Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued) vs. Univention Corporate Server (UCS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Forefront Identity Manager is a Microsoft's legacy identity management solution. In 2016 Microsoft released Microsoft Identity Manager, an updated IAM solution. Support for Forefront Identity Manager ended October 2017.N/A
Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is software that enables users to operate and manage complete IT infrastructures settled in distributed, heterogeneous and virtualized envorinments. No matter whether the user has 10, 100 or 10,000 employees: UCS aims to grow with the company and its requirements. The management of user accounts and the control of access rights can be operated via the web-based operation system, regardless of the system software the user wishes to deploy…
$0
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Pricing
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Editions & Modules
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UCS Core Edition
$0.00
per installation
UCS Core Edition
$0.00
per installation
UCS Base Subscription
$382.00
per installation
UCS Base Subscription
$382.00
per installation
UCS Standard Subscription
$1295.00
per installation
UCS Standard Subscription
$1295.00
per installation
UCS Premium Subscription
$2250.00
per installation
UCS Premium Subscription
$2250.00
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThe core edition of UCS is free, but does not offer a great deal of support. There are three different subscription options (for either On-Premise- or SAAS deplyoment) which include the installation of UCS and apps, support and maintainance via phone, security updates and hotfixes, domain services and much more.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
8.2
1 Ratings
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(4 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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Univention
Univention Corporate Server is well suited:
  1. If an Organization would like to use it as a complete Active Directory Server.
  2. If an Organization wants to deploy other applications which are important like SSO, Mail Server, 2FA etc., as with one click all these Apps will be integrated magically thus reducing the Admin job considerably.
  3. Web based management which will be quite useful for the Admins who are from Windows background only.
  4. Univention as a company which has close to 2 decades of experience.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Identity Management
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Univention
  • Complete replacement for MS Active Directory Server.
  • Univention App Center - awesome concept with which Apps can be installed for the Domain.
  • App Center can be compared to Google Play Store or Apple Play Store - Organizations can gain tremendous advantages.
  • Plethora of Apps which are both free and paid and excellent apps for the Organizations.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Univention
  • As Univention is from Germany, lot of informative articles are in German but English articles are also good but less in number.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
It is Microsoft. We are a Microsoft shop, primarily. It integrates deeply with Active Directory making it good for Microsoft Active Directory shops.
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Univention
We have evaluated Zentyal and ClearOS but we found out that UCS is more suited to every Organization.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Univention
  • As a partner, we have gained lot of respect from our customers as UCS is rock solid.
  • UCS is truly Open Source.
  • UCS has surpassed our expectations.
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