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"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."

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"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."

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"The support could be better. Lately, they sort of dropped off a bit in terms of quality.""Azure AD provides two types of features. One is Azure AD Excel and is already B2C. Out of both versions, Azure B2C requires some improvement, in terms of user management and role management, et cetera.""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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
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  • "Adding features and other functionality it costs you more. Also, the first installation costs an additional amount."
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    The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user… more »
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    Costs are constantly being managed. We don't really have a choice. It's the one shop in town. If you want this, you have to pay for it. We have an E5 license, which I believe is the most expensive… more »
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    The downside is that we now have all our eggs in one basket with Microsoft. We have this great authentication and single sign-on, but if Microsoft has an outage in North America or globally, on… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the control of the file server.
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    One problem with ADAudit is that it has too many configurations to apply to the active directory server, which makes it difficult to use. This could be improved by adding a feature that could… more »
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    I use this tool to check what configurations the technicians are doing in the active directory and what kind of modifications the users are making in private servers.
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    Overview

    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 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    In real-time, ensure critical resources in the network like the Domain Controllers are audited, monitored and reported with the entire information on AD objects - Users, Groups, GPO, Computer, OU, DNS, AD Schema and Configuration changes with 200+ detailed event specific GUI reports and email alerts.

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    Sample Customers
    Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
    Warsaw City Hall, Acument Global Technologies, Inc., Cosma International, Bank of South Pacific, Life Management Center, Central Bank, UncleBob's Self Storage, Leeds Building Society, California Transplant Donor Network, First Response, Blessing Hospital, Northern Land Council, RMK Marine
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Healthcare Company6%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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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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