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2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Fortinet FortiAuthenticator?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Fortinet FortiAuthenticator?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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ElisoBrito - PeerSpot reviewer
Analista de Suporte at NCT Informática
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-30T21:59:23Z
30 August 22

The initial setup is very easy.

Nicolas Martinez - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder - Innovation & Education Manager at Global Seis S.A.S
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-12T05:28:57Z
12 July 22

Simple to deploy, simple to use, and user-friendly.

JJ
Mechnical, of 1 adjustment and assembly at Daumar
Real User
2022-05-19T10:56:49Z
19 May 22

FortiAuthenticator is easy to use.

AN
MS at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-02-23T20:37:18Z
23 February 22

The most valuable feature is the OTP on the mobile phone.

MS
Security Engineer at Futuretec
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-21T12:44:11Z
21 February 22

I work a lot with Fortinet products and I call the support often. They are very quick to respond and the support is very good.

RP
Channel Account Manager-Lead-West at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-28T15:41:00Z
28 December 21

This is a scalable product.

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PD
Assistant Infrastructure Manager at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-09T16:54:00Z
09 November 21

The most valuable features are the performance and ease of use.

Ernesto Chang - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-22T23:11:00Z
22 February 21

It reduces the need for network administrator intervention by allowing the user to perform their own registration and resolve their own password problems and issues.

Ayokunmi Ogundapo - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at Interswitch
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-01T18:03:05Z
01 February 21

Intuitive interface and easy to deploy.

Ibrahim Massad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-01-29T15:19:00Z
29 January 21

The initial setup is a valuable point on Fortinet products. Most of the time, putting the theory into practice on the devices is quite friendly and straightforward. As long as you can read English you can find your way around the solution and make it work.

This is a high value point on Fortinet - the way everything is laid out in the web UI is user-friendly and quite straightforward. The UI is quite simple.

DN
IT Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-07T23:03:53Z
07 December 20

FortiAuthenticator is really good software that integrates very well with Fortinet products.

SS
Information Technology Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:03Z
23 September 20

The ease of use is really nice. Using Authenticator, I've been able to actually work better on my authentication due to the fact that I have a single fabric to authenticate control from my firewall and on my access points. Authentication takes place from this area.

AD
Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-16T08:00:17Z
16 August 20

The logs have great detail that make it easier to evaluate and control the security environment.

DD
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
13 November 19

We use this product for SSL two-factor authentication and FortiToken management.

WahidAlarasi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Exclusive GRP
Real User
2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
04 November 19

For someone concerned with multifactor authentication, I'm satisfied with the product.

MH
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
15 October 19

The solution is easy to learn and makes it easy for our users to add FortiToken. It's very easy to integrate if you have other Fortinet devices.

it_user1179432 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Blockness
Real User
2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
07 October 19

The solution's most valuable aspect is that it easy to install. The user experience is very good.

AH
Datacenter Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-17T07:31:00Z
17 July 19

The feature I value the most is the one-time passwords because it helps to authenticate users so you know the timing of their usage.

Mohammed Semmour - PeerSpot reviewer
Scaling Engineer at Lutessa 2S
Real User
2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
10 July 19

The initial setup is so easy and there is no problem in the implementation.

RAMACHANDRAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Bits and Byte IT Consulting
Real User
2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
04 June 19

FortiAuthenticator is a very good solution. It is all jury-based. FortiAuthenticator is very easy for anyone to understand how it works and be able to take action.

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Hi, The NAC can operate without the 802.1x mechanism on the switch side. Also, I think you are making a very wrong comparison on the basis of the class it belongs to(FortiNac vs FortiAuthenticator). 
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RAMACHANDRAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Bits and Byte IT Consulting
04 June 19
They need to have some kind of write-up and solution document that people can access very easily. All of the Cisco documentation is available on their website and in other places. They should make it available to the public. The more people know about this product, the better. That will make it easier for them to position FortiAuthenticator to their customers or use the product in production. Other features that would improve the product are a single sign-on where people can use their Gmail ID to log-in, etc. This feature we wanted and now they are rethinking it. At this stage, I can't give any other suggestions for improvement other than this. A single sign-on is used to create a user ID and password for the user to get onto the network. You can ask them to use their LinkedIn credentials or maybe Gmail, some of the social networking credentials to gain access. This is useful when you are onboarding any guest users for internet access. This is something that is a very good feature which they could have integrated already.
Mohammed Semmour - PeerSpot reviewer
Scaling Engineer at Lutessa 2S
10 July 19
If you want some other FortiAuthenticator from one site to another site, you should have requirements, but really if you have authentication and directory or another solution, you should change the password of the authenticator between the solution and the directory and other things. So the transfer of data and other information should be simpler. In the future, I think h02.exe is very important to authenticate users internally. To economically move the person from vnom to vnom. Also, the ESO to ensure the authentication of users should be a bit more automated.
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