easy to integrate if you have other Fortinet devices.The solution's most valuable aspect is that it easy to install. The user experience is very good.The initial setup is so easy and there is no problem in the implementation.The feature I value the most is the one-time passwords because it helps to authenticate users so you know the timing of their usage.FortiAuthenticator is a very good solution. It is all jury-based. FortiAuthenticator is very easy for anyone to understand how it works and be able to take action.It keeps track of users and their IPs no matter where they are in the network. When users roam, we don't have to worry about not mapping them to an IP.

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CA has reporting at the moment. With the reporting, every particular segmented product has a reporting engine. I would like to see centralized reporting for all of them together.The GUIs are not very clear, especially when integrating with other products from CA.The Federation part of CA Single Sign On, it's a bit complex to implement because it involves the SSL certificates, exchange of certificates, and lot of technical details. The documentation misses some important parts of this, so that's the reason it took some time for us to go live.I think they need to integrate some of the newer types of authentication into the product. I'm not seeing the innovation when it comes to biometrics in the product.They need to make configurations easier, and not have the engineer having to guess what will happen when he changes a particular setting.The initial setup was complex, painful. But that is to be expected of any new setup. When you're a big bank like us, any kind of migration to a new product is hard. I expect it to be painful, and it was painful. But it's not something that you can avoid.I would like to see a move towards the newer technologies, which is what we are doing right now. I think that's in the roadmap that's coming, in the 12.8 and 14 releases, but we would like to have it sooner than later.The main thing is we do not have the traceability and good monitoring that CA can provide us to capture problems when they occur.

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It does the job I paid for, but the graphical interface could be improved.No SMS gateway from the ISPWe have issues with HA (high availability). These should be addressed in future releases.The hardware aspect of the solution could be improved. We are not really able to understand the hardware capabilities of the device.If you want some other FortiAuthenticator from one site to another site, you should have requirements, but really if you have authentication and directory or another solution, you should change the password of the authenticator between the solution and the directory and other things. So transfer of data and other information should be simpler.I don't have any issues with this solution, but it may need a better, more user-friendly interface or better design of the platform.Other features that would improve the product are a single sign-on where people can use their Gmail ID to log-in, etc.The GUI is on the older side but I'm sure that it will be upgraded soon. It works, but it looks a little dated.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
CA solutions are generally expensive but for the customer the ROI is big.I recommend conducting a PoC on every available product before choose one.

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You can pay as you go with them. You purchase a base license and add to it as needed.

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Also Known As
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder
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Overview

CA Single Sign-On provides secure single sign-on and flexible access management to applications and Web services on-premise, in the cloud, from a mobile device or a partner’s site. For over a decade, CA Single Sign-On has been a leader in enterprise-class secure Web single sign-on and identity federation, providing a comprehensive solution that addresses access to applications and cloud services.  CA Single Sign-On delivers unparalleled reliability, availability, scalability and manageability.

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FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

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Sample Customers
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and SimeoBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Financial Services Firm42%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Manufacturing Company18%
Retailer10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Wholesaler/Distributor11%
Transportation Company6%
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