We performed a comparison between Duo Security and Microsoft Authenticator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Authentication Systems solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is really scalable. It is easy once you get an application in. You can import users from Active Directory and enroll users really fast."
"The ability for users to authenticate via phone, from any random phone number, has been very helpful for managing a distributed workforce. Using it across a distributed network for securing access to our applications is big for us."
"The app has greater stability than rival solutions such as Google Authenticator, and Duo Push authentication is a valuable feature."
"It provides single-pane-of-glass management, which is pretty easy and straightforward. Because we manage multiple access tiers, it allows us to essentially manage everything from one viewpoint and not have many viewpoints for the same product. This is important because it is a time and resource saver. It also saves us money."
"The most valuable feature is the ability for users to connect securely to the office using the VPN."
"The single pane of glass management works very well. That feature is very important because we have a lot of admins who have to manage Duo, and it's much easier when it's a single pane of glass. That single pane is also great because it's easy to enroll new devices."
"It has definitely reduced embedding. We found a lot of problems with attackers being able to compromise accounts. Now, when they try to access accounts, they are not able to do so because there is an added layer of protection. Once we know that a username and password are compromised, we just reset the password to protect the company."
"It was a simple way of providing two-factor authentication for remote access when we hit the COVID pandemic. It was very easy and quick to get it going."
"The solution adds an extra layer of security."
"It enhances security, especially for unregistered devices. It 1000% has security features that help to improve our security posture. It could be irritating at times, but improving the security posture is exactly what the Authenticator app does."
"We have a history of all our authentications and excellent integration with the Microsoft solutions we use at our company. It runs smoothly in Windows and macOS."
"It offers good Microsoft integration capabilities."
"The solution is free to use and you can use it for every service."
"It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it."
"Don't delay implementing this solution, it's the best thing you can do for your identity protection."
"Duo was clearly purchased, and Cisco has a lot of other panels for their Firepower products, et cetera. They need to continue bringing it, Umbrella, and the endpoint pieces even more together and make the integration a little more seamless among all of them."
"I would like to see some features simplified, such as securing, configuring, and implementing Microsoft Remote Desktop. Other than that, the solution was rock solid throughout my time administering it."
"I wouldn't mind seeing some options for remembering a device for a short period of time or a specific login, particularly for administrative engineering staff, as we may be logging in to four or five different services."
"We found it difficult to integrate it into our broader product family of Microsoft tools and other applications used across our organization."
"One area that might be improved is that setting up SMS texting is not as easy as using the app, even though it does support it."
"Duo has some issues that we're trying to work through. For example, if I install it on a WordPress site and another admin needs to log in, they can't because Duo hasn't been set up for them. It doesn't appear that I can add permissions on a user-by-user basis. It's not obvious."
"Technical support could be improved. I don't think all support should have to go through an agreement."
"They could just continue to add more integrations."
"For the end users, it can be confusing if they have worked for another company that had the Authenticator app. It is tricky if they have already had the Authenticator app and then work somewhere else. If they have to download it again and use it again on their phone, it is something that gets complicated. I know how to get through it. They just need to uninstall and reinstall the application, but for them, sometimes, it is confusing."
"It would be an improvement if Authenticator made it easier to recover the app if you reboot your cellphone and lose access."
"I want to see more features to improve security, such as integrated user behavior analysis."
"Lacks integration between applications and phones."
"Adding a new account can be tricky."
"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."
"The pricing is okay, however, it could always be better in the future."
Cloud-based user authentication vendor: authenticate with your phone, Duo mobile app, landline, or tokens with or without an internet connection.
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.
Duo Security is ranked 1st in Authentication Systems with 22 reviews while Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 7 reviews. Duo Security is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Authenticator is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Duo Security writes "Integrates with tons of applications, works seamlessly, and comes with excellent documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Enhances security, especially for unregistered devices, and is straightforward to set up for the admins". Duo Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, Fortinet FortiToken, Okta Workforce Identity, UserLock and Yubico YubiKey, whereas Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Fortinet FortiToken, RSA SecurID Access, Symantec VIP Access Manager, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and PingID. See our Duo Security vs. Microsoft Authenticator report.
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