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RAMACHANDRAR
Real User
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Bits and Byte IT Consulting
Jun 17 2019

What is most valuable?

It is cost-effective. The users can be securely managed by adopting it.

How has it helped my organization?

FortiAuthenticator has helped a lot of our customers in the way that they do the business when they onboard their clients to the data center. It has drastically changed what they used to do earlier… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to have some kind of write-up and solution document that people can access very easily. All of the Cisco documentation is available on their website and in other places. They should make it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You buy the pack for 100 to 200 users. Once it goes over, you have to renew it on a yearly basis. It may be on a term where you license for one business. Officially, the authentication license has a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a different method as a solution, primarily SafeNet, but there are others. It all depends on a customer-to-customer and case-to-case basis. It depends on the budget and what the customer asks… more»

What other advice do I have?

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. I would rate FortiAuthenticator with… more»
Real User
Network and Security Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is really important to ensure double authentication for the user. For example, if you have an internal messenger and you want to ensure the access externally for users, you can implement the two-factor authentication. Also, for the VPN, you can implement two-factor authentication to avoid any kind of hacks.

What needs improvement?

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 the transfer of data and other information should be simpler. In the future, I think h02.exe is very important… more»

What other advice do I have?

I started working on FortiAuthenticator from last year. I have had a chance to deploy many, many projects on FortiAuthenticator. I deploy 10 next-gen projects on FortiAuthenticator. I deploy many defensive scenarios. Also, I have good experience with large products. You should make sure to implement the requirements via experts like me, so you can implement the product carefully. In that way, you… more»
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FrancescoBaraldi
Real User
CEO at Blockness
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable aspect is that it easy to install. The user experience is very good.

What needs improvement?

I've only been using the solution for one month, so I haven't come across any glaring issues so far. The hardware aspect of the solution could be improved. We are not really able to understand the hardware capabilities of the device.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is okay. It could always be less expensive, however.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I've previously used WatchGuard. Fortinet is better for what is there, even though their prices are quite similar.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. We have to compromise between price and functionality. If we had the money, we'd probably go with Palo Alto. However, it's much more expensive.
Real User
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 15 2019

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for FortiToken multi-factor authentication and as a VPN for login devices, among other cases.

What is most valuable?

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. 

What needs improvement?

We have issues with HA (high availability). These should be addressed in future releases.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. I'd say it's about 97% stable. We haven't experienced any crashes or anything of that nature.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't really tested…
Dataeng67
Real User
Datacenter Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 18 2019

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FortiAuthenticator ( /products/fortiauthenticator-reviews ) for three years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found that the solution is very stable. I am officially conducting at FortiGate and I found that it was so easy to conduct my environment and control my environment with this solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have seven users licensed on…
Eugene Milon
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2018

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

What is our primary use case?

We implement FortiAuthenticator in situations where there are multiple Active Directory domains. Other use cases include: When we need to use FortiClient to keep track of users as they move around different locations where normal FSSO would have issues When we need to use one FortiToken for multiple Fortigates When we want to use it as a domain controller. The FortiAuthenticator can do many things.

How has it helped my organization?

It keeps track of users and their IPs no matter where they are in the network. When users roam, we don't have to worry about not mapping them to an IP.

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include the robust SSO features, when you have more complicated authentication within an organization. We can mix AD, Radius,…
Dennis Seyersdahl
Real User
IT System Manager at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
Jul 11 2018

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for 2FA for Desktop and VPN access. Each computer, server and VPN access has to have a 2FA and the solution allowed us to accomplish this with a fob or phone app. We use the fob as phones are not owned by the company.

How has it helped my organization?

This was a regulation we needed to fill and it worked at a good price. It provided a solution that allowed us to fulfill the requirement.

What is most valuable?

Easy integration with FortiGate to allow for 2FA with our VPN. Addition and removal of access as needed for the VPN.

What needs improvement?

For my use of this solution, not much needs to change. I do not mind the way it works currently. However, I would recommend a more fluid integration with FortiGate.

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What is FortiAuthenticator?

FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

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