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Pros
"The solution has some great features, such as identity governance, and user self-service. The Outlook application is very good and is used by a lot of people even if they are using Google services.""It offers features that improve our security posture such as multifactor authentication, which is the second layer of protection that is used when we log into the cloud.""Its ability to provide secure connections to people at all locations is the most valuable. It is mostly used by enterprises.""The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.""The security features are great. They will report in advance to you in the case of suspicious activity.""It enhanced our end user experience quite a bit. Instead of the days of having to contact the service desk with challenges for choosing their password, users can go in and do it themselves locally, regardless of where they are in the world. This has certainly made it a better experience accessing their applications. Previously, a lot of times, they had to remember multiple usernames and passwords for different systems. This solution brings it all together, using a single sign-on experience.""Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has improved our customers' security posture. Multi-factor authentication has two layers of authentication, which helps in case you input your credentials into a phishing website and then it has access to your credentials. So if they use your credentials, then you have proof on your phone that was sent to the end user.""This product is easy to use."

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"It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""The product requires very little maintenance.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features.""Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.""We find the solution to be reliable for our customers and it is nice that it is cloud-based and can be accessed from anywhere.""The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.""The most valuable features depend on a customer's needs. Our customers generally find multi-factor authentication very useful."

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"It's very easy to implement everything.""Some of the valuable features of the solution are the easy integration with processes, such as Single Sign-On. Overall WSO2 is straightforward and does not need customization."

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Cons
"The Cloud Provisioning Agent cannot provision a lot of the information that AD Connect does. For starters, the lightweight version cannot synchronize device information. If you have computers on-premises, the information about them will not be synchronized by the Cloud Provisioning Agent. In addition, if you have a user on the cloud and he changes his password, that information should be written back to the on-premises instance. But that workflow cannot be done with the lightweight agent. It can only be done with the more robust version.""Microsoft is working with Microsoft Identity Manager for Active Directory on-premise. It will be very important to have these identity management solutions directly in Azure Active Directory. It's very important to have some kind of Azure identity manager as a technology for identity and access management for working both in the cloud and inside the Azure suite.""Technical support could be faster.""From time to time it takes a little bit of time to replicate, with some of the applications—something like five to 10 minutes. I know that the design is not supposed to enable real-time replication with some of the applications. But, as an administrator, I would like to run a specific change or modification in Azure Active Directory and see it replicated almost immediately.""The dashboard and interface could be better. It would be ideal if it was easier to use.""The product needs to be more user-friendly.""For example, there were some authentication features that, for security purposes, had certain limitations. Those limitations still exist, but the portal now has options so that the customers can make custom features to manage their identity.""The monitoring dashboard could be a bit better."

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"Application updates are lacking. Customer support needs to be improved.""The pricing could be improved.""The solution should have greater on-premises availability, not just cloud and more package customization in its processing.""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.""The solution can be quite expensive.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""The guest user access could be improved."

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"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective.""This solution does not have BPM workflows already integrated, we had to integrate the BPM module externally. They do not provide full-featured auditing and certification modules out of the box."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "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."
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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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  • "I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for… more »
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    Costs are constantly being managed. We don't really have a choice. It's the one shop in town. If you want this, you have… more »
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    The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single… more »
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    We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We recognize it as quite expensive. We were using a standard license during… more »
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    It's my personal opinion, but it was a classic UI and now the UI is different. I was used to the old UI and when I moved… more »
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    Some of the valuable features of the solution are the easy integration with processes, such as Single Sign-On. Overall… more »
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    I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others.
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    This solution does not have BPM workflows already integrated, we had to integrate the BPM module externally. They do not… more »
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    Overview

    The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

    - Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

    - Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

    - A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

    - Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    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.

    WSO2 Identity Server can be used to simplify identity and access management (IAM) related activities in the enterprise. The product is based on open standards and open source principles. WSO2 Identity Server comes with seamless, easy to use integration capabilities that help connect applications, user stores, directories and identity management systems.

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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Manufacturing Company21%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 18 reviews while WSO2 Identity Server is ranked 5th in Customer Identity and Access Management with 2 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.4, while WSO2 Identity Server is rated 7.6. 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 WSO2 Identity Server writes "Easy to implement with good customization capabilities and good security". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and Duo Security, whereas WSO2 Identity Server is most compared with Amazon Cognito, OpenIAM Identity Governance, SailPoint IdentityIQ, ForgeRock and Auth0. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. WSO2 Identity Server report.

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