13 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

I think that MIM is great for compliance since it reduces the number of logins that are required by users. Most offices have post-it notes with logins floating around because there are so many to remember or there are "shared" logins. This reduces the number of logins to 1 and you can easily revoke access in one fell swoop. This prevents gaps and holes with terminations and updates to select groups are super simple.
Brad Ranks | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

IBM Security Identity and Access Manager is well-suited for larger organizations who can take advantage of the powerful features without being overwhelmed by the initial investments of both time and resources. It is advantageous for any company that wants to provide secure protection of both internal and external (client) information. The added bonus of threat management mitigation was an unforeseen bonus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
7.4
ID-Management Access Control
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
7.4
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
9.6
Multi-Factor Authentication
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
8.0
Password Management
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
7.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
6.0
ID Management Workflow Automation
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
6.0
ID Risk Management
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
7.6

Pros

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Identity Management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

  • Reverse Proxy
  • SSO
  • Load Balancing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

  • For Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers is a great tool to set a codeless provisioning over new objects.
  • Can easily integrate with Active Directory and Exchange Servers, improving the identity sync between the final user and the lifecycle management.
  • Improvements in the areas of performance, simplified deployment easing the troubleshooting tasks, better documentation knowledge base, and more language support.
  • The codeless provisioning provided in FIM can sustain a variety from high demand to mid-size scenarios for account lifecycle management.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

  • Not particularly user friendly
  • Performance is not good for administration
Wai Mun Leong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

It is Microsoft. We are a Microsoft shop, primarily. It integrates deeply with Active Directory making it good for Microsoft Active Directory shops.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

We evaluated Oracle Identity Manager and were ready to move ahead with the purchase plan, but then found that IBM addressed the needs of our company in a more robust fashion. The price was significantly higher, yet in the grand scheme of things, the safety of both our data and the data of our clients was the most important criteria.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

  • We see a positive impact simply in the time savings alone. Chasing accounts around is time-consuming and prone to error.
  • The cost to us is negligible to the value it provides.
Brad Ranks | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

  • By reducing effort needed to code encryption and session management within the application, it has returned significant ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

General

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

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
9.1
IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM)
8.4

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