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We performed a comparison between CyberArk Identity and Fortinet FortiAuthenticator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed CyberArk Identity vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator report (Updated: September 2022).
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"If anyone makes an error, or if an incident occurs by accident, the business will not be harmed as a result of this activity.""The user self-service program and the Office 365 provisioning service feature are the most valuable. It is a very easy and feature-rich solution that gives priority to the users and security.""The setup, via cloud, is simple.""The most valuable features of CyberArk Identity are its ability to control access to administrative staff.""The initial setup is straightforward. It takes me up to an hour and a half.""I found the solution to be stable."

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"FortiAuthenticator is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in using the SMS messages.""This is a scalable product.""I prefer the passing tool that sent an active directory console to a Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, then Fortinet FortiAuthenticator does not pass the locks.""We have not had issues with Fortinet FortiAuthenticator. It is stable.""The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.""FortiAuthenticator is really good software that integrates very well with Fortinet products.""The two-step authentication provides a higher level of security."

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Cons
"More integrations would be better.""CyberArk Identity could improve by having the ability to better manage the network, such as Cisco. There seem to be some issues in this area.""The user interface could be improved.""The solution could be easier to use and I found it to be very complex involving many steps.""They can include the Mobile Device Management (MDM) feature.""They could improve their UI and make everything more user-friendly."

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"I would like to see more security features in reference to identity login or identity identification.""FortiAuthenticator's interface could be better.""I would like to see more support from Fortinet with tech support people who have as much expertise on the authenticator as they do on their firewalls.""I would like to see more ways to authenticate, such as adding facial recognition to the two-factor, where you log into your phone or another device.""The integration with other products, for example, some SAML authentications, would make it more flexible.""The only way the solution could be improved is if it were cheaper.""We've had some issues with integration.""We would like to see Linux-based operating systems be able to integrate with FortiAuthenticator to get two-factor authentication running on them. as well. This is a shortcoming that I have faced a few times already."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an initial license and then there is a subscription needed."
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  • "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."
  • "The cost of the license could be less expensive. The license is paid on a yearly basis."
  • "We pay for licensing on a yearly basis."
  • "The pricing is fair."
  • "I rate the price of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator a three out of five."
  • "Between paying them to help with the configuration, the box itself, and the support, it came to like $12,500, including a three-year service agreement."
  • "When we buy the Fortinet FortiAuthenticator device there is a comparison between price and security."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The user self-service program and the Office 365 provisioning service feature are the most valuable. It is a very easy and feature-rich solution that gives priority to the users and security.
    Top Answer:They can include the Mobile Device Management (MDM) feature.
    Top Answer:We sell as well as use this solution for our IT operations. We are using it for single sign-on. We are a small company, and we have a few users of this solution.
    Top Answer:Hi, The NAC can operate without the 802.1x mechanism on the switch side. Also, I think you are making a very wrong comparison on the basis of the class it belongs to(FortiNac vs FortiAuthenticator).… more »
    Top Answer:First you have to buy the unit, then you have to buy the license for it. I think we have a 100-user license. The price depends on the model. We have a FAC 300, which channels X number of users, so if… more »
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    Also Known As
    Idaptive
    FortiAuthenticator
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    Overview

    GRANT ACCESS TO YOUR WORKFORCE. GIVE NOTHING TO ATTACKERS.
    Your users need quick access to a variety of business resources. You need confidence it’s them knocking – not an attacker. With CyberArk Workforce Identity, you can empower your workforce while keeping threats out.

    Frictionless Sign On
    Keep workers working, not logging in and out.

    Adaptive Authentication
    Make intelligent access decisions based on AI-powered analytics.

    Secure Everywhere
    Enable access across any device, anywhere at just the right time.

    Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is the primary secure point of approved access into the Fortinet network, authorizing users, reviewing access permissions, and relaying the information to all Fortigate devices for comparison with identity-based protocols. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is a top-ranked authorization and SSO solution.

    Appropriate secure access is fundamental to every role in an enterprise ecosystem. It is an integral function of every organization to ensure that every access and privilege is secure and to mitigate any possible risk to an organization. Approved users should only have access to the necessary information when they need it, from the appropriate location(s) to safeguard an organization's security at all times.

    Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is available as an appliance, virtual machine, or in the cloud.

    Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Methods

    • FSSO: FortiAuthenticator Single sign-on user will easily identify users and assign role or group access based on preset identity-based protocols. FortiAuthenticator integrates well with third-party LDAP or active directories, is very flexible, and combines these methods to provide effective security.

    • Active Directory Polling: Active directory access is securely identified by consistent polling of domain controllers. As users log in, username, IP address, and other details are logged into the database and can be shared across devices as directed by FortiAuthenticator protocols.

    • FortiAuthenticator Portal and Widgets: If a user system does not support AP polling, or for other reasons it is not feasible, FortiAuthenticator offers a unique secure authentication portal. Users can be manually authenticated and, to diminish the effect of numerous logins, an intuitive set of widgets is available to integrate into an organization's ecosystem that will automatically grant access to users when they access the organization's intranet homepage.

    • RADIUS Accounting Login: For organizations that use RADIUS authentication, RADIUS Accounting is available for user identification. This process will prompt user access information (IP and group, etc.) and eliminate the need for multiple levels of authentication.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Ernesto C., Presales Engineer at a comms service provider, shares,

    ”Key Features and Benefits

    1. Two-factor/OTP Authentication with FortiToken: Enforce user-based policies. Fortitoken is available in soft and hard versions for flexible usage. Most Valuable in Mobile Phones App for OTP.
    2. Integration with LDAP and AD: This solution integrates with existing enterprise systems and technologies from diverse vendors of user information management systems.
    3. LPAD/AD/RADIUS/SYSLOG/KERBEROS/REST API/FSSO and Web Portals: There is flexible integration with these services.
    4. It is usable in network, WAN, wireless, and VPN Scenarios.
    5. The domain and guest-users support are good.”

    Ibrahim M., Senior Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company, relates, "The initial setup is a valuable point on Fortinet products. Most of the time, putting the theory into practice on the devices is quite friendly and straightforward. As long as you can read English you can find your way around the solution and make it work. This is a high value point on Fortinet - the way everything is laid out in the web UI is user-friendly and quite straightforward. The UI is quite simple."




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    Sample Customers
    MLB, Citi, Pfizer, SulAmerica, GE Capital, Shiseido
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Marketing Services Firm7%
    Transportation Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    CyberArk Identity vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about CyberArk Identity vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    CyberArk Identity is ranked 5th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 7 reviews while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 2nd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 15 reviews. CyberArk Identity is rated 9.2, while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CyberArk Identity writes "Easy to set up with powerful features and good reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "A reasonably priced solution that can be scaled toward different functionalities and offers flexible SMS messaging". CyberArk Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Okta Workforce Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ and LastPass Business, whereas Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Fortinet FortiToken, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Duo Security and Microsoft Authenticator. See our CyberArk Identity vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator report.

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