We performed a comparison between Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and CyberArk Identity based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's a quite comprehensive solution and it scales quite well within our required scale as well, which is very useful."
"Azure AD has features that have helped improve our security posture."
"It's multi-tenant, residing in multiple locations. The authentication happens quickly. Irrespective of whether I'm in Australia, the US, India, or Africa, I don't see any latency. Those are the good features that I rely on."
"The solution scales well."
"It's definitely both stable and scalable."
"Installation is straightforward. It only took a couple of hours to set everything up."
"We use BitLocker for policy enforcement. And now, because of the Microsoft 365 Business Premium package, we get Intune as a part of it. That's very useful for us for setting policies and managing the systems. The biggest strength of Azure AD is Intune."
"We use Verified ID to select and deselect users. During the pandemic, we had many users who left our organization or were no longer involved in certain projects but had their user credentials with them. To prevent data loss and data piracy, we deselected those remote users from Active Directory, and it was a very quick process."
"I found the solution to be stable."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half."
"The setup, via cloud, is simple."
"If anyone makes an error, or if an incident occurs by accident, the business will not be harmed as a result of this activity."
"The most valuable features of CyberArk Identity are its ability to control access to administrative staff."
"The documentation, and the way that people are notified of updates, are things that can be improved. I'm a big fan of Microsoft products but the way they document is not that great."
"A couple of years ago, I experienced some difficulty in implementing the solutions, the services of Azure AD. In one instance, I was not able to configure Azure AD for a registration. This was two or three years ago. However, currently, the documentation is very clear and there are no loopholes or anything that could hinder even a simple IT administrator to implement these services."
"The integration between the Azure active directory and the traditional active directory could be improved upon."
"Four years ago, we had an issue with Azure AD. We wanted to reverse sync from Azure AD to on-prem Active Directory, but we couldn't achieve this. Azure AD could connect only in one way, for example, from your site to Azure. If you needed to do the reverse and connect from Azure to on-prem, there was no way to achieve it. We asked Microsoft, and they told us that they don't support it."
"In terms of stability, sometimes the more applications you integrate, the more it becomes a little bit unstable."
"I had some issues with the Azure Active Directory on Windows XP. However, it worked well on Windows 7."
"An area where there is room for improvement is the ease of use of the dashboards."
"They could improve their UI and make everything more user-friendly."
"More integrations would be better."
"The user interface could be improved."
"CyberArk Identity could improve by having the ability to better manage the network, such as Cisco. There seem to be some issues in this area."
"The solution could be easier to use and I found it to be very complex involving many steps."
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, is an enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and conditional access to guard against 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. This service helps your employees access external resources, such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications. Azure Active Directory also helps them access internal resources like apps on your corporate intranet network, along with any cloud apps developed for your own organization.
Azure AD is intended for:
GRANT ACCESS TO YOUR WORKFORCE. GIVE NOTHING TO ATTACKERS.
Your users need quick access to a variety of business resources. You need confidence it’s them knocking – not an attacker. With CyberArk Workforce Identity, you can empower your workforce while keeping threats out.
Frictionless Sign On
Keep workers working, not logging in and out.
Make intelligent access decisions based on AI-powered analytics.
Enable access across any device, anywhere at just the right time.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 100 reviews while CyberArk Identity is ranked 5th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 6 reviews. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is rated 8.8, while CyberArk Identity is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CyberArk Identity writes "Easy to set up with powerful features and good reliability". Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Auth0, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Okta Workforce Identity and AWS Directory Service, whereas CyberArk Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) and VMware Workspace ONE. See our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) vs. CyberArk Identity report.
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