Okta Workforce Identity vs SailPoint IdentityIQ comparison

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We performed a comparison between Okta Workforce Identity and SailPoint IdentityIQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"It's easy to use and straightforward.""The solution can scale very well.""A solution that's easy to use, stable, and reliable.""The product is easy to use.""Okta integrates well with other solutions. Once you have integrated an application into Okta and onboarded a user, they will be onboarded for just-in-time provisioning.""The provisioning functionality has been the most valuable. This solution has good performance, fast integration and is very responsive.""I am able to authenticate my users on cloud and SaaS applications such as Workday through Okta workflows.""The most valuable features of Okta Workforce Identity are SSO, MFA, and beneficial feature sets."

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"The most powerful feature of the solution is its platform-based approach. Unlike other solutions, this tool offers a high level of customization. It is an open and flexible platform, allowing users to tailor it to their needs. This ability to customize and adapt the solution to individual requirements makes the solution stand out as a powerful product.""This solution is easy to configure.""I like IdentityIQ's granular attachment management and certification customization features.""Deployment takes a bit of time, however, once it's done properly, everything becomes very organized and easy to use.""It is simple and easy to implement.""It is a scalable product.""The access certification feature is valuable.""The first valuable feature of the solution is its interface. The second feature of the solution is the level of flexibility it provides."

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"This user integration with the Okta integration network could be simplified.""The training is too costly.""A room for improvement in Okta Workforce Identity is its price. It could be cheaper. The biggest benefit of the solution is that everything works securely without extra steps, so you're saving on your workforce's time and effort because your applications work smoothly and securely, but you'd need to pay some amount of money for that. Another area that could be improved, though not necessarily regarding Okta Workforce Identity, is the SSO applications because so many of the source applications charge extra money to put the SSO to work, which means you have to buy a more expensive license. Nowadays, SSO is a mainstream functionality and it should be out-of-the-box in those applications because it's so easy to set up.""There should be automated aggregation and complete classification processes included in it.""The solution’s policies are difficult to understand due to the policy methods. They use authentication. The solution’s workflow is also difficult and not very active. They need to have proper documentation on it. In the next release, I would like to see the workflows being more digestible.""The error logging could be improved. Okta doesn't provide enough details when you are troubleshooting an issue. It's often difficult to fix it from our end, so we always need additional support from Okta.""Support could be a bit faster.""We have experienced some challenges in integrating this solution with Scope and Cognito."

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"The solution, in general, is quite expensive.""The mover process for this solution could be improved.""Regarding the scope for improvement in the solution, reporting is an area that can be a bit more UI-oriented.""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.""SailPoint IdentityIQ could be cheaper.""If there's a price reduction for SailPoint IdentityIQ, that would be helpful. Another area for improvement in the product is the technical support, which needs to be more friendly to customers.""It is not readily available and cannot be downloaded from the net.""It tends to be more expensive, but at the end of the day, it works."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "This solution is costly. Pricing is decent if you have less users, but it significantly goes up the more users you have, with its cost not justified."
  • "This is an expensive solution but the security makes it worthwhile."
  • "The price of Okta Workforce Identity is competitively priced. We pay annually for the use of the solution."
  • "The price of the solution is good."
  • "The cost per user for this solution is really high and could be reduced."
  • "The price of Okta Workforce Identity is reasonable."
  • "The solution is not the cheapest but not the most expensive. They are in the middle rating."
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  • "Usually, the cost of deploying about 5,000 licenses or 5,000 users, would be the equivalent to the cost of the license, which would be reaching up to around $90,000."
  • "You are able to get discounts if you plan to use the tool for the long-term i.e. discounts for 5+ years of usage."
  • "In terms of pricing, SailPoint IdentityIQ is affordable. It's not cheap, and it's not expensive, so the solution is in the middle, price-wise. It also didn't have additional costs, even if my company had different teams that took care of auditing and provisioning and projects that used SailPoint IdentityIQ."
  • "This is an expensive solution. I would rate it a two and a half out of five for pricing."
  • "SailPoint is expensive compared to its competitors. It's one of the most expensive products, so I'd rate it as one out of five, cost-wise."
  • "It's all competitive. Initially, the prices look a bit higher, but once it gets into a competitive situation, they meet the market. I'd rate it an eight out of ten in terms of pricing. It tends to be more expensive, but it works."
  • "The pricing is based on the number of users and is reasonable."
  • "I rate the solution a seven on a scale where one is cheap and ten is too expensive. In short, the solution falls under the higher side of pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Okta Workforce Identity is easy to use and has a lot of components.
    Top Answer:The product's connector framework needs improvement. There should be automated aggregation and complete classification processes included in it.
    Top Answer:We evaluated Sailpoint IdentityIQ before ultimately choosing CyberArk. Sailpoint Identity Platform is a solution to manage risks in cloud enterprise environments. It automates and streamlines the… more »
    Top Answer:The first valuable feature of the solution is its interface. The second feature of the solution is the level of flexibility it provides.
    Top Answer:We pay an annual licensing cost for SailPoint IdentityIQ.
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    Also Known As
    IdentityIQ, SailPoint IdentityNow
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    Okta Workforce Identity is an Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) solution designed for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall. The solution provides easy, secure access for your workforce and protects your data from any device in any location. It also enables your business partners to collaborate with you effectively and securely. Additionally, with Okta Workforce Identity, you can streamline access across your entire organization so you can focus on moving your business forward.

