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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Pros
"The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security.""It's a good solution for identification and access management.""I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory.""The single sign-on is the solution's most valuable feature""Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.""The solution is easy to use for our managers."

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Cons
"Configuration could be simplified for the end-user.""The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly.""The solution could be classified as a hilt system. There are a lot of resources being used and it is suitable for very large enterprises or the public sector."

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"To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly.""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.""Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved.""The technical support could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The license and costs depend on the amount range of users you have. For just approximately 2,000 users, the price is practical and fair. However, when you have 20,000 users, it starts to become really expensive, and the discount per user is not attractive enough to go ahead and purchase."

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"Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price.""The licensing is fair for this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth.
Top Answer: The solution could be classified as a hilt system. There are a lot of resources being used and it is suitable for very large enterprises or the public sector. In the future, there could be better… more »
Top Answer: I am a provider of mobile authentication and my customers want to upgrade the Single Sign-On platform solution. We then provide them our mobile authentication to plugin with the new version of IBM's… more »
Top Answer: The solution is easy to use for our managers.
Top Answer: Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved. It would be nice to see a better cloud-based solution that's both easy and accessible for all organizations.
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12th
out of 28 in Access Management
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7.7
8th
out of 28 in Access Management
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7.8
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Also Known As
ISAM
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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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.

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 Luxembourg
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company13%
Financial Services Firm12%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise93%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 12th in Access Management with 3 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 8th 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 "Effortless user sign in, highly scalable, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Azure Active Directory, Okta Workforce Identity, ForgeRock, Oracle Access Manager and Amazon Cognito, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, Azure Active Directory, ForgeRock and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager. See our IBM Security Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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