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We performed a comparison between Saviynt and Symantec Identity Governance and Administration based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Identity Management (IM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Saviynt vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want.""The most valuable functionality of the solution for us is that when employees stop working for the municipality, they are automatically disabled in Active Directory. Omada controls that 100 percent. They are disabled for 30 days, and after that time Omada deletes the Active Directory account. The same type of thing happens when we employ a new person. Their information is automatically imported to Omada and they are equipped with the roles and rights so they can do their jobs.""The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that we don't have to create them ourselves. We can then use the standard workflows. The breadth and scope of the solution’s IGA features also fulfill our requirements.""The thing that I find most valuable is that Omada consists of building blocks, which means that you can configure almost anything you want without using custom code, making it pretty easy to do. It's possible to connect to multiple target systems and to create one role that consists of different permissions in the different target systems. So one role in Omada can make sure that you have an account in three different systems.""The identity lifecycle support is definitely valuable because we are a complex organization, and there is a lot of onboarding, movement, and offboarding in our organization. We have 31,000 users, and there are a lot of users who are constantly onboarding, offboarding, and moving. So, we need to make sure that these activities are supported. In old times, we used to do everything manually. Everyone was onboarded, offboarded, or moved manually. So, from a business point of view and an economics point of view, identity lifecycle is most valuable. From a security point of view, access review is the most important feature for us.""User-friendly solution.""When we started with identity and access management, we cleaned up and skipped 500 accounts. Therefore, there are a lot of people who are still in our system. Using this tool, we have cleaned up a lot of accounts for ourselves as well as our partners and suppliers. So, we can manage everything now.""It has a lot of out-of-the-box features. It is flexible, and there are a lot of possibilities to configure and extend it. It is user-friendly. It has an interface that is end-user or business-user friendly."

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"The product has a great attestation feature.""It's easy to manage and easy to use; a simple tool for end-users.""It is a flexible tool because it works on JSON.""Considering the initial cost and the basic features, this is a good solution that provides integration with both on-premise and cloud applications.""The workflow in Saviynt is easier compared to other tools. It's pretty straightforward.""We have found the implementation process to be very easy.""The feature that we use the most is the global, third-party user management.""The most valuable features of Saviynt are database utility and report generation. These two features have a major impact, particularly when you are trying to create a report because, in other systems, you need to use a third-party utility such as a BI tool or any other reporting tool to fetch the data and send out the report to a third party team. In Saviynt, it's a system within a system, so you don't have to use any third-party tool because you can directly do your query and write that code on Saviynt and then send that report to the team."

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"There are many valuable features within the solution. The product is easy to customize. It’s also highly secure.""The most valuable aspects of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration are all the features, it is the most complete solution on the market. It has features, such as scanners and portals, it has everything.""It's a very useful tool that has improved our client's security, from day one.""The solution is easy to scale.""The scalability potential is there if a company needs to expand.""What I found most valuable in Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is its simple GUI. It's also easy to deploy compared to other products. With other products, you have to install the Windows version inside the Windows machine on all units, but with Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, it can work offline, so the solution is a little bit easier than other systems.""Self-registration and self-service password management are valuable features. The role modeling feature is also very useful. It allows you to model your enterprise role."

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Cons
"Functionality and usability could be improved.""The security permission inside Omada needs improvement. It's tricky to set up.""If you find an error and you need it fixed, you have to upgrade. It's not like they say, "Okay, we'll fix this problem for you." You have to upgrade. The last time we upgraded, because there was an error in a previous version, we had to pay 150,000 Danish Krone (about $24,000 at the time of this review) to upgrade our systems... That means that we have to pay to get errors fixed that Omada has made in programming the system. I hope they change this way of looking at things.""What I would most like to see added to the product is role management, especially enterprise or business role management, and the processes around that.""Omada Identity has two main issues that need to be solved or improved the most. One is its setup or installation process because it's complex and cumbersome. I'm talking about the process for on-premises deployment because I've never tried the cloud version of Omada Identity. Setting up the cloud version should be much easier. The second area for improvement in Omada Identity is that it's piggybacking on Microsoft's complex way of having all kinds of add-ons, extensions, or setups, whether small or large, such as the new SQL Server, and it's cumbersome to make sure that everything works. Omada Identity is a complex solution and could still be improved.""One thing that we are not so happy about is the user interface. It is a bit dated. I know that they are working on that, but the user interface is quite dated. Currently, it is a little bit difficult to customize the user interface to the need of the business, which is a little bit disappointing. It needs it to be a little bit easier to operate, and it should have a better user interface.""The Omada Identity SaaS version doesn't provide all the features Omada Identity on-premise provides.""The backend is pretty good but the self-service request access screen, the GUI, needs improvement. It's an old-fashioned screen. Also, Omada has reports, but I wouldn't dare show them to the business because they look like they're from 1995. I know they are working on these things and that’s good, because they’re really needed."

