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"This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.""The ability to grant access to other organizations is helpful.""The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.""The single sign-on is very convenient for us.""The most valuable feature is the ease of scalability.""The single sign-on of the solution is the most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature is the ability to set up conditional access, where you can enforce users to connect using multifactor authentication."

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"The solution's most valuable aspect is that it easy to install. The user experience is very good.""The solution is easy to learn and makes it easy for our users to add FortiToken. It's very easy to integrate if you have other Fortinet devices.""For someone concerned with multifactor authentication, I'm satisfied with the product.""We use this product for SSL two-factor authentication and FortiToken management.""The logs have great detail that make it easier to evaluate and control the security environment.""The ease of use is really nice. Using Authenticator, I've been able to actually work better on my authentication due to the fact that I have a single fabric to authenticate control from my firewall and on my access points. Authentication takes place from this area.""FortiAuthenticator is really good software that integrates very well with Fortinet products.""Intuitive interface and easy to deploy."

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Cons
"The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.""Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click.""My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. The price plays a factor in the rating.""It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient.""I think the documentation and configuration are both areas that need improvement.""We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for devices and for applications.""Technical support could be faster."

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"The hardware aspect of the solution could be improved. We are not really able to understand the hardware capabilities of the device.""We have issues with HA (high availability). These should be addressed in future releases.""No SMS gateway from the ISP""It does the job I paid for, but the graphical interface could be improved.""It can not use SQL to query FortiAnalyzer directly.""The solution could be more automated. It should be able to let me automate a lot of things so that what normally is done as a matter of manual processes can be handled quicker. Slow integrations can be taken up/out if there was more automation.""I would like to see more ways to authenticate, such as adding facial recognition to the two-factor, where you log into your phone or another device.""Integration with some other enterprise applications could be improved."

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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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"You can pay as you go with them. You purchase a base license and add to it as needed.""The product could be more competitively priced.""It costs more to license the high-availability option.""The licensing structure is cost-effective for us compared to some of the other solutions that have recurring monthly costs.""FAC is an affordable solution for Middle Range (200E/400E) and also needs a package of mobility agents (2,000) perpetual."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are security, the conditional access feature, and multifactor authentication.
Top Answer: The pricing is very flexible. There are a few tiers of licensing, and it is a part of an enterprise contract. It is bundled with other services and the pricing is quite reasonable.
Top Answer: The management interface has some areas that need improvement. It doesn't give you an overview similar to a dashboard view for Azure Active Directory. The view can be complicated. There are many… more »
Top Answer: It reduces the need for network administrator intervention by allowing the user to perform their own registration and resolve their own password problems and issues.
Top Answer: FAC is an affordable solution for Middle Range (200E/400E) and also needs a package of mobility agents (2,000) perpetual. There is nothing to buy in the gateways (FG) and it is fully integrated.
Top Answer: I would like to see integration and customization capabilities with the end-user portal to solve authentication issues with diverse implementation scenarios. Specifically, with web applications… more »
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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 Azure Active Directory Community.

FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

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Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company12%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Transportation Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company24%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Active Directory vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,817 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Active Directory is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 39 reviews while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 2nd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 10 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 7.8. 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 Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "Easy to deploy with intuitive interface; integration with certain enterprise applications lacking". Azure Active Directory is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Google Cloud Identity, AWS Directory Service and Oracle Identity Cloud Service, whereas Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, Okta Workforce Identity and Yubico YubiKey. See our Azure Active Directory vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator report.

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