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PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"This is a user-friendly solution.""It's pretty stable as a product."

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"The solution is easy to use for our managers.""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.""It's quite scalable.""Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable."

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Cons
"I think that the connection with like Microsoft Word, especially for Office 365, is a weak point that could be improved.""The timing of the token validity, if it could be extended, would be great. I'm not sure if there is even an option to configure these types of settings."

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"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.""Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved."

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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:This is a user-friendly solution.
    Top Answer:We don't directly deal with the licenses. It's basically purchased by the central team and we are just consuming it through the common APIs. I really couldn't comment on the pricing at the moment.
    Top Answer:I think that the connection with like Microsoft Word, especially for Office 365, is a weak point that could be improved.
    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 »
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    Also Known As
    Ping Identity
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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    Overview
    IDENTITY DEFINED SECURITY PLATFORM delivers a unified, standards-based platform that can be deployed as SaaS, software or both and can scale to handle millions of identities. From multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to access security, directory and data governance, our capabilities work together to give employees, partners and customers secure access to cloud, mobile and enterprise applications, securing and streamlined everything from sign-on to sign-off and everywhere in between.

    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
    Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    PingID is ranked 6th in Authentication Systems with 2 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 9th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews. PingID is rated 8.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of PingID writes "Stable, popular with customers, and has a good mobile application". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". PingID is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, SailPoint IdentityIQ, RSA SecurID Access, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock and Auth0. See our PingID vs. Symantec Siteminder report.

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