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"An area for improvement in Saviynt is that there's a limitation on the number of logs you can get from the past twenty-four hours. For example, if the data is huge, the tool can only give you a maximum of one hundred logs. You can't get any further than that. In the next version of Saviynt, however, you can get more logs and you'll see them inside the log rotation. For example, when you're trying to search inside the log, you can select a date range, and then you can search for a particular log. We haven't used that new log rotation feature yet, but it's included in the next release of Saviynt. Another area for improvement in the tool is that it doesn't have a server monitoring feature, so if your server has a high load, it should give you a warning. You're supposed to get an alert similar to what's being done in WebLogic. In WebLogic, we had a separate facility, but in Saviynt, that feature's missing.""The configuration process at the beginning can be difficult, depending on the complexity of the company.""The customer support and implementation services need to be improved.""It should support more customizations. In SailPoint, we can do many customizations, but we are not able to do that in Saviynt. For workflows and other things, we can only use what is already in place. Saviynt has a lot of scope for improvement on the customization part.""We sometimes experience performance issues when the solution fails to process the data between two different applications.""The solution is hosted on AWS cloud, and there is some dependency that affects our bottom line.""The custom application integration is a little complex, and this tool doesn't provide so many plugins or additional applications.""The solution does not work very well as the number of users increases."

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"There are times that it takes too long to generate reports and to run the assessment tools to collect the information.""There are several areas for improvement in Symantec Identity Governance and Administration. They have no proper documentation on how to do backups. They also have a lengthy workflow process where we have to make some configurations to manage automation in the rules and in our tasks which takes time. We have to manually configure all the configuration files, and we cannot export users because there's no export system in Symantec Identity Governance and Administration. What we'd like to see in the next release of the solution is for them to make configuration and integration with other systems their top priorities. We have many API systems to manage, so hopefully, if they make these enhancements shortly, we can directly connect with our API systems when using Symantec Identity Governance and Administration.""The support from Symantec Identity Governance and Administration could improve.""The solution is not the best or the fastest available.""The directory has room for improvement. Also, the dashboards and, in particular, the KPI dashboard that shows the current user’s information needs reworking.""They provide a framework to develop your own connectors. A connector is a piece of software that integrates with the solutions that are not a part of the support matrix. Currently, it is difficult to create these connectors in this solution. Other solutions, such as NetIQ Identity, provide a better way to create your own connector. Currently, there is no cloud version. It should have a cloud version.""Integration capabilities with other solutions and formats, including JSON, could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high."
  • "It is licensed per managed user per year."
  • "There were a lot of administrator, partner, and supplier accounts for people who were no longer working for us but still in the system. So, we reduced the number of users no longer with the company, which saved us some money on licensing."
  • "It's a fair price for the on-premises system. Compared with what we had before, it's much cheaper and we get all the modules in one. We tried to go with the cloud, but it was far too expensive."
  • "From an on-prem point of view, the cost is quite transparent and reasonable. The direct cost is primarily for licenses and maintenance on licenses."
  • "My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware of how much the solution costs, but it's worth the money. Often, when you begin to use Omada Identity and it takes a while to set up, it'll be irreversible, and you'd depend on and focus more on the functionality of the solution, rather than its price tag."
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  • "The price of the license for this product is quite expensive."
  • "We are not into the licensing part. The clients take care of the licensing part."
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  • "I do not recall the approximate prices or licensing models, although I do so that it was priced per user number."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:For me, the best feature of Omada Identity is its web interface because it's really easy for users to understand.
    Top Answer:My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware… more »
    Top Answer:Omada Identity has two main issues that need to be solved or improved the most. One is its setup or installation process… more »
    Top Answer:The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources.
    Top Answer:As one of the leading IGA (Identity Governance & Administration) products and because of how I see this is the tool, I… more »
    Top Answer:We are using Saviynt for a wide range of things. That includes attestation, SoD (Segregation of Duty), analytics… more »
    Top Answer:What I found most valuable in Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is its simple GUI. It's also easy to… more »
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of the licensing cost for Symantec Identity Governance and Administration because I'm part of the… more »
    Top Answer:There are several areas for improvement in Symantec Identity Governance and Administration. They have no proper… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Omada Identity Suite
    CA Identity Suite, Symantec IGA, Layer7 Identity Suite, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Minder, CA IAM, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Governance
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    Overview

    Omada Identity delivers an end-to-end identity and access management solution with essential identity governance functionality for secure, compliant, and efficient administration of all users' access rights across on-premises or cloud-based systems. The solution provides configurable best practice processes that covers all identity and access related scenarios from providing an access risk overview, management of identities lifecycle, to automated enforcement of policies.

