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Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) vs. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access
July 2022
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"With Azure Conditional Access you can specify network locations where you want some of the services in the organization to be available to users, and where you don't want users to have access.""It is cloud based so it is always updated,""The security features are great. They will report in advance to you in the case of suspicious activity.""The most valuable features in Active Directory are the password writeback product and the MDM technology.""The best feature is the single sign-on provision for the various type of users.""Microsoft Azure AD is easy to install and is a stable solution.""It offers features that improve our security posture such as multifactor authentication, which is the second layer of protection that is used when we log into the cloud.""The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user IDs and passwords to all the systems that you're going to access."

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"The solution is simple to use.""The validation and integrity features of the endpoint are great.""The interface is easy to use."

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"Microsoft is working with Microsoft Identity Manager for Active Directory on-premise. It will be very important to have these identity management solutions directly in Azure Active Directory. It's very important to have some kind of Azure identity manager as a technology for identity and access management for working both in the cloud and inside the Azure suite.""Some of the features that they offer, e.g., customized emails, are not available with B2C. You are stuck with whatever email template they give you, and it is not the best user experience. For B2C, that is a bit of a negative thing.""In terms of connecting the web application, there is technology for single sign-on. When we use it, the solution opens very slowly. It might be a bandwidth issue, and some content will not work on that portal.""The product needs to be more user-friendly.""Something that can be improved is their user interface""Azure AD needs to be more in sync. The synchronization can be time-consuming.""Azure AD provides two types of features. One is Azure AD Excel and is already B2C. Out of both versions, Azure B2C requires some improvement, in terms of user management and role management, et cetera.""Azure AD does not support legacy authentication protocols, such as NTLM or Kerberos."

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"Lacks the ability to integrate network monitoring solutions and authenticate the app users.""SafeNet's reporting and monitoring features could be improved.""There's a dependency on Microsoft Azure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
  • "Make sure that you get the most out of your Office 365 licenses for Azure AD. If you have additional concerns for users who don't have an Office 365 license, consider Azure AD Premium P1 and P2. Be aware that you have to evaluate your license usage beforehand."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:We are using the version that comes with Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Microsoft has a very weird way of licensing the product. With the standard on-prem edition, we can do a lot of regular… more »
    Top Answer:The ability to manage and authenticate against on-premises solutions would be beneficial.
    Top Answer:The validation and integrity features of the endpoint are great.
    Top Answer:Their list price is very high, and it's really very difficult to know the right price for such services.
    Top Answer:I'd like to see more networking features, such as the ability to integrate network monitoring solutions and authenticate the app users.
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    Also Known As
    Azure Active Directory
    SafeNet Trusted Access, Gemalto SafeNet Trusted Access
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    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:

    • IT admins: As an IT admin, use Azure AD to control access to your apps and your app resources, based on your business requirements. For example, you can use Azure AD to require multi-factor authentication when accessing important organizational resources. You can also use Azure AD to automate user provisioning between your existing Windows Server AD and your cloud apps, including Microsoft 365. Finally, Azure AD gives you powerful tools to automatically help protect user identities and credentials and to meet your access governance requirements.
    • App developers: As an app developer, you can use Azure AD as a standards-based approach for adding single sign-on (SSO) to your app, allowing it to work with a user's pre-existing credentials. Azure AD also provides APIs that can help you build personalized app experiences using existing organizational data. 
    • Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, or Dynamics CRM Online subscribers: As a subscriber, you're already using Azure AD. Each Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online tenant is automatically an Azure AD tenant. You can immediately start to manage access to your integrated cloud apps.

    Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is a comprehensive and trusted enterprise identity and access management solution combining features such as SSO and MFA with modern access security.

    Thales SafeNet Trusted Access:

    • Prevents data breaches with strong authentication capabilities while eliminating passwords
    • Simplifies compliance with real-time auditing of who is accessing which app and how
    • Provides secure cloud transformation across all your resources, on-premises and in the cloud
    • Closes security gaps in your environment, offering a multi-tier, multi-tenant environment, as well as hundreds of out-of-the-box integrations
    • Provides a single pane view of your entire organization for admins

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    Sample Customers
    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak,, and more.
    IBM, Western Union, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Novartis, and AT&T.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) vs. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) vs. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 97 reviews while Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is ranked 13th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 3 reviews. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is rated 8.8, while Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is rated 8.4. 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 Thales SafeNet Trusted Access writes "Simple to use, easy to set up, and performs well". Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0, AWS Directory Service and Salesforce Identity, whereas Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, CyberArk Identity, OneLogin by One Identity and SailPoint IdentityIQ. See our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) vs. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access report.

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