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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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    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 »
    Top Answer:Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment.
    Top Answer:I've been using it so long I'm used to the way that it works, so it really doesn't have any problem as far as I can tell. I check for updates a lot. I reset it sometimes. I can show my credential ID… more »
    Top Answer:All of us in the practice work remotely from home across the country, so we all use it for remote access.
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    9th
    out of 30 in Access Management
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    Rating
    8.3
    17th
    out of 30 in Access Management
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    Also Known As
    Single Sign-On, SiteMinder, CA SSO, Layer7 SiteMinder
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    Overview

    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.

    Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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    Sample Customers
    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    REVIEWERS
    Leisure / Travel Company14%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Hospitality Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Access Management
    July 2022
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    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Symantec Siteminder is ranked 9th in Access Management with 4 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 17th in Access Management. Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". On the other hand, Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Symantec Advanced Authentication.

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