Authentication Systems

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Cisco Duo

Cisco Duo is a two-factor authentication system (2FA), acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It provides single sign-on (SSO) and endpoint visibility, as well as access controls and policy controlled adaptive authentication.

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WatchGuard AuthPoint

AuthPoint Total Identity Security provides businesses with a solution to protect user accounts and credentials. With multi-factor authentication, password management, and dark web credential monitoring, AuthPoint mitigates the risks associated with workforce credential attacks.…

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The Okta Identity Cloud

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built in the cloud. IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or whether the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta…

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HID DigitalPersona

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) provides a comprehensive multi-factor authentication solution. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution frees users from cumbersome login activities while making it easy for an IT Team to secure access to their networks, data…

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LastPass for Business

LastPass, a GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) company, is a password management application to simplify access to enterprise applications for users but also increase centrality and ease of management of access for administrators with task automation, convenient and secure password sharing,…

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WatchGuard AuthPoint

AuthPoint Total Identity Security provides businesses with a solution to protect user accounts and credentials. With multi-factor authentication, password management, and dark web credential monitoring, AuthPoint mitigates the risks associated with workforce credential attacks.…

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The Okta Identity Cloud

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built in the cloud. IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or whether the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta…

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LastPass for Business

LastPass, a GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) company, is a password management application to simplify access to enterprise applications for users but also increase centrality and ease of management of access for administrators with task automation, convenient and secure password sharing,…

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Cisco Duo

Cisco Duo is a two-factor authentication system (2FA), acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It provides single sign-on (SSO) and endpoint visibility, as well as access controls and policy controlled adaptive authentication.

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Microsoft Entra ID

Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Microsoft Azure Active Directory or Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution supporting restricted access to applications with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) built-in, single sign-on (SSO), B2B collaboration controls,…

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HID DigitalPersona

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) provides a comprehensive multi-factor authentication solution. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution frees users from cumbersome login activities while making it easy for an IT Team to secure access to their networks, data…

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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

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CyberArk Workforce Identity

CyberArk Identity is a SaaS-delivered suite of solutions designed to simplify identity and access management in enterprises. CyberArk Identity unifies Workforce Access and Identity Management solutions in a single offering. Workforce Access capabilities include single sign-on, multi-…

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Yubico YubiKeys

Yubico YubiKeys make the internet safer with phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA) by providing simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The Yubico YubiKey stops account takeovers at scale by mitigating phishing and ransomware…

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Firebase

Google offers the Firebase suite of application development tools, available free or at cost for higher degree of usages, priced flexibly accorded to features needed. The suite includes A/B testing and Crashlytics, Cloud Messaging (FCM) and in-app messaging, cloud storage and NoSQL…

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SecurID

SecurID, a company and solution suite from RSA, is an identity and access management suite supporting access management, authentication, and identity governance.

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IBM Cloud App ID

IBM Cloud App ID helps developers who are not security experts to add authentication to their apps, and protect their APIs and app back-ends running on IBM Cloud. Developers can add a variety of login-in types: Email or username and passwordEnterpriseSocial App ID includes a cloud…

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Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito is a mobile identity product that allows users to add user sign-up and sign-in to mobile and web apps, and authenticate users through social identity providers.

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SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) is designed to assist IT and security admins to quickly and easily provision, deprovision, manage and audit user access rights to systems, data, and files. By analyzing user authorizations and access permission you get visualization of who has…

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Symantec VIP

Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) is presented as a user-friendly, cloud-based strong authentication service that enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications without impacting productivity. Also included with VIP Enterprise two-factor authentication…

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Delinea Secret Server

Secret Server (originally from Thycotic, now from Delinea since the 2021 Thycotic merger with Centrify) is an enterprise password management application, which is available with either a cloud-based or on-premise deployment which emphasizes fast deployment, scalability, and simplicity.…

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PingOne from Ping Identity

The PingOne Cloud Platform from Ping Identity in Denver, Colorado is an identity management and access solution (IAM) for enterprises. Features of the products include single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, user management with directory, provisioning and deprovisioning. The…

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Passly by ID Agent

Passly from ID Agent, a Kaseya company and the service that replaces the former AuthAnvil, is an identity and access management (IAM) platform providing two-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and password management.

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ID.me

ID.me is a digital identity network that aims to simplify the user's indication verification experience.

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Notarize

Notarize is an on-demand remote electronic notary service that allows anyone to legally notarize a document online.

