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Score 9 out of 100

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito

If you're already using AWS, there's no reason why you should implement your own password authentication or OAuth flows when you can use Cognito instead. It solves that work for you astoundingly well. You might be tempted by a tool like Okta for OAuth flows, but unless you already have a hard dependency on it then you should go with Cognito instead. It's much lighter weight, and it's much more pleasant to extend it with lambdas.
If you don't have any AWS in your stack, or it's very very important to you to stay platform-independent for your login flows, then those are reasons to avoid Cognito.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

While the core of the product works very well, I would not purchase this solution again nor recommend it to other companies. Before being acquired they were a "startup" mode company building a competitively priced product but they were not able to capitalize on that. The solution was full of great features but management and implementation are poor. The solution is buggy, bulky, and not enterprise friendly, particularly for healthcare or other 24/7 operations that cannot afford downtime or management complications. The nail in the coffin is lack of support since the acquisition. Reaching support is a major challenge, and internal communication issues as well as system issues make it feel non-existent. I personally was completely unable to reach support for assistance the last time we had a problem, and our company has begun plans to migration away from the solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Cognito

  • Amazon Cognito allows you to build multi-factor authentication with a few clicks.
  • Cognito supports sign-in with social identity providers like Facebook and Google.
  • It is easy to manage Cognito users through the Console.
  • It is easy to customize sign-up and sign-in workflows by integrating with AWS Lambda.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

  • Provides an extra layer of security, each person has a unique fingerprint.
  • Allows users to quickly log in to or switch computers on the fly, much faster than typing in a password.
  • Can be used with all kinds of programs. We utilize it with any program that requires authentication, and you can modify the software to work with several applications.
Owen Heuston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Cognito

  • As such I do not find any major things as cons. However they can improve the documentation.
  • Sometimes additional customisation increases complexity. Most of those advanced features are not used frequently.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

  • Easy for readers to get irredeemably dirty & need replacing.
  • Not a DigitalPerson problem, but users forget their passwords now, which is a pain when they're outside the organization & away from their DigitalPersona scanners
  • Group policy set-up was a little confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cognito

No score
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HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) 9.7
Based on 5 answers
Two things.1- because of the hardware investment we already made in all the fingerprint readers.2 - I have yet to see a competitor with a similar concept.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito 8.0
Based on 2 answers
All the features AWS Cognito offers gives the user the options they need without making it too complicated. Your customers will be happy. On the administration site usability is also great. After a small learning curve, you can setup Cognito for your usage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I think there are still fundamental enhancements needed to be added to the management consoles and I think there ought to be a Centralized, Windows Based "Thick" Management Application instead of individual utilities which vary from MMCs, Scripts, Wizards, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito 7.3
Based on 3 answers
AWS Support overall is poor. Your main resources are trainings and the docs, and the docs can be very confusing. Using Cognito well involves having a developer learn it deeply and help support your team in understanding it. That said, Cognito's competitors also have dismal support and even worse documentation, so while this isn't a strength for Cognito it may still be the frontrunner here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Extremely poor; I've never encountered such. Professional Services completely dropped us for months. Crossmatch tech support seems like it has 3 techs tops! No response to emails, calls, the absolute worst! I will never recommend DP to anyone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Cognito

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HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Could use tools to audit license usage at a more granular level as to allow an administrator to free up licenses from users whom seldom use their biometrics to login.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cognito

When compared to Okta, I would say Cognito is still not up to pace with Okta. However, I guess they are constantly updating their features and will soon come with the new features. I would say Cogntio provides a better interface than Azure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

We have used One Identity for software tokens. The Defender software tokens were originally included with our bundle and work pretty well for integration into the AnyConnect VPN client with Cisco. All that said, we use the two products for different applications and DP does what it does very well.
Ken Grimes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Cognito

  • Amazon Cognito has had a positive impact on our business by allowing us to develop services that require user sign-up and sign-in more rapidly. Not only do we not need to build or maintain these features, but Cognito's implementation is also better than what we would be justified in building ourselves.
  • Amazon Cognito makes user management easy. This reduces the time we have to spend supporting users. Non-technical product managers can even use the AWS Console to manage users without requiring support from developers.
  • Amazon Cognito is likely more secure than what would be built in-house; a portion of our attack surface is now managed by Amazon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

  • All other 2-factor authentication software we looked at were a subscription based platforms.
  • The DigitalPersona staff was very efficient in the implantation process which allowed our staff to move on to other issues.
  • The technical staff spends less time on account lockouts now since the end-user is now capable of resolving lockouts themselves.
Justin Simpkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Cognito

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Cognito Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$0.011
  1. Per MAU
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HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HID DigitalPersona (formerly Crossmatch) Editions & Modules

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