Compare IBM Security Access Manager vs. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium

IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 14th in Access Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is ranked 3rd in Access Management with 11 reviews. IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Security Access Manager writes "Secure access with authentication and good technical support, but needs a more simplified user interface". 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". IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and ForgeRock, whereas Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is most compared with Okta, SailPoint IdentityNow and CyberArk PAS.
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It's a good solution for identification and access management.The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security.

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

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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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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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14th
out of 26 in Access Management
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286
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
227
Avg. Rating
7.5
3rd
out of 26 in Access Management
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7,113
Comparisons
5,812
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
627
Avg. Rating
7.9
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Compared 38% of the time.
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ISAMAzure Active Directory Premium, Azure Active Directory Premium P1
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Overview

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.

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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Software R&D Company27%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
Comms Service Provider6%
Government6%
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