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"It scales in terms of numbers and types of identities. It can govern the on-premise applications as well as the cloud applications. So, it can manage hybrid environments with all types of identities and various load amounts.""The most valuable feature in Omada is the governance. We work with other products and other product vendors, but the sweet spot in the market for Omada is where things are heavy on governance."

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"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.""The Cloud Identity is well advanced in terms of features, applications, and the components that it is offering.""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 most valuable feature is the performance.""The most valuable feature is that you can manage users from one central location.""I think the first thing that is great is that it gives you a lot of features, like login, and then vaulted passwords and secure LDAP. It becomes easier for the end customer to leverage all those features without going to a higher SKU of G Suite."

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"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication.""This solution allows us to do the provisioning. Also the most important for us is the ability to enable and disable features to employees as they onboard and offboard.""Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.""The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it.""Having a single sign-on to all our applications.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features."

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"They need to improve the cost for small companies.""I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there. For example, they could add functionality on the authentication side, functionality that Octa and SailPoint have. But they should do that while maintaining the same simplicity that makes Omada a product of choice today."

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"The solution needs to better integrate with Mac's OS.""The interface could be improved by simplifying it further.""To improve the product, the integration with third-party products could always be smoother.""The pricing for this solution is a little bit higher than AWS and others, which is something that should be improved.""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.""They are going ahead and adding a few more things to the Google Cloud premium edition. Their stock management and remote computer management can be improved."

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"The solution lacks an on-premises deployment model so it can't offer a hybrid solution. It would be ideal if clients had options that weren't just cloud-based.""I don't know if it is possible to make it simpler to use or simpler to understand, but that would be the most important thing to improve.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service.""It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time.""The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""It can have more API integrations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is too high for SMBs.""Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product."

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

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"It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things""License is around US$20,000 annually.""I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."

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A full-featured identity governance (IGA) solution with a cloud-native architecture for rapid deployment. Omada Identity Cloud is a flexible and future-proof choice that delivers scalable and configurable identity and access management processes with essential IGA capabilities. The solution enables organizations to manage identity lifecycle scenarios, policy and role management, access requests, access certification, and fulfillment using automated provisioning and service tickets. It provides configurable adaptable models out of the box, minimizing the time and cost of administration. Omada Identity Cloud meets the security, compliance, and efficiency needs of business leaders, removing cost and uncertainty from managing identities and access.

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.

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

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Sample Customers
ExtraHop Networks, HealthChannels
Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company9%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company33%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Identity vs. Okta Workforce Identity and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
466,017 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Cloud Identity is ranked 3rd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 6 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 9 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.6, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6. 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 Okta Workforce Identity writes "Good product with ease of deployment, ease of use, speed of delivery, and easy integration with other software". Google Cloud Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory, VMware Workspace ONE, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and SailPoint IdentityNow, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Azure Active Directory, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Auth0, SailPoint IdentityNow and Zscaler Private Access. See our Google Cloud Identity vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.

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