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"Conditional access is a very important feature where a specific user can be restricted such that they cannot connect to the application if they travel outside of the US.""It is a central point where we provide the cloud lock-in for our company. We focus the multi-factor authentication within Azure AD before jumping to other clouds or software as a service offerings. So, it is the central point when you need to access something for our company within the cloud. You go to Azure AD and can authenticate there, then you move from there to the target destination or the single sign-on.""It also has features that help improve security posture. The most important of these features include multifactor authentication, which is very useful for connecting to the organization, especially from outside the boundaries of the organization. That is very helpful when it comes to user security.""The initial setup was very straightforward.""Azure AD has features that have helped improve our security posture.""This solution is less time-consuming. We don't have to hire as many resources to give permissions to a particular user or group for any application.""The solution has a variety of tools. Two of the most valuable features are the ability to create users and to replicate the user account from on-premise to the cloud.""The single sign-on of the solution is the most valuable aspect."

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"FortiAuthenticator is really good software that integrates very well with Fortinet products.""The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.""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.""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 logs have great detail that make it easier to evaluate and control the security environment.""Intuitive interface and easy to deploy.""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."

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"The most valuable features depend on a customer's needs. Our customers generally find multi-factor authentication very useful.""The initial setup is easy.""It is dependent on the evolution of your user base. It depends on usage per user, so the more sign-ins there are, the more expensive it becomes, so it works best for smaller companies from a financial perspective.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features.""The solution so far has been very stable.""The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.""Its integration components are most valuable. It integrates with everything in some way. There are some products, such as O365 or AD, with which it completely and 100% integrates. So, you can seamlessly create accounts across the board with some of these products. For some of the products with which it doesn't completely integrate, you can do some kind of interfacing.""It's reliable and it does what it is advertised to do."

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Cons
"Microsoft is working with Microsoft Identity Manager for Active Directory on-premise. It will be very important to have these identity management solutions directly in Azure Active Directory. It's very important to have some kind of Azure identity manager as a technology for identity and access management for working both in the cloud and inside the Azure suite.""Some of the features that they offer, e.g., customized emails, are not available with B2C. You are stuck with whatever email template they give you, and it is not the best user experience. For B2C, that is a bit of a negative thing.""Azure Active Directory could improve by having an authentication service for laptops or desktop computers running Mac and Linux operating systems. They currently have authentication capabilities for Microsoft Windows. Having this capability would benefit people because in today's world everybody is working from the home environment.""Azure Active Directory could benefit by adding the capability for identity life cycle for the on-premise solution. For example, an HR solution, which is built on-premise or, in general, better on-premise capable solutions.""The support could be better. Lately, they sort of dropped off a bit in terms of quality.""When you start to deal with legacy applications, provisioning is not as intuitive.""One thing that bothers me about Azure AD is that I can't specify login hours. I have to use an on-premises instance of Active Directory if I want to specify the hours during which a user can log in. For example, if I want to restrict login to only be possible during working hours, to prevent overtime payments or to prevent lawsuits, I can't do this using only Azure AD.""It doesn't function the same way as an Active Directory inside of an infrastructure, that is, a physical infrastructure. In the cloud, it is all flat. That's one of the disadvantages."

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"The only way the solution could be improved is if it were cheaper.""It can not use SQL to query FortiAnalyzer directly.""I would like to see integration and customization capabilities with the end-user portal to solve authentication issues with diverse implementation scenarios.""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.""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.""Integration with some other enterprise applications could be improved.""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."

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"The pricing could be improved.""The initial setup can be complex at first.""The only aspect in which it can be improved is that the interface could be cleaner. I found this even when I was trying to do my certification exam because the certification is hands-on. You find yourself fumbling around a little bit to find simple things. This happens even when you start to get familiar with the product.""Application updates are lacking. Customer support needs to be improved.""It can have more API integrations.""There are some issues with the interface that can be improved.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""The lifecycle management part can be improved. It should also have identity governance and the ability to choose a specific factor authentication at the application level. Its licensing and pricing can also be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users."
  • "This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down."
  • "We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients."
  • "We pay about $35 per user."
  • "I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user."
  • "We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise."
  • "Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."
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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."
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  • "It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things"
  • "License is around US$20,000 annually."
  • "I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services."
  • "It is costly for large companies."
  • "The price of this product could be lower."
  • "It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "This solution is costly. Pricing is decent if you have less users, but it significantly goes up the more users you have, with its cost not justified."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The best thing about Active Directory is its compatibility. It works with lots of third-party vendors. We're using… more »
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    We get a discount because we're working in the education sector.
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    Active Directory could always be more secure. Right now, we've got two-factor authentications. All services based on… more »
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    Hi, The NAC can operate without the 802.1x mechanism on the switch side. Also, I think you are making a very wrong… more »
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    The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.
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    The cost of the license could be less expensive. The license is paid on a yearly basis.
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    We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We recognize it as quite expensive. We were using a standard license during… more »
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    It's my personal opinion, but it was a classic UI and now the UI is different. I was used to the old UI and when I moved… more »
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    Overview

    The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

    - Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

    - Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

    - A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

    - Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

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

    Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

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    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta Workforce Identity and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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    Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is ranked 2nd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 7 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 18 reviews. Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is rated 8.0, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator writes "Easy to deploy with intuitive interface; integration with certain enterprise applications lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Stable and reliable solution but the application updates are lacking". Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiToken, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey and CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0, Duo Security and Symantec Siteminder. See our Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.

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