    Okta Workforce Identity Features

    Okta Workforce Identity has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Single sign-on (SSO): Secure cloud single sign-on for IT teams, security, and all other users.
    • Multi-factor authentication (MFA): With this feature, your organization remains secure.
    • Fastpass: Okta Workforce Identity’s Fastpass enables passwordless authentication into anything.
    • Okta Integration Network: The solution includes 7,500+ deep, pre-built integrations to securely connect everything.
    • Universal directory: Okta Workforce Identity has a single directory for all users, groups, and devices.
    • Lifecycle management: You can manage provisioning with easy-to-implement automation
    • Identity governance: The solution has unified IAM and governance that helps to reduce risk.
    • Workflows: This feature makes it easy to automate identity processes at scale without having to write any code.
    • Privileged access management (PAM): Using Okta Workforce Identity, users can authorize, manage, and monitor account access easily.

    Okta Workforce Identity Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Okta Workforce Identity. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • All-in-one solution: Okta Workforce Identity is a complete solution for all your apps that’s universal, reliable, and easy.
    • Single identity platform: Users can securely manage apps and multi-cloud environments across a single identity platform.
    • Comprehensive and customizable: The solution is created to suit all of your evolving business needs. It enables your organization to handle any workforce or customer identity use case while enhancing your security. It has 31 API endpoints to customize configuration, user authentication, and access control.
    • API-first architecture: Its API-first architecture makes it a suitable option for developers.
    • Easy to use: Okta Workforce Identity is user friendly, easy to navigate, and has a central admin console to manage all users, apps, and policies.
    • Reliable: The solution is built with self-healing nodes for greater stability. In addition, it has high availability and reduces downtime.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Okta Workforce Identity is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it is easy to use and has great SSO and MFA features.

    Tor N., Executive Director at Semaphore, shares what he finds most valuable about the solution. “It is extremely easy to work with, simple to set up, and reasonably priced.”

    “It is secure and multi featured with trusted device, SSO, and MFA features and integrates well with other solutions,” says Timo H., Director, Device Management at IT-palvelutalo Valtti at Valtti, part of Advania.

    “One of the features that I have found to be very valuable is its interoperability and compatibility with all types of resources, whether it's networking, infrastructure, or applications. That is, it is compatible as well as interoperable, as far as the federated authentication is concerned," writes Rama N., Senior Director - Principal Architect at a computer software company.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
    Adobe, AXA Technology Services, Cuna Mutual Group, Equifax, ING Direct, Orrstown Bank, Rockwell Automation, SallieMae, Spirit Aerosystems, TEL
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company6%
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Okta Workforce Identity vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ
    September 2023
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    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 25 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 4th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 25 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.2, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Extremely easy to work with, simple to set up, and reasonably priced ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SailPoint IdentityIQ writes "Scales as per needs, and saves time with approval recommendations and automated approvals". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Microsoft Entra ID, Auth0, Saviynt and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with Saviynt, Microsoft Entra ID, One Identity Manager, ForgeRock and Microsoft Identity Manager. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ report.

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