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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... 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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously managed passwords without an SSO solution. The next step was an enterprise grade SSO solution. At the... 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... more»
Wim Thevelin
Real User
Iam Security Architect & Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

A number of new features, such as application firewall and load balancer, were added to this solution. These features... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It acts as a reverse proxy, a single point for authentication and authorization. Advanced access control introduces... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the possibility to administer the appliances from one “master” appliance, instead of having to log... more»

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

The license model is pretty complex. Some other IBM products are included and are not dependent on the form factor of... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have used several solutions in the past. We chose this solution for the following reasons: * It is very easy to set... more»

What other advice do I have??

It is a very stable and good product. The AAC-module becomes a necessity because authorization is moving from a static... more»
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Jeff Grossman
Real User
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Tivoli Access Manager's proxy product (WebSEAL) is extremely fast. The configuration options are mysterious and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Step-up authentication in WebSEAL is a hook. You write a function to a particular spec, register it, and it gets... more»

What needs improvement?

There is only a single step-up authentication path, but I have sometimes seen the need for several steps or a divergent... more»

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

The issue is not how IBM licenses the product. You should think about how much of your traditional web traffic is going... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

While there are many products in this field, most companies use either this solution or CA SSO. I encountered others on... more»

What other advice do I have??

This solution’s pricing is by usage, not by instance. That means you can set up as many instances as you like. Never... more»
Security9ba6
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
Adrian Toth
Consultant
Service Now Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Some valuable features in this product are: webSEAL policy, proxy servers, LDAP server. The modularity with which each component may run on a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The entire security of the intranet and internet web applications has been covered by the TAM environment.

What needs improvement?

It happened from time to time, that is, after a long period without restart, the TDS/LDAP instances crashed and remained in a hanging state. A... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were not using any other solution before. We were partially using Apache reverse proxy along with LDAP.

What other advice do I have??

As far as I know, the later versions of TAM (renamed to SAM), are working as appliances and with that, no experience is needed. My advice is to... more»
Sathish Jetti
Consultant
Tivoli Consultant at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features are: * Reverse proxy * Protected object space * Ease of integration * Multiple and robust... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the working of our organization by having: * Multiple endpoints integrated * One integration point with... more»

What needs improvement?

The Tivoli Access Manager v6.1.1 (TAMeB) came in a software form factor. It needed a separate LDAP server; and usually... more»

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

The pricing and licensing policy depends on the client deployment needs and the number of end users and servers. The... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before, no other policy-based AuthZ solution was in place at this client.

What other advice do I have??

The subsequent version of this product comes in an appliance form factor. The appliance form factor is easy to work... more»
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»

What other advice do I have??

It is a very good security product to integrate with any middleware infrastructure.
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 for the newer appliance versions for hosting the virtual appliances on AWS will help.

What other advice do I have??

Go for the latest version.
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What is IBM Tivoli Access Manager?

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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