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Symantec Siteminder vs. WSO2 Identity Server
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Siteminder vs. WSO2 Identity Server and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable.""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.""The solution is easy to use for our managers."

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"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.""It's very easy to implement everything.""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."

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

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"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others."
  • "At this time we are working with the open-source version."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:It's very easy to implement everything.
    Top Answer:The pricing is very good. When you compare it to all other products, the pricing is cost-effective. It's not only that, it's as robust as other products and on par with other products - such as, for… more »
    Top Answer:The solution could improve its development from a user perspective. In a development environment, from a developer's perspective, there are a few ways they could simplify things. To understand… more »
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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.

    WSO2 Identity Server can be used to simplify identity and access management (IAM) related activities in the enterprise. The product is based on open standards and open source principles. WSO2 Identity Server comes with seamless, easy to use integration capabilities that help connect applications, user stores, directories and identity management systems.

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    Sample Customers
    British Telecom, CoreBlox, DBS, HMS, Itera ASA and Simeo
    Nutanix, ELM, AlmavivA, BDigital, StubHub, M-creations, MedVision360
    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%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Symantec Siteminder vs. WSO2 Identity Server
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Siteminder vs. WSO2 Identity Server and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Symantec Siteminder is ranked 9th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews while WSO2 Identity Server is ranked 5th in Customer Identity and Access Management with 3 reviews. Symantec Siteminder is rated 8.2, while WSO2 Identity Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Symantec Siteminder writes "Useful for single sign-on and handles bulk traffic well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 Identity Server writes "Easy to implement with good customization capabilities and good security". Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), PingFederate, ForgeRock and CyberArk Identity, whereas WSO2 Identity Server is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Auth0, Amazon Cognito, SailPoint IdentityIQ and Saviynt. See our Symantec Siteminder vs. WSO2 Identity Server report.

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