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We performed a comparison between CyberArk Identity and IBM Security Access Manager 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.

To learn more, read our detailed CyberArk Identity vs. IBM Security Access Manager report (Updated: August 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable features of CyberArk Identity are its ability to control access to administrative staff.""I found the solution to be stable.""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 initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half.""The setup, via cloud, is simple.""The user self-service program and the Office 365 provisioning service feature are the most valuable. It is a very easy and feature-rich solution that gives priority to the users and security."

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"Its stability and UI are most valuable.""From the integration point of view, it supports SAML, OIDC, and OAuth. For legacy applications that don't have support for SAML and other new protocols, it provides single sign-on access to end-users. From the integration compatibility point of view, it is highly capable.""I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth.""The most valuable feature of IBM Security Access Manager, at least for my company, is multi-factor authentication. That's the only feature my company is using. The solution works well and has no glitches. IBM Security Access Manager is a very good solution, so my company is still using it."

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Cons
"They could improve their UI and make everything more user-friendly.""The solution could be easier to use and I found it to be very complex involving many steps.""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.""They can include the Mobile Device Management (MDM) feature.""The user interface could be improved.""More integrations would be better."

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"What we'd like improved in IBM Security Access Manager is its onboarding process as it's complex, particularly when onboarding new applications. We need to be very, very careful during the onboarding. We have no issues with IBM Security Access Manager because the solution works fine, apart from the onboarding process and IBM's involvement in onboarding issues. If we need support related to the onboarding, we've noticed a pattern where support isn't available, or they don't have much experience, or we're not getting a response from them. We're facing the same issue with IBM Guardium. As we're just focusing on the multi-factor authentication feature of IBM Security Access Manager and we didn't explore any other features, we don't have additional features to suggest for the next release of the solution, but we're in discussion about exploring ID management and access management features, but those are just possibilities because right now, we're focused on exploring our domain.""They can improve the single sign-on configuration for OIDC and OAuth. That is not very mature in this product, and they can improve it in this particular area. OIDC is a third-party integration that we do with the cloud platforms, and OAuth is an authorization mechanism for allowing a user having an account with Google or any other provider to access an application. Organizations these days are looking for just-in-time provisioning use cases, but IBM Security Access Manager is not very mature for such use cases. There are only a few applications that can be integrated, and this is where this product is lagging. However, in terms of configuration and single sign-on mechanisms, it is a great product.""There are a lot of areas that can be improved, but the main area is the lack of customization. You cannot easily customize anything in the product. It is not easy to tweak the functionality. It is challenging to change the out-of-the-box functionality.""The solution could be classified as a hilt system. There are a lot of resources being used and it is suitable for very large enterprises or the public sector."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an initial license and then there is a subscription needed."
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  • "The license and costs depend on the amount range of users you have. For just approximately 2,000 users, the price is practical and fair. However, when you have 20,000 users, it starts to become really expensive, and the discount per user is not attractive enough to go ahead and purchase."
  • "It costs about 300K AED for a year. Its pricing is a bit on the higher end, but in comparison to other products in the market, its price is still better. There are lots of other products that are very costly."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The user self-service program and the Office 365 provisioning service feature are the most valuable. It is a very easy and feature-rich solution that gives priority to the users and security.
    Top Answer:They can include the Mobile Device Management (MDM) feature.
    Top Answer:We sell as well as use this solution for our IT operations. We are using it for single sign-on. We are a small company, and we have a few users of this solution.
    Top Answer:I have found this solution to be really practical and when a user wants to log in, it is effortless and runs smooth.
    Top Answer:The solution could be classified as a hilt system. There are a lot of resources being used and it is suitable for very large enterprises or the public sector. In the future, there could be better… more »
    Top Answer:I am a provider of mobile authentication and my customers want to upgrade the Single Sign-On platform solution. We then provide them our mobile authentication to plugin with the new version of IBM's… more »
    Ranking
    5th
    out of 30 in Access Management
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    1,935
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    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    308
    Rating
    9.1
    11th
    out of 30 in Access Management
    Views
    2,161
    Comparisons
    1,707
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    549
    Rating
    7.8
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    Also Known As
    Idaptive
    ISAM
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    Overview

    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.

    Adaptive Authentication
    Make intelligent access decisions based on AI-powered analytics.

    Secure Everywhere
    Enable access across any device, anywhere at just the right time.

    IBM Security Access Manager helps you simplify your users' access while more securely adopting web, mobile, IoT and cloud technologies. It can be deployed on-premises, in a virtual or hardware appliance or containerized with Docker. ISAM helps you strike a balance between usability and security through the use of risk-based access, single sign-on, integrated access management control, identity federation and mobile multi-factor authentication. Take back control of your access management with IBM Security Access Manager.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    MLB, Citi, Pfizer, SulAmerica, GE Capital, Shiseido
    POST Luxembourg
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company15%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Buyer's Guide
    CyberArk Identity vs. IBM Security Access Manager
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about CyberArk Identity vs. IBM Security Access Manager and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    CyberArk Identity is ranked 5th in Access Management with 7 reviews while IBM Security Access Manager is ranked 11th in Access Management with 4 reviews. CyberArk Identity is rated 9.2, while IBM Security Access Manager is rated 7.8. 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 IBM Security Access Manager writes "Supports on-prem and cloud environments, has good integration capabilities, and is easy to adopt". CyberArk Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), whereas IBM Security Access Manager is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Okta Workforce Identity, F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and ForgeRock. See our CyberArk Identity vs. IBM Security Access Manager report.

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