Fortinet FortiAuthenticator vs Omada Identity comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Fortinet FortiAuthenticator
Ranking in Identity Management (IM)
7th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
53
Ranking in other categories
Single Sign-On (SSO) (5th), Authentication Systems (3rd), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) (3rd)
Omada Identity
Ranking in Identity Management (IM)
4th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
47
Ranking in other categories
User Provisioning Software (3rd), Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (4th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Identity Management (IM) category, the mindshare of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is 3.3%, down from 4.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Omada Identity is 6.8%, up from 3.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Identity Management (IM)
Unique Categories:
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8.8%
Authentication Systems
9.6%
User Provisioning Software
11.8%
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
2.4%
 

Featured Reviews

Jared Carmouche - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 28, 2023
An extremely stable and scalable solution that is affordable and easy to manage
We use the solution for different clients and how they authenticate for VPN and Wi-Fi. We also use it for the captive portal and single sign-on. We use it for quite a bit for authentication The product has become a central hub for how dozens of our clients authenticate to VPN and Wi-Fi. It has…
Pernilla Hulth - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 19, 2024
The interface is easy to use and gives you a solid overview
The cloud-based deployment was straightforward, but the on-prem deployment was in a highly complex ecosystem. Omada has matured since then. I wouldn't say that it isn't straightforward, but it depends on the customer. A standard deployment is relatively easy, but it can be more painful if you need a lot of customization. We deployed the cloud solution in around four months, nearly meeting the 12-week benchmark. The on-prem deployment took three years. It was a highly complex ecosystem that was dependent on other systems. Depending on the size of your environment, you need a product owner and some specialists for maintenance. My last customer was a university with a complex environment. They had around 12 people involved in maintenance at that organization. Typically, it's between 2-5 people.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"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."
"The product is stable and reliable."
"The solution is very easy to manage."
"Fulfilled our requirement at a good price."
"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 of Fortinet FortiAuthenticator are easy to configure, secure, and the application has good performance."
"The product enables SSO."
"What I like most is that we can always find a solution, and we can also find the cause when something goes wrong. I like that the most because everything is in one way or another traceable. That is what I like most. I like its reliability."
"I'm not using Omada, but the interface is easy to use and gives you a solid overview of your identities."
"We don't have to go in and do a lot of the work that we did before. It may have saved us somewhere in the range of 10 to 30 percent of the time we spent on provisioning access."
"Its best feature is definitely the process design. It is quite easy and straightforward to design a process."
"User-friendly solution."
"Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want."
"The identity lifecycle support is definitely valuable because we are a complex organization, and there is a lot of onboarding, movement, and offboarding in our organization. We have 31,000 users, and there are a lot of users who are constantly onboarding, offboarding, and moving. So, we need to make sure that these activities are supported. In old times, we used to do everything manually. Everyone was onboarded, offboarded, or moved manually. So, from a business point of view and an economics point of view, identity lifecycle is most valuable. From a security point of view, access review is the most important feature for us."
"The thing that I find most valuable is that Omada consists of building blocks, which means that you can configure almost anything you want without using custom code, making it pretty easy to do. It's possible to connect to multiple target systems and to create one role that consists of different permissions in the different target systems. So one role in Omada can make sure that you have an account in three different systems."
 

Cons

"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."
"One thing I dislike is that if you have the software authenticator on a mobile device and that device is lost, it's difficult to remove."
"I would like to see more security features in reference to identity login or identity identification."
"We had issues trying to integrate the keys properly during the initial setup."
"They could expand FortiAuthenticator's capabilities to accommodate a broader range of environments."
"Integration with some other enterprise applications could be improved."
"The only issue I encounter is that when not using FortiAuthenticator for an extended period, it's typical to encounter some obstacles in the configuration process that you need to address."
"I am not working with the product, but they have this BI tool for role-based mining, and I think that should be included in the core product rather than an add-on."
"Omada could make it a bit more convenient to send emails based on events automatically. Having that functionality is critical for us to maintain transparency."
"Omada could communicate better with us about the product roadmap. We haven't gotten any updates about it. The user interface is often a bit difficult to understand. It isn't optimized for small screens, so it doesn't display all of the information clearly, so users need to scroll a lot."
"When making a process, you should be able to use some coding to do some advanced calculations. The calculations you can currently do are too basic. I would also like some additional script features."
"The reporting and importing have room for improvement."
"Omada's reporting functionality is limited and could benefit from greater customization."
"The reporting on the warehouse data and the import process both have room for improvement."
"The account management integration isn't bad, but it isn't plug-and-play like Microsoft Azure. You need some deep development knowledge to set up the connectors."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I price of the solution is expensive."
"I would start off with a VM including the base license and scale according to the number of users you need to authenticate."
"FAC is an affordable solution for Middle Range (200E/400E) and also needs a package of mobility agents (2,000) perpetual."
"The licensing structure is cost-effective for us compared to some of the other solutions that have recurring monthly costs."
"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."
"The price seems okay. It's not that expensive compared to other authenticators."
"On a scale of one to ten, where one is a high price and ten is a low price, I rate the pricing a seven."
"The product could be more competitively priced."
"My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware of how much the solution costs, but it's worth the money. Often, when you begin to use Omada Identity and it takes a while to set up, it'll be irreversible, and you'd depend on and focus more on the functionality of the solution, rather than its price tag."
"Omada Identity is competitively priced and delivers good value for our money."
"Omada isn't cheap or expensive. The licensing model is flexible. I've only had limited interactions with the Omada sales team, but they were positive. They don't sell the customers more licenses than they need. It's important to accurately forecast future usage. For example, we have many licenses that we don't use because we don't have the identities yet. We pay extra, which isn't good."
"It is expensive. Fortunately, I had a very good procurement manager on my side, but they are expensive. The closest competitors are also very expensive. You get a full-fledged solution that can do everything you dream of, but you pay for everything."
"The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high."
"While Omada Identity carries a premium price tag, it proves to be cost-effective."
"It is not cheap. It is expensive, but compared to what we did almost three years ago, it is value for money. It is worth it."
"It is not cheap. None of these solutions are cheap, but we have good pricing at least for now from a licensing perspective."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
21%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiAuthenticator?
The price seems okay. It's not that expensive compared to other authenticators. Especially the clients, like Fortinet VPN clients, it is free. Unless you take the full feature of the FortiClient, t...
What needs improvement with Fortinet FortiAuthenticator?
One thing I dislike is that if you have the software authenticator on a mobile device and that device is lost, it's difficult to remove. If you have the FortiAuthenticator client installed on your ...
What do you like most about Omada Identity?
We don't have to go in and do a lot of the work that we did before. It may have saved us somewhere in the range of 10 to 30 percent of the time we spent on provisioning access.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Omada Identity?
My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware of how much the solution costs, but it's worth the money. Often, when you begi...
What needs improvement with Omada Identity?
There are some technical bits and pieces that we have looked at that could be better. For instance, when you do a recalculation of an identity, it's hard to understand what was incorrect before you...
 

Also Known As

FortiAuthenticator
Omada Identity Suite, Omada Identity Cloud
 

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Sample Customers

Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group, BMW Group, Deutsche Leasing
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