Compare IBM Security Access Manager vs. Okta

IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 14th in Access Management with 2 reviews while Okta is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 11 reviews. IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6, while Okta is rated 8.6. 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 Okta writes "Stable sign-on with provisioning and has the ability to enable and disable features". IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and ForgeRock, whereas Okta is most compared with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, OneLogin and Auth0.
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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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The most valuable feature of this solution for most customers is access management.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.The most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication.It made things a lot easier, especially with passwords.It has a wide range of MFA options. I prefer "Okta Verify" out of them all.Other than Okta being an easy and awesome integration tool, one of the best features it has is the provisioning and deprovisioning, which makes management way easier. You don't need to be too technical to understand how it works.The feature that is most valuable to me is the automated user provisioning that we set up using Okta as a major part of that process.Valuable features include UD, SSO functionality, MFA and Adaptive MFA functionality, ability to link multiple Directory databases with UD.

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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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This solution would be improved by adding biometrics features.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.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.On the admin side, we can create our own passwords instead of generating one, which is usually difficult to explain to a user.RESTful Web Service calls and their response seem a bit slow.We still had to write several internal programs/scripts to complete the user-provisioning process. Okta does not have the ability to provision mailbox accounts for on-premise Exchange or in a hybrid O365 environment. The Group Push function from Okta to AD did not work reliably in our environment.UD attribute mapping, Okta group rules, and dynamic usage could use improvement. It also needs more in-depth functionality and features to integrate with RADIUS solutions.

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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.

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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POST LuxembourgBox, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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