We’re in the process of comparing IBM vs. CA. Which one is better?

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Shailesh K.MReal UserTOP 20

Is there any Open Source IAM software which is recommended ?

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Jyoti bhattacharjee li?1414331932

I agree with both Jason and Timothy's remarks. Neither IBM nor CA is free of their legacy approach to identity management. Moreover, cross domain identity management across hybrid cloud, inter-cloud and on-site environment poses challenges that are not adequately addressed by either of these two vendors.

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Timothy sim li?1414332038
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You should probably take a step back and see what it is that you are trying to achieve with the products then decide which is best for you. In fact, you may find that neither of them is what you want in the end. Identity management is a complex beast and it can't be boiled down to a straight product choice.

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Jason MacyReal UserTOP 20

Both companies rely on legacy acquired technologies with little new innovation on the acquired platforms. This leads to substantial professional services costs, implementation costs, and maintenance costs. Best of breed vendors pay more attention to your needs, are more innovative, and have more agility than technology aggregates such as CA and IBM.

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Cindy GravelyReal UserTOP 20

I feel that IBM is the better product due to the complexity of the components of the CA product. Troubleshooting system issues with the CA product is very difficult since there are many processes that run which are typically installed on individual servers so that the right IT team can manage and support the component of the Identity Management system. I believe the CA product requires too much reliance on Professional Services.

I'm not experienced with IBM but did work somewhere that used that product and it was all handled by one person. I'm not aware of there being a reliance on Professional Services.

I personally use the NetIQ product and feel it is very easy to use and support. I realize that one isn't one that you are evaluating, however, it is a great product.

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