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Score 8.6 out of 100

Azure Active Directory

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Identity Management

    Amazon CloudFront

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Azure Active Directory

    89%
    Microsoft Azure Active Directory ranks higher in 7/7 features

    ID-Management Access Control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    45 Ratings

    ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    45 Ratings

    Multi-Factor Authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    44 Ratings

    Password Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings

    Account Provisioning and De-provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    44 Ratings

    ID Management Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    32 Ratings

    ID Risk Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    32 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Azure Active Directory is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Amazon CloudFront and Microsoft Azure Active Directory are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Amazon CloudFront

    92%
    13 Ratings
    9.2

    Azure Active Directory

    92%
    46 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Amazon CloudFront

    90%
    1 Rating

    Azure Active Directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    Amazon CloudFront

    71%
    7 Ratings
    7.7

    Azure Active Directory

    77%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront is best suited when there is a need of speed in serving static and dynanic web contents of a web application. If the content is already in that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an Amazon S3 bucket or an HTTP server. Amazon CloudFront is not appropriate in case users can tolerate some delays or servers are present near to the location of user. It also Integrates through the W3 Total Cache plugin. Amazon CloudFront Pricing based on bandwidth usage that's the best part of it.
    Ashish Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    If you are opening a shop and you need software to get the ball rolling compared to Google. Microsoft is the go-to vendor in my opinion. You can get your active directory services, mail, and collaboration tools like teams and offices from one vendor. Anyone with minimal knowledge of IT can actually configure all of these services to get you up to speed. The product is very versatile so in the future if you would like to have cloud servers and services this product have you covered. As your organization grows you can easily integrate the best MFA solutions with Azure AD to keep your organization safe. This is not the product that you should invest in if your organization does not have that many windows devices. For instance, if your company owns Macs other than products like MS Office, Share Point, etc you don't need to get Azure active directory.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon CloudFront

    • CloudFront, like other CDNs, is a very reliable content delivery network for delivering content like images, videos, HTML, and javascripts that are run on browsers across the world.
    • It provides secure hosting of content at no extra cost. AWS Certification Manager also provides the ability to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost for our websites.
    • It is secure, which means that it uses AWS Shield for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation and AWS WAF for Layer 7 protection. Hence seamlessly integrating with other AWS services. So you do not have to shop outside of AWS ecosystem
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    • Conditional Access -- this is one of the biggest tools that any admin needs when it comes to securing when, where, and how users are accessing information. Especially if the information contains sensitive data types.
    • Multi-factor Authentication -- we have all our employees configured for MFA. This is incredibly easy to configure with Azure, as well as defining when MFA should be used through Conditional Access.
    • Audit Logs -- being able to track and identify a user's activity is pretty critical, especially when in incident response mode.
    Caleb Reinhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon CloudFront

    • If price is the main concern, CloudFront is not the cheapest-in-class by a wide margin
    • Some of the settings are not obvious to new users, and the management dashboards could use work
    • Lacks fine-grained access controls and statistical reports for usage
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    • The UI can be cumbersome to use - bulk edits for instance are best handled using powershell.
    • Documentation can be hard to find when integrating AD into web apps
    • Some settings in AD can be confusing with no obvious explanation - for instance, setting up custom scopes for an application is confusing.
    Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon CloudFront

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.02

    Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

    Edition
    First 10TB$0.09
    Next 40TB$0.08
    Next 100TB$0.06
    Next 350TB$0.04
    Next 524TB$0.03
    Next 4PB$0.03
    Over 5PB$0.02
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Azure Active Directory

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $6 per user/per month

    Azure Active Directory Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Premium P1$6.001
    Premium P2$9.001
    1. per user/per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
    Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront 7.1
    Based on 7 answers
    CloudFront is a good CDN solution. It can be a bit complicated to implement depending on your needs, but AWS tech support is great. You get to avoid a ton of upfront costs by going with CloudFront. It works best in conjunction with other AWS services in your infrastructure. Once you set it up, you won't need to do much to maintain it. It just works.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    Azure Active Directory 7.7
    Based on 29 answers
    Microsoft has offered Azure Active Directory as a solution for a couple of decades now, so they have seen and anticipated almost any issue that an organization may face and can therefore help. The cloud offering of Azure Active Directory offers some additional "self healing" or monitoring services that can minimize the need for a service call. However, as with most large companies supporting a fast growing market, there may be some gaps in service knowledge (and particularly processing) from the front line / tier one staff as they follow a corporate script at first contact.
    Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and decreasing server resources and features.
    Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    In our particular scenario, we chose [Microsoft] Azure Active Directory because it has integration with tools and applications we use on a day to day basis, such as inTune, Autopilot, Office 365, Exchange Online, Dynamics 365, just to named a few.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon CloudFront

    • Our website loads much more quickly in other countries as a result of CloudFront. For example: loading cached assets from CloudFront in Australia is 4x as fast as it would be to load the same assets without CloudFront.
    • Very inexpensive service considering the value it brings.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure Active Directory

    • It has helped us evaluate our future in the cloud as we plan to migrate
    • It allows us to scale down our on-premise infrastructure resulting in cost-savings
    • It has put a bigger workload on some, adding to statement of work, in terms of evaluation
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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