IBM Tivoli Access Manager vs. Symantec VIP

IBM Tivoli Access Manager is ranked 4th in User Provisioning Software with 13 reviews vs Symantec VIP which is ranked 8th in User Provisioning Software with 3 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 Symantec VIP writes "One of the most valuable features is two-factor authentication". IBM Tivoli Access Manager is most compared with Oracle Identity Manager (Oracle IAM), CyberArk Privileged Access Security and Okta. Symantec VIP is most compared with RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle, Duo Security and RSA Authentication Manager. See our IBM Tivoli Access Manager vs. Symantec VIP 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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Cloud-based service and management.The two-factor authentication is most definitely valuable and moves us closer to being able to check off those important boxes for compliance.In this version 9.1, lots of changes are done for the dashboard, User Store etc.

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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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Geofencing needs improvement.The gateway server is a RADIUS server, but it lacks the functionality of returning RADIUS attributes other than those that are required for the gateway to authenticate the users.The User Store synchronization part needs to improve. Also, the logs, reports, and dashboard can be improved.

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

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There is a one-time setup fee plus the licenses are provided as per the number of users. For SMS and voice calls, the costs are separate.Licensing and pricing seems very fair.

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Also Known As
Tivoli Access Manager, IBM Security Access ManagerVeriSign Identity Protection Authentication Service
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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.VIP is a leading cloud-based strong authentication service that enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers. A unified solution providing both two-factor and risk-based token-less authentication, it is based on open standards (ex. SAML, OATH) and can easily integrate into enterprise applications.
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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc.Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company
33%
Government
22%
Financial Services Firm
22%
Integrator
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Government
18%
Comms Service Provider
14%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
21%
Healthcare Company
12%
Energy/Utilities Company
10%
Pharma/Biotech Company
10%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
11%
Large Enterprise
59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
14%
Midsize Enterprise
15%
Large Enterprise
72%
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