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Pros
"It has been stable, and we haven't had any issues since we started to use it.""The solution adds an extra layer of security.""It offers good Microsoft integration capabilities.""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."

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"The feature that I have found most valuable is their certificate discovery."

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

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"I would like to see included in the next release of Venafi integration with the cloud HSM's, Hardware Security Module. Additionally, I would say other cloud services, because it's not only cloud that's essential. If you have a customer that has a lot of their IT moved into cloud, integration with different cloud services is always an area to improve."

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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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    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:The feature that I have found most valuable is their certificate discovery.
    Top Answer:Our customers need to pay for a license, and understanding the pricing and how it might develop in the future is a bit of a pain point. But, it is not too complex either. Sometimes people ask the… more »
    Top Answer:The user interface could be always improved. But I am a technologist, so I don't care so much about user interface, but the importance that it is user friendly is always appreciated by customers. In… more »
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    3rd
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    5
    Average Words per Review
    448
    Rating
    8.4
    13th
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    752
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    497
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    852
    Rating
    7.0
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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.

    Venafi automates protection for machine identities, which all organizations rely on to keep communications between machines secure and private. Venafi generates the machine identity intelligence necessary to automatically safeguard the flow of information to trusted machines and prevent communication with untrusted ones - all at machine speed and scale.
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    Sample Customers
    Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
    Surescripts, CME Group, TD Bank Group, Aetna, MoneyGram, Zions Bancorp, Cisco
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%
    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.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 6 reviews while Venafi is ranked 13th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 8.4, while Venafi is rated 7.0. 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 Venafi writes "Important risk reduction by preventing IT outages, but could benefit from cloud services". Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA SecurID Access, Symantec VIP Access Manager and PingID, whereas Venafi is most compared with DigiCert PKI Platform, AppViewX CERT+ and Entrust IdentityGuard.

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