Symantec Siteminder Overview

Symantec Siteminder is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Web Access Management tools. It is most often compared to Okta Workforce Identity: Symantec Siteminder vs Okta Workforce Identity

What is Symantec Siteminder?

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 Siteminder is also known as Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder.

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Symantec Siteminder Customers

British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Symantec Siteminder pricing:
  • "Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price."
  • "The licensing is fair for this solution."

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AJ
Middleware System Engineer at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale

What is our primary use case?

We use Siteminder to protect our portal site subscribers. In our case, this refers to people who have dental insurance. We're a dental insurance company and we've got millions of subscribers. We have thousands of dentists. We have millions of subscribers who use our dental insurance. There are a couple hundred thousand providers (dentists) in the network.

Pros and Cons

  • "Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable."
  • "Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

If you're thinking about implementing this solution, make sure you have the proper infrastructure. Also, try to negotiate the cost. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec Siteminder a rating of eight. If they fixed some of the issues I mentioned, I would give them a higher rating. There's a lot of players out there that are only doing half of what Siteminder does, but they do it with the more advanced protocols.
MN
Cyber Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, integrates well with Active Directory, but needs to be more user friendly

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is a single sign-on to gain access to users and servers. The security from the logistics team has required us to have a single sign-on solution. We implemented several single sign-on servers and we integrated them into one. The users would use it as a jump server. They would connect to it and from there, they would access the main server.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory."
  • "To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody considering this solution is to always create their use cases so that they can do a complete and thorough POC before purchasing this solution. Do not force the implementation of these types of solutions. It was forced by the management without proper planning. I have learned that proper planning works best for these types of solutions because you have to integrate with different components of the network, in order to be successful. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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NJ
Assistant General Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Good SSO functionality with what appears to be a simple setup and deployment

What is our primary use case?

We primarily want to use the solution to implement our SSO, Single Sign-On solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The single sign-on is the solution's most valuable feature"
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I'm an implementor, so I help clients implement the solution for their companies. We're still in the process of testing the solution. We're currently not providing services on it as we are still in the testing phase. So far, with a simple implementation of the SSO, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
NP
Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, reliable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for applications and portals for a bank in Colombia.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has saved our company from a lot of problems.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use for our managers.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not have any issues with the stability of this solution. We have approximately 5,000 clients using the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution has been scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could be better.

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

The licensing is fair for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

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