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"It can be used to grant access at a granular level. It provides secure access and many ways to offer security to your user resources. It provides a good level of security for any access on Azure. It gives you options like multi-factor authentication where apart from your password, you can use other factors for authentication, such as a code is sent to your phone or the authenticator app that you can use login.""Its ability to provide secure connections to people at all locations is the most valuable. It is mostly used by enterprises.""The cloud security part is very valuable. Security is the most important thing in today's world. With Azure Active Directory, there are some features that tell you how you need to improve your security level. It informs you if you set up certain policies, e.g., this is where my users sign in. It tends to let you know if your organization has been breached with this security set up. Therefore, it is easier to know when you have been breached, especially if you set up a Conditional Access policy for your organization.""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.""The solution's ease of use is one of its most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.""With Azure Active Directory we were able to manage with different options the access for different users.""Conditional access is a very important feature where a specific user can be restricted such that they cannot connect to the application if they travel outside of the US."

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"The scalability of the solution is good. We haven't felt we've been restricted from expanding as necessary and we haven't heard of any issues from our clients.""The product was built to be scalable.""In general, the customization that is offered is very good. The company that I am working with currently is using this feature quite extensively.""From a technical perspective, the solution is very good we can operate and control the user by ourselves.""The product allows customization via custom code.""Once it is set up, it is easy to use and it integrates with most of the products on the market."

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

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Cons
"An area where there is room for improvement is the ease of use of the dashboards.""One thing that bothers me about Azure AD is that I can't specify login hours. I have to use an on-premises instance of Active Directory if I want to specify the hours during which a user can log in. For example, if I want to restrict login to only be possible during working hours, to prevent overtime payments or to prevent lawsuits, I can't do this using only Azure AD.""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.""If Microsoft can give us a way to see where this product is running, from a backend perspective, then it would be great.""We have a custom solution now running to tie all those Azure ADs together. We use the B2B functionality for that. Improvements are already on the roadmap for Azure AD in that area. I think they will make it easier to work together between two different tenants in Azure AD, because normally one tenant is a security boundary. For example, company one has a tenant and company two has a tenant, and then you can do B2B collaboration between those, but it is still quite limited. For our use case, it is enough currently. However, if we want to extend the collaboration even further, then we need an easier way to collaborate between two tenants, but I think that is already on the roadmap of Azure AD anyway.""The solution was difficult to scale because the group's configuration was complex. I would rate the scalability level of Azure Active Directory a five out of ten.""Sometimes, what one customer may like, another may not like it. We have had customers asking, "Why is Microsoft forcing us to do this?" For example, when you use Exchange Server on-premise, then you can customize it for your company and these customizations are unlimited. However, if you use Exchange Online or with Microsoft 365, then your ability to make modifications is limited. So, only the cloud versus is limited.""Some systems do not integrate very well with Azure AD. We thought of going for Okta, but later on we were able to achieve it, but not the way we wanted. It was not as easy as we thought it would be. The integration was not very seamless."

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"The technical support is not very good at all.""The product is complicated and difficult to install and configure.""There are problems with stability.""There could be some improvements in the documentation and overall knowledge base of the solution.""The pricing of the solution is in need of improvement. Oracle products are very expensive.""The initial implementation can definitely be improved because you have to work on several components to configure it correctly.""The mobile access to the solution isn't ideal. They should work to improve its functionality."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The P1 version costs $6 per user per month.""Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users.""If you have a different IDP today, I would take a close look at what your licensing looks like, then reevaluate the licensing that you have with Microsoft 365, and see if you're covered for some of this other stuff. Folks sometimes don't realize that, "Oh, I'm licensed for that service in Azure." This becomes one of those situations where you have the "aha" moment, "Oh, I didn't know we can do that. Alright, let's go down this road." Then, they start to have conversations with Microsoft to see what they can gain. I would recommend that they work closely with their TAM, just to make sure that they are getting the right level of service. They may just not be aware of what is available to them.""The E5 plan we are using contains the premium plans for Azure Active Directory. We are not paying only for the Azure Active Directory Premium licenses. We have it already included within our E5 plan.""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.""The cost of Azure AD is one of the biggest benefits, as it is available for use free of charge when you start with Office 365.""It can be a bit expensive for organizations, but they do have different pricing models. Their free tier can be used on a personal level, but for an organization, the licenses might be a bit expensive. In general, the licenses can become cheaper, which will make it accessible for more people.""The pricing for companies and businesses is okay, it's fair. But if you are trying to teach someone about Azure AD, there is no licensing option for that... It would be nice to have a 'learning' license, one that is cheaper for a single person."

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"The price is really good and it is flexible because they have CPU licenses. The license is a one-time-only purchase."

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: All of the features are amazing, such as identity governance and privileged identity management.
Top Answer: It can be a bit expensive for organizations, but they do have different pricing models. Their free tier can be used on a… more »
Top Answer: Azure Active Directory could benefit by adding the capability for identity life cycle for the on-premise solution. For… more »
Top Answer: From a technical perspective, the solution is very good we can operate and control the user by ourselves.
Top Answer: The price is really good and it is flexible because they have CPU licenses. The license is a one-time-only purchase.
Top Answer: There could be some improvements in the documentation and overall knowledge base of the solution.
Top Answer: Clients need to pay for a partial license and a subscription license. The pricing is a bit high and they could make it… more »
Top Answer: The performance could be better. The support could be faster. Sometimes when your customer has a legacy application and… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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Overview

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 

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

Oracle Access Manager delivers risk-aware end-to-end user authentication, single sign-on, and authorization protection, enabling enterprises to secure access from mobile devices and seamlessly integrate social identities with applications.

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
Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
SekerBank, University of Melbourne
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Government15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company10%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise42%
REVIEWERS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise92%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Access Manager is ranked 7th in Access Management with 5 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 4th in Access Management with 5 reviews. Oracle Access Manager is rated 7.4, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Access Manager writes "Has the ability to customize it with your own code but is too complex for most uses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Easy to implement and customize and very stable". Oracle Access Manager is most compared with ForgeRock, Okta Workforce Identity, IBM Security Access Manager, PingID and WSO2 Identity Server, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, PingAccess, ForgeRock and IBM Security Access Manager. See our Oracle Access Manager vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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