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Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
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"Azure Active Directory provides access to resources in a very secure manner. We can detect which user is logging in to access resources on the cloud. It gives us a comprehensive audit trace in terms of from where a user signed in and whether a sign-in is a risky sign-in or a normal sign-in. So, there is a lot of security around the access to resources, which helps us in realizing that a particular sign-in is not a normal sign-in. If a sign-in is not normal, Azure Active Directory automatically blocks it for us and sends us an email, and unless we allow that user, he or she won't be able to log in. So, the User Identity Protection feature is the most liked feature for me in Azure Active Directory.""The user functionality enables us to provide different levels of access, across many applications, for each user. We can customize the access level and set a security level in connection with that access. For instance, we can require MFA. That is a feature that helps enhance our security posture a lot.""We have about 80 users in the Azure Active Directory right now, however, we know that if it was necessary to scale it for hundreds or thousands of users, it wouldn't be a problem.""The scalability of the product is decent.""Having access to Azure Active Directory on the cloud gives us speed and use of the latest technology. The application services are very good, such as GitHub.""Many of its features are valuable, including: facilitating application authentication, privileged access management, processes for attestation, and access reviews.""Azure AD has features that have helped improve our security posture.""What I like is that I can go anywhere, at any time, and to any client premise, and I can simply log in to the admin panel and can serve any of my clients."

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"It is dependent on the evolution of your user base. It depends on usage per user, so the more sign-ins there are, the more expensive it becomes, so it works best for smaller companies from a financial perspective.""It's easy to use and straightforward.""The product requires very little maintenance.""The most valuable features of Okta Workforce Identity are SSO, MFA, and beneficial feature sets.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""The most valuable features depend on a customer's needs. Our customers generally find multi-factor authentication very useful.""The provisioning functionality has been the most valuable. This solution has good performance, fast integration and is very responsive.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity."

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"The product has a great attestation feature.""The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources.""It's easy to manage and easy to use; a simple tool for end-users.""We have found the implementation process to be very easy.""The feature that we use the most is the global, third-party user management.""Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users.""It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid. It's a very well rounded, strong product.""The most valuable features of Saviynt are database utility and report generation. These two features have a major impact, particularly when you are trying to create a report because, in other systems, you need to use a third-party utility such as a BI tool or any other reporting tool to fetch the data and send out the report to a third party team. In Saviynt, it's a system within a system, so you don't have to use any third-party tool because you can directly do your query and write that code on Saviynt and then send that report to the team. Even the workflow in Saviynt is easier compared to other tools. It's pretty straightforward."

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Cons
"Sometimes, what one customer may like, another may not like it. We have had customers asking, "Why is Microsoft forcing us to do this?" For example, when you use Exchange Server on-premise, then you can customize it for your company and these customizations are unlimited. However, if you use Exchange Online or with Microsoft 365, then your ability to make modifications is limited. So, only the cloud versus is limited.""Its area of improvement is more about the synchronization of accounts and the intervals for that. Sometimes, there're customers with other network challenges, and it takes a while for synchronization to happen to the cloud. There is some component of their on-prem that is delaying things getting to the cloud. The turnaround time for these requests is very time-sensitive. I don't mean this as derogatory for this service, but in my experience, that happens a lot.""The management interface has some areas that need improvement.""When you start to deal with legacy applications, provisioning is not as intuitive.""An area where there is room for improvement is the ease of use of the dashboards.""We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for devices and for applications.""The integration between the Azure active directory and the traditional active directory could be improved upon.""Some systems do not integrate very well with Azure AD. We thought of going for Okta, but later on we were able to achieve it, but not the way we wanted. It was not as easy as we thought it would be. The integration was not very seamless."

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"The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""We've not had any problems with Okta.""Okta Workforce Identity could improve the support system, they are too slow.""It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it.""Therefore, if you have 10 million users, that's almost 100 million, so it is costly.""We experienced some technical glitches that need to be resolved.""They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time.""The only aspect in which it can be improved is that the interface could be cleaner. I found this even when I was trying to do my certification exam because the certification is hands-on. You find yourself fumbling around a little bit to find simple things. This happens even when you start to get familiar with the product."

