AWS Identity & Access Management vs. WatchGuard AuthPoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Identity & Access Management
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables users to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, users can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.N/A
WatchGuard AuthPoint
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
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. AuthPoint adds an extra layer of security by monitoring for potential credential exposure in the dark web for both personal and corporate accounts.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
AWS Identity & Access Management
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
WatchGuard AuthPoint
-
Ratings
ID-Management Access Control9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ID Management Workflow Automation2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ID Risk Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Small Businesses
Dashlane
Dashlane
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Cloud App ID
IBM Cloud App ID
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Cisco Duo
Cisco Duo
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Cisco Duo
Cisco Duo
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(215 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(20 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(52 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(13 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Identity & Access ManagementWatchGuard AuthPoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
AWS Identity & Access Management is well suited to managing AWS application access between services. Very helpful for both third-party products and in-house developed software. Very happy with how easy it is to create access keys and then share them in our environment. AWS IAM can also be used to manage individual users, but I highly recommend using AWS SSO for that purpose instead. Much easier to deploy for console access and from a security side easier to turn off in one click from your SSO provider.
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WatchGuard Technologies
It's well suited for large and medium-sized companies looking to increase their security and comply with local regulations. Smaller companies probably wouldn't see the same benefit because the cost of convenience wouldn't be as attractive. Anyone handling credit card information, medical information, or secure customer information could greatly benefit from this solution.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Customized access per key to limit scope
  • Safely distributes access keys
  • Provides access audits
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Works well with the free Authpoint client and the OpenVPN clinet.
  • Token management is simple and hosted completely in the cloud to reduce overall complexity
  • Setup was simple and and staighforward
  • Suppports several authentication methods we have used both RADIUS and SAML effectively, but ADFS, IDP, RDWeb, and RESTful API, and other custom apps are supported.
  • Geofencing for RDP has been very useful as it is independant of our firewall geofencing. This is quite useful for organizations like us who do not Geofence at at the firewall level so as to provide global access to resources on the DMZ.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Better integration with roles and policies so you don't need three windows open to create a new IAM user
  • Display recommended configurations based on services being used
  • Easier options to base config on existing users
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Integration with on-premise AD is not working, even after speaking with the support team, it could not get resolved. There is no better documentation on this topic as well
  • Integration with Azure AD is not supported without the presence of on-prem AD
  • Logs information is not precious, it provides a generic code in some cases, making it harder to troubleshoot.
  • The Watchguard AuthPoint App in AppStore has some issues, after it's activated there is no approval request being sent to the phone, and there is no way to troubleshoot this, the only way to make it work is by uninstalling the app and reinstalling it again.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
We would be unable to manage the interconnected nature of our AWS services without AWS IAM.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Today to ensure our ISO 27001 certification it is important that we maintain this solution. Today it is part of the way any employee within the organization works, we no longer have any other way of working and it is the simplest way to ensure that access to the workstation is done with MFA.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
After initial setup, it practically runs itself. Onboarding new users is fast and easy as it should be. The AuthPoint mobile app is small and simple to use. The only reason I do not give it a 10 is that I frequently get complaints from end users that the AuthPoint app is "constantly downloading". In fact, it's not downloading anything and that what the users are seeing in the app is a timer for the 6-digit code that changes every minute.
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Reliability and Availability
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
It failed a couple of times for a period of an hour or so, where systems were down.
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Performance
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
Never had a problem with Authpoint servers.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard support is always quick and reliable. They have urgency levels that you are able to select when creating your support ticket, and they respond in accordance to the severity that you have set. I have never had an issue with getting someone on the phone in the same business day, even for very low priority issues.
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In-Person Training
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
It was an Onsite demo at the ditributor with the benefits of Watchguard Authpoint. Was very nice to see the abilities of the product. This Demo was a few years back, since then Authpoint changed allot. It is very nice for partners that you can get this demo without any aditional cost.
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Online Training
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
We use the online training for all our employees. There are both sales and technical trainings available and there even is a technical certification. You can use this for the Watchguard Partner Program which can give you aditional benefits. Every now and then you have a webinar that discusses multiple Watchguard products.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
the first time it takes more effort. It is helpful to already understand how each authentication type works. Then it's much easier to understand the MFA solution that you implement. It is useful to check the release notes from time to time and update the key parts of the Watchguard Authpoint. Authpoint Gateway, Logon App, RDWeb... Also, it's useful to set up notifications when something goes wrong or sometimes check the statistics of how many requests are being approved/denied, etc.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
While we do not use Microsoft Azure for our servers and other customer-facing services. If we did, we would have to use Microsoft Azure Active Directory to manage access to services appropriately. It's difficult to quantify the differences between the services as they are truly different. I would recommend choosing AWS or Azure, then using the identity management provided by the same vendor.
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WatchGuard Technologies
I would slot Authpoint as better than ESET but not Duo. ESET has the same limitations as Watchguard in the OTP support. It also is an on-prem installed console rather than a cloud, which increases cost and maintenance requirements. The duo now supports standard OTP for admin accounts, so it can be managed by a team.
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Scalability
Amazon AWS
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WatchGuard Technologies
We are a medium-sized company. We don't need rapid scaling.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Without IAM, it would be difficult to use AWS across services. Increased ROI
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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Our end uses found this product very easy to use. Using one overview session, I have not had to follow up with users to access the product.
  • Once deployed, other users in our environment heard about the ease of use. We then had a 25% increase in requests for the product.
  • This product has added to the overall satisfaction of users having to work offsite, attend conferences and other travel while still being able to stay connected to their work product.
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ScreenShots

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