2018-06-27T13:56:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for FortiAuthenticator?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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DD
Network Security Engineer at Technicom Mali
Real User
Top 5
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

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

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WahidAlarasi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Exclusive GRP
Real User
2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
Nov 4, 2019

I am a solution architect and my company works purely for Fortinet, implementing all versions on a daily basis, so we're not end-users. The company is an exclusive distributor implementing the product. The primary use case of the product is usually for multifactor authentication using two-factor authentication with tokens. Sometimes people require two factors with a token. Sometimes they need the latest POC. I do a proof of concept for windows login. They need the agent who authenticates with SMS, token or email.

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

We primarily use the solution for FortiToken multi-factor authentication and as a VPN for login devices, among other cases.

it_user1179432 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Blockness
Real User
2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
Oct 7, 2019

We primarily use the solution to get users.

RAMACHANDRAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Brits & Byte IT Consulting
Real User
2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
Jun 4, 2019

The basic use we have for FortiAuthenticator is multi-pack authentication.

EM
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-07-08T06:36:00Z
Jul 8, 2018

We implement FortiAuthenticator in situations where there are multiple Active Directory domains. Other use cases include: * When we need to use FortiClient to keep track of users as they move around different locations where normal FSSO would have issues * When we need to use one FortiToken for multiple Fortigates * When we want to use it as a domain controller. The FortiAuthenticator can do many things.

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Dennis Seyersdahl - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Manager at RPM INNOVATIONS, INC.
Real User
2018-06-27T13:56:00Z
Jun 27, 2018

This solution is used for 2FA for Desktop and VPN access. Each computer, server and VPN access has to have a 2FA and the solution allowed us to accomplish this with a fob or phone app. We use the fob as phones are not owned by the company.

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RAMACHANDRAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Brits & Byte IT Consulting
Jun 4, 2019
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.
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Scaling Engineer at Lutessa 2S
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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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