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"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 integrated Fortinet security with the app that allows you to easily do the two-factor authentication is most valuable.""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.""I believe FortiToken is the simplest to implement.""The deployment is quick and simple."

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"The solution is stable.""One of the features that I enjoyed most was the integration with Azure AD because I could use VMware Identity Manager to standardize the User Principal Name coming from Active Directory. You have Azure AD Connect to do that. In between, if you have vIDM handling it, you can easily get the synchronization of users into your VM and standardize the User Principal Name. If you require quality assurance for handling it, you can actually count on the vIDM to do so. That was one of the main things I enjoyed about the product.""Zero Trust implementation is a great feature.""Its value is when you use it with a Workspace ONE UEM solution as it is part of the ecosystem for VMware Workspace ONE."

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"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.""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.""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.""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.""The solution works well. We have nothing to complain about.""Fortinet support has some room for improvement. It has taken a long time to resolve some issues or find a workaround."

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"The mobile SSO doesn't work as well on Android.""vIDM could be improved with the multi-tenant capabilities that VMware tends to offer—features like customization branding and the integration of the app catalog based on the branding. Since the integration has been at top-level OGs, you were not able to then do rebranding if you were required to use specific user groups to highlight specific applications. At the time, I was personally opening feature requests for these things. I haven't worked with the latest release, so I don't know if these features were already deployed or not.""There are a lot of difficulties whenever people have a lot of configurations in it, basically related to security certificate configurations and integration with VMware Horizon.""The license could be better."

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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.
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the User Experience Designer, which has been very helpful for our project.
    Top Answer:I would like to have better support for multi-cloud sessions. The cost of this solution should be lower.
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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.

    VMware Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering, providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications. It simplifies business mobility with one touch from any device, empowers employees with a self-service app store, optimizes user experience & security with AirWatch and was designed for the mobile cloud world for AirWatch enrolled devices providing a seamless consumer-grade user experience.
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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Government12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Fortinet FortiToken is ranked 4th in Authentication Systems with 6 reviews while VMware Identity Manager is ranked 10th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiToken is rated 8.0, while VMware Identity Manager is rated 8.6. 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 VMware Identity Manager writes "Great integration and end user experience ". Fortinet FortiToken is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey and BIO-key, whereas VMware Identity Manager is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and Okta Workforce Identity.

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