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9 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Google Authenticator

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Identity & Access Management

We used IAM to give access to different department with different services. No need to use different accounts to use different services.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

Google is well-suited for the residential or home office user. The app is free and easy to use immediately after downloading onto the mobile device. In limited cases, it would also be well-suited for the small business with a tight budget. I would not recommend Google Authenticator in larger organizations that need central management and in-depth monitoring of security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

AWS Identity & Access Management
9.3
Google Authenticator
ID-Management Access Control
AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
AWS Identity & Access Management
7.0
Google Authenticator
Multi-Factor Authentication
AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
Password Management
AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
AWS Identity & Access Management
8.0
Google Authenticator
ID Management Workflow Automation
AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
ID Risk Management
AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator

Pros

AWS Identity & Access Management

  • Assigning the right resources to the right people.
  • It gives us the ability to set 2FA which help us to identity users during login.
  • Great tool to small & large company.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

  • One strength is in how it checks identity to stop unwanted people from getting access.
  • Another strength is in cutting down on the frustration of users for the authentication process.
  • With the pandemic and needing to work away from the office it also provided additional security in keeping our network/infrastructure safe.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Identity & Access Management

  • It has tons of ready-to-use rules but those rules are not explained well.
  • Documentation needs some improvement.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

  • I once performed a factory reset of my smartphone which had Google Authenticator. I didn't have a backup for the device. When I restored my phone with the same google account, I was not able to restore the authenticator app settings. I had to add all the keys back into the app to use it. This is cumbersome, but I understand it is set up this way for security reasons.
  • I don't like the ease with which it lets you delete a key. If I accidentally delete a key, I am doomed to get my 2FA key reset, unless I still have the QR code saved somewhere.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It works as intended, easy to setup, free and gives you another level of security against any unwanted access or cyber attacks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not faced any technical challenge personally using this application. It's very lightweight and doesn't require many system resources on your mobile device.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In terms of availability, I had not experienced any issues with outages or the product not working when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance of google Authenticator is good and I have not experienced any slow downs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS Identity & Access Management

AWS Identity & Access Management 10.0
Based on 2 answers
IAM is so flexible and easy to use. Even helped us to set 2FA & set other password policies.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 8.6
Based on 13 answers
I have found Google’s support to be hit or miss. There are times when they are very responsive, and I get my issue resolved quickly, and there are times where a response from them takes weeks. There is no in-between. But my support experience with this particular product is nonexistent because I have not had a problem with it yet. Hopefully, we do not have any problems with it either.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to implement and it went very smoothly. No issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Identity & Access Management

I used Azure services a little but I think IAM is the best one so we are using IAM and will keep using this.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is only really competing against SMS two-factor. Instead of getting a text from random phone numbers all the time, you go to one app/ website to get access to any account. In addition, we can allow our members to share the same Google account (with a master password changed frequently) and allow them access to any account login they need.
Matt Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AWS Identity & Access Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator 5.0
Based on 1 answer
The product doesn’t have any features of tools that can help it scale
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Identity & Access Management

  • Everything is under one account. If you use more AWS you get billed less.
  • Sharing files and other documents in different departments is so easy.
  • Easy & fast downloads.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Authenticator

  • More secure data = less worried about a data breach.
  • Takes longer to log in, and if I don't have my phone then I have to go looking for it, so it really makes it so that you can't be without your phone, which in certain instances is annoying or not possible and can hold up work time.
  • Everyone is willing to use the same program because everyone likes Google—makes it easier to manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Identity & Access Management

General

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

Google Authenticator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
8.0

Usability

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
8.0

Reliability and Availability

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
10.0

Performance

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
10.0

Support Rating

AWS Identity & Access Management
10.0
Google Authenticator
8.6

Implementation Rating

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
10.0

Scalability

AWS Identity & Access Management
Google Authenticator
5.0

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