We performed a comparison between CyberArk Identity and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Access Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I found the solution to be stable."
"The setup, via cloud, is simple."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half."
"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 portal access was very good."
"F5 BIG-IP APM is relatively easy to use."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"The performance of the solution is valuable."
"We have seen a return on investment from F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. It provided access at a time when we didn't have it."
"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."
"More integrations would be better."
"The solution could be easier to use and I found it to be very complex involving many steps."
"They could improve their UI and make everything more user-friendly."
"The user interface could be improved."
"The solution is quite costly."
"F5 BIG-IP APM disconnects when you leave it for long enough, but that is natural for IT solutions to do. That's a little bit frustrating."
"The initial setup was complex."
"F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager has room for improvement in integration with other products."
"The operational deployment is not great."
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F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM) is an access management proxy solution for managing global access to the enterprise networks, cloud providers, applications, and application programming interfaces (APIs). Through a single management interface, BIG-IP APM consolidates remote, mobile, network, virtual, and web access. BIG-IP APM can also serve as a bridge between modern and classic authentication and authorization protocols and methods. For applications which are unable to support modern authentication and authorization protocols, like SAML and OAuth with OIDC, but which do support classic authentication methods, BIG-IP APM converts user credentials to the appropriate authentication standard supported by the application.
Key features of BIG-IP APM are (but not limited to):
• Support for Identity Aware Proxy (IAP) enabling Zero Trust application access
• Context-based authorization with dynamic L4/L7 ACLs
• Integration with third-party MFA solutions
• DTLS 2.0 mode for delivering and securing applications
• SAML 2.0 identity federation support
• Support for OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol
• SSO support for classic authentication (Kerberos, header- based, etc.), credential caching, OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0, and FIDO2 (U2F)
• AAA server authentication and high-availability
• Integration with leading IAM vendor products (Microsoft, Okta, Ping Identity)
• BIG IP Edge Client and F5 Access integrate with VMware Horizon ONE (AirWatch), Microsoft Intune and IBM MaaS360
• Risk-based access leveraging third-party UEBA and risk engines (HTTP Connector)
CyberArk Identity is ranked 5th in Access Management with 6 reviews while F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is ranked 11th in Access Management with 5 reviews. CyberArk Identity is rated 9.0, while F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CyberArk Identity writes "Easy to set up with powerful features and good reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) writes "Great tech support and a straightforward initial setup". CyberArk Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Citrix Gateway, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Appgate SDP. See our CyberArk Identity vs. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) report.
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