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Pros
"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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"The VPN we are using is good and working quite well.""Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment."

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Cons
"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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"If they had dashboards or a report for managers or executives, then it would allow them to see the status and have it make sense to them.""It gets out of sync with Active Directory or whatever it might be, whatever the authentication piece is on Active Directory, and they just reset it on the backend. I never have to contact the vendor."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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: 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.
Top Answer: Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment.
Top Answer: I've been using it so long I'm used to the way that it works, so it really doesn't have any problem as far as I can tell. I check for updates a lot. I reset it sometimes. I can show my credential ID… more »
Top Answer: All of us in the practice work remotely from home across the country, so we all use it for remote access.
Ranking
8th
out of 28 in Access Management
Views
3,643
Comparisons
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3
Average Words per Review
435
Rating
7.7
6th
out of 28 in Access Management
Views
3,772
Comparisons
2,707
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
498
Rating
10.0
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Also Known As
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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Overview

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.

Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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Sample Customers
British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise93%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Siteminder vs. Symantec VIP Access Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Symantec Siteminder is ranked 8th in Access Management with 4 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 6th in Access Management with 2 reviews. Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec VIP Access Manager writes "It's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment". Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, ForgeRock, Azure Active Directory and Oracle Access Manager, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, Microsoft Authenticator, Okta Workforce Identity, Duo Security and Azure Active Directory. See our Symantec Siteminder vs. Symantec VIP Access Manager report.

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