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IBM Tivoli Identity Manager for Linux on System z - Software Subscription a

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  • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement ( 1 year )
  • 1 user value unit
  • Passport Advantage Express
  • Linux
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement ( 1 year )
  • 1 user value unit
  • Passport Advantage Express
  • Linux
To effectively compete in today's business environment, companies are increasing the number of users - customers, employees, partners and suppliers - allowed to access information across applications, mainframes, service oriented architectures, the web and other environments. As a result, CIOs today continually face two major challenges: meeting internal and regulatory compliance requirements while simultaneously striving for measurable return on investment. IBM Tivoli Identity Manager addresses these challenges by providing an easy-to-deploy, user-friendly tool that delivers security-rich, automated and policy-based user management across both existing systems and on demand business environments.

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General
Category: Networking applications
Subcategory: Network - remote access / login control , Network - system & remote management

Header
Brand: IBM
Compatibility: Unix
Manufacturer: IBM
Model: for Linux on System z
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager

Licensing
License Pricing: Volume

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year

Service & Support
Type: New releases update

Service & Support Details
Service Type: New releases update



Response Time: 2 hours
Service Availability (Hours a Day): Business hours
Service Type: Phone consulting



Service Availability (Days a Week): Monday-Sunday
Service Availability (Hours a Day): 24 hours a day
Service Type: Emergency phone consulting



Service Type: Web knowledge base access



Service Type: E-mail consulting

Software
License Category: Maintenance
License Qty: 1 user value unit
License Type: Software Subscription and Support Reinstatement
License Validation Period: 1 year
Licensing Program: Passport Advantage Express

