IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager vs Symantec Siteminder comparison

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  • "The licensing is fair for this solution."
  • "Siteminder is a little costly. You pay for licensing, and they offer packages, so if you have less users, then you have to buy different products at different prices. If you have more of a user base, then the package is different. They also include other features—for example, if you have a database and you're using Siteminder, then it's good to use a Semantic-specific database, but if you are using less, then you have to purchase the database separately. Whereas if you are going for a bigger license, then it comes within the package. It depends on which plan you are using."
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    Top Answer:A valuable feature of Siteminder is the way it handles bulk traffic. The features it has, in terms of routing the traffic and load balancing, are good.
    Top Answer:Siteminder is a little costly. You pay for licensing, and they offer packages, so if you have less users, then you have to buy different products at different prices. If you have more of a user base… more »
    Top Answer:An area Siteminder could improve on is that there are a few limitations, in terms of new protocols for OpenID. If I want to have different scopes, the features are limited. They also do not have APIs… more »
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    Also Known As
    Tivoli Federated Identity Manager
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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    IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager provides web and federated single sign-on (SSO) to users across multiple applications. It uses federated SSO for security-rich information sharing for private, public and hybrid cloud deployments. With it you can enable security-rich business collaboration in the cloud.

    Symantec® SiteMinder is designed to secure the modern enterprise through a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; provides single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent session hijacking. Finally, Symantec SiteMinder is battle-tested and has been deployed in the largest IT environments in the world.

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    Sample Customers
    EXA Corporation
    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Insurance Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company13%
    Company Size
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%

    IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is ranked 5th in Web Access Management while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 1st in Web Access Management with 3 reviews. IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is rated 0.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is most compared with , whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock and Auth0.

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