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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta Workforce Identity and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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"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."
"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."
"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 most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication."
"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."
"Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes."
"The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it."
"Having a single sign-on to all our applications."
"The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity."
"The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility."
"Other features that would improve the product are a single sign-on where people can use their Gmail ID to log-in, etc."
"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service."
"It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it."
"You can't hide the device when you're checking logs."
"They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time."
"The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved."
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."
"It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things"
"License is around US$20,000 annually."
"I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."
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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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Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 1st in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 10 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 8 reviews. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 8.4, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "Cost-effective and users can be securely managed by adopting it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Good product with ease of deployment, ease of use, speed of delivery, and easy integration with other software". Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey and RSA Authentication Manager, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Google Cloud Identity, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Auth0 and LastPass Enterprise. See our Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.
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