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Pros
"It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it."

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"I like how the solution allows me to support different types of hardware tokens and integrate with OTP.""Scalable and stable.""The most valuable feature of SafeNet Authentication Manager is authentication."

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Cons
"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."

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"The stability could improve.""Lacks integration with other platforms.""The solution should allow for support of multi-tenant architecture."

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  • "It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it."
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    I like how the solution allows me to support different types of hardware tokens and integrate with OTP.
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    The solution should allow for support of multi-tenant architecture.
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    3rd
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    380
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    9.0
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    Also Known As
    PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator
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    Overview

    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.

    SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM) is a comprehensive versatile authentication server that allows organizations to implement a future-ready strong authentication strategy for securing local and remote access to numerous corporate resources using a single authentication back end. SAM supports a broad range of authentication methods and form factors – including context-based authentication with step-up capabilities, one-time password (OTP), X.509 certificate-based tokens, and software tokens – enabling organizations to meet different assurance levels and address numerous use cases.
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    Sample Customers
    Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
    Exostar, Fraser Health, BSkyB, SETMA, Beckman Coulter, Sunrise Health Region, Seattle Children's, AXA Technology Services, Baker Tilly, University of Poland, Devon IT, Pfizer, SEW-EURODRIVE, SYSteam
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government11%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 1 review while SafeNet Authentication Manager is ranked 11th in Authentication Systems with 3 reviews. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 9.0, while SafeNet Authentication Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Stable, easy to set up, and useful for people who travel a lot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SafeNet Authentication Manager writes "Responsive support, effective authentication, but stability could improve". Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA Authentication Manager, Symantec VIP Access Manager and OneSpan DIGIPASS, whereas SafeNet Authentication Manager is most compared with Fortinet FortiToken, Yubico YubiKey, Duo Security, RSA Authentication Manager and CRYPTOCARD BlackShield.

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