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FreeRADIUS is completely scalable and supports both large and small user databases. Because it doesn't take up a lot of server resources, FreeRADIUS is well-suited for organizations with small budgets (it's in the name!) and limited networking hardware. While there is a port of it for Windows, FreeRADIUS is native to Linux so that would be a limitation for many companies who don't use it.
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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!
Read full review Pros FreeRADIUS is easy to configure It is fast a lightweight footprint on the server FreeRADIUS works universally with other systems that support radius authentication Read full review 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. Read full review Cons FreeRADIUS requires a 3rd party interface to make it easier to access (we use Daloradius) - it would nice if it was built in. Installation and configuration are pretty easy and straightforward but does require connecting to a database which can be cumbersome. Read full review 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. Read full review Support Rating
Great vendor support, along with a great product solution
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment We previously used Microsoft Network Policy Server for our RADIUS authentication which works ok but was pretty clunky and requires Windows Server. Switching to FreeRADIUS brought our cost down to zero. Because FreeRADIUS works natively in Linux it's easy to setup and works with all distros. FreeRADIUS allows us to have user authentication for wifi which is much more secure than a simple shared password solution. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots