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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Tivoli Identity Manager

It's probably really best suited if you have a business where you have disparate systems but need a way to synchronize the user account information including the passwords between them. If you just have a Windows Active Directory environment only, there probably is no real need for something like this, but if you do this will help manage them easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
10.0
ID-Management Access Control
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
10.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
10.0
Password Management
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
10.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
10.0

Pros

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Identity Management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Identity Manager

  • Easily create and manage user accounts from a web interface.
  • Intuitive GUI.
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

Tivoli Identity Manager

  • Sometimes it feels unresponsive and we have to restart the services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Identity Manager

Tivoli Identity Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Besides the random issue where it gets unresponsive and we have to restart the services or reboot the server, it's been really solid. I've only had to contact support 1 time in the 15 years I've used it which is saying more than most other software. The cost of maintenance is also very cheap compared to some of the other software we use.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Identity Manager

No answers on this topic

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

Tivoli Identity Manager

  • It has helped us all these years to not have to waste time managing users on multiple systems.
  • It controls our password policy for our domain.
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

Tivoli Identity Manager

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
Tivoli Identity Manager
9.0

Support Rating

Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Tivoli Identity Manager
9.0

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