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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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"The most valuable features are two-factor authentication and real-time logon monitoring."

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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 product and service are already great as it is but if I could add one feature, I guess it would be nice to have another factor of authentication (two additional factors) like your phone and a token for example, for when people forget their phone at home."

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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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"You will be hard-pressed to find better pricing."

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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.
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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.

Two Factor Authentication & Access Management for Windows Active Directory.

UserLock helps administrators to manage and secure access for every user, without obstructing employees or frustrating IT.

Two Factor Authentication on Windows logon, RDP, IIS and VPN connections. UserLock supports 2FA using authenticator applications which include Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and LastPass Authenticator, or programmable hardware tokens such as YubiKey and Token2.

Single Sign-On: Secure and frictionless access to Microsoft 365 and other Cloud Applications, using on-premise Active Directory credentials.

Access Restrictions: Using the contextual information around a user’s logon, UserLock will authorize, deny or limit how a user can access the network, once authenticated.

Access Monitoring: Track and alert on all users’ logon and logoff activity in real-time. Interact remotely with any session and respond to login behavior. 

Access Auditing: Record and report on all user connection events to provide a central audit across the whole network.

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Sample Customers
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Barclays, US Department of Justice, National Bank of Kuwait, Turkish Aerospace, New York Albany School District, Regtransfers, University of Kent, Camden City School District, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Bank of Cyprus, Detran-PE: Pernambuco State Traffic Department
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government13%
Healthcare Company6%
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Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 1 review while UserLock is ranked 8th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0, while UserLock is rated 10.0. 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 UserLock writes "Affordable, easy to use, and integrates well with Active Directory". Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager and Yubico YubiKey, whereas UserLock is most compared with Duo Security, Azure Active Directory, NEVIS nevisAuth, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and Aruba ClearPass.

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