We performed a comparison between Azure Active Directory and SailPoint IdentityIQ based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Azure Active Directory is the clear winner in this comparison. It is a feature-rich and powerful solution with an impressive ROI. It also received higher marks in the Deployment and Pricing categories.
"The most valuable feature for us is the ability to set up connectors to various IT systems and offer a wide range of supported connectors."
"Omada's user interface is elegant and easy to work with. I like Omada's ability to automatically generate accounts for new hires and allow them access to all required systems by established policies. Around 80 percent of workers can start working immediately on their first day without requesting further access."
"You can make resources. You can import them from Azure or Active Directory and put them in an application. For example, if there is an application that uses a lot of Active Directory groups, you can make the groups available for people. If they need to access that application, you can tell them the resource groups you have for that application. People can do everything by themselves. They do not need anybody else. They can just go to the Omada portal, and they can do it all by themselves. That is terrific."
"The benefits of Omada Identity include a holistic way of viewing access, the ability to give people access, and automation."
"We don't have to go in and do a lot of the work that we did before. It may have saved us somewhere in the range of 10 to 30 percent of the time we spent on provisioning access."
"For me, the best feature of Omada Identity is its web interface because it's really easy for users to understand."
"Omada's most valuable aspect is its usability."
"We used to have a problem where an employee's access wasn't terminated when they left the company. Now, we have much better visibility into and control over who has access."
"The most valuable features in Active Directory are the password writeback product and the MDM technology."
"The solution is free to use and you can use it for every service."
"Installation is straightforward. It only took a couple of hours to set everything up."
"Overall, I think the support and the pictorial format of this web portal are very good."
"We haven't had any problems with stability. Everything works fine."
"Two very important features in terms of security are governance and compliance through the Conditional Access policies and Azure Log Analytics."
"Active Directory itself is the best feature it has. It also gives us a single pane of glass for managing user access."
"The most valuable feature is the conditional access policies. This gives us the ability to restrict who can access which applications or the portal in specific ways."
"The initial setup isn't so difficult."
"It offers a single source of truth. Everything can be handled from one tier."
"I find the built-in connectors, lifecycle management, certification, and recertification features to be the most valuable."
"This solution is great for providing control access across your environment."
"Good life cycle management, segregation of duties, and analytics features."
"It is simple and easy to implement."
"The access certification feature is valuable."
"The most valuable features of SailPoint IdentityIQ are the reporting because it is better than other solutions. The workflows can be customized to our requirements and the overall features are good."
"The account management integration isn't bad, but it isn't plug-and-play like Microsoft Azure. You need some deep development knowledge to set up the connectors."
"When you do a recalculation of an identity, it's hard to understand what was incorrect before you started the recalculation, and which values are actually updated... all you see are all the new fields that are provisioned, instead of seeing only the fields that are changed."
"We are still on Omada on-prem, but I understand that when Omada is in the cloud, you cannot send an attachment via email. We have some emails with attachments for new employees because we have to explain to them how to register and do their multi-factor authentication. All that information is in the attachment. People have to do that before they are in our system. We cannot give them a link to our Intranet and SharePoint because they do not yet have access. They have to register before that, so I need to send the attachments, but this functionality is not there in the cloud."
"I would like more training. As someone who is new to this world, I don't feel that the courses Omada provides are good enough. They should also improve the documentation. It is difficult to learn how to use the solution by yourself"
"The web GUI can be improved."
"Omada Identity has two main issues that need to be solved or improved the most. One is its setup or installation process because it's complex and cumbersome. I'm talking about the process for on-premises deployment because I've never tried the cloud version of Omada Identity. Setting up the cloud version should be much easier. The second area for improvement in Omada Identity is that it's piggybacking on Microsoft's complex way of having all kinds of add-ons, extensions, or setups, whether small or large, such as the new SQL Server, and it's cumbersome to make sure that everything works. Omada Identity is a complex solution and could still be improved."
"When making a process, you should be able to use some coding to do some advanced calculations. The calculations you can currently do are too basic. I would also like some additional script features."
"Omada could communicate better with us about the product roadmap. We haven't gotten any updates about it. The user interface is often a bit difficult to understand. It isn't optimized for small screens, so it doesn't display all of the information clearly, so users need to scroll a lot."
"If your organization requires additional security then the subscription will be more expensive."
"Sometimes, the notifications and alerts are not delivered properly, and we end up missing them. Also, the overall graphical user interface needs to be improved."
"Adding a new account can be tricky."
"The technical support has room for improvement."
"Compared to what we can do on-prem, Azure AD lacks a feature for multiple hierarchical groups. For example, Group A is part of group B. Group B is part of group C. Then, if I put someone into group A, which is part of already B, they get access to any system that group B has access to, and that provisioning is automatically there."
"Azure Active Directory could be made easier to use. We have large amounts of data and storage. We are looking for video files and media content for applications, we will think about options, such as cloud storage or a CDN."
"Technical support could be better."
"One thing that they need to improve is the cost."
"The mover process for this solution could be improved."
"The user interface is not very user-friendly."
"There are various functions that don't work in IdentityIQ, including the access request reminder, which doesn't go to the approvals in the proper format, so it's hard for users to read."
"The cost can be prohibitive for middle-tier companies."
"SailPoint IdentityIQ could be cheaper."
"The user interface could be slightly improved. It could be made simpler and more user-friendly, however, it is good enough right now."
"There's a lot of customization required to improve the user experience."
"I would like for the next release to have a more user-friendly interface."
Omada Identity delivers an end-to-end identity and access management solution with essential identity governance functionality for secure, compliant, and efficient administration of all users' access rights across on-premises or cloud-based systems. The solution provides configurable best practice processes that covers all identity and access related scenarios from providing an access risk overview, management of identities lifecycle, to automated enforcement of policies.
Secure access to any app or resource from anywhere
Take advantage of adaptive identity and network access controls to secure access to any app or resource for every user or digital workload across your entire environment.
Protect and verify every identity
Implement consistent security policies for every user—employees, frontline workers, customers, partners—as well as apps, devices, and workloads across multicloud and hybrid.
Provide only the access necessary
Discover and right-size permissions, manage access lifecycles, and ensure least privilege access for any identity.
Simplify the user experience
Reduce IT friction and improve the hybrid workforce experience with seamless access to any resource, single sign-on, user self-service management, and automated lifecycle workflows.
SailPoint is the leader in identity security for the cloud enterprise. We’re committed to protecting businesses from the inherent risk that comes with providing technology access across today’s diverse and remote workforce. Our identity security solutions secure and enable thousands of companies worldwide, giving our customers unmatched visibility into the entirety of their digital workforce, and ensuring that each worker has the right access to do their job, no more, no less. With SailPoint at the foundation of their business, our customers can provision access with confidence, protect business assets at scale and ensure compliance with certainty.
Microsoft Entra ID is ranked 2nd in Identity Management (IM) with 96 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 1st in Identity Management (IM) with 26 reviews. Microsoft Entra ID is rated 8.8, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Entra ID writes "Saves time, creates a single pane of glass, and offers good conditional access features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SailPoint IdentityIQ writes "Scales as per needs, and saves time with approval recommendations and automated approvals". Microsoft Entra ID is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Yubico YubiKey, Auth0, Microsoft Intune and PingFederate, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with Saviynt, One Identity Manager, ForgeRock, Microsoft Identity Manager and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine). See our Microsoft Entra ID vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ report.
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