Symantec VIP Access Manager

Create a single access point to protect your cloud and on-premise web apps via Single Sign-On (SSO) with Symantec VIP two-factor authentication.

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Passwordless Intelligent Authentication

Authenticate to any cloud application while employing our Global Intelligence Network to perform risk-analysis and detect location-based anomalies

Passwordless, on and off-network authentication fusing integrated desktop and our one-touch Symantec VIP authentication for easy access.

Identity Is the New Perimeter for Cloud Services

Consolidate authentication into a single control point and portal your enterprise uses for web authentication

Harden your single control point with attribute/role-based access control policies and either Symantec VIP two-factor authentication or Symantec Managed PKI.


Flexible and Scale-Out Deployments

Deploy on-premise or in the cloud without any password synchronization

Scale as you grow using our stateless gateway to accommodate millions of users?

Aggregate and combine multiple identity and attribute services including Active Directory, LDAP, Oracle, SAML, and Kerberos/NTLM for a seamless login experience?

Onboard temporary employees and contractors with a built-in directory.?

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Integration with Identity Providers
  • Built-in User Directory or any IDP that supports SAML including: LDAP, Active Directory, and RDBMS
Built-in connector for integration with strong authentication technologies such as:
  • Symantec VIP Service One-Time-Password (OTP)
  • Digital certificates through Managed PKI Service
  • RSA SecurID token (OTP)
Web browser support - PC
  • Internet Explorer?
  • FireFox?
  • Chrome?
  • Safari?
Gateway and Identity Bridges

Gateway and Identity Bridges are virtual appliances compatible with VMware virtualization architectures. General requirements are noted here:

  • Virtual Appliance Configuration
    • 2 CPU, 8GB RAM
    • 64GB disk; initial utilization ~4GB
    • 3 Network Adapters: Public, Gateway-to-Gateway and Internal
    • CentOS Operating System
  • vPlatform
    • Gateway and Identity Bridge delivered in OVA format
    • VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation (lab)
  • Initial setup via Virtual Console
  • Internet access require for updates


Options are used to extend the functionality of the base products. Add-ons are additional products that work with the original product.

Strong Authentication

Symantec VIP Access Manager provides options for deploying Strong Authentication that can be implemented at initial login, in addition to a "step-up" policy for any web application that warrants it. Bundled connectors are built-in for:

  • Symantec VIP Service One-time Password (OTP)
  • Symantec Managed PKI Service digital certificates
  • RSA SecurID token (OTP)


Symantec VIP Access Manager is available as an on premise solution and as a hosted service.

On Premise Solution

The on premise solution can be purchased either on a per user, per year subscription basis; or as a per user perpetual license.

Hosted Service

Licensing is charged on a per user, per year subscription basis. The hosted service also provides an optional pre-production sandbox licensed on a subscription basis.

As a managed service Symantec VIP Access Manager is completely hosted by Symantec in its secure, high availability, world-class data center and provides the following benefits:

  • No-hassle, automatic software maintenance and updates.
  • Easy to use, global access for all users including remote or mobile workers and partners.
  • Best of breed security and 24x7x365 support backed by a binding Service Level Agreement (SLA).