Compare CA SSO vs. IBM Security Access Manager

CA SSO is ranked 4th in Access Management with 7 reviews while IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 15th in Access Management with 1 review. CA SSO is rated 8.2, while IBM Security Access Manager is rated 8.0. 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 IBM Security Access Manager writes "Stable with a straightforward setup and good mobile features". CA SSO is most compared with Okta, Ping Identity and Oracle Access Manager, whereas IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and ForgeRock.
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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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The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security.

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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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Configuration could be simplified for the end-user.

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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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8.0
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8.0
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Single Sign-On, SiteMinderISAM
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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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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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Sample Customers
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and SimeoPOST Luxembourg
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm42%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Retailer6%
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Software R&D Company25%
Manufacturing Company18%
Retailer10%
Healthcare Company8%
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