Compare Google Cloud Identity vs. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium

Google Cloud Identity is ranked 4th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 11 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Identity writes "Offers fine-grained access control and good visibility of cloud resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium writes "The ability to speed up delivery is an asset. To look at more documentation, engineering, or an open standard would be nice". Google Cloud Identity is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityNow and Microsoft Intune, whereas Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk PAS and SailPoint IdentityNow. See our Google Cloud Identity vs. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium report.
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The most valuable feature is that you can manage users from one central location.The most valuable feature is the performance.Although we have not looked at the whole product and explored it completely, we find that all the authentication features that we are using now are valuable.The Cloud Identity is well advanced in terms of features, applications, and the components that it is offering.The main control page and the ability to manage all our users from a web-based portal are the most valuable aspects of the solution. That's particularly useful because we're a heterogeneous network.

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This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.When logging on to Azure AD it's pretty quick.Configuring the domain and setting it up in the Azure portal is just three clicks to be honest.The most beneficial feature would be the effectiveness of having a hybrid set-up.It's very easy to run and it's part of their ecosystem and I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.The ability to speed up ability is an asset.The self-password reset if it's enabled and configured properly, really helps a company be able to reset rather than getting IT involved.Just because I've been in the Azure space since it started out and in the Microsoft Cloud AD since the BPOS days in the early 2000s, and it's just a product that made life simpler for my clients to be able to integrate everything.

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In the next release, I would like to see integration with different systems, mainly wireless SIEMS and other analytical systems that we want to introduce.The pricing for this solution is a little bit higher than AWS and others, which is something that should be improved.To improve the product, the integration with third-party products could always be smoother.The interface could be improved by simplifying it further.The solution needs to better integrate with Mac's OS.

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The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.At first, it was a bit challenging to come up with a workaround that would get authentication to work.Initially, we wanted to exclude specific users from MSA. So, we had a condition policy, which forces MSA for all the users. So we wanted to exclude users who are using an NPS extension. So it was not listed, as a NPS extension was not listed outside an application, in actual, so, we go back and were not able to exclude users using NPS extension from MSA. So that was one limitation that we found and we had to work around that.Tech support is inconsistent.To look at more documentation, engineering, or an open standard would be nice.Microsoft has so many different requirements and priorities that sometimes they don't invest all their energy into the products that you have expectations to investigate.Documentation I think is always the worst part with what Azure's doing right now across the board.Whatever business requirements we needed in the past three years, users were created, with the name of the user and they were not connected with the Active Directory. We were trying to in house in three years and with directory, but we were not able to achieve it.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The fees are paid monthly and there are no additional costs other than the licensing fees.The product is billed on a monthly basis depending on the number of users.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.We probably spend about $50,000 a year on licensing.

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I do not have experience with pricing.It's really affordable.Licensing is easy.It is a really nice tool and we have a license for the more complex model.It is not too expensive.The licensing is really not clear unless you are a premium client.The licensing cost is a bit prohibitive.

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Cloud Identity, Cloud Identity PremiumAzure Active Directory Premium, Azure Active Directory Premium P1
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Overview

Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) product. It offers the identity services and endpoint administration that are available in G Suite as a stand-alone product. As an administrator, you can use Cloud Identity to manage your users, apps, and devices from a central location - the Google Admin console.

Azure Active Directory Premium provides single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory Premium features multi-factor authentication (MFA); access control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts.

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Media Company18%
Insurance Company13%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
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Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Government6%
Comms Service Provider5%
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