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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Identity Management

    FortiAuthenticator

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Azure Active Directory

    89%
    Microsoft Azure Active Directory ranks higher in 7/7 features

    ID-Management Access Control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    46 Ratings

    ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    46 Ratings

    Multi-Factor Authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    45 Ratings

    Password Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    45 Ratings

    Account Provisioning and De-provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    45 Ratings

    ID Management Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    33 Ratings

    ID Risk Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Azure Active Directory is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    FortiAuthenticator

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.2

    Azure Active Directory

    92%
    47 Ratings

    Support Rating

    FortiAuthenticator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Azure Active Directory

    77%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Fortinet

    FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances
    strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management
    and storage of user identity information. It is easier to configure compare to
    a radius server, and offers a lot of great features like a password reset
    portal. For this reason, I would highly recommend FortiAuthenticator to anyone
    who needs that extra security.
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    Microsoft

    If you are opening a shop and you need software to get the ball rolling compared to Google. Microsoft is the go-to vendor in my opinion. You can get your active directory services, mail, and collaboration tools like teams and offices from one vendor. Anyone with minimal knowledge of IT can actually configure all of these services to get you up to speed. The product is very versatile so in the future if you would like to have cloud servers and services this product have you covered. As your organization grows you can easily integrate the best MFA solutions with Azure AD to keep your organization safe. This is not the product that you should invest in if your organization does not have that many windows devices. For instance, if your company owns Macs other than products like MS Office, Share Point, etc you don't need to get Azure active directory.
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    Pros

    Fortinet

    • Multi Factor Authentication
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    Microsoft

    • Conditional Access -- this is one of the biggest tools that any admin needs when it comes to securing when, where, and how users are accessing information. Especially if the information contains sensitive data types.
    • Multi-factor Authentication -- we have all our employees configured for MFA. This is incredibly easy to configure with Azure, as well as defining when MFA should be used through Conditional Access.
    • Audit Logs -- being able to track and identify a user's activity is pretty critical, especially when in incident response mode.
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    Cons

    Fortinet

    • Integration with more enterprise applications can be improve
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    Microsoft

    • The UI can be cumbersome to use - bulk edits for instance are best handled using powershell.
    • Documentation can be hard to find when integrating AD into web apps
    • Some settings in AD can be confusing with no obvious explanation - for instance, setting up custom scopes for an application is confusing.
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    Pricing Details

    FortiAuthenticator

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FortiAuthenticator editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Azure Active Directory

      Starting Price

      $6 per user/per month

      Editions & Modules

      Azure Active Directory editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Premium P1$6.001
      Premium P2$9.002

      Footnotes

      1. per user/per month
      2. per user/per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Fortinet

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Microsoft has offered Azure Active Directory as a solution for a couple of decades now, so they have seen and anticipated almost any issue that an organization may face and can therefore help. The cloud offering of Azure Active Directory offers some additional "self healing" or monitoring services that can minimize the need for a service call. However, as with most large companies supporting a fast growing market, there may be some gaps in service knowledge (and particularly processing) from the front line / tier one staff as they follow a corporate script at first contact.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Fortinet

      FortiAuthenticator is an affordable solution for middle
      range organization, it also comes with a package of mobility agents which
      utilize perpetual licenses. Although it cost more per license if you are opted
      for the high-availability option. The ease of use is the key selling point of
      FortiAuthenticator, it will quickly in add an extra layer of security within
      your network, without going through a complicated process to deploy it.
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      Microsoft

      In our particular scenario, we chose [Microsoft] Azure Active Directory because it has integration with tools and applications we use on a day to day basis, such as inTune, Autopilot, Office 365, Exchange Online, Dynamics 365, just to named a few.
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      Return on Investment

      Fortinet

      • Single Sign On capabilities if you have existing Fortinet devices.
      • Certificate management for VPN and enterprise wireless deployment
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      Microsoft

      • It has helped us evaluate our future in the cloud as we plan to migrate
      • It allows us to scale down our on-premise infrastructure resulting in cost-savings
      • It has put a bigger workload on some, adding to statement of work, in terms of evaluation
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