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"This solution is less time-consuming. We don't have to hire as many resources to give permissions to a particular user or group for any application.""Azure Active Directory features have helped improve our security posture. The remote working has been a massive help during the pandemic.""The scalability of the product is decent.""Single sign-on provides flexibility and helps because users don't want to remember so many passwords when logging in. It's a major feature. Once you log in, you have access to all the applications. It also enables us to provide backend access controls to our users, especially when it comes to groups, as we are trying to normalize things.""It's not intuitive and we use it mainly for our Office 365 files. The integration between the two is interesting. However, the learning curve is high.""Its ability to provide secure connections to people at all locations is the most valuable. It is mostly used by enterprises.""We haven't had any problems with stability. Everything works fine.""It also has features that help improve security posture. The most important of these features include multifactor authentication, which is very useful for connecting to the organization, especially from outside the boundaries of the organization. That is very helpful when it comes to user security."

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"The validation and integrity features of the endpoint are great.""The solution is simple to use.""The interface is easy to use."

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Cons
"Microsoft is working with Microsoft Identity Manager for Active Directory on-premise. It will be very important to have these identity management solutions directly in Azure Active Directory. It's very important to have some kind of Azure identity manager as a technology for identity and access management for working both in the cloud and inside the Azure suite.""When you start to deal with legacy applications, provisioning is not as intuitive.""Azure Active Directory could benefit by adding the capability for identity life cycle for the on-premise solution. For example, an HR solution, which is built on-premise or, in general, better on-premise capable solutions.""The technical support could improve by having a faster response time.""Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click.""The most challenging aspect I found was the creation of organizational units and specific domains. They have a tool called Bastion, which is expensive and a little bit confusing.""The Cloud Provisioning Agent cannot provision a lot of the information that AD Connect does. For starters, the lightweight version cannot synchronize device information. If you have computers on-premises, the information about them will not be synchronized by the Cloud Provisioning Agent. In addition, if you have a user on the cloud and he changes his password, that information should be written back to the on-premises instance. But that workflow cannot be done with the lightweight agent. It can only be done with the more robust version.""The solution has not saved costs. While we’ve eliminated some tools, there are some other features that we are dependent on as admin, which are not yet integrated with Azure AD."

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"SafeNet's reporting and monitoring features could be improved.""There's a dependency on Microsoft Azure.""Lacks the ability to integrate network monitoring solutions and authenticate the app users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
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    The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user… more »
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    Costs are constantly being managed. We don't really have a choice. It's the one shop in town. If you want this, you have to pay for it. We have an E5 license, which I believe is the most expensive… more »
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    The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single sign-on, but if Microsoft has an outage in North America or globally, on… more »
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    The validation and integrity features of the endpoint are great.
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    Their list price is very high, and it's really very difficult to know the right price for such services.
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    I'd like to see more networking features, such as the ability to integrate network monitoring solutions and authenticate the app users.
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    SafeNet Trusted Access, Gemalto SafeNet Trusted Access
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    Overview

    The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

    - Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

    - Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

    - A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

    - Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Gemalto, a Thales company, is a global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We design and deliver a wide range of products, software and services based on two core technologies: digital identification and data protection. Our technology is at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. It enables our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things. Our 15,000 employees of more than 120 nationalities serve customers in 180 countries and had revenues of €3bn in 2018. Gemalto is part of the Thales group, a €19bn international organization with more than 80,000 employees in 68 countries worldwide.

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    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
    Microsoft, Nasdaq, salesforce, Google
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 80 reviews while Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is ranked 12th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 3 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.8, while Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Thales SafeNet Trusted Access writes "Simple to use, easy to set up, and performs well". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and IBM Security Access Manager, whereas Thales SafeNet Trusted Access is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, RSA Via, Oracle Identity Cloud Service and OneLogin Workforce Identity. See our Azure Active Directory vs. Thales SafeNet Trusted Access report.

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