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

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"Scalable and stable.""I like how the solution allows me to support different types of hardware tokens and integrate with OTP."

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Cons
"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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"The solution should allow for support of multi-tenant architecture.""Lacks integration with other platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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: We switched to Duo Security for identity verification. We’d been using a competitor but got the chance to evaluate Duo for 30 days, and we could not be happier. Duo Security is easy to configure… 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: I'd like to see integration with other platforms.
Top Answer: I'm a director of the company and we are customers of SafeNet.
Ranking
4th
Views
6,361
Comparisons
5,309
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
380
Rating
9.0
10th
Views
1,509
Comparisons
1,308
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
137
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator
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Overview

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.

SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM) is a comprehensive versatile authentication server that allows organizations to implement a future-ready strong authentication strategy for securing local and remote access to numerous corporate resources using a single authentication back end. SAM supports a broad range of authentication methods and form factors – including context-based authentication with step-up capabilities, one-time password (OTP), X.509 certificate-based tokens, and software tokens – enabling organizations to meet different assurance levels and address numerous use cases.
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Sample Customers
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Exostar, Fraser Health, BSkyB, SETMA, Beckman Coulter, Sunrise Health Region, Seattle Children's, AXA Technology Services, Baker Tilly, University of Poland, Devon IT, Pfizer, SEW-EURODRIVE, SYSteam
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government11%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 1 review while SafeNet Authentication Manager is ranked 10th in Authentication Systems with 2 reviews. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0, while SafeNet Authentication Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Stable, easy to set up, and useful for people who travel a lot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SafeNet Authentication Manager writes "A scalable solution with good technical support and easy deployment that supports both PKI and OTP". Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager and SecurEnvoy SecurICE, whereas SafeNet Authentication Manager is most compared with Yubico YubiKey, Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, RSA Authentication Manager and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator.

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