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Pros
"Its ease of installation is most valuable. It took me five minutes, and it was up and running. It didn't take me that long. The installation on the cell phones is pretty simple.""Its ease of use is most valuable. It is simple to use and can be deployed out-of-the-box. It is quite a mature product with all the required features.""The integrated Fortinet security with the app that allows you to easily do the two-factor authentication is most valuable."

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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
"Its reporting should be better. The reporting feature is missing. I don't have any reporting of who has done what, what has failed, and what didn't work.""It needs a lot of coupling with their other Fortinet products. To implement FortiToken, I most probably need to couple it with FortiAuthenticator for full implementation. An RSA token can be used with many devices, whereas Fortinet FortiToken is always linked to only one FortiGate device. If I want to reuse the token across five or six FortiGates, I would have to get the FortiAuthenticator product. I can't use one token to connect to different FortiGates, and I need to get another product to enable this functionality. They should also improve the support for their mobile client. There should be a more detailed roadmap for the operating systems being supported. Some of our users were using an old iOS iPhone, and they were forced to get a newer phone because FortiToken didn't support that version of iOS. Similarly, there may be a version of Android that is not supported, so the users need to change the phone. This was one of the reasons why our deployment took longer.""The app could be improved so that you don't have to actually type in the code. It would be great if you can just do a prompt or push similar to the way Duo does."

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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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"It is included as part of our firewall license."

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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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Top Answer: Its ease of use is most valuable. It is simple to use and can be deployed out-of-the-box. It is quite a mature product with all the required features.
Top Answer: It needs a lot of coupling with their other Fortinet products. To implement FortiToken, I most probably need to couple it with FortiAuthenticator for full implementation. An RSA token can be used with… more »
Top Answer: We are using it for VPN. We have its latest version.
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

As we've seen, passwords alone don't keep unwanted guests out of your network. Password-only authentication has led to security breaches, malware infections, and policy violations. With two-factor authentication, a password is used along with a security token and authentication server to provide far better security.  Authorized employees can remotely access company resources safely using a variety of devices, ranging from lpatops to mobile phones.

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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet, Cisco, Ping Identity and others in Authentication Systems. Updated: July 2021.
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Fortinet FortiToken is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 3 reviews while Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 6th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Fortinet FortiToken is rated 7.4, while Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiToken writes "Mature, stable, and easy to use and deploy". 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 FortiToken is most compared with Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey, RSA SecurID Access and SafeNet Authentication Manager, whereas Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager, Yubico YubiKey and PingID.

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