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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Entra Permissions Management and Microsoft Identity Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Multifactor authentication is valuable."

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"The concept is primarily for the people in the business. In business, you can discuss how integrating all the services and resources within the company can bring numerous benefits.""The features that we find most valuable are security, mobility, and Single Sign-On.""It is one of the easiest products to implement, which is one of the main advantages. The integration is easy. Unlike other products, it is not complicated to integrate.""Very powerful synchronization tool.""Microsoft Identity Manager's documentation is good, and its end-user portal is user-friendly.""The product allows us to track the logins easily.""Microsoft integration products are strong. That is what I like about the product.""What makes this solution attractive is the licensing model. Microsoft Identity Manager is included in premium versions of Azure AD and in enterprise agreements such as E3. This makes the solution very attractive to many of our clients who are subscribed to those products."

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Cons
"We use a third-party API called Nebula API to integrate the account for authorization. The time-bound access area in Entra can be a problem. It can be improved in terms of the granularity of the permissions."

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"The product's pricing and integration features could be improved.""In terms of the identity and access management solution for on-premises environment, I think Microsoft needs to eliminate or minimize the number of workloads for the solution to run in on-premises environment.""They have to improve the User Entity and Behavioral Analysis.""It requires a lot of improvements. Microsoft is killing this product and migrating some of the features to Azure AD. The last version of this solution was 2016. If it is going to stay and integrate with Azure AD, its integration needs to be worked on in terms of connectors, etc. It doesn't seem that they are improving it alone. Microsoft wants to integrate it with Azure AD, but the integration is still not complete.""The information that is available for the Active Directory portal is segregated here and there.""It would be good if Microsoft Identity Manager Maybe could be integrated with Azure Active Directory directly and made as a cloud platform.""This product was only launched two or three years ago and it is still in the process of becoming stable.""The governance reporting of the solution can be improved, as it can be difficult to get good, intelligible reports. Microsoft could implement an API of some sort to allow report customization or some form of SQL model, to further customize modules and improve the reporting. That would be a major improvement to the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are a Fortune 500 company, so we always negotiate with Microsoft."
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  • "Microsoft Identity Manager comes with the premium or community license. If the customer doesn't have a premium license, the reseller who sells the licenses of Microsoft to the enterprise can extend the license for the client."
  • "MIM is free with a Microsoft Azure license."
  • "The solution is included in the Microsoft E3 license and premium subscriptions of Azure AD."
  • "The prices can always be improved. I'd rate it a 4 out of 10 in terms of pricing."
  • "When comparing the cost, Microsoft Identity Manager is the best solution because it is free if you have an Azure P2 license."
  • "It is an expensive tool."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Multifactor authentication is valuable.
    Top Answer:We are a Fortune 500 company, so we always negotiate with Microsoft.
    Top Answer:We use a third-party API called Nebula API to integrate the account for authorization. The time-bound access area in Entra can be a problem. It can be improved in terms of the granularity of the… more »
    Top Answer:The product’s simplicity and integration are valuable.
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    CloudKnox Permissions Management
    MIM, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM, MS Identity Manager
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    Overview

    Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution that provides comprehensive visibility into permissions assigned to all identities – users and workloads – actions, and resources across cloud infrastructures. It detects, right-sizes, and monitors unused and excessive permissions and enables Zero Trust security through least privilege access in Microsoft Azure, AWS, and GCP.

    Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) builds on the identity and access management capabilities of Forefront Identity Manager. MIM helps you manage the users, credentials, policies, and access within your organization. Additionally, MIM adds a hybrid experience, privileged access management capabilities, and support for new platforms.

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    Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Music Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Individual & Family Service11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is ranked 2nd in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) with 1 review while Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 8th in Identity Management (IM) with 18 reviews. Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Entra Permissions Management writes "Provides resource-based access and security, but time-bound access can be a problem". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Constantly evolving while being a crucial feature for today's security needs". Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is most compared with SailPoint Identity Security Cloud, Saviynt, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Microsoft Entra ID Protection and Microsoft Intune, whereas Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint Identity Security Cloud, Microsoft Entra ID, Saviynt, NetIQ Identity Manager and One Identity Manager.

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