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"The solution is hosted on AWS cloud, and there is some dependency that affects our bottom line.""An area for improvement in Saviynt is that there's a limitation on the number of logs you can get from the past twenty-four hours. For example, if the data is huge, the tool can only give you a maximum of one hundred logs. You can't get any further than that. In the next version of Saviynt, however, you can get more logs and you'll see them inside the log rotation. For example, when you're trying to search inside the log, you can select a date range, and then you can search for a particular log. We haven't used that new log rotation feature yet, but it's included in the next release of Saviynt. Another area for improvement in the tool is that it doesn't have a server monitoring feature, so if your server has a high load, it should give you a warning. You're supposed to get an alert similar to what's being done in WebLogic. In WebLogic, we had a separate facility, but in Saviynt, that feature's missing.""The configuration process at the beginning can be difficult, depending on the complexity of the company.""We sometimes experience performance issues when the solution fails to process the data between two different applications.""In terms of improvement, it's really just a matter of them getting more mature. It's a relatively new solution and they probably need to streamline a few of the processes as they mature. But there are not too many problems.""It should support more customizations. In SailPoint, we can do many customizations, but we are not able to do that in Saviynt. For workflows and other things, we can only use what is already in place. Saviynt has a lot of scope for improvement on the customization part.""The company needs to do more to establish standard practices within the product itself that are common in the industry.""The product lacks a broad user base which makes it difficult sometimes to find answers to questions about the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
  • "Make sure that you get the most out of your Office 365 licenses for Azure AD. If you have additional concerns for users who don't have an Office 365 license, consider Azure AD Premium P1 and P2. Be aware that you have to evaluate your license usage beforehand."
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  • "It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things"
  • "License is around US$20,000 annually."
  • "I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."
  • "It is costly for large companies."
  • "The price of this product could be lower."
  • "It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."
  • "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."
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  • "The price of the license for this product is quite expensive."
  • "We are not into the licensing part. The clients take care of the licensing part."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's included within a wider bundle of Microsoft 365 products.
    Top Answer:The ability to manage and authenticate against on-premises solutions would be beneficial.
    Top Answer:The initial setup of Okta Workforce Identity is straightforward. I was able to get an environment ready within half a… more »
    Top Answer:Okta Workforce Identity scales up by the user, and then by the service that you're purchasing. The solution is not the… more »
    Top Answer:Okta Workforce Identity could improve provisioning it can be made simpler. They are implementing in one of the newer… more »
    Top Answer:The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources.
    Top Answer:As one of the leading IGA (Identity Governance & Administration) products and because of how I see this is the tool, I… more »
    Top Answer:We are using Saviynt for a wide range of things. That includes attestation, SoD (Segregation of Duty), analytics… more »
    Comparisons
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    Azure Active Directory
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    Overview


    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra, is an enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and conditional access to guard against 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks.

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service. This service helps your employees access external resources, such as Microsoft 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications. Azure Active Directory also helps them access internal resources like apps on your corporate intranet network, along with any cloud apps developed for your own organization.

    Azure AD is intended for:

    • IT admins: As an IT admin, use Azure AD to control access to your apps and your app resources, based on your business requirements. For example, you can use Azure AD to require multi-factor authentication when accessing important organizational resources. You can also use Azure AD to automate user provisioning between your existing Windows Server AD and your cloud apps, including Microsoft 365. Finally, Azure AD gives you powerful tools to automatically help protect user identities and credentials and to meet your access governance requirements.
    • App developers: As an app developer, you can use Azure AD as a standards-based approach for adding single sign-on (SSO) to your app, allowing it to work with a user's pre-existing credentials. Azure AD also provides APIs that can help you build personalized app experiences using existing organizational data. 
    • Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, or Dynamics CRM Online subscribers: As a subscriber, you're already using Azure AD. Each Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online tenant is automatically an Azure AD tenant. You can immediately start to manage access to your integrated cloud apps.

    Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

    Saviynt is an intelligent, cloud-first identity governance & access management solution. The solution is designed to help organizations quickly scale cloud initiatives and solve security and compliance challenges. Saviynt offers identity governance, granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure your company’s ecosystem and provide a seamless user experience.

    Saviynt Features

    Saviynt has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile enablement: Saviynt provides a powerful mobile app to manage business operations such as initiating a request, managing approvals, completing certifications, viewing dashboards, and taking actions in a timely manner.
    • Scalability and Flexibility: Saviynt is built for enterprise scale & flexibility with an industry-leading cloud architecture.
    • Cloud-based: Saviynt provides you with the ability to quickly deploy and seamlessly integrate with multiple critical applications within your environment to manage risks effectively.
    • Rapid application & identity onboarding: With Saviynt application and identity onboarding is easy. Saviynt offers pre-built templates and discovery of unmanaged assets & applications to help speed up the process.
    • AI & ML powered identity analytics: By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, Saviynt is able to identify risk and duplicate identities, and can also close access gaps.
    • Actionable insights: Saviynt provides actionable insights for identity management, compliance, and security via the Control Center.

    Saviynt Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Saviynt. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Frictionless access requests: With Saviynt you can request access from anywhere, at any time.
    • Policy violation and SoD conflict detection: Saviynt helps your organization prevent risky access by understanding violations and conflicts for any request.
    • Governance: Saviynt provides governance for all human and machine identities – including third parties.
    • Easier provisioning: Saviynt enables you to automate lifecycle tasks in order to make cross-application provisioning easier and more efficient.
    • Out-of-the-box rulesets: With Saviynt’s out-of-the-box rulesets, you can automatically connect security roles to security tasks.
    • User friendly: Saviynt is designed with a modern web interface and has a mobile app and browser plug-in along with a ServiceNow app to make it easy to use.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Saviynt users.

    An Identity and Access Management Specialist at a non-tech company states, "The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources. Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users."

    A Principal Consultant at a tech services company says, "It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid.”

    PeerSpot user Amimesh A., Senior Associate at a tech services company, mentions, “The most valuable feature is the ease of implementation. This product works well out of the box and if you don’t want to do a lot of configuration then this is the best tool. The reporting features are good.”

    Irappa H., Manager at a computer software company, comments, “The most valuable features are the workflows and certification.”


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    Sample Customers
    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
    Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
    Shell, McKesson, Kimberly-Clark, Ingram Micro, Intermountain Health Care, Forterra, CoreLogic
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Okta, SailPoint and others in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS). Updated: June 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 25 reviews while Saviynt is ranked 3rd in Identity Management (IM) with 9 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while Saviynt is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Stable and reliable solution but the application updates are lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Saviynt writes "Has database utility and report generation features, so you can directly do your query, write the code, then send the report". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0, Duo Security and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas Saviynt is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Omada Identity, ForgeRock and Oracle Identity Governance.

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