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

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Cons
"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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"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
"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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"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: 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 »
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
FortiAuthenticator
PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator
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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.

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
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider29%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Transportation Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company24%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company21%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise10%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet, Cisco, Frontegg and others in Authentication Systems. Updated: August 2021.
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Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 1st in Authentication Systems with 10 reviews while Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 6th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "Easy to deploy with intuitive interface; integration with certain enterprise applications lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Stable, easy to set up, and useful for people who travel a lot". Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, Azure Active Directory and Tools4ever Self Service Reset Password Management, whereas Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager and SafeNet Authentication Manager.

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