We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is cloud based so it is always updated,"
"It has been very instrumental towards a lot of services we run, especially on the single sign-on side. For example, we have 160 countries that all run their own IT but we still are able to provide users with a single sign-on experience towards global applications. So, they have a certain set of accounts that they get from their local IT department, then they use exactly the same account and credentials to sign into global services. For the user, it has been quite instrumental in that space. It is about efficiency, but also about users not having to remember multiple accounts and passwords since it is all single sign-on. Therefore, the single sign-on experience for us has been the most instrumental for the end user experience."
"Using [Azure AD's] passwordless technology, you're not even using a password anymore. You're basically just creating a logon request without actually sending or typing or storing the password. This is awesome for any user, regardless of whether you're a factory worker or a CFO. It's secure and super-simple."
"It offers features that improve our security posture such as multifactor authentication, which is the second layer of protection that is used when we log into the cloud."
"In terms of identity management, it helps to improve security posture. It generally helps in terms cloud security, simplicity, and single sign-on for multiple apps."
"It enhanced our end user experience quite a bit. Instead of the days of having to contact the service desk with challenges for choosing their password, users can go in and do it themselves locally, regardless of where they are in the world. This has certainly made it a better experience accessing their applications. Previously, a lot of times, they had to remember multiple usernames and passwords for different systems. This solution brings it all together, using a single sign-on experience."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to set up conditional access, where you can enforce users to connect using multifactor authentication."
"This solution is less time-consuming. We don't have to hire as many resources to give permissions to a particular user or group for any application."
"The solution's ability to save and manage of all my passwords is great."
"The solution is easy to use for our managers."
"The single sign-on is the solution's most valuable feature"
"It's quite scalable."
"Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable."
"The most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory."
"I would rate it an eight out of ten. The price plays a factor in the rating."
"The initial setup was complex."
"It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient."
"Transitioning to the cloud is very difficult. They need the training to make it easier."
"In a hybrid deployment, when we update a license by changing the UPN or email address of a user, it does not get updated automatically during normal sync. This means that we have to update it manually from Azure, which is something that needs to be corrected."
"Azure Active Directory could benefit by adding the capability for identity life cycle for the on-premise solution. For example, an HR solution, which is built on-premise or, in general, better on-premise capable solutions."
"From time to time it takes a little bit of time to replicate, with some of the applications—something like five to 10 minutes. I know that the design is not supposed to enable real-time replication with some of the applications. But, as an administrator, I would like to run a specific change or modification in Azure Active Directory and see it replicated almost immediately."
"When you start to deal with legacy applications, provisioning is not as intuitive."
"In terms of managing the users on a large scale, it would be easier if they had some kind of user management portal."
"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 support could be faster."
"To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly."
"The technical support could be better."
"If you are dealing with one supplier with an out-of-the-box solution, which provides you end-to-end capabilities, then it is naturally cheaper and less of a headache to manage and operate."
"Its price is per user. It is also based on the type of user that you're synchronizing up there."
"The process for buying licenses from Microsoft is somewhat messy and really hard to do. We have to talk to someone because it's hard to find out how many licenses we need. If I'm applying for 2,000 users, how many Windows licenses do we need? They could also charge less for support."
"Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
"MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
"Azure Active Directory is more expensive than Google, but the capabilities they provide are superior."
"Make sure that you get the most out of your Office 365 licenses for Azure AD. If you have additional concerns for users who don't have an Office 365 license, consider Azure AD Premium P1 and P2. Be aware that you have to evaluate your license usage beforehand."
"Azure has an educational package available for students with a variety of licenses and different software available."
"Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price."
"The licensing is fair for this solution."
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The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:
- Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere
- Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access
- A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely
- Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services
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OneLogin Simplifies Identity and Access Management for a More Efficient, Secure Enterprise. Empower employees, customers and partners with secure access to your cloud and company apps on any device. Transform your enterprise security and centralize control of users, apps and devices.
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.
OneLogin Workforce Identity is ranked 8th in Access Management with 1 review while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 4th in Access Management with 5 reviews. OneLogin Workforce Identity is rated 9.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of OneLogin Workforce Identity writes "Easy to use, good password management and a straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Easy to implement and customize and very stable". OneLogin Workforce Identity is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0, One Identity Manager, LastPass Business and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, PingAccess, ForgeRock and Symantec VIP Access Manager.
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