SailPoint Identity Security Cloud vs WSO2 Identity Server comparison


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Categories and Ranking

SailPoint Identity Security...
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
User Provisioning Software (1st), Identity Management (IM) (2nd), Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) (3rd), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) (1st)
WSO2 Identity Server
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (7th)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the User Provisioning Software category, the mindshare of SailPoint Identity Security Cloud is 33.3%, up from 26.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of WSO2 Identity Server is 2.1%, up from 1.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
User Provisioning Software
Unique Categories:
Identity Management (IM)
Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)

Featured Reviews

Jul 20, 2022
Automated and integrates well with other platforms
In the past, we had a lot of problems with SailPoint IdentityIQ, particularly in providing access and provisioning. There were some gaps in the operation of the solution because they were manual rather than automated, and the users and administrators were given access directly via Active Directory, and it wasn't appropriate for us at the time to use. In terms of integration, we could provide a more automated solution after a minimum number of years, but not in the SailPoint IdentityIQ platform, but there were problems in the registration, for example, with putting information inside ADP, but in general, we were able to solve those problems, and after implementing SailPoint IdentityIQ we had increased evaluations.
Clement Hsieh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 11, 2024
Supports API integrations with different systems
My company uses multi-factor authentication and we tried using it integrating with FIDO Server. It was done to make sure that the multi-factor authentication feature gets used during the authentication process. AI can be used for better authentication, but right now, our company has not used any such feature. I recommend the product to others. It is easy to install and easy to use. Understanding a feature before you integrate a tool with other tools is important. In my company, there is another team with five to six engineers that takes care of the support part of the tool. The product has helped me to meet my security management requirements as per ISO 7001. I rate the tool a nine out of ten.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Access certification and provisioning are two of the solutions most valuable features."
"I like IdentityIQ's granular attachment management and certification customization features."
"Great product to manage the access control of users."
"We are happy with the SailPoint IdentityIQ’s stability."
"The solution is one of the main security products you need to control access and have visibility into what's happening in your organization. It helps with managing access to applications, ensuring governance, and obtaining certifications."
"Provisioning in multiple environments."
"It is a scalable product."
"SailPoint IdentityIQ has more enriched out-of-box connectors than the others."
"It's very easy to implement everything."
"The solution gets the job done, and we don't have to do the main configuration."
"The product's initial setup phase is easy."
"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."
"The product provides easy integration between API manager and IT server components."
"The single sign-on procedure itself, as well as the ability to connect to external user sources such as Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP servers, are the solution's most valuable features."
"I would rate the solution's stability eight or nine out of ten."
"The keystore feature has been most valuable for us."


"The cost can be prohibitive for middle-tier companies."
"There are various functions that don't work in IdentityIQ, including the access request reminder, which doesn't go to the approvals in the proper format, so it's hard for users to read."
"When it comes to queries and analysis, I find the reporting module to be very low, very simple."
"One needs to understand that SailPoint is into full-fledged IAM practice with a long-term vision, and customers will get a quick ROI with best practices implementation."
"The report functionality and dashboard of the access manager could be improved."
"Finding integration experts for SailPoint in the North American market can be challenging, and transitioning to a no-code or low-code setup could reduce dependence on specialized skills."
"The price of IdentityIQ could be lower. There are additional costs when you buy the licenses, and they force the customers to pay for them."
"The user interface is not very user-friendly."
"The solution seems to be pretty outdated."
"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective."
"This solution requires extensive knowledge to be used effectively as certain areas of its use are not user friendly."
"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."
"There needs to be a good support model and easy-to-understand documentation."
"Sometimes working with the code is difficult because I search for documentation about the code and how to work with the code, which is where I believe they should improve, by providing some documentation on how to work with the code."
"I found the initial setup to be very complex."
"The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"SailPoint is higher in price as compared to Saviynt. The initial cost of SailPoint is very high. There are additional costs to the standard licensing fees."
"The price of the solution could improve, it is not priced well for smaller businesses to afford."
"I rate the solution a seven on a scale where one is cheap and ten is too expensive. In short, the solution falls under the higher side of pricing."
"They are expensive."
"You do pay one price for the license but that price depends on what you choose to include as far as the optional modules go."
"The pricing is a little bit higher than other tools."
"Usually, the cost of deploying about 5,000 licenses or 5,000 users, would be the equivalent to the cost of the license, which would be reaching up to around $90,000."
"SailPoint is expensive compared to its competitors. It's one of the most expensive products, so I'd rate it as one out of five, cost-wise."
"They should bring in some good pricing models to host the marketplace."
"I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution."
"We have to take their support, but that is a minimal charge if I'm comparing it to other identity managers."
"WSO2 Identity Server is not an expensive solution."
"At this time we are working with the open-source version."
"I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others."
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Top Industries

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Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Insurance Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm

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Questions from the Community

How does Sailpoint IdentityIQ compare with CyberArk PAM?
We evaluated Sailpoint IdentityIQ before ultimately choosing CyberArk. Sailpoint Identity Platform is a solution to manage risks in cloud enterprise environments. It automates and streamlines the m...
What do you like most about SailPoint IdentityIQ?
The first valuable feature of the solution is its interface. The second feature of the solution is the level of flexibility it provides.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SailPoint IdentityIQ?
The product is expensive. People need to opt for a licensing plan for one year or three years.
What do you like most about WSO2 Identity Server?
The product provides easy integration between API manager and IT server components.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for WSO2 Identity Server?
I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution.
What needs improvement with WSO2 Identity Server?
The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required. From an improvement perspective, the pricing of the product needs to be lowered. Multi-factor authentication is an ar...

Also Known As

IdentityIQ, IdentityNow, Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management
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