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Authentication Systems
July 2022
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Pros
"The solution adds an extra layer of security.""It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it.""Don't delay implementing this solution, it's the best thing you can do for your identity protection.""We have a history of all our authentications and excellent integration with the Microsoft solutions we use at our company. It runs smoothly in Windows and macOS.""The solution is free to use and you can use it for every service.""It offers good Microsoft integration capabilities."

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"One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it's a strong authentication solution that's able to integrate with applications."

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Cons
"Lacks integration between applications and phones.""It would be an improvement if Authenticator made it easier to recover the app if you reboot your cellphone and lose access.""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.""I want to see more features to improve security, such as integrated user behavior analysis.""The pricing is okay, however, it could always be better in the future.""Adding a new account can be tricky."

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"This solution could be improved with risk-based authentication. I think that this product has everything that most customers are looking for, but modern technology has people looking for security tools with risk-based authentication, which they have a separate tool for. If they could integrate this, it would improve Symantec Advanced Authentication. They have to look at what's newly trending and how things are moving forward, and then adapt and adopt those features. Symantec's technical support should also be improved, in terms of response time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it."
  • "I would advise implementing the solution to VIPs and admins; it's affordable, effective, and efficient. I would say training staff on properly using the tool is also essential."
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  • "There are eventually going to be implementation costs. Sometimes you're required to have custom code developments there, so that has to be part of the implementation price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We switched to Duo Security for identity verification. We’d been using a competitor but got the chance to evaluate Duo for 30 days, and we could not be happier. Duo Security is easy to configure… more »
    Top Answer:It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it.
    Top Answer:It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it.
    Top Answer:One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it's a strong authentication solution that's able to integrate with applications.
    Top Answer:There are eventually going to be implementation costs. Sometimes you're required to have custom code developments there, so that has to be part of the implementation price.
    Top Answer:This solution could be improved with risk-based authentication. I think that this product has everything that most customers are looking for, but modern technology has people looking for security… more »
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    Also Known As
    PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator
    CA Advanced Authentication, CA Strong Authentication, CA Risk Authentication, Arcot WebFort, Arcot RiskFort
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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.

    CA Advanced Authentication provides a secure, user-convenient and cost-effective way to protect online and mobile applications. The solution consists of two components:  CA Risk Authentication allows the enterprise to silently and transparently collect data and assess risk based on device identification, location and user behavior, among other factors, and CA Strong Authentication provides a wide variety of software-based, two-factor authentication credentials and technology to make passwords more secure.  Together they enable an intelligent, layered security approach to protect user identities and organizational data.

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    Sample Customers
    Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
    Global bank, Large Filipino Bank and SK Infosec
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Large Enterprise88%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Authentication Systems
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Fortinet, Microsoft and others in Authentication Systems. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 6 reviews while Symantec Advanced Authentication is ranked 18th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 8.4, while Symantec Advanced Authentication is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Free to use with a good user interface and good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Authentication writes "Good integration and stability, but could use risk-based authentication". Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA SecurID Access, Symantec VIP Access Manager and PingID, whereas Symantec Advanced Authentication is most compared with Symantec VIP Access Manager.

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