Ernesto ChangPresales Engineer at a comms service provider
Nestor Mauricio PenaTorresProject Manager at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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 feature is the integration with the Active Directory."
"The single sign-on is the solution's most valuable feature"
"Symantec Siteminder Is both scalable and stable."
"The solution is easy to use for our managers."
"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."
"To add more value to this solution it needs to be more user-friendly."
"We're currently unable to find information about if the solution can do a full implementation with SQL. Some better and more accessible documentation for new users or those curious about the product would be helpful."
"Some of the new protocols, like OAuth 2.0, could be improved."
"The technical support could be better."
"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."
"Symantec Siteminder is expensive; they could definitely do better on the price."
"The licensing is fair for this solution."
FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.
Symantec® SiteMinder is designed to secure the modern enterprise through a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; provides single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent session hijacking. Finally, Symantec SiteMinder is battle-tested and has been deployed in the largest IT environments in the world.
Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 2nd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 13 reviews while Symantec Siteminder is ranked 7th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 8.2, while Symantec Siteminder is rated 7.8. 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 Symantec Siteminder writes "Provides centralized and secure policy management on a large scale". Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, Okta Workforce Identity and Azure Active Directory, whereas Symantec Siteminder is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, PingID, Azure Active Directory, ForgeRock and PingAccess. See our Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs. Symantec Siteminder report.
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