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Vonage Communications APIs

Vonage APIs (formerly Nexmo and TokBox) help growing startups and agile enterprises enhance customer experience and realize new business outcomes at scale. With a comprehensive suite of communication channels, a global platform, and expert support, users can abstract the complexity…

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Jumio

Jumio in Palo Alto aims to protect businesses through online identity verification and authentication services that quickly and accurately connect a person’s online and real-world identities. Jumio’s end-to-end identity verification solutions are used to fight fraud, maintain compliance…

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One Identity Defender

One Identity, formerly Dell Software, offers Defender, a multi-factor authentication system.

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GateKeeper Proximity

GateKeeper Enterprise by Untethered Labs is automated password management, authentication, and auditing. It is designed so that IT admins can eliminate password and authentication problems with hands-free computer and website access through proximity-based 2FA. Instead of authenticating…

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Workspace ONE Access

Workspace ONE Access, (formerly VMware Identity Manager), provides multi-factor authentication, conditional access and single sign-on to SaaS, web and native mobile apps.

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Which One is More Secure - Authy or Google Authenticator?
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Depending on the level of security you require, the best authentication system for you could look very different. While Authy is a very convenient option with many sign-in options and features - Google Authenticator provides a more stripped-down authenticator.

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What are Authentication Systems?

Authentication systems are security measures put in place to secure data and systems by requiring additional input beyond username and password for users to access a system. By providing this additional input, authentication systems help ensure that users are who they say they are. Authentication systems can require one other form of user input or more. These systems are sometimes called multiple-factor authentication, or MFA.

Using authentication improves data security and prevents potential breaches. When multi-factor authentication is required to access a system, the system is less vulnerable to security issues like weak passwords or attacks like phishing. Authentication systems are ideal for businesses with sensitive data or systems that require secure user accounts.

Authentication System Features & Capabilities

Authentication Systems have different ways of authenticating users, but they all share a few key features.

  • Enable multiple-factor authentication
  • Secure systems against password theft or data loss
  • Offline authentication
  • Secure single sign-on
  • User management

Multi-Factor Authentication Solution Methods

Most modern authentication systems offer a wider range of authentication methods than passwords alone. The most common approach for advanced authentication, such as two-factor authentication or multi-factor authentication, is to pair a password with some sort of external verification. Other common authentication methods include:

  • Challenge questions
  • Unique identifying items, such as physical devices or external applications
  • Biometric identifies, such as retina and fingerprint scans or facial recognition
  • Location-based authentication

Authentication System Comparison

When comparing different authentication systems, consider these factors:

  1. Authentication methods: What authentication methods do each system offer? Some authentication products focus on password creation and management, while others provide external applications for MFA. Others offer physical devices, such as keycards or retinal scanners. Buyers should consider which authentication methods are most appropriate for their business.
  2. Active vs. passive authentication: Some vendors have been more proactive in adopting responsive authentication capabilities, such as behavioral analysis or location-based authentication. These capabilities provide additional visibility into possible security breaches and suspicious authentication attempts, allowing for more rapid and effective responses. However, smaller or more geographically-distributed organizations may not be able to make as effective use of these extended capabilities.
  3. End-user experience: Each authentication method bears a unique user experience and is more or less accessible than others. For instance, biometric authentication like fingerprints may not be viable or appropriate in certain environments. Other methods require end users to have personal devices, which may not be true for all users. Buyers should consider what the end user base will look like, and what implications that has on which methods to use.

Pricing Information

Pricing for authentication systems depends on the kind of authentication needed. App-based and SMS authentication services tend to be cheaper than biometric authentication or authentication that requires a physical passkey. Many authentication systems offer a free option for a small number of users. Beyond that, authentication systems can start as low as $1.00 per user per month. More fully-featured authentication systems can reach $10.00 per user per month or more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication uses more than one authentication test, usually a password paired with another authentication method.

How is authentication done in computers?

Traditionally, digital authentication was via a password. In recent decades, multi-factor authentication has added other checks, such as key cards or one-time passwords from external devices, for additional security.

What is the difference between two-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication only uses 2 authentication checks, usually a password and another method. MFA uses 2 or more authentication methods, with each additional method designed to increase security.

What are the three types of authentication?

The three types of authentication are something that you know (a password, or challenge questions), something you have (like a key card, device, or external application), and something that you are (such as retina scans, fingerprints, or other biometric information).

How much does authentication software cost?

Costs vary depending on the scale and types of authentication being purchased. They can start as low as $1/user/month, up to $10/user/month, or more if authentication hardware like retinal scanners are required as well.