Compare IBM Security Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder

IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 11th in Access Management with 2 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 5th in Access Management with 4 reviews. IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.6, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8. 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 Symantec Siteminder writes "The flexibility helped us meet the requirements of our customer". IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and ForgeRock, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID and Oracle Access Manager. See our IBM Security Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder report.
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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 single sign-on is the solution's most valuable featureThe most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory.The most valuable feature is that it meets the requirements of the customer. You have a lot of features in the product. Every product has them, but the question is, are these products going to meet the requirement of the customer?I liked the debugging part. There are only two files (trace file and log file) that you need to look into while performing debugging, and the logs give you the exact info on where and what needs to be fixed.You can quickly deploy the entire product with a basic config within couple of hours.

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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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We're currently unable to find information about if the solution can do a full implementation with SQL. Some better and more accessible documentation for new users or those curious about the product would be helpful.To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly.CA has reporting at the moment. With the reporting, every particular segmented product has a reporting engine. I would like to see centralized reporting for all of them together.The GUIs are not very clear, especially when integrating with other products from CA.

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CA solutions are generally expensive but for the customer the ROI is big.I recommend conducting a PoC on every available product before choose one.

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Also Known As
ISAMSingle Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder

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.

Symantec® SiteMinder is designed to secure the modern enterprise through a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; provides single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent session hijacking. Finally, Symantec SiteMinder is battle-tested and has been deployed in the largest IT environments in the world.

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Sample Customers
POST LuxembourgBritish Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm41%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company9%
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