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"The most valuable feature is multifactor authentication."

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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.""It's quite scalable."

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

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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.""The support could be faster."

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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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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 competitive.
Top Answer: The performance could be better. The support could be faster. Sometimes when your customer has a legacy application and they want to make a single sign-on, you cannot do it with SiteMinder. The… more »
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Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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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.

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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British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company9%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise92%
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PingFederate is ranked 13th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 1 review while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 5th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 5 reviews. PingFederate is rated 7.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.0. 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 Symantec Siteminder writes "Easy to implement and customize and very stable". PingFederate is most compared with Azure Active Directory, Red Hat Single Sign On, Auth0, Akamai Identity Cloud and Jumio, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, Azure Active Directory, PingAccess and AWS Single Sign-On.

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