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Annalyst Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is the enterprise-based security and the reliability that it comes with. Most of the people in this industry are using this product, so you are a victim of it since you need to use what everybody else is using and adopt it to your basic criteria.

How has it helped my organization?

Mostly we are using it for website securities like internal-facing or external-facing websites so this provides security of our data. It helps in providing more security for sharing of our customer data, our corporate security guidelines and compliance operations so that we maintain our recycle… more »

What needs improvement?

Something that is contributing to global development like social media. I know there is something today but if they could make it easier; instead of trying to figure things out.

What other advice do I have?

We have gone through different iterations or versions of the product. You should buy it. The important criteria while selecting a vendor are its ranking in the market, the value of the company, the amount of money we are investing with them and how much benefit we are getting out of it.
Vendor
IT Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 14 2015

What is most valuable?

CA Directory is a good add-on to SiteMinder and Identity Manager. It’s the best product that works with these just because they’re from the same vendor.

How has it helped my organization?

As CA Directory is bundled with SiteMinder and Identity Manager, we don't have to pay for another enterprise directory service.

What needs improvement?

The configuration management could be better. It’s not very straightforward and is awkward to work with.

What other advice do I have?

It loses points due to the complexity involved in its design and configuration. My advice would be to use Directory only when you have other CA products that depend on it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As with all our tech-buying decisions, we always compare with alternatives.

What is Symantec Directory?

CA Directory is an easy-to-manage directory service with superior performance for read and write operations, transparent and distributed replication across any number of servers and automatic recovery for seamless failover and failback. With these market-leading capabilities, CA Directory provides a mature, standards-based platform for your application infrastructure that allows you to reduce your costs while still delivering superior user experience and improved business agility.
Also known as
CA Directory
Symantec Directory customers
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