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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 3.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avatier Identity Anywhere

Avatier is very well suited for large organizations that struggle with Service Desk getting swamped with password resets or unlocks. Giving end users the power to self service their issues is well worth the investment. In my environment, I even created Slackbot responses that triggered the Avatier site when a user said "reset password" or "locked out."
Adam Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

Good if you want a temporary solution to too many passwords.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Avatier Identity Anywhere
10.0
Oracle ESSO
Password Management
Avatier Identity Anywhere
10.0
Oracle ESSO

Pros

Avatier Identity Anywhere

  • Allows us to set users accounts to termination at any given time.
  • Allows us to let end users manage their own account with little work for our help desk team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • Flexible to work with most web sites and thick clients
  • Avoids users having to type their passwords repeatedly
  • Fairly performant
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avatier Identity Anywhere

  • The only issue I have come across is that if a user begins to reset their password, but doesn't remember all of their security questions, sometimes the tool triggers a reset even if they didn't successfully reset themselves. This becomes a problem in an environment that has password complexity requirements, such as not being able to change your password again within a 24 hour period.
Adam Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • This tool is essentially a hack, making the user experience pretty weak. For example, we use it in an application which has a box to type your password. Every time you enter some data, ESSO steals the focus and types your password into the box, even if you aren't about to submit the form requiring the password.
  • This tool creates a 2nd CN in the directory and this broke some of our applications which were only expecting a single CN per user in the directory. Why can't it use a traditional database instead?
  • This tool caused performance issues with Putty. It would peg our CPUs at 100% if the user had Putty running. It took a very long time to resolve the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avatier Identity Anywhere

We use NetIQ DRA, so we looked into Identity Manager as well, but it just didn't have the same kind of integration capabilities and security measures that Avatier provided. Ultimately, after using a trial of Identity Manager, we decided it wasn't going to work and opted for Avatier, as it had a long-standing record for excellence.
Adam Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

There's no substitute for properly developed applications that delegate authentication to an external system like Active Directory or a cloud identity provider. That way, the issues with screen scraping and constantly-breaking integration are solved permanently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avatier Identity Anywhere

  • The main positive is the number of calls into our help desk or LAN team have gone down to a few calls a week; instead of the masses going to them on a daily basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • We spent a lot of time implementing it on different applications. However, because it uses screen scraping, every time our apps upgraded, it broke the integration with ESSO, so we had to keep fixing the integration. After a few years, we have stopped integrating new apps with it due to this headache.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avatier Identity Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$5,000*

* per installation

Avatier Identity Anywhere Editions & Modules

Edition
Avatier Identity Anywhere User Lifecycle Management5.001
Avatier Identity Anywhere Password Management1.501
Avatier Identity Anywhere Single Sign-On (SSO)2.001
Avatier Identity Anywhere Access Governance3.001
  1. per user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Volume discounts available for customers over 3,000 employees Educational/Non-Profit Pricing Available Upon Request

Oracle ESSO

General

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

Oracle ESSO Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avatier Identity Anywhere
10.0
Oracle ESSO
3.6

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