Forefront Identity Manager Review
June 06, 2018

Forefront Identity Manager Review

Brad Ranks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Forefront Identity Manager

We are using Forefront with multiple entities. Many of our employees work across multiple internal entities and this allows us to control who and where.
  • The biggest hurdle is that it integrates with Active Directory
  • This simplifies my life since I don't have disparate locations for the same identity
  • Our SSRS users now have a single location for access and role-based views, this is a huge positive for them.
  • Cloud integration needs some love. I think most companies nowadays have a hybrid model with some in-house and some cloud. A complete integration would be a huge win.
  • 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.
We selected Forefront because we know the support will be there for the long haul and its integration with other MS products.
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.