CA SSO vs IBM Tivoli Access Manager

CA SSO is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 35 reviews vs IBM Tivoli Access Manager which is ranked 4th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 16 reviews. The top reviewer of CA SSO writes "The flexibility helped us meet the requirements of our customer". The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli Access Manager writes " I can integrate with in-house provisioning systems. The profiling element is complex. ". CA SSO is most compared with Okta, IBM Tivoli Access Manager and Auth0. IBM Tivoli Access Manager is most compared with Oracle Identity Manager (Oracle IAM), CyberArk Privileged Access Security and Okta. See our CA SSO vs IBM Tivoli Access Manager report.
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Pros
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.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?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 integration effort with the end application is quite straightforward and easy.Single Sign-On functionality is valuable because the core purpose of the product is to allow universal (or bespoke) SSO for application suites.SAML 2.0.OAuth 2 is now the de facto standard for API protection and scoped authorized delegation. IBM TAM now supports OAuth 2 and can act as fully compliant OAuth 2 authorization server.The Verify feature: A push method which customers are going for.

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The GUIs are not very clear, especially when integrating with other products from CA.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 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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Multi-factor authentication with social integration needs to improve.The profiling element is incredibly robust, but also equally as complex, it requires an off-site course to be able to understand the context or the plethora of options available.The self-service portal needs improvement.An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for the newer appliance versions for hosting the virtual appliances on AWS will help.Looking at their roadmap, they have a broad grasp of the security features which the industry needs.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I recommend conducting a PoC on every available product before choose one.CA solutions are generally expensive but for the customer the ROI is big.The price is quite comparable to the other enterprise-level solutions in that market.

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The IBM prices are, as ever, extortionate, even with a business partnership, and high levels of discounts.

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Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Also Known AsSingle Sign-On, SiteMinderTivoli Access Manager, IBM Security Access Manager
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Overview
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 Tivoli Access Manager is a robust and secure centralized policy management solution for e-business and distributed applications. IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL is a high performance, multi-threaded Web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected Web object space. WebSEAL can provide single sign-on solutions and incorporate back-end Web application server resources into its security policy.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersBritish Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and SimeoEssex Technology Group Inc.
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
43%
Healthcare Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
21%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Healthcare Company
11%
Retailer
9%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company
33%
Government
22%
Financial Services Firm
22%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Government
18%
Comms Service Provider
12%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
3%
Midsize Enterprise
3%
Large Enterprise
94%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
11%
Large Enterprise
59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
55%
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