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"The scalability is good now, and I find it to be more stable and faster since scaling up to ESX.""If you want to replicate a website at the frontend in Azure, it's very easy to do it globally.""It is cloud based so it is always updated,""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.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its authentication security. That is Azure Active Directory's purpose - making cloud services' security and integration easier.""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.""Azure Active Directory features have helped improve our security posture. The remote working has been a massive help during the pandemic.""The most important things of Azure Active Directory are the security and the facility to manage all the services and users. It is very easy to manage users and assign roles, permissions, and access. At the same time, it is a very secure environment. Microsoft takes security very seriously. They take care of all the security and all the factors to prevent any kind of data or information compromise."

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"The most valuable feature is multifactor authentication."

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"Good support for single sign-on protocols."

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Cons
"The solution could be improved when it comes to monitoring and logging as these are the most critical areas in case something was to go wrong.""The most challenging aspect I found was the creation of organizational units and specific domains. They have a tool called Bastion, which is expensive and a little bit confusing.""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.""Its area of improvement is more about the synchronization of accounts and the intervals for that. Sometimes, there're customers with other network challenges, and it takes a while for synchronization to happen to the cloud. There is some component of their on-prem that is delaying things getting to the cloud. The turnaround time for these requests is very time-sensitive. I don't mean this as derogatory for this service, but in my experience, that happens a lot.""A couple of years ago, I experienced some difficulty in implementing the solutions, the services of Azure AD. In one instance, I was not able to configure Azure AD for a registration. This was two or three years ago. However, currently, the documentation is very clear and there are no loopholes or anything that could hinder even a simple IT administrator to implement these services.""In terms of stability, sometimes the more applications you integrate, the more it becomes a little bit unstable.""There is no documentation about how Microsoft will scale Azure AD for customers. It only mentions that it will scale out if you have a lot of requests but does not mention how in detail.""The only issue with Azure AD is that it doesn't have control over the wifi network. You have to do something more to have a secure wifi network. To have it working, you need an active directory server on-premises to take care of the networks."

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"Currently, the main integration is SAML-based, but other integration methodologies need to be supported."

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"Security could be improved."

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"This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""We make sure that we only enable the licenses that are needed for the users, rather than enabling licenses in a blanket fashion.""We pay about $35 per user.""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.""The licensing model is straightforward. I don't think there are any issues with the E3 license or E5 license.""We have an agreement with Microsoft, and my company pays yearly.""Azure has an educational package available for students with a variety of licenses and different software available.""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."

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Top Answer: All of the features are amazing, such as identity governance and privileged identity management.
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Top Answer: Good support for single sign-on protocols.
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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.

PingFederate is an enterprise federation server that enables user authentication and single sign-on. It serves as a global authentication authority that allows employees, customers and partners to securely access all the applications they need from any device. PingFederate easily integrates with applications across the enterprise, third-party authentication sources, diverse user directories and existing IAM systems, all while supporting current and past versions of identity standards like OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML and WS-Federation. And it can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, so you can support today’s needs and future-proof your business for tomorrow’s requirements.

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Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
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Financial Services Firm18%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise72%
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PingFederate is ranked 14th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 1 review while Red Hat Single Sign On is ranked 13th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 1 review. PingFederate is rated 7.0, while Red Hat Single Sign On is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of PingFederate writes "Multifactor authentication improves security but there are some limitations with integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Single Sign On writes "Good support for latest protocols and extensible; security could be improved". PingFederate is most compared with Auth0, Symantec Siteminder, Akamai Identity Cloud, Jumio and Exostar Secure Access Manager, whereas Red Hat Single Sign On is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0 and Symantec Siteminder.

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