Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued) vs. Symantec VIP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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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
Symantec VIP
Score 9.6 out of 10
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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 is Symantec VIP Access Manager, a single access point to protect cloud and on-premise web apps via Single Sign-On (SSO).N/A
Pricing
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Symantec VIP
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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Symantec VIP
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Symantec VIP
Considered Both Products
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)

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Symantec VIP
Chose Symantec VIP
Symantec VIP is too easy to use for our company. IT sets it up for us and we simply have to request for them to add new devices each time. It is an app and the numbers refresh fairly quickly. Overall, it is a painless integration and simple enough that all the employees can use …
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User Ratings
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Symantec VIP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)Symantec VIP
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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Broadcom
Symantec VIP is best suited in environments where you need two factor authentication. As explained before, Symantec VIP is super easy to use and manage for our users across our entire organization. If you have your users using a virtual private network, Symantec VIP is the way to go; no doubt about it!
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Ease of use
  • Interoperability
  • Industry standard
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Broadcom
  • The UI is intuitive and simple to use and navigate. When generating a secure token to be used for VPN access, all the navigation is clear and intuitive. There is no confusion when our users use Symantec VIP.
  • Every generated token expires after 30-60 seconds, thus providing an extra layer of security and reducing any risk of someone re-using a token or pin to gain unauthorized access into our system.
  • The app is super responsive and has no lag and little to no latency. Everything loads quickly and is super speedy.
  • Our department can opt for a 6 digit code which we can use while logging in on different sites and SSO access can be easily set up and achieved with this tool.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • It can be difficult to work with when deviating off the standard use cases
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Broadcom
  • when setting a token to a phone call, the phone calls often take a minute + to call the user.
  • When Symantec's VIP app is removed or reinstalled on a phone, the credential ID will change, and that dictates a call to the helpdesk to allow the user access.
  • Temporary security codes while handy, must be set to expire immediately to stay secure.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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Broadcom
Great vendor support, along with a great product solution
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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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Broadcom
The Symantec VIP solution has a more easy implementation process, which makes implementation faster. The Prove Of Concept of the solution presents the best results compared with Duo. The final price charged was cheaper. Consultants that participate in the process get show to us in a more clear manner all scenarios where we can use the Symantec VIP.
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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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Broadcom
  • It was as easy to implement and manage as promised, so that definitely saved us time and frustration.
  • It allowed us to improve on our existing PHI and PII security measures.
  • Allowing secure access from remote locations, especially smart phones, was a huge plus.
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