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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiToken and PingID 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.
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Pros
"I believe FortiToken is the simplest to implement.""The integrated Fortinet security with the app that allows you to easily do the two-factor authentication is most valuable.""Its ease of use is most valuable. It is simple to use and can be deployed out-of-the-box. It is quite a mature product with all the required features.""The deployment is quick and simple.""Its ease of installation is most valuable. It took me five minutes, and it was up and running. It didn't take me that long. The installation on the cell phones is pretty simple.""FortiToken is available in a soft or hard token factor, so there's some flexibility in that. Beyond that, I would say it is a stable solution that has worked for us."

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"It's pretty stable as a product.""This is a user-friendly solution."

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Cons
"Its reporting should be better. The reporting feature is missing. I don't have any reporting of who has done what, what has failed, and what didn't work.""The solution works well. We have nothing to complain about.""The app could be improved so that you don't have to actually type in the code. It would be great if you can just do a prompt or push similar to the way Duo does.""Fortinet support has some room for improvement. It has taken a long time to resolve some issues or find a workaround.""I would like to see complete OAuth support. Also, if they can support it from a SaaS (Software as a Service) or cloud platform, that would be great.""It needs a lot of coupling with their other Fortinet products. To implement FortiToken, I most probably need to couple it with FortiAuthenticator for full implementation. An RSA token can be used with many devices, whereas Fortinet FortiToken is always linked to only one FortiGate device. If I want to reuse the token across five or six FortiGates, I would have to get the FortiAuthenticator product. I can't use one token to connect to different FortiGates, and I need to get another product to enable this functionality. They should also improve the support for their mobile client. There should be a more detailed roadmap for the operating systems being supported. Some of our users were using an old iOS iPhone, and they were forced to get a newer phone because FortiToken didn't support that version of iOS. Similarly, there may be a version of Android that is not supported, so the users need to change the phone. This was one of the reasons why our deployment took longer."

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"The timing of the token validity, if it could be extended, would be great. I'm not sure if there is even an option to configure these types of settings.""I think that the connection with like Microsoft Word, especially for Office 365, is a weak point that could be improved."

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  • "It is included as part of our firewall license."
  • "Overall, it's cheaper than other solutions. Of course, we evaluated it five years back, and I haven't checked to see its current market position, but one reason we adopted FortiToken is its lower cost of ownership relative to other solutions we evaluated."
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    Top Answer:Its ease of use is most valuable. It is simple to use and can be deployed out-of-the-box. It is quite a mature product with all the required features.
    Top Answer:It needs a lot of coupling with their other Fortinet products. To implement FortiToken, I most probably need to couple it with FortiAuthenticator for full implementation. An RSA token can be used with… more »
    Top Answer:We are using it for VPN. We have its latest version.
    Top Answer:This is a user-friendly solution.
    Top Answer:We don't directly deal with the licenses. It's basically purchased by the central team and we are just consuming it through the common APIs. I really couldn't comment on the pricing at the moment.
    Top Answer:I think that the connection with like Microsoft Word, especially for Office 365, is a weak point that could be improved.
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    Ping Identity
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    Overview

    As we've seen, passwords alone don't keep unwanted guests out of your network. Password-only authentication has led to security breaches, malware infections, and policy violations. With two-factor authentication, a password is used along with a security token and authentication server to provide far better security.  Authorized employees can remotely access company resources safely using a variety of devices, ranging from lpatops to mobile phones.

    IDENTITY DEFINED SECURITY PLATFORM delivers a unified, standards-based platform that can be deployed as SaaS, software or both and can scale to handle millions of identities. From multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to access security, directory and data governance, our capabilities work together to give employees, partners and customers secure access to cloud, mobile and enterprise applications, securing and streamlined everything from sign-on to sign-off and everywhere in between.
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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise48%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiToken vs. PingID
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiToken vs. PingID and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiToken is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 6 reviews while PingID is ranked 7th in Authentication Systems with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiToken is rated 8.0, while PingID is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiToken writes "Ease of administration, durable, and is capable of performing solid RADIUS authentications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PingID writes "Stable, popular with customers, and has a good mobile application". Fortinet FortiToken is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey and RSA SecurID Access, whereas PingID is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, SailPoint IdentityIQ, RSA SecurID Access, ForgeRock and PingFederate. See our Fortinet FortiToken vs. PingID report.

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