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Find out what your peers are saying about Duo Security vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The push notifications and the integrations they offer are valuable. Their mobile app is very useful. It is very easy to use.""The multi-factor authentication process and the geo-locking features are great.""It meets our security needs very well. It is easy to use, and documentation is also available. It is also very stable and scalable, and its support is also very good. We are satisfied with this solution.""The two-factor login is great. I receive a message and just have to press okay.""It is a good solution for hybrid environments and VPN."

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"This is a scalable product.""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.""The logs have great detail that make it easier to evaluate and control the security environment.""The ease of use is really nice. Using Authenticator, I've been able to actually work better on my authentication due to the fact that I have a single fabric to authenticate control from my firewall and on my access points. Authentication takes place from this area.""It reduces the need for network administrator intervention by allowing the user to perform their own registration and resolve their own password problems and issues.""The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.""FortiAuthenticator is really good software that integrates very well with Fortinet products.""Intuitive interface and easy to deploy."

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Cons
"The dashboard needs to be improved.""The only time I really had some negative feedback for them was about the UI of their mobile app, but they improved it in the last version. It is good on the functionality side, but their pricing model is a little bit weird. Currently, there is no price advantage in signing up for yearly contracts. If you are on a monthly term or a yearly contract, you basically pay the same price, and that is very unusual. Normally, there is a discount when someone signs up for the 12-month system.""We had some trouble with the password reset function.""Certain customers can not use this product because it is cloud-based.""Its documentation must be in French because we are a French-speaking country. They should also provide more training documentation. Its management interface should also be improved. They should also improve its update period. If I compare its update period with other products such as Palo Alto firewalls, this solution is really slow in updates."

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"The solution could be more automated. It should be able to let me automate a lot of things so that what normally is done as a matter of manual processes can be handled quicker. Slow integrations can be taken up/out if there was more automation.""The only way the solution could be improved is if it were cheaper.""Integration with some other enterprise applications could be improved.""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.""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.""There are multiple areas that are in need of improvement. It is not a mature product.""I would like to see integration and customization capabilities with the end-user portal to solve authentication issues with diverse implementation scenarios.""It can not use SQL to query FortiAnalyzer directly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "During testing we are allowed a certain number of licenses for free."
  • "Its price is reasonable. It is not highly expensive."
  • "Their pricing model is a little bit weird. Currently, there is no price advantage in signing up for yearly contracts. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing costs."
  • "Our licensing fee is currently on an annual basis."
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  • "The product could be more competitively priced."
  • "It costs more to license the high-availability option."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
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    The multi-factor authentication process and the geo-locking features are great.
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    Our licensing fee is currently on an annual basis. There are two levels of support with Duo that we were considering. The first level of support is just the two-factor authentication — it doesn't do… more »
    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 »
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    The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.
    Top Answer: 
    The cost of the license could be less expensive. The license is paid on a yearly basis.
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    FortiAuthenticator
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    Overview
    Cloud-based user authentication vendor: authenticate with your phone, Duo mobile app, landline, or tokens with or without an internet connection

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

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    Sample Customers
    Threadless, Yelp, Etsy, Eventbrite
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise14%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise17%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Duo Security vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Duo Security is ranked 1st in Authentication Systems with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 2nd in Authentication Systems with 8 reviews. Duo Security is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Duo Security writes "A highly-scalable multi-factor authentication solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "Easy to deploy with intuitive interface; integration with certain enterprise applications lacking". Duo Security is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Fortinet FortiToken, Okta Workforce Identity, Yubico YubiKey and Zscaler Private Access, whereas Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Azure Active Directory, Okta Workforce Identity and Yubico YubiKey. See our Duo Security vs. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator report.

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