11.5.2015

With so many cloud federation and single sign-on vendors in the market today, it can be difficult and extremely time consuming to research, test and ultimately decide on a solution that best meets the identity management needs of your organization. Most enterprise architects immediately think of big name providers like Okta, Ping and OneLogin who appear to be some of the largest competitors in the space. One should not overlook, however, the limited feature set and expensive nature of these solutions. Optimal IdM offers an all in one cloud federation and single sign-on solution that is affordable and fully customizable in order to meet the unique identity management needs of enterprise organizations. The competition simply cannot offer what Optimal IdM offers in The OptimalCloud. Let’s compare:

Cloud Federation & Single Sign-On Vendor ComparisonCost

The OptimalCloud is the only cloud federation and single sign-on solution priced at a flat rate affordable monthly fee which is ideal for large complex enterprise organizations. Other cloud federation vendors in the space charge a per user, per month fee. Anyone dealing with enterprise-level companies knows that a per user, per month fee can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars which makes it difficult, if not impossible to afford and budget for.

Public or Private Cloud

The OptimalCloud is available in either a public or private cloud. Other single sign-on vendors only offer a public cloud option for their customers which is not desirable and even prohibited for some organizations with strict regulations or security policies. The OpitmalCloud offers the private cloud with dedicated servers exclusively for individual clients at a fraction of the cost of competitors.

Synchronization Not Required

The OptimalCloud does not require the synchronization of users to the cloud. The broker mode capability allows for simple, seamless single sign-on to both cloud and on-premise applications without the need to synch to the cloud. Other SSO vendors require synchronization of users to the cloud which is not desirable for enterprises who have strict security policies and/or those who want to keep control of their sensitive data on-premise.

White-Glove Service – Your Cloud, Your Way

The OptimalCloud offers complete white-glove service which means a cloud federation and single sign-on solution specifically designed and customized to meet the unique needs of your enterprise organization. Premium technical support and customer service is also included in the flat monthly fee. Other vendors offer rigid, out-of-the box solutions that are restricted by investors and public shareholders while charging a premium for support. Whether its custom business rules or Home-Realm-Discovery (HDR) process, Optimal IdM delivers Your Cloud, Your Way.

Features

Delegated Admin GraphicThe OptimalCloud has built-in features and capabilities that other SSO vendors simply don’t have. The role based entitlements system allows the configuration of delegated administrators and self-service role approvals giving control to the appropriate parties. The OptimalCloud also has a built-in virtual directory that can easily handle complex multi-forest or multi-platform identity configurations.

Conclusion

With all of the cloud federation and single sign-on vendors in the market today, it can be overwhelming trying to make a selection that is a perfect fit for your organization. We hope that this comparison makes what was once a truly monstrous task, a clear and easy decision. But you don’t have to take our word for it…do the research. If you do, we are confident you will find that The OptimalCloud is the best cloud federation and single sign-on solution available in the market today. Your Cloud, Your Way.

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.