IBM Tivoli Access Manager [EOL] Reviews

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Lawrence Bishop
Real User
Infrastructure Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Single Sign-On functionality is valuable because the core purpose of the product is to allow universal (or bespoke) SSO… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Allows users to use a single password across a set of multi-tenant application suites. This would have otherwise required… more»

What needs improvement?

The profiling element is incredibly robust, but also equally as complex, it requires an off-site course to be able to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The IBM prices are, as ever, extortionate, even with a business partnership, and high levels of discounts. This is the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously managed passwords without an SSO solution. The next step was an enterprise grade SSO solution. At the time… more»

What other advice do I have?

Read through the (openly available) profiling guides to get a good understanding of how complex the profiling process is… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Security architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* The Verify feature: A push method which customers are going for * “Password-less” solution * A very good demo to look at * A very good solution… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* More productive work for employees: They do not have to spend time on resetting passwords or spend time with help desk calls * Return on… more»

What needs improvement?

I am pretty happy with the outcome so far this year. We have yet to hear from the customers. I have not updated it myself and I have not done any… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have been with this technology for over ten years. I have been following all the developments closely. I know that it is a good solution for… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to colleagues is to try the solution. When looking for a vendor, I want the following from them: * A good understanding of the technology… more»
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Maruthi Pothuru
Real User
Middleware Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Mar 07 2017

What is most valuable?

From my experience, most of the product features are meant for specific purpose(s) of its own demand and need. Implementing the feature depends on… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It applies access controls on an organization's web space while running on its components independently, while being highly available. We can… more»

What needs improvement?

Older TAM versions are not compatible for connecting to a DB. I'm not sure if it is available in iSAM 8/9. However, since iSAM 9 was released as an… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used CA SiteMinder, as well. I don't see any technical reason for switching a strategic product from IBM TAM. However, considering the iSAM… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good security product to integrate with any middleware infrastructure.
Anonymous User
Consultant
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Flexibility to connect with different environments and product stability are the best features. * Connection: There are a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The automation of provisioning has reduced the time it takes for creating a user or an employee in our organization.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has active file handling where you can access different types of documents from the browser itself. This is not… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is competitive and is lower than other players in the market.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have always worked with IBM products. This solution was from Tivoli before IBM acquired it.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It will be good for your business.
Jatin Vaidya
Real User
Senior IAM/ Security Consultan at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The SSO, URL-based access control, OAuth 2 and OIDC are the most valuable features. The URL-based access control has become more important due to the paradigm shift towards RESTful… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides robust security.

What needs improvement?

The user interface for LMI needs improvement. The Local Management Interface (LMI), especially for the older IBM Tivoli Appliance Manager (TAM) version, can be improved in terms of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for the latest version.
Sivaji Kummamuri
Real User
Application Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Simplified architecture * Security

How has it helped my organization?

It is a totally secure way of accessing clients through various application portals for more than ten EU countries, just… more»

What needs improvement?

* Multi-source authentication * Common configs: These need to be moved into a single config file at the appliance level

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is always costly.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is my first product. However, I am moving, along with my clients, towards ForgeRock OpenIdentity Stack.

What other advice do I have?

It is the best product for bigger organizations, but trends are changing so fast. You should look at ForgeRock… more»
Lasith Sameera
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Reverse proxy is the most valuable feature as it provides central control over authentication and authorization. The integration effort with the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single product that caters for all the business needs throughout the organization. It provides a seamless integration that in turn… more»

What needs improvement?

Multi-factor authentication with social integration needs to improve.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

More features were found in this product compared to the previous solution that we were using.

What other advice do I have?

Properly understand the requirement and deploy the application correctly as the product comes with a vast number of features, that we might not use… more»
Roopesh Verma
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Authentication * Authorization * Risk Profile * MFA * Federation * Oath * SAML 2.0

How has it helped my organization?

We implemented MFA in way that helps us to reduce a lot work load in terms of reducing help desk call to reset password.

What needs improvement?

The self-service portal needs improvement.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing depends on buyers and sellers negotiation. Comparing the features and cost in the market will give a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We moved from IBM Access Manager 6.0 (software) to IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 (Appliance). We needed to implement MFA… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is one of the best products in the present market in the area of access management.

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What is IBM Tivoli Access Manager [EOL]?

IBM Tivoli Access Manager is a robust and secure centralized policy management solution for e-business and distributed applications. IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL is a high performance, multi-threaded Web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected Web object space. WebSEAL can provide single sign-on solutions and incorporate back-end Web application server resources into its security policy.
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