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

Find out in this report how the two Access Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder report (Updated: August 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.""Its integration components are most valuable. It integrates with everything in some way. There are some products, such as O365 or AD, with which it completely and 100% integrates. So, you can seamlessly create accounts across the board with some of these products. For some of the products with which it doesn't completely integrate, you can do some kind of interfacing.""It's easy to use and straightforward.""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.""I am able to authenticate my users on cloud and SaaS applications such as Workday through Okta workflows.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""The most valuable feature in Okta Workforce Identity is the single sign-on, universal directory, and lifecycle management."

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"The solution is easy to use for our managers.""It's quite scalable.""Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.""A valuable feature of Siteminder is the way it handles bulk traffic. The features it has, in terms of routing the traffic and load balancing, are good."

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Cons
"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.""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.""The lifecycle management part can be improved. It should also have identity governance and the ability to choose a specific factor authentication at the application level. Its licensing and pricing can also be improved.""Okta Workforce Identity could improve the support system, they are too slow.""It can have more API integrations.""The solution can be quite expensive.""This user integration with the Okta integration network could be simplified.""There are some issues with the interface that can be improved."

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"Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved.""The technical support could be better.""An area Siteminder could improve on is that there are a few limitations, in terms of new protocols for OpenID. If I want to have different scopes, the features are limited. They also do not have APIs exposed, which is a major drawback. API is a feature I would like to see included in the next release.""The support could be faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price."
  • "The licensing is fair for this solution."
  • "Siteminder is a little costly. You pay for licensing, and they offer packages, so if you have less users, then you have to buy different products at different prices. If you have more of a user base, then the package is different. They also include other features—for example, if you have a database and you're using Siteminder, then it's good to use a Semantic-specific database, but if you are using less, then you have to purchase the database separately. Whereas if you are going for a bigger license, then it comes within the package. It depends on which plan you are using."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I found most valuable in Okta Workforce Identity is that it worked together with VMware Workspace One, so there was this device check at the same time. My company used the trusted device method… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing for Okta Workforce Identity could still be improved or made cheaper. It costs from 50 to 100 euros a year per user. Okta Workforce Identity has different packages you can choose from, and… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:A valuable feature of Siteminder is the way it handles bulk traffic. The features it has, in terms of routing the traffic and load balancing, are good.
    Top Answer:Siteminder is a little costly. You pay for licensing, and they offer packages, so if you have less users, then you have to buy different products at different prices. If you have more of a user base… more »
    Top Answer:An area Siteminder could improve on is that there are a few limitations, in terms of new protocols for OpenID. If I want to have different scopes, the features are limited. They also do not have APIs… more »
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 30 in Access Management
    Views
    20,261
    Comparisons
    17,237
    Reviews
    20
    Average Words per Review
    499
    Rating
    8.6
    9th
    out of 30 in Access Management
    Views
    3,135
    Comparisons
    2,466
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    545
    Rating
    8.3
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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    Overview

    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.

    Symantec® SiteMinder is designed to secure the modern enterprise through a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; provides single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent session hijacking. Finally, Symantec SiteMinder is battle-tested and has been deployed in the largest IT environments in the world.

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    Sample Customers
    Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company13%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 24 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 9th in Access Management with 4 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2. 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 Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and IBM Security Access Manager, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock, PingID and Auth0. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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