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Microsoft Identity Manager vs. NetIQ Identity Manager
July 2022
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"Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want.""The Governance and self-service that can be set up so you can use them yourself to work in the system are the most valuable features. End users can be enabled to help themselves.""User-friendly solution.""When we started with identity and access management, we cleaned up and skipped 500 accounts. Therefore, there are a lot of people who are still in our system. Using this tool, we have cleaned up a lot of accounts for ourselves as well as our partners and suppliers. So, we can manage everything now.""The identity lifecycle support is definitely valuable because we are a complex organization, and there is a lot of onboarding, movement, and offboarding in our organization. We have 31,000 users, and there are a lot of users who are constantly onboarding, offboarding, and moving. So, we need to make sure that these activities are supported. In old times, we used to do everything manually. Everyone was onboarded, offboarded, or moved manually. So, from a business point of view and an economics point of view, identity lifecycle is most valuable. From a security point of view, access review is the most important feature for us.""Omada Identity Suite has a very powerful workflow engine. It is used for requesting access for approval to everything that's around Access Management and for re-certification purposes.""The thing that I find most valuable is that Omada consists of building blocks, which means that you can configure almost anything you want without using custom code, making it pretty easy to do. It's possible to connect to multiple target systems and to create one role that consists of different permissions in the different target systems. So one role in Omada can make sure that you have an account in three different systems.""The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that we don't have to create them ourselves. We can then use the standard workflows. The breadth and scope of the solution’s IGA features also fulfill our requirements."

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"It is a stable product. You will experience some issues with it, but it's a good product.""MIM's most valuable feature is its connectivity with Exchange.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution has been the ability for us to integrate a lot of external systems, and the automatic transfer of a lot of identity information. Additionally, the customization is very good.""I like the eDirectory feature.""The most valuable features of NetIQ Identity Manager are the synchronization of different directories, such as Active Directory. We have many Active Directory systems, not only one."

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Cons
"Functionality and usability could be improved.""We are trying to use Omada's standards and to adapt our processes. But we have had some trouble with the bad documentation. This is something that they could improve on. It has not been possible for us to analyze some of the problems so far, based on the documentation. We always need consultants. The documentation should include some implementation hints and some guidelines for implementing the processes.""One thing that we are not so happy about is the user interface. It is a bit dated. I know that they are working on that, but the user interface is quite dated. Currently, it is a little bit difficult to customize the user interface to the need of the business, which is a little bit disappointing. It needs it to be a little bit easier to operate, and it should have a better user interface.""Its flexibility is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because it is very flexible, it also becomes too complex. This is common for most of the products we evaluated. Its scalability should be better. It had a few scalability issues.""The Omada Identity SaaS version doesn't provide all the features Omada Identity on-premise provides.""The backend is pretty good but the self-service request access screen, the GUI, needs improvement. It's an old-fashioned screen. Also, Omada has reports, but I wouldn't dare show them to the business because they look like they're from 1995. I know they are working on these things and that’s good, because they’re really needed.""What I would most like to see added to the product is role management, especially enterprise or business role management, and the processes around that.""The security permission inside Omada needs improvement. It's tricky to set up."

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"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.""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.""MIM's reliability could be improved.""The product could be more friendly for non-native English speakers. It would also be better if it were more intuitive and visually attractive."

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"It needs some modern features. They should improve and modernize their management interface. It has been created over years and by different persons. You can see different applications, different management consoles for different things. There should be an integrated interface.""We have another system that is using the SAML system, and we also integrate with Active Directory only. If NetIQ Identity Manager can integrate directly, we would not need to use the Active Directory directory.""NetIQ Identity Manager could improve by updating the user portal, it is out of date."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high."
  • "It is licensed per managed user per year."
  • "There were a lot of administrator, partner, and supplier accounts for people who were no longer working for us but still in the system. So, we reduced the number of users no longer with the company, which saved us some money on licensing."
  • "It's a fair price for the on-premises system. Compared with what we had before, it's much cheaper and we get all the modules in one. We tried to go with the cloud, but it was far too expensive."
  • "From an on-prem point of view, the cost is quite transparent and reasonable. The direct cost is primarily for licenses and maintenance on licenses."
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  • "MIM is free with a Microsoft Azure license."
  • "The solution is included in the Microsoft E3 license and premium subscriptions of Azure AD."
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  • "The price of the solution is a bit high and could be reduced."
  • "It would easily help them in getting more market and more customers if more consultants knew about their software. If they could keep it free for schools for teaching purposes, it would be good. I had to pay myself to get it and use it for training. Their competitors are giving it for free. I had to pay for it myself. They are losing market to their competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Because we are a partner and an IT service provider, we have a special licensing agreement because we are planning to… more »
    Top Answer:I would like to see some additional functionality and improvements in usability.
    Top Answer:MIM's most valuable feature is its connectivity with Exchange.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of NetIQ Identity Manager are the synchronization of different directories, such as Active… more »
    Top Answer:It would easily help them in getting more market and more customers if more consultants knew about their software. If… more »
    Top Answer:We have another system that is using the SAML system, and we also integrate with Active Directory only. If NetIQ… more »
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    Also Known As
    Omada Identity Suite
    MIM, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM, MS Identity Manager
    Novell Identity Manager
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    Overview

    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.

    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.

    NetIQ Identity Manager delivers a complete, yet affordable solution to control who has access to what across your enterprise both inside the firewall and into the cloud. It enables you to provide secure and convenient access to critical information for business users, while meeting compliance demands.
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    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government40%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Identity Manager vs. NetIQ Identity Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Identity Manager vs. NetIQ Identity Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 7th in Identity Management (IM) with 4 reviews while NetIQ Identity Manager is ranked 12th in Identity Management (IM) with 3 reviews. Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 7.8, while NetIQ Identity Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Features an attractive licensing model, but customization and reporting require improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetIQ Identity Manager writes "A stable and comprehensive solution with valuable eDirectory feature". Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, One Identity Manager, SAP Identity Management, Oracle Identity Governance and Saviynt, whereas NetIQ Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, One Identity Manager, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and ForgeRock. See our Microsoft Identity Manager vs. NetIQ Identity Manager report.

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