IBM Tivoli Access Manager vs. Okta

IBM Tivoli Access Manager is ranked 4th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 13 reviews vs Okta which is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli Access Manager writes " I can integrate with in-house provisioning systems. The profiling element is complex. ". The top reviewer of Okta writes "Provides easy-to-use self-service password reset as well as SSO and MFA". IBM Tivoli Access Manager is most compared with Oracle Identity Manager (Oracle IAM), CyberArk Privileged Access Security and Okta. Okta is most compared with Auth0, OneLogin and Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium. See our IBM Tivoli Access Manager vs. Okta report.
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The integration effort with the end application is quite straightforward and easy.Single Sign-On functionality is valuable because the core purpose of the product is to allow universal (or bespoke) SSO for application suites.SAML 2.0.OAuth 2 is now the de facto standard for API protection and scoped authorized delegation. IBM TAM now supports OAuth 2 and can act as fully compliant OAuth 2 authorization server.The Verify feature: A push method which customers are going for.

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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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Multi-factor authentication with social integration needs to improve.The profiling element is incredibly robust, but also equally as complex, it requires an off-site course to be able to understand the context or the plethora of options available.The self-service portal needs improvement.An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for the newer appliance versions for hosting the virtual appliances on AWS will help.Looking at their roadmap, they have a broad grasp of the security features which the industry needs.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
The IBM prices are, as ever, extortionate, even with a business partnership, and high levels of discounts.

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Pricing might be high, but it comes down when the number of people using the product goes up.

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Tivoli Access Manager, IBM Security Access Manager
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Overview
IBM Tivoli Access Manager is a robust and secure centralized policy management solution for e-business and distributed applications. IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL is a high performance, multi-threaded Web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected Web object space. WebSEAL can provide single sign-on solutions and incorporate back-end Web application server resources into its security policy.

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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Essex Technology Group Inc.Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
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Top Industries
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Insurance Company
33%
Financial Services Firm
22%
Government
22%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
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Financial Services Firm
19%
Government
18%
Comms Service Provider
14%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
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Financial Services Firm
27%
Marketing Services Firm
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
8%
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Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
11%
Large Enterprise
59%
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Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
55%
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Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
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