Microsoft Entra ID vs Ping Identity Platform comparison


Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Entra ID
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
Ranking in Authentication Systems
Ranking in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
Ranking in Access Management
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Identity Management (IM) (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (4th)
Ping Identity Platform
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
Ranking in Authentication Systems
Ranking in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
Ranking in Access Management
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Data Governance (6th), Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (3rd), Directory Servers (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Authentication Systems category, the mindshare of Microsoft Entra ID is 26.5%, down from 66.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Ping Identity Platform is 1.3%, down from 3.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Authentication Systems
Unique Categories:
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Identity Management (IM)

Featured Reviews

Nov 28, 2023
Improves organizational security and comes with conditional access feature
Microsoft Entra ID has made our organization more secure.  The tool's most valuable feature is conditional access.  The product needs to improve its support. I have been working with the product for five years.  Microsoft Entra ID is stable.  The product needs to improve support. There are…
May 23, 2023
A robust cloud-based multi-factor solution with a good customer support team
I wonder if there are multi factors in improving. It's always a deterrent to productivity, naturally. Since I've been on this journey for three years, I've seen the product improve in the sense that it's less impact on productivity. In the beginning days, we had challenges with paying, finding the network, and signing its back-end service in the cloud. However, that's been drastically improved over the years. The other thing we did was allow users to manage their device profiles. So they can either go in and register on Ubiquiti or a phone directly with the user interface now or web interface, and they can also set their default device which they want to use. So they, like Ubiqui working with PingID, tend to be the default of choice. So they set their Ubiquiti to the default device. And then whenever MFA is prompted, they have the Ubiquiti or default device. So that was a great improvement. And the way we implemented PingID, it's the same user interface regardless if you're getting into VPN, the vault applications, or a laptop or desktop. So it's the same user interface to manage profiles centrally on a server. Hence if they change it for one use case, they change it for another.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The security features, such as attack surface rules and conditional access rules, are the most valuable aspects of Azure AD."
"Conditional access is a very important feature where a specific user can be restricted such that they cannot connect to the application if they travel outside of the US."
"Azure Active Directory is a very simple utility to use, it has very good visibility and transparency, and an easy-to-use panel."
"This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities."
"The ability to grant access to other organizations is helpful."
"The visibility and control for permission management are excellent."
"It is a very straightforward implementation."
"The technical support is pretty good."
"The soundness of the solution is its most valuable feature. For example, if you are in our corporate network, you can log on without any traffic interfering."
"This is a user-friendly solution."
"The solution is highly stable and scalable"
"I like the self-service feature. The 502 and UBP systems are also excellent. PingID's ability to authenticate with SSH, RDP, and Windows login is pretty handy. It covers the entire spectrum of use."
"We use the product to run different reports."
"The only feature we were looking for in PingID was SSO integration with our existing web app."
"The solution is stable. We haven't experienced any bugs or glitches."
"It is a scalable solution...It is a stable solution."


"The technical support has room for improvement."
"The solution was difficult to scale because the group's configuration was complex. I would rate the scalability level of Azure Active Directory a five out of ten."
"I believe it can also be integrated into other Microsoft products, as well as more integrations with other solutions."
"If Microsoft can give us a way to see where this product is running, from a backend perspective, then it would be great."
"In a hybrid deployment, when we update a license by changing the UPN or email address of a user, it does not get updated automatically during normal sync. This means that we have to update it manually from Azure, which is something that needs to be corrected."
"An area where there is room for improvement is the ease of use of the dashboards."
"The management interface has some areas that need improvement."
"The solution can improve the educational portion because it is an administration cost."
"Currently, the main integration is SAML-based, but other integration methodologies need to be supported."
"PingID should put a little more effort into making a pretty self-explanatory deck about their tech features and the services they offer."
"The solution should allow for better integration with other platforms and the UBT."
"The management console needs to be improved. PingID should revise it."
"PingID's device management portal should be more easily accessible via a link. They provide no link to the portal like they do for the service. The passwordless functionality could be more comprehensive. You can't filter based on hardware devices. Having that filtering option would be great. Device authentication would be a great feature."
"It requires some expertise to set up and manage."
"The product is not customizable."
"PingID would benefit from a better user interface for integration."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
"The pricing is good and not complex. Any organization, middle or small, can easily adopt it. Microsoft is very flexible with the Azure AD pricing plan."
"The product is relatively affordable, especially compared to Okta, a pricey solution."
"Entra has P1 and P2 licenses that are bundled with lots of applications."
"Azure AD comes with Office 365, so we are just paying for the Office 365 license."
"The price of the solution was reasonable."
"I think the pricing is efficient, but the licensing is overly complicated and difficult to understand. There are many tricks in the licensing that weigh against us."
"Its price is okay. It is easy to go from P1 to P2 license. It is not exactly a bargain, but I would recommend the P2 license."
"PingID's pricing is pretty competitive."
"The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap."
"Ping offers flexible pricing that's not standardized."
"The product is costly."
"PingID pricing is a ten out of ten because it's a little bit cheaper than other tools, such as Okta and ForgeRock, and supports multiple tools."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Healthcare Company

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

How does Duo Security compare with Microsoft Authenticator?
We switched to Duo Security for identity verification. We’d been using a competitor but got the chance to evaluate Duo for 30 days, and we could not be happier. Duo Security is easy to configure a...
What do you like most about Azure Active Directory?
It is very simple. The Active Directory functions are very easy for us. Its integration with anything is very easy. We can easily do third-party multifactor authentication.
What do you like most about PingID?
The mobile biometric authentication option improved user experience. It's always about security because, with two-factor authentication, it's always a separate device verifying the actual user logg...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PingID?
The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap.
What needs improvement with PingID?
The management console needs to be improved. PingID should revise it.

Also Known As

Azure AD, Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Authenticator
Ping Identity (ID), PingFederate, PingAccess, PingOne, PingDataGovernance, PingDirectory, OpenDJ

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Sample Customers

Microsoft Entre ID is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak,, and more.
Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
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