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Pros
"Good support for single sign-on protocols."

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"Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.""It's quite scalable.""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."

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Cons
"Security could be improved."

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"The support could be faster.""The technical support could be better.""Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved.""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."

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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:Good support for single sign-on protocols.
    Top Answer:I think they could provide additional features in terms of users trying to manipulate the system with regard to security. Some of the paid systems on cloud offer many of the similar features in terms… more »
    Top Answer:The primary use case of this solution is for single sign-on for a set of applications that we had developed. I'm a solutions architect.
    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
    Red Hat Single Sign-On, Red Hat SSO, RH SSO, RH-SSO
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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    Overview

    Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies.

    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
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    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Insurance Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    Single Sign-On (SSO)
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Fortinet, Auth0 and others in Single Sign-On (SSO). Updated: August 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Red Hat Single Sign On is ranked 15th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 1 review while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 9th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews. Red Hat Single Sign On is rated 7.0, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Single Sign On writes "Good support for latest protocols and extensible; security could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". Red Hat Single Sign On is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and PingFederate, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock and CyberArk Identity.

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