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Pros
"The app provides ready-made services that we can talk to without issue.""The solution is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate and to work with.""There is a lot of flexibility and a lot of control if you use this efficiently.""We do not need to maintain the hardware.""There is a certain accessibility feature that I can set using a cloud identity, which is really valuable to us.""It is totally awesome in terms of scalability. Its scalability was the main reason for moving to Google Cloud. It also comes with a lot of features. We are satisfied with the features it has.""Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy provides more control of our assets because normally when you're using Google Cloud, you have to use your Google email. IAP can control the assets that only come from the dedicated company or IP address.""The most valuable features of Google Cloud Platform are the Kubernetes engine, CI/CD, and BigQuery."

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"The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""Having a single sign-on to all our applications.""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.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features.""The solution so far has been very stable.""It's easy to use and straightforward.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""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."

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Cons
"I think this product needs to shift the focus from our software, our solution, like social media analytics to our customers; not maintenance in the hardware.""The solution could be more reasonably priced. We find it to be a bit expensive right now.""The initial setup was quite complex.""the documentation could be a bit better in terms of what is presented on the screen versus what actually happens.""The hard part is creating the pack because our applications are in Azure Data Proxy, Data Fabric, and Data Factory. Our team used these tools in Azure, but in the future, they will transition to GCP.""The support can be more efficient. Google has different layers of support, like layer one, layer two, and layer three, but normally, the response from layer one is not very useful.""We have some challenges related to purging the data. We get a lot of data on a daily basis that has to be refreshed on the site, but we are seeing some challenges with that. They can also include some third-party integration. We have one Akamai dependency. If they can come up with some API to talk to Akamai, it would be good.""The setup could be more user-friendly."

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"It can have more API integrations.""The lifecycle management part can be improved. It should also have identity governance and the ability to choose a specific factor authentication at the application level. Its licensing and pricing can also be improved.""The pricing could be improved.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service.""Therefore, if you have 10 million users, that's almost 100 million, so it is costly.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I think the price of Google Cloud Platform is reasonable. However, Microsoft is the most cost-effective solution for us because of Azure's integration. And we already have licenses for Windows Server and the databases, so the price is attractive.""I think that the cost is metered based on the data, but I don't have the details.""Its price is good. For each server, we are saving $300 a month. We have at least thousands of servers. It is a huge cost reduction for us.""The customer purchases an annually sponsored license."

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"It is costly for large companies.""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""The price of this product could be lower.""It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model.""I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services.""License is around US$20,000 annually."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very easy to use. It's easy to navigate and to work with.
Top Answer: The product is great. I can't think of a way it can be improved. There aren't any missing features. It's quite complete. The solution could be more reasonably priced. We find it to be a bit expensive… more »
Top Answer: The solution so far has been very stable.
Top Answer: We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We recognize it as quite expensive. We were using a standard license during the trial. We felt that we would get more features. However, there were some… more »
Top Answer: Okta can consider to become also a password vaulting manager. We also didn't find an option to setup access to web services that require second factor authentication. Also it's hard to figure out… more »
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8.3
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Average Words per Review
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Also Known As
GCP Cloud IAP, Google Cloud Platform Cloud IAP, Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy
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Overview

Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

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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Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm9%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company23%
Healthcare Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise45%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise63%

Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is ranked 2nd in ZTNA with 9 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 15 reviews. Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is rated 8.2, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy writes "Multi-source system centralized in one location for efficient data transformation". 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 Platform Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy is most compared with Cloudflare Access, Zscaler Private Access and Duo Security, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Azure Active Directory, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and OneLogin Workforce Identity.

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