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Pros
"The most valuable aspect is the authentication and the SSO.""It is a good solution for hybrid environments and VPN.""The two-factor login is great. I receive a message and just have to press okay.""It meets our security needs very well. It is easy to use, and documentation is also available. It is also very stable and scalable, and its support is also very good. We are satisfied with this solution.""The push notifications and the integrations they offer are valuable. Their mobile app is very useful. It is very easy to use.""The multi-factor authentication process and the geo-locking features are great."

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"It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it."

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Cons
"Removing the need for a password would be a positive change as well as the ability to cover all the different enterprise applications. They don't have coverage for everything.""The dashboard needs to be improved.""Certain customers can not use this product because it is cloud-based.""Its documentation must be in French because we are a French-speaking country. They should also provide more training documentation. Its management interface should also be improved. They should also improve its update period. If I compare its update period with other products such as Palo Alto firewalls, this solution is really slow in updates.""The only time I really had some negative feedback for them was about the UI of their mobile app, but they improved it in the last version. It is good on the functionality side, but their pricing model is a little bit weird. Currently, there is no price advantage in signing up for yearly contracts. If you are on a monthly term or a yearly contract, you basically pay the same price, and that is very unusual. Normally, there is a discount when someone signs up for the 12-month system.""We had some trouble with the password reset function."

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"Microsoft Authenticator is as easy as Google Authenticator, but it is not open to all types of applications. Google Authenticator is integrated with other third-party platforms and applications, whereas Microsoft Authenticator is not. It should have more integration with third-party platforms and applications."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"During testing we are allowed a certain number of licenses for free.""Its price is reasonable. It is not highly expensive.""Their pricing model is a little bit weird. Currently, there is no price advantage in signing up for yearly contracts. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing costs.""Our licensing fee is currently on an annual basis."

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"It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The multi-factor authentication process and the geo-locking features are great.
Top Answer: Our licensing fee is currently on an annual basis. There are two levels of support with Duo that we were considering. The first level of support is just the two-factor authentication — it doesn't do… more »
Top Answer: We had some trouble with the password reset function. When a user's password is expired, you can prompt them using Cisco AnyConnect — a password management feature — to change their password in the… more »
Top Answer: It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it.
Top Answer: It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it.
Top Answer: Microsoft Authenticator is as easy as Google Authenticator, but it is not open to all types of applications. Google Authenticator is integrated with other third-party platforms and applications… more »
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Also Known As
PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator, MS Authenticator, MS Authenticator
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Overview
Cloud-based user authentication vendor: authenticate with your phone, Duo mobile app, landline, or tokens with or without an internet connection

Microsoft Authenticator is a multifactor app for mobile devices that gives employees easy, secure access to online accounts, providing multi-factor authentication for an extra layer of security.

Passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised. With Authenticator, your phone provides an extra layer of security on top of your PIN or fingerprint.

Protect all of your accounts with two-step verification. The app also helps you secure all of your online accounts by using the industry standard time-based OTP (one-time password) codes.

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Sample Customers
Threadless, Yelp, Etsy, Eventbrite
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
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Duo Security is ranked 2nd in Authentication Systems with 6 reviews while Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 6th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Duo Security is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Duo Security writes "A highly-scalable multi-factor authentication solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Stable, easy to set up, and useful for people who travel a lot". Duo Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, Yubico YubiKey, Fortinet FortiToken, Okta Workforce Identity and RSA Authentication Manager, whereas Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Fortinet FortiToken, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager, Yubico YubiKey and PingID.

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