We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The pricing for companies and businesses is okay, it's fair. But if you are trying to teach someone about Azure AD, there is no licensing option for that... It would be nice to have a 'learning' license, one that is cheaper for a single person."
"Azure Active Directory has a very extensive licensing model. Most of the features are available in the free and basic version, and then there are premium P1 and P2 editions. The licensing model is based on how many users you have per month. In Australia, for a P1 license, the cost is 8 dollars. With P1 and P2 licenses, you get a lot of goodies around the security side of things. For example, User Identity Protection is available only in P2. These are extra features that allow you to have a pretty good security posture, but most of the required things are available in the free and basic version."
"Azure has an educational package available for students with a variety of licenses and different software available."
"Everything needs to be considered for the requirements and if it is within the budget, then you can come up with a solution, whether it is SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS."
"We make sure that we only enable the licenses that are needed for the users, rather than enabling licenses in a blanket fashion."
"If you have a different IDP today, I would take a close look at what your licensing looks like, then reevaluate the licensing that you have with Microsoft 365, and see if you're covered for some of this other stuff. Folks sometimes don't realize that, "Oh, I'm licensed for that service in Azure." This becomes one of those situations where you have the "aha" moment, "Oh, I didn't know we can do that. Alright, let's go down this road." Then, they start to have conversations with Microsoft to see what they can gain. I would recommend that they work closely with their TAM, just to make sure that they are getting the right level of service. They may just not be aware of what is available to them."
"If you are dealing with one supplier with an out-of-the-box solution, which provides you end-to-end capabilities, then it is naturally cheaper and less of a headache to manage and operate."
"Be sure: You know your userbase, e.g., how many users you have. You choose the right license and model that suit your business requirements."
The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:
- Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere
- Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access
- A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely
- Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services
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AccessMatrix is a suite of integrated ICAM (Identity, Credential, Access Management and Versatile Authentication solutions) that enable organizations to effectively deploy versatile authentication, unified single sign-on, secure credential management services, flexible identity & role administration, externalized authorization, and provide comprehensive data analytics of access to important information assets.
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i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management is ranked 13th in Access Management with 1 review while Symantec Secure Access Cloud is ranked 25th in Access Management. i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management is rated 8.0, while Symantec Secure Access Cloud is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management writes "Good product with the flexibility to connect to any token". On the other hand, i-Sprint AccessMatrix Universal Access Management is most compared with Entrust IdentityGuard and Okta Workforce Identity, whereas Symantec Secure Access Cloud is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity and Zscaler Private Access.
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