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  • "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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  • "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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    Also Known As
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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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.

    PingAccess is a centralized access security solution with a comprehensive policy engine. It provides secure access to applications and APIs down to the URL level, and ensures that only authorized users access the resources they need.

    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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    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
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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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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Hospitality Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Insurance Company8%
    Retailer8%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
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    PingAccess is ranked 25th in Access Management while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 5th in Access Management with 5 reviews. PingAccess is rated 0.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". PingAccess is most compared with , whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, ForgeRock, Symantec VIP Access Manager and PingFederate.

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