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"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication.""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.""Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.""The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it.""Having a single sign-on to all our applications.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features."

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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
"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.""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.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service.""It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time.""The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""It can have more API integrations."

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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
"It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things""License is around US$20,000 annually.""I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services.""It is costly for large companies.""The price of this product could be lower.""It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."

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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: The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.
Top Answer: Okta price list is competitive. It is available online. For special pricing depends on projects, size, nature of the deal- Okta business is always available to support
Top Answer: There are some issues with the interface that can be improved.
Top Answer: Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.
Top Answer: Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price.
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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Also Known As
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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Overview

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.

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
Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company23%
Healthcare Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise93%
Find out what your peers are saying about Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in Access Management with 14 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 8th in Access Management with 4 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Good product with ease of deployment, ease of use, speed of delivery, and easy integration with other software". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Azure Active Directory, Google Cloud Identity, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Auth0 and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with PingID, ForgeRock, Azure Active Directory, PingAccess and Symantec VIP Access Manager. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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