TechValidate Research on CA Access Management

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227 Customers Surveyed

1,496 Data Points Collected

159 Published TechFacts

28 Published Charts

33 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

35% of surveyed IT organizations use CA SiteMinder to provide SSO to cloud applications.

Case Study: Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a Global 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a June 2014 survey of CA Advanced Authentication customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA Advanced Authentication integrates well with our CA SiteMinder environment and has helped us to provide secure access to our external business partners.”


  • Purchased CA Advanced Authentication for the following reasons:
    • Secure external business partner access

Use Case

  • 1,001 to 9,999 end users are protected by their CA Advanced Authentication implementation.
  • Utilizes CA Advanced Authentication to help comply with:
    • Internal regulations
  • Uses/plans to use CA Advanced Authentication for the following:
    • On-premise apps for customers
  • Secures up to 1,000 authentications per day.
  • Authentications used:
    • Two-factor credentials
    • Risk-based authentication


  • CA Advanced Authentication impacted the following abilities:
    • Meet compliance regulations
    • Reduce security risks
  • Rated CA Advanced Authentication as good or very good in the following areas:
    • Scalability and reliability
    • Breadth of application support
    • Security
    • Depth of functionality
    • Return on investment

Users Benefit from CA SiteMinder® Managing Multiple Web Access Methods

How beneficial is the single infrasture approach of CA SiteMinder for managing multiple Web access methods?

Extremely Significant: 15%
Very significant: 42%
Significant: 42%
Not significant: 0%

Security is the Top Priority

When developing new applications security is the top priority

S Low S Medium S High

User convenience

68% of surveyed IT organizations plan to use CA SiteMinder to provide SSO to internal applications.

Case Study: Federal Government


This case study of a federal government is based on a May 2014 survey of CA Siteminder customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA SiteMinder gives us the ability to centrally manage and enforce the authentication and authorization of a vast variety of web applications and servers. This allows the web and application developers to focus on the service, not the security.”


  • Very concerned about session hijacking.
  • Assigns the following priority when developing new Web applications, mobile apps and Web services:
    • User convenience: high
    • Security: high
    • Time-to-market: low

Use Case

  • Has or plans to have the following number of federation connections within the following time period:
    • Currently: 100+
  • Provides or will provide SSO to the following applications within the following time period:
    • Employee to on-premise apps: currently
    • Employee to SaaS apps: currently
    • Customer to on-premise apps: currently
  • Using the following number of SaaS services:
    • Currently: 11-49


  • Has reduced 50% or more security-related development costs with CA SiteMinder vs. developing access and security capabilities for each application.
  • Reduced costs by > 30% with a single solution to manage multiple methods of Web access, including HTTP, SAML federation, and Web services vs. implementing separate solutions for each method.

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About CA Access Management

CA Privileged Access Manager Server Control is a comprehensive and host-based privileged access management (PAM) solution that provides user access controls, UNIX to Active Directory authentication bridging and user activity reporting—in both physical and virtual environments.

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