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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Authenticator and Yubico YubiKey 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Authenticator vs. Yubico YubiKey report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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  • "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."
  • "I don't pay for it. Going by how I feel, I see the prices for any MFA solution going down because the more different alternatives there are, the cheaper things should be. Microsoft Authenticator app would be the preferred application, but there are too many ways to implement MFA. I don't know how much it cost, but the price should go down."
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    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.
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    3rd
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    10,539
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    5
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    448
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    8.4
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    3,880
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    3,523
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    Also Known As
    PhoneFactor, MS Authenticator
    YubiKey
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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.

    The YubiKey works with hundreds of enterprise, developer and consumer applications, out-of-the-box and with no client software. Combined with leading password managers, social login and enterprise single sign on systems the YubiKey enables secure access to millions of online services.
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    Sample Customers
    Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
    Google Inc., Salesforce, Novartis, Facebook, GitHub, CERN, Duke University, Code Enigma, Luther Burbank High School, ZorgSaam, Agfa, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Dyson Ltd, Portugal Telecom, Boral, Canonical Ltd
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Authentication Systems
    September 2022
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    Microsoft Authenticator is ranked 3rd in Authentication Systems with 7 reviews while Yubico YubiKey is ranked 1st in Passwordless Authentication. Microsoft Authenticator is rated 8.4, while Yubico YubiKey is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Authenticator writes "Enhances security, especially for unregistered devices, and is straightforward to set up for the admins". On the other hand, Microsoft Authenticator is most compared with Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, RSA SecurID Access, Symantec VIP Access Manager and SafeNet Authentication Manager, whereas Yubico YubiKey is most compared with RSA SecurID Access, Duo Security, Fortinet FortiToken, Fortinet FortiAuthenticator and Thales Authenticators.

    We monitor all Authentication Systems reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.