System Requirements
Platform: Linux

Product Reviews
IBM Tivoli Identity Manager for Linux on System z - Software Subscription a is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ease of configuration is the most valuable feature. Valuable Features:Ease of configuration is the most valuable feature, most things work with clicks and the rest with JavaScript.Improvements to My Organization:I'm a contractor and don't stay for the after-effects of the installation.Room for Improvement:The engine is getting a bit long in the tooth, the UI should be redone to be a bit more modern and flexible. The software has been running pretty much on the same UI for a long time.The self-service UI was not a good enough improvement due to the "self-only" part. Lately there's been improvement, but other vendors seem to have much slicker UIs. Users want wizard-like UIs nowadays (in my experience). They don't want to navigate endless menus and selections.The engine is still the same clump of Java it was long ago as Enrole. But now it's a notably larger collection of extensions, and IBM has it reasonably documented. When done correctly, customizations are stable, but when done incorrectly they may cause hangs in the database that are difficult to resolve.Outside of that, the Adapter Development Tool (ADT), an old and (officially)unsupported tool made and maintained by an IBMer seems to no longer be maintained. A lot of people used this tool to create customized adapters for ITIM, expanding it further than IBM ever could. Now it seems all gone.Use of Solution:I have used this solution for 15 years.Stability Issues:In older versions there were some stability issues, but not much in the new versions.Scalability Issues:In older versions the DB clustering was not easy, but that has been fixed long ago.Technical Support:The technical support is slow and inflexible. Occasionally, a good techie will help above and beyond, but it seems that the incentives no longer support serving the customer like they used to.Initial Setup:In earlier versions, the setup was complex. Now, you can set it up easily, especially the appliance.Other Solutions Considered:I was working for IBM at the time and had no choice.Other Advice:This is not a good product for a small implementation, but a great product for medium to large implementations. Consider if you need all the goodies in the feature list and if you're willing to pay for them.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It needs a business user oriented UI but the connector to various target systems is a valuable feature. Valuable Features:* Provisioning* Workflow* Connector to various target systemsImprovements to My Organization:* Automation in account provisioning* Approval* Unwanted access to the groups* Consolidated reportsRoom for Improvement:* Business user oriented UI* Inclusion of access governance in the same UIUse of Solution:I've used it for two years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:10/10 - the best.Technical Support:10/10 - the best.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:Little complicated - needs technical skills to setup - later version are being moved to appliances.ROI:On-going.Other Advice:Bring implementation people who understand the domain.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It needs a business user oriented UI but the connector to various target systems is a valuable feature. Valuable Features:* Provisioning* Workflow* Connector to various target systemsImprovements to My Organization:* Automation in account provisioning* Approval* Unwanted access to the groups* Consolidated reportsRoom for Improvement:* Business user oriented UI* Inclusion of access governance in the same UIUse of Solution:I've used it for two years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:10/10 - the best.Technical Support:10/10 - the best.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:Little complicated - needs technical skills to setup - later version are being moved to appliances.ROI:On-going.Other Advice:Bring implementation people who understand the domain.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from UI could be more user friendly and it could allow more customization. Valuable Features:* Provisioning Policies* JS Extensions* Web ServicesImprovements to My Organization:The provisioning is now automated via TIM.Room for Improvement:UI could be more user friendly and it could allow more customization.Use of Solution:Four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:Yes, memory (heap) needs to fined tuned.Scalability Issues:No issues with scalability.Technical Support:Level One and Two are not so good, Level Three support is good.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:Not very complex.Implementation Team:In house implementation.Other Advice:We are going to implement the latest version and I would recommend doing this.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Provisioning module is valuable although it needs the abillity to work with cloud-based servers. Valuable Features:Provisioning module is valuable.Improvements to My Organization:The ROI of IAM projects and platforms is to enable our employees to work on their application in a short time.Room for Improvement:* Enable the business users to manage their permissions by themselves without the technical guys* Make the process of creating rules easier* Improve the admin GUI* Allow functionality to work with the cloud base servicesUse of Solution:We have been using it for the last 10 years.Deployment Issues:A lot and still has issues as it is a very complicated technology.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:5 out of 10.Technical Support:4 out of 10.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Implementation Team:At the beginning, we implement with IBM-ITS and after that we took on the responsibility and implement it in-house.I will rate, their experts as 8/10.ROI:The ROI of IAM projects and platforms is to enable our employees to work on their application in a short time.Other Advice:Its a long way but it is worth it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is one of the best available products in the market but it could have better options for creating custom reports Valuable Features:All the features provided by the product Tivoli are very useful for any organization as Tivoli and its component products provide every feature of Identity Management concept, but it totally depends on the requirement of the project. And I think, the most important feature of Tivoli is "Custom Adapter Development" which allows to create agents for almost every application, so that Tivoli can communicate with those applications.Improvements to My Organization:I am working on a team which is involved in setting up Tivolii solutions for other organizations. So, I giving example of one of our clients. Initially when a new user joined the organization the user's ID has to be created in the following three places:-* HR - to store the identity and process it accordingly for salary, bonuses and all other financial and HR related work.* Active Directory:- to allow the user to log into the system and managing the user under various access levels.* Tivoli - create the user's ID in Tivoli and allow the user to pass through various workflows for different access on different resources in the organization and then managing their passwords on different applications.After Tivoli has been implemented all these processes can be combined into ONE and become automated, i.e. we have integrated Tivoli with HR products and with Active Directory. So, as soon as HR enters the new user's information in the HR product, Tivoli picks the information from there and automatically creates the account in Tivoli as per the information received from HR. Tivoli then creates the account in Active Directory without manual intervention and in real-time. Also, the password management also becomes centralized.Room for Improvement:As far as I have understood the product :-* IBM can work on providing better options for creating custom reports, although various supporting IBM products are available. However, if the functionality is provided in the Tivoli product, then the options should be there for creating Expected Report formats.* It's highly dependent on the database connection, if there would be even a slight network glitch in the connection between Tivoli and, mostly DB2, databases and the system was not able to recover and re-establish the connection, it would require a complete environment restart.Use of Solution:I have been using Tivoli for about three years. I have been working on different versions of the product and even worked on a migration and upgrade project.Deployment Issues:I have faced several issues while deploying it, but all were solvable either by myself or with some help. The documentation provided by the IBM for issues and deployment are very good and it is easily and freely available. You will able to get very near to the solution, if not all of it, with the help provided in the documents.Stability Issues:I haven't seen any issues with the stability mostly, but as compared to Linux OS you may find glitches and some instability on Windows OS. Sometimes, Windows servers show unexpected behavior which results in an unstable environment and would require a restart.Scalability Issues:If, as per the requirements, supported hardware is provided, we have never found any issue with scalability.Customer Service:Customer services provided by IBM is the BEST. Timely provision of the best possible solution, very polite, knowledgeable and experienced support staff. I have worked with other vendors too, but IBM is the BEST in this criteria.Technical Support:I would rate them as 9/10, as I have always had resolutions and support in the best possible way. Timing for providing the resolution depends upon the priority of the ticket, but the IBM support team gets in touch until the issue is completely resolved. They provide timely updates on the issue with various suggestions, and, if possible, I can still expect more from IBM, so NOT 10.Previous Solutions:I had previously been working on different identity management product from a different vendor. I got the opportunity in one of the projects that was using the IBM product and as the suggestions from my senior management regarding the future scope and the market value of IBM's product, I took the opportunity.Initial Setup:Initial setup of the product is straightforward if we are deploying it in "Single Server Environment." It is bit tricky in the case of a "Clustered Environment". It become complex if we configure Tivoli components like ITDS and DB2 in high-availability.Implementation Team:We have implemented the product on our own, with no involvement of the vendor, except their technical support forproduct related issues. Implementation, migration, upgrade and swap over was successful.Other Solutions Considered:No, it was a migration and upgrade of the product, and our client was ready to implement Tivoli, so we have to use the same product with the latest version.Other Advice:Tivoli is one of the best available products in the market of Identity Management, implementation and management is quite straight-forward. It has very good Technical Support provided by IBM. So, I would advise to go for Tivoli. IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is a tool which works with Tivoli and can be use to fetch data from resources, push data to resources etc. It is capable of performing many functions in Tivoli and can do much more.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It improved the access re-certification however there is no way to clone or copy policies during deployment. Valuable Features:It is a big repository of identities, allowing administrators to manage them and their accounts. Workflow approvals e-user/accounts operations is very important for user life cycle.Improvements to My Organization:It improved the access re-certification. Re-certification was deployed using Excel and took too long too be completed. Using TIM, this time was reduced.Use of Solution:Five years.Deployment Issues:There is no way to clone or copy policies. If I have to create 100 re-certification policies, I need to create one by one or use Tivoli Directory Integrator, that is a big effort to do it.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:5 out of 10.Technical Support:9 out of 10.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:It is complex. All IDM projects need to create processes before deploying the solution.Implementation Team:I was the consultant.Other Solutions Considered:I think Oracle is a good option.Other Advice:Create user life cycle processes.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compatibility with multiple data storage mechanisms like SQL is needed. SSO is helpful. Valuable Features:* Single Sign On* Access ManagementImprovements to My Organization:This product is mainly used to implement secure access of web applications,Room for Improvement:Compatibility with multiple data storage mechanisms like SQL, and Oracle.Use of Solution:Three years.Deployment Issues:While integrating with application server and implementing SSO I faced some issues.Stability Issues:The product is stable.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Good.Technical Support:Good.Previous Solutions:I didn't use any other solution.Initial Setup:It was straight forward, since we had a perfect plan.Implementation Team:We implemented Tivoli in-house.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, we were looking for multiple tools. But this product was rated more by most of the customers. So we chose this.Other Advice:Get latest version. Know your requirements and BuyDisclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Business partners.
Date published: 2015-01-19
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