Compare FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta

FortiAuthenticator is ranked 4th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 9 reviews while Okta is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 10 reviews. FortiAuthenticator is rated 8.4, while Okta is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FortiAuthenticator writes "Cost-effective and users can be securely managed by adopting it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta writes "Stable sign-on with provisioning and has the ability to enable and disable features". FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Okta and Fortinet FortiToken, whereas Okta is most compared with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Auth0 and OneLogin. See our FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta report.
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We use this product for SSL two-factor authentication and FortiToken management.For someone concerned with multifactor authentication, I'm satisfied with the product.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.The solution's most valuable aspect is that it easy to install. The user experience is very good.The initial setup is so easy and there is no problem in the implementation.The feature I value the most is the one-time passwords because it helps to authenticate users so you know the timing of their usage.FortiAuthenticator is a very good solution. It is all jury-based. FortiAuthenticator is very easy for anyone to understand how it works and be able to take action.It keeps track of users and their IPs no matter where they are in the network. When users roam, we don't have to worry about not mapping them to an IP.

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The most valuable feature of this solution for most customers is access management.This solution allows us to do the provisioning. Also the most important for us is the ability to enable and disable features to employees as they onboard and offboard.The most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication.It made things a lot easier, especially with passwords.It has a wide range of MFA options. I prefer "Okta Verify" out of them all.Other than Okta being an easy and awesome integration tool, one of the best features it has is the provisioning and deprovisioning, which makes management way easier. You don't need to be too technical to understand how it works.The feature that is most valuable to me is the automated user provisioning that we set up using Okta as a major part of that process.Valuable features include UD, SSO functionality, MFA and Adaptive MFA functionality, ability to link multiple Directory databases with UD.

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It does the job I paid for, but the graphical interface could be improved.No SMS gateway from the ISPWe have issues with HA (high availability). These should be addressed in future releases.The hardware aspect of the solution could be improved. We are not really able to understand the hardware capabilities of the device.If you want some other FortiAuthenticator from one site to another site, you should have requirements, but really if you have authentication and directory or another solution, you should change the password of the authenticator between the solution and the directory and other things. So transfer of data and other information should be simpler.I don't have any issues with this solution, but it may need a better, more user-friendly interface or better design of the platform.Other features that would improve the product are a single sign-on where people can use their Gmail ID to log-in, etc.The GUI is on the older side but I'm sure that it will be upgraded soon. It works, but it looks a little dated.

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This solution would be improved by adding biometrics features.I don't know if it is possible to make it simpler to use or simpler to understand, but that would be the most important thing to improve.The solution lacks an on-premises deployment model so it can't offer a hybrid solution. It would be ideal if clients had options that weren't just cloud-based.On the admin side, we can create our own passwords instead of generating one, which is usually difficult to explain to a user.RESTful Web Service calls and their response seem a bit slow.We still had to write several internal programs/scripts to complete the user-provisioning process. Okta does not have the ability to provision mailbox accounts for on-premise Exchange or in a hybrid O365 environment. The Group Push function from Okta to AD did not work reliably in our environment.UD attribute mapping, Okta group rules, and dynamic usage could use improvement. It also needs more in-depth functionality and features to integrate with RADIUS solutions.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
You can pay as you go with them. You purchase a base license and add to it as needed.

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Pricing might be high, but it comes down when the number of people using the product goes up.

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Overview

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

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataBox, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Wholesaler/Distributor10%
Transportation Company6%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Retailer6%
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