Symantec Siteminder Reviews

Symantec Siteminder is the #1 ranked solution of our top Web Access Management tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Okta Workforce Identity - Symantec Siteminder vs Okta Workforce Identity

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Real User
Middleware system engineer at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Oct 20 2020

How has it helped my organization?

SSO affords us the opportunity to have a federated connection between our members, groups, and companies. We have a trusting partnership with everyone involved. This solution helps us in that aspect. In summary, it protects our applications, relating to benefits and eligibility, etc. It gives… more »

What needs improvement?

Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved. It would be nice to see a better cloud-based solution that's both easy and accessible for all organizations.

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

Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price.

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… more »
Real User
Cyber Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the integration with the Active Directory.

What needs improvement?

To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly. This is what is really needed in the next release of this product.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used Arcon as a bridge to build access management. Arcon is different from CA SSO single sign-on. I changed jobs and in this new location, Arcon was deployed.

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… more »
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Real User
Assistant General Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

Since we're in the early stages of examining the solution, it's hard to predict what might be lacking. 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… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For a long time, we used SiteMinder, We're currently looking into what might be a better solution for SSO. That's why we're currently evaluating CA SSO. We'd been using the previous solution for two or three years but it hasn't been able to provide us with what we needed. Currently, we're trying to… more »

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… more »

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.

Also known as
Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
Symantec Siteminder customers

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

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