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Find out what your peers are saying about PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"The soundness of the solution is its most valuable feature. For example, if you are in our corporate network, you can log on without any traffic interfering.""The solution is stable. We haven't experienced any bugs or glitches.""It's pretty stable as a product."

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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
"If the solution is going to compete with Microsoft, they need to offer more unique functionality to keep their current user base.""The solution should allow for better integration with other platforms and the UBT.""The timing of the token validity, if it could be extended, would be great. I'm not sure if there is even an option to configure these types of settings."

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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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"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: It's pretty stable as a product.
Top Answer: We don't directly deal with the licenses. It's basically purchased by the central team and we are just consuming it through the common APIs. I really couldn't comment on the pricing at the moment.
Top Answer: Many times when we are authenticating, we'd like the freedom to set the time. Maybe it needs to be slightly longer. I understand that this is work based on the token exchange and so on. The timing of… more »
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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3rd
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8.7
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Ping Identity
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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Overview
IDENTITY DEFINED SECURITY PLATFORM delivers a unified, standards-based platform that can be deployed as SaaS, software or both and can scale to handle millions of identities. From multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to access security, directory and data governance, our capabilities work together to give employees, partners and customers secure access to cloud, mobile and enterprise applications, securing and streamlined everything from sign-on to sign-off and everywhere in between.

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
Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise93%
Find out what your peers are saying about PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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PingID is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 3 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 7th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews. PingID is rated 8.6, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of PingID writes "Stable, popular with customers, and has a good mobile application". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". PingID is most compared with Azure Active Directory, SailPoint IdentityIQ, ForgeRock, RSA SecurID Access and Auth0, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, ForgeRock, Azure Active Directory, PingAccess and Symantec VIP Access Manager. See our PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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