What Real Users Have to Say About the Leading Identity and Access Management Solutions
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On IT Central Station we have over 110 reviews from our users of Identity and Access Management solutions. The reviews outline pros and cons of different solutions, and users explain that “the secret is to find the vendor that best meets your requirements and provides you with flexibility for the future.” Some of the most popularly reviewed products on the site include Oracle Identity Manager, CyberArk Privileged Account Security, CA Identity Manager, and SailPoint IdentityIQ.
Oracle Identity Manager Reviews
- User Identity provisioning and lifecycle management
- User Identity Profile/Attribute management
- Self-Service Tool for end-user access request & password change
- Role and Entitlement provisioning in target application(s)
- Auto de-provisioning of user identities
- Audit capabilities & report generation
When specifying how these features have benefitted the end users at his Software R&D company, Kumar points to the “automation of mundane repeat tasks related to setting up user identities, and managing user access as per a defined role.”
A Principal IAM Architect at a retailer also identifies several core features in Oracle Identity Manager as most valuable: “The most valuable features are the comprehensiveness; the whole identity lifecycle management; the centralized view of people requesting access to provisioning, to SLD, and to access review; basically the whole suite.”
IT Central Station reviewers also mention some of the weaknesses and areas of improvement for Oracle Identity Management:
“The underlying architecture of the product is quite complex and hard to maintain and troubleshoot” explains Kumar, adding that “self-service capabilities are quite limited, and the out-of-the-box capabilities are limited and customizations are quite complex.”
“Everybody’s been moving onto the cloud, and it’s not a cloud-based solution” argues a Principal Engineer at a tech company stating how “that is one of the things that is missing. There are competitors that are moving ahead in the market….We don’t have any feature for connecting to Workday. It should be a cloud-based solution with connections to cloud applications.”
CyberArk Privileged Account Security Reviews
“The most valuable feature is the password vault which gives the administrator control over privileged accounts” writes Birzu Alexandru-Adrian.
“The other components that are valuable” he continues, are Private Session Manager, OPM, Viewfinity, and AIM, which came as an add-on to the organization’s needs.
Michel Desbiens lists four valuable features of note:
- EPV: Enterprise Password Vault
- PSM: Privileged Session Manager
- AIM: Application Identity Manager
- The latest version of the product is mature and there is more functionality than we need.
IT Central Station reviewers also mention some of the weaknesses and areas of improvement for CyberArk:
“Like any software, improvements and upgrades are a necessity” says Ed366, prefacing his position that “As CyberArk is used by many Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies, they offer custom solutions that need to be continuously improved as the company changes.” One example for improvement, he adds is “new ways to utilize accounts within the current CyberArk system allowing a more seamless flow for technicians.”
“The performance of this product needs to be improved” states ITAdmin436, explaining that “when the number of privileged accounts increases, i.e., exceeds 2000, then the performance of the system reduces. The login slows down drastically and also the connection to the target system slows down.”
CA Identity Manager Reviews
“We take identity management seriously” explains Raja Krishnamurthy, sharing that “CA Identity Manager is helping us to accomplish that goal” and that his tech services company, where he is CTO, is also now able to “streamline the identity management process.”
“The valuable features are the speed and the ability to provision all of our employees”, as well as the solution’s usability, shares Etienne Mas.
CA Identity Manager weaknesses include the following:
Shinoy Cherayil points out that compared to other solutions on the market, features such as “keeping up with the market and support for functionality and other core endpoints like Active Directory and Exchange” seem to be lacking.
Etienne Mas also adds that although he’s “happy with the features that are in current release”, he’d like to see “an easier upgrade from older versions. That was our challenge.”
SailPoint IdentityIQ Reviews
“Access Governance has become an integral part of cybersecurity” writes Mukul Anand, describing how “it is essential to keep track of who has what access. Sailpoint IdentityIQ simplifies this by providing an out-of -the-box feature module for access certification.”
An Infrastructure Services Analyst names security and administration for any new/current access as one valuable feature, as well as the software’s process management and information search capabilities.
The following are some of the weaknesses of the product mentioned by IT Central Station reviewers:
To learn more about what enterprise tech professionals are saying about Identity and Access Management, read our full collection of reviews at IT Central Station.
Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ March 6, 2017 at 02:09PM