"It's definitely both stable and scalable."
"It also has features that help improve security posture. The most important of these features include multifactor authentication, which is very useful for connecting to the organization, especially from outside the boundaries of the organization. That is very helpful when it comes to user security."
"Azure Active Directory is a very simple utility to use, it has very good visibility and transparency, and an easy-to-use panel."
"The most valuable feature is its ability to act as an identity provider for other cloud-based, SaaS applications. In our bank, this is the main identity provider for such features."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to deploy and make changes to every workstation that I need to. We use it to control policy and I can apply the right policies to all our 1,500 workstations, notebooks, et cetera."
"It is easy to manage. I can manage systems with policies and automate our systems. Any professional system can be easily integrated with Azure Active Directory. It is widely used with Windows versions."
"The cloud security part is very valuable. Security is the most important thing in today's world. With Azure Active Directory, there are some features that tell you how you need to improve your security level. It informs you if you set up certain policies, e.g., this is where my users sign in. It tends to let you know if your organization has been breached with this security set up. Therefore, it is easier to know when you have been breached, especially if you set up a Conditional Access policy for your organization."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is its authentication security. That is Azure Active Directory's purpose - making cloud services' security and integration easier."
"The most valuable feature is the control of the file server."
"The monitoring and reporting are extensive and we get all the information we need while they continue to enhance the capabilities of the product."
"The support could be better. Lately, they sort of dropped off a bit in terms of quality."
"I would like it if Intune could manage MacOS or iOS directly. Right now, we have to use a third-party solution."
"The product needs to be more user-friendly."
"One thing that bothers me about Azure AD is that I can't specify login hours. I have to use an on-premises instance of Active Directory if I want to specify the hours during which a user can log in. For example, if I want to restrict login to only be possible during working hours, to prevent overtime payments or to prevent lawsuits, I can't do this using only Azure AD."
"The dashboard and interface could be better. It would be ideal if it was easier to use."
"The onboarding process for new users can be improved. It can be made simpler for people who have never registered to Azure AD previously and need to create an account and enable the MFA. The initial setup can be made simpler for non-IT people. It should be a bit simpler to use. Unless you get certifications, such as AZ-300 and AZ-301, it is not a simple thing to use at the enterprise scale."
"The Cloud Provisioning Agent cannot provision a lot of the information that AD Connect does. For starters, the lightweight version cannot synchronize device information. If you have computers on-premises, the information about them will not be synchronized by the Cloud Provisioning Agent. In addition, if you have a user on the cloud and he changes his password, that information should be written back to the on-premises instance. But that workflow cannot be done with the lightweight agent. It can only be done with the more robust version."
"There are so many reports that it sometimes makes it difficult to navigate to what you need."
"The initial setup was quite complex and required some research beforehand."
The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:
- Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere
- Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access
- A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely
- Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services
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Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 80 reviews while ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is ranked 3rd in Active Directory Management with 2 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.8, while ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "With multi-factor authentication, we've seen a marked decrease in the number of threats we've seen come through". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine ADAudit Plus writes "Monitors user activities and offers extensive built-in reports ". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and AWS Directory Service, whereas ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is most compared with ManageEngine ADManager Plus, Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory, Netwrix Auditor, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and SolarWinds Access Rights Manager.
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