Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued) vs. Okta

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is the recently rebranded technology acquired with PhoneFactor in 2012. From 2018 it is no longer available as a standalone product.N/A
Okta
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
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 helps IT become more secure and maintain compliance. The Okta service provides directory services, single sign-on, authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. ment systems.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Editions & Modules
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Single Sign on
$2.00
Per User Per Month
Multi Factor Authentication
$3.00
Per User Per Month
Single Sign on Adaptive
$5.00
Per User Per Month
Multi Factor Authentication Adaptive
$6.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Considered Both Products
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Okta
Chose Okta
We had Azure Multi-Factor Authentication in the past and having The Okta Identity Cloud replace it was a night and day difference. Honestly, this is a difficult comparison since our Azure Multi-Factor Authentication was exactly that only for our users and ONLY did MFA. The Okta …
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Features
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Okta
8.7
163 Ratings
7% above category average
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings9.0150 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings9.0159 Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication00 Ratings9.0149 Ratings
Password Management00 Ratings8.7145 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning00 Ratings8.7135 Ratings
ID Management Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.284 Ratings
ID Risk Management00 Ratings8.1111 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(205 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(50 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Okta
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
If your solution falls within their standard use case or you have Office 365 - then it makes total sense. If you need a lot of customization or have a really specific business process that causes you to deviate from the standard flow it usually makes more sense to create a custom solution
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Okta
We have been extremely pleased with how Okta has increased our security posture. We had an immediate need to implement MFA for our organization. We have over 30 companies under our umbrella and we were able to implement Okta in a short time with relative ease. As you can imagine, having that many companies offers unique challenges because each company isn't a carbon copy of the others. Okta offered us the granularity needed to tailor the implementation for all of our lines of business. We have a relatively small IT Department for the number of companies/employees we have. Despite the limited resources in IT, we are able to get Okta going quickly and have been very pleased with the software.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Ease of use
  • Interoperability
  • Industry standard
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Okta
  • RBAC is simple, straight forward and easy to manage
  • Integrations of Social Login are simple to configure and the Auth0 documentation shows step by step how to configure it
  • Rules/Hooks provide customization to the Auth0 flow, making it a great solution to define how we allow our users to login into our applications
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Cons
Microsoft
  • It can be difficult to work with when deviating off the standard use cases
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Okta
  • The user interface of Okta is basic and needs improvement. There's some learning curve for new users.
  • One time integration effort is high for the initial setup. Took us around 3 weeks.
  • Okta times out pretty quick making us login multiple times in the day.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
Okta has a passion to provide secure and scalable identity solution. Their passion has come across as advocacy in a way that has deepened my knowledge of the field of authentication. I took identity for granted before but after seeing features such as external authentication I know that Okta can enable my business to reach new heights
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
The Okta Identity Cloud advertises 4 9's of reliability and I would go as far to say that it may even do better than that. As a true Global organization that operates in just about every region of the world, we have yet to have an issue with The Okta Identity Cloud that has impacted our business operations.
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
The Okta Identity Cloud performance is very good and there is never any reports from the user community or from the IT administrative team of slow response or sluggishness. In addition, integrations with other systems does not slow them down and everything works seamlessly. The only other feedback is that once in a while there is a slight delay in receiving a second factor on a mobile device but this is likely due to a phone endpoint issue and not the The Okta Identity Cloud service.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
There isn't a clear method to get a hold of support when trouble arises if you're on their standard plan. You can file a support ticket and they generally are responsive. I've often been able to find similar questions to the questions I've had when it comes to support in their ticket history, however, some have been closed without a satisfactory conclusion for the original poster.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Honestly, they are very similar as is much of their offerings. It really comes down to which ecosystem are you already invested in? It doesn't make a lot of sense to try and interop with every cloud vendor - pick one and use them. While there used to be substantial differences in the cloud platforms, they are at basic parity now
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Okta
With respective to user interface and license cost, we thought The Okta Identity Cloud was better than other tools for use. Their customization of license was another reason for us to go with The Okta Identity Cloud over other tools.
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Okta
Being a cloud native application, The Okta Identity Cloud is extremely scalable and easy to setup. By integrating into existing directories and applications via standard techniques and protocols, it is very easy to both initially setup and add additional users as required. Once all the necessary integrations are setup, it's a simple rinse and repeat process to onboard additional users (which can be automated with imports as well)
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Overall, it's a really good value compared to building a custom solution that you have to maintain
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Okta
  • Customer experience has been a big win for us. Extremely minimal issues reported.
  • We did not have a PAM in place at all until The Okta Identity Cloud
  • Relatively easy to deploy. No major downtimes to deploy was a nice bonus.
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