    Saviynt is an intelligent, cloud-first identity governance & access management solution. The solution is designed to help organizations quickly scale cloud initiatives and solve security and compliance challenges. Saviynt offers identity governance, granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure your company’s ecosystem and provide a seamless user experience.

    Saviynt Features

    Saviynt has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile enablement: Saviynt provides a powerful mobile app to manage business operations such as initiating a request, managing approvals, completing certifications, viewing dashboards, and taking actions in a timely manner.
    • Scalability and Flexibility: Saviynt is built for enterprise scale & flexibility with an industry-leading cloud architecture.
    • Cloud-based: Saviynt provides you with the ability to quickly deploy and seamlessly integrate with multiple critical applications within your environment to manage risks effectively.
    • Rapid application & identity onboarding: With Saviynt application and identity onboarding is easy. Saviynt offers pre-built templates and discovery of unmanaged assets & applications to help speed up the process.
    • AI & ML powered identity analytics: By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, Saviynt is able to identify risk and duplicate identities, and can also close access gaps.
    • Actionable insights: Saviynt provides actionable insights for identity management, compliance, and security via the Control Center.

    Saviynt Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Saviynt. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Frictionless access requests: With Saviynt you can request access from anywhere, at any time.
    • Policy violation and SoD conflict detection: Saviynt helps your organization prevent risky access by understanding violations and conflicts for any request.
    • Governance: Saviynt provides governance for all human and machine identities – including third parties.
    • Easier provisioning: Saviynt enables you to automate lifecycle tasks in order to make cross-application provisioning easier and more efficient.
    • Out-of-the-box rulesets: With Saviynt’s out-of-the-box rulesets, you can automatically connect security roles to security tasks.
    • User friendly: Saviynt is designed with a modern web interface and has a mobile app and browser plug-in along with a ServiceNow app to make it easy to use.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Saviynt users.

    An Identity and Access Management Specialist at a non-tech company states, "The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources. Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users."

    A Principal Consultant at a tech services company says, "It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid.”

    PeerSpot user Amimesh A., Senior Associate at a tech services company, mentions, “The most valuable feature is the ease of implementation. This product works well out of the box and if you don’t want to do a lot of configuration then this is the best tool. The reporting features are good.”

    Irappa H., Manager at a computer software company, comments, “The most valuable features are the workflows and certification.”


    The Symantec Identity Governance and Administration (formerly CA Identity Suite) provides comprehensive identity management and governance capabilities with a simple, intuitive user experience. This user experience can dramatically simplify processes such as user access requests and access certifications, resulting in improved productivity and user satisfaction. In addition, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration performs risk analysis and certification and enables remediation actions in real-time during the access provisioning steps, thereby improving audit performance and risk posture with preventive policy enforcement.

    While providing these business and governance-centric capabilities for business users, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration also delivers core enterprise-grade identity management and governance capabilities, including broad provisioning support for on-premise and cloud apps, extensibility and flexibility to integrate with other IT systems and consumer-grade scale. This means organizations are not forced to choose between usability and performance. With the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, they can have both.

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    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    Shell, McKesson, Kimberly-Clark, Ingram Micro, Intermountain Health Care, Forterra, CoreLogic
    Acciona, Core Blox, DBS
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government40%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Mining And Metals Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Hospitality Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Saviynt vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration
    September 2022
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    Saviynt is ranked 5th in Identity Management (IM) with 8 reviews while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is ranked 6th in Identity Management (IM) with 7 reviews. Saviynt is rated 7.6, while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Saviynt writes "Has database utility and report generation features, so you can directly do your query, write the code, then send the report". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration writes "Has a simple GUI and is easy to deploy, but has no proper documentation on how to do backups, and has lengthy configurations and workflows". Saviynt is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and SAP Identity Management, whereas Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, SAP Identity Management, OpenIAM Identity Governance, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and NetIQ Identity Manager. See our Saviynt vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration report.

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