Azure Active Directory is the future of users and devices company administration
Hernán Paggi | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 29, 2019

Azure Active Directory is the future of users and devices company administration

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure Active Directory

In our company, we use Azure AD as a hybrid with Active Directory Federation Services. In this way, we can maintain a coherent structure of all the local users of the company as well as all our remote users. We do it this way since all our office platform is mounted on Office 365. The entire Azure and AD platform is managed by our IT Department.
  • Centralized administration of users through different locations.
  • Comprehensive OU management through a single interface.
  • Immediate availability of our forest throughout the company.
  • Microsoft integrated security throughout the deployment.
  • In our case, it requires an AD FS structure which requires extra maintenance.
  • The synchronization sometimes takes too long.
  • We would like to use Azure AD Premium, but its costs are very high.
  • I think the ROI is one of the most remarkable points. Instead of having to invest money in additional hardware and configurations, having all the infrastructure in Microsoft's cloud brings immediate savings in the short and long term
  • Less staff, less hardware, and associated costs are lower
  • It leaves infrastructure and updates to Microsoft, which gives IT staff much more freedom
We never evaluate other types of products. Since Windows 2000 we have been using Active Directory for the administration and management of our users, devices, and policies. We could certainly see the advances that are produced version by version and I firmly believe that Azure AD is the correct evolution and the way forward. It simplifies our work and manages our structure efficiently and clearly.
It is appropriate in most cases. As I mentioned earlier, it allows us to have global availability of our AD, while allowing to centralize all operations within the IT department. We can manage users, printers, and GPOs in the cloud easily. For cases where the implementations are wide, I think it is a fundamental requirement. I could say that maybe it is not appropriate for small organizations, but even for those cases, I think it also applies, since it eliminates infrastructure costs and allows you to keep everything in the Microsoft cloud. There are no cases that do not involve analysis or use.

Active Directory Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Password Management
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
ID Management Workflow Automation
ID Risk Management