IBM Security Access Manager Overview

IBM Security Access Manager is the #13 ranked solution in our list of top Access Management tools. It is most often compared to Okta Workforce Identity: IBM Security Access Manager vs Okta Workforce Identity

What is IBM Security Access Manager?

IBM Security Access Manager helps you simplify your users' access while more securely adopting web, mobile, IoT and cloud technologies. It can be deployed on-premises, in a virtual or hardware appliance or containerized with Docker. ISAM helps you strike a balance between usability and security through the use of risk-based access, single sign-on, integrated access management control, identity federation and mobile multi-factor authentication. Take back control of your access management with IBM Security Access Manager.

IBM Security Access Manager is also known as ISAM.

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Senior Network Engineer at IIS
Real User
Top 10
Jan 28, 2020
Secure access with authentication and good technical support, but needs a more simplified user interface

What is our primary use case?

The primary use cases of this solution are for my clients who are mainly from the banks and the University. I work on projects with our local University with a federation and we do the authentication of the students.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the authorization.

What needs improvement?

The user interface needs to be simplified, it's complex and not user-friendly. In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the user interface.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM Security Access Manager for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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Manager in Digital Identity at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 17, 2019
Stable with a straightforward setup and good mobile features

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has powerful authentification and authorization. It offers a good way to increase security."
  • "Configuration could be simplified for the end-user."

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. Typically we deal with enterprise-level organizations. We're an IBM partner and reseller. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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