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ManageEngine AD360 Vs SailPoint

ManageEngine AD360 is an integrated identity and access management (IAM) solution for managing user identities, governing access to resources, enforcing security, and ensuring compliance. From user provisioning, self-service password management, and Active Directory change monitoring, to single sign-on (SSO) for enterprise applications, AD360 helps you perform all your IAM tasks with a simple, easy-to-use interface.

SailPoint IdentityIQ is an identity governance and administration solution that helps enterprises manage access, streamline compliance, empower users with self-service, and do much more.

This document juxtaposes the capabilities of these two solutions

Capability Description ManageEngine AD360
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SailPoint IdentityIQ
Lifecycle Management
User provisioning and deprovisioning Supports provisioning and deprovisioning of users to various directories and applications.    
Automated provisioning Integrates with HR applications and external databases for user provisioning.    
Applications/directory services supported for provisioning Number of directories, applications, and systems supported for direct provisioning.



Entitlements management, access certifications, and SoDs
Entitlements assignment Allows you to assign entitlements to resources in your IT environment  

(supports only entitlements in AD, Exchange, Office 365, and file servers)

File permissions management Manage permissions to files and folders.    
Access certification Allows managers or resource owners to periodically review who has access to what resource and certify the access entitlement.    
Access policies Allows you to define who can govern access to resources and how long a access assignment should last    
Automation Automatically assigns, reassigns, or removes entitlements based on an identity’s lifecycle status.    
Separation of Duty (SoD) Define SoD policies to detect entitlement violations    
Access request
Self-service access requests Allow users to request access to IT resources.  

(applies only to AD groups)

Approval workflow Implement approval workflow rules to accept or reject access requests.    
Single sign-on (SSO)
SSO to enterprise applications Provides secure, one-click access to enterprise applications.    

(available only in SailPoint Identity Now)

SSO to custom applications Option to configure SSO to in-house applications.    
Multi-factor authentication
Supported factors Number of authentication factors supported.


MFA for cloud application login via SSO Supports MFA for cloud applications while logging in via SSO.    
Windows login MFA Adds an extra layer of authentication method to the local interactive and RDP Windows login.    
macOS login MFA Adds an extra layer of authentication to macOS login.    
Password management
Self-service password reset and account unlock Allows users to reset passwords and unlock accounts in Active Directory, Office 365, Salesforce, and other cloud applications on their own.    
Real-time password synchronization Automatically synchronizes users’ Active Directory passwords with cloud applications and other on-premises systems.  


Password Policy Enhancer Password complexity -- requirements: Requires a specified number of lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers, and symbols in the passwords  


Password should not contain -- part of the username.  


Other character requirement for passwords: Must being with a letter, Unicode character, etc.  


Disallow use of palindromes, repeating characters, and part of old password.  


Dictionary rule to block common and weak passwords.  


Pattern rule to block keyboard patterns (asdf, qwerty, etc.) in passwords.  


Cached credential update -- for AD passwords Allows remote users who are not connected to the AD domain to reset passwords and log in to their machine.  


Password expiration notification Sends periodic password expiration reminders to AD users via email, SMS and push notifications  


Password reset from login screen Allows users to reset their passwords right from the login screens of their Windows, macOS or Linux machines.  


Active Directory Management
User management Disable or enable user accounts, modify user attribute values, reset passwords, unlock accounts, and do much more in bulk.    
Computer management Create and manage computer objects; modify their attributes in bulk.    
Group management Create and manage groups; modify group memberships in bulk.    
GPO management Create and link GPOs to OUs; modify GPO settings    
Management of other objects Create and manage contact objects, home folders, terminal services profile folder, passwords, and more in AD.    
Office 365 management
User management Create users with or without license, enable MFA settings, reset passwords, modify naming attributes, and do much more in bulk.    

(supports only provisioning)

Group management Create and manage distribution groups, security groups; modify group memberships; modify group properties such as Send As permissions; all in bulk.    
Contact management Create and manage contacts in bulk; modify contact attributes and properties in bulk.    
License management Assign, remove, or replace licenses of selected users or groups.    
Mailbox, shared mailbox, and public folder management Manage Exchange Online mailboxes, configure settings, enable or disable features; modify public folders, and do much more in bulk.    
Mobile device management Clear mobile device data and remove mobile devices.    
Calendar management Modify or remove calendar permissions.    
On-premises Exchange management
Mailbox management Create and modify mailboxes, shared mailboxes, room mailbox, equipment mailbox, and more in bulk.    
IT security and compliance
Prebuilt reports Reports to track user activities in the product.    
State-in-time reports for AD Over 300 reports on various aspects of your AD environment, including reports to find out inactive users, recently created users, last logon of users, etc.  


State-in-time reports for Exchange Server Over 300 reports on various aspects of your Exchange on-premises environment, including reports to find out non-owner mailbox permissions, mailbox storage growth, distribution lists members, etc.  


State-in-time reports for Office 365 Over 300 reports on all aspects of various Office 365 services, including Azure AD, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype, Microsoft Teams, etc.  


Prebuilt reports for IT compliance Report templates for various compliance mandates such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, etc.    
Real-time audit reports for AD, Office 365, and on-premises Exchange. Audits who did what, when, and from where using realtime audit reports.    
Real-time alerting Sends email and SMS alerts in real time for important security-related changes in your IT environment.    
Exchange and Office 365 monitoring reports and dashboard Monitors all the service availability and performance of Exchange servers and Office 365.    
User behavior analytics Helps detect, investigate, and mitigate threats like malicious logins, lateral movement, privilege abuse, data breaches, and malware.    
SIEM integration Integrates with SIEM solutions for improved event analysis.   -
Disaster recovery
Active Directory backup and recovery Take full or incremental backups of AD objects. Restore them granularly at object or attribute level.    
Office 365 backup and recovery Take full or incremental backups of Exchange Online mailboxes, SharePoint sites, and OneDrive for Business files and folders. Restore them granularly at object or attribute level.    
Exchange backup and recovery Take full or incremental backups of Exchange mailboxes. Restore them granularly at mailbox or item level.    

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model.
Starts at $595* per year
for identity management

* - self-service, SSO, auditing, and other components cost extra.


  • As you can see from the above table, both ManageEngine AD360 and SailPoint Identity IQ are capable solutions that provide identity governance and administration capabilities. While access management capabilities such as SSO and MFA are not available in IdentityIQ, AD360 supports these two capabilities. AD360 also provides disaster recovery capabilities and comprehensive management capabilities for AD, Exchange, and Oce 365.
  • While SailPoint is a capable identity governance and administration solution, AD360 has capabilities that are essential for enterprises that depend on Microsoft technologies such as AD, Exchange, and Oce 365.

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What customers say about us

  • CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.

    Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH

About ManageEngine AD360

AD360 is an identity and access management (IAM) solution for managing user identities, governing access to resources, enforcing security, and ensuring compliance. AD360 provides all these functionalities for Windows Active Directory, Exchange Server, and O ce 365. With AD360, you can choose the modules you need and start addressing IAM challenges across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments—all from a single console.

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