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Pros
"The solution's most valuable feature is the authentication for the consumers. The integration with other third-party applications is excellent.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to manage and it's stable.""We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.""ForgeRock has CIAM, which other products didn't have, and they have DevOps ready.""Even though we have very small business interests with them today, they see that we plan on growing drastically over the next two years. Therefore, we have excellent support and we are now at a point where we are not calling tech support. We pick up a phone and call the Account Manager and they'll get everything resolved for us. We don't have to queue along with everybody else and go through a long process."

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"The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security.""It's a good solution for identification and access management."

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Cons
"The identity management model needs a bit of improvement.""They should improve the solution by include reporting.""I find that it's quite expensive for just an open-source system. Support is quite expensive.""Automatic Deployment needs improvement. it could be made easier.""We're worried about the scaling. We're told it will be okay and there won't be issues, however, I'm not 100% convinced."

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"Configuration could be simplified for the end-user.""The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly."

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"It's a bit pricey and could be more competitive.""We have multiple clients we are looking at right now. We are at a very small number, however, the idea and the goal is to grow. We are looking at about $100,000 and $50,000 a minimum a month cost. That'd be minimum maybe in a couple of years."

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Top Answer: We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.
Top Answer: It's hard to speak with ForgeRock. It's very expensive. I find that it's quite expensive for just an open-source system. Support is quite expensive. We are only 300 users. It would make sense for a… more »
Top Answer: We use it to define the users in all of our systems like VMS and Samba. We don't use Windows, we use Samba. We create and define the permissions and configurations for the users.
Top Answer: It's a good solution for identification and access management.
Top Answer: The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly. In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the user interface.
Top Answer: The primary use cases of this solution are for my clients who are mainly from the banks and the University. I work on projects with our local University with a federation and we do the authentication… more »
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Also Known As
ForgeRock Identity Platform, ForgeRock OpenIDM ISAM
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Overview
Open source provisioning solution for real-time user management life cycle automation.

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
Geico, Thomson Reuters, Salesforce, McKesson, Trinet, SKY, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Capgemini, North Western UniversityPOST Luxembourg
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company12%
Performing Arts7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
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ForgeRock is ranked 4th in Access Management with 5 reviews while IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 13th in Access Management with 2 reviews. ForgeRock is rated 7.2, while IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ForgeRock writes "Good for multi-client setups and easy to implement but the scalability seems uncertain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Security Access Manager writes "Secure access with authentication and good technical support, but needs a more simplified user interface". ForgeRock is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Okta Workforce Identity, OpenIAM Identity Governance and Atos DirX Directory, whereas IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, F5 Access Policy Manager, Oracle Access Manager and i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management. See our ForgeRock vs. IBM Security Access Manager report.

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