Google Authenticator vs. LastPass for Business

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Google Authenticator
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.N/A
LastPass for Business
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
LastPass is a password management application to simplify access to enterprise applications for users but also increase centrality and ease of management of access for administrators with task automation, convenient and secure password sharing, and other features.
$0
Pricing
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0.00
Premium
$3.00
per month (billed annually)
Teams
$4.00
Per User Per Month (billed annually)
Enterprise
$6.00
Per User Per Month (billed annually)
Identity
$8.00
Per User Per Month (billed annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Considered Both Products
Google Authenticator
Chose Google Authenticator
LastPass is the most similar to Authenticator that we're currently using, but I honestly wouldn't say they are all that similar. Authenticator is another step up, security-wise, from password managers as far as internet safety goes.
Chose Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is awesome. We used LastPass in the past. In general, I don't like password saving or authenticating services because it feels like a vault that I am putting all my trust in. With Google, they have made it so easy and secure, I feel confident. I have …
Chose Google Authenticator
There are a few things to keep in mind when using Google Authenticator. Second, it's imperative that everything be kept as simple as possible. Many customers don't understand why they're putting up MFA, therefore adding further difficulty to their daily routines is always a …
Chose Google Authenticator
Being under the google umbrella gives a level of reassurance to our users. It seems to be cleaner and easier to use for our users. Being able to use a product from an already known vendor helps onboard new users to the software. It is clean and easy to use, all of the users …
Chose Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator does one thing, and one thing well - it authenticates you are the account owner for the online account you are logging into. There are other alternatives out there such as DUO, and LastPass authenticator but Google Authenticator works for some of the most …
Chose Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is only really competing against SMS two-factor. Instead of getting a text from random phone numbers all the time, you go to one app/ website to get access to any account.

In addition, we can allow our members to share the same Google account (with a master …
Chose Google Authenticator
I was using a miscellaneous one from the app store that I can't find listed here, but decided to switch because the one I had would glitch a lot and not update in real-time, so I would sometimes lock myself out of the program I was trying to get into. Google Authenticator is …
Chose Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator has just become a key player in the industry. It's a piece of software that employees also will use privately if they know a bit of security. So it's easy to get users to use it as they already know if from Facebook or similar applications. If your …
Chose Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is one of many methods for 2-step verification and there are plenty of alternatives. For our situation, Google Authenticator was the obvious choice and it is well supported across the industry. When a higher level of security is required, we turn to FIDO …
Chose Google Authenticator
I wanted to add Microsoft Authenticator to the comparison list but I could not find Microsoft Authenticator among the options here. However, Google Authenticator is more intuitive to use than LastPass or Microsoft Authenticator. It is a pity it does not support Microsoft …
Chose Google Authenticator
Other options exist for 2FA: IBM, ATT, RSA, Authy, and other hardware and software-based companies provide 2FA services to individuals and organizations. Google Authenticator was chosen for its ease-of-use, reliability, robust security, and accessibility to the entirety of the …
LastPass for Business
Chose LastPass for Business
I haven't used a lot of password management softwares a side from the Google password saver that comes from using a specific browser but I would recommend Lastpass to anyone that needs to save a lot of passwords securely across multiple devices.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Small Businesses
WatchGuard AuthPoint
WatchGuard AuthPoint
Score 9.0 out of 10
KeePass
KeePass
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Duo
Cisco Duo
Score 9.4 out of 10
KeePass
KeePass
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Duo
Cisco Duo
Score 9.4 out of 10
KeePass
KeePass
Score 9.3 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(46 ratings)
8.5
(148 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(14 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(8 ratings)
8.6
(87 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(121 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Google AuthenticatorLastPass for Business
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
It is supported by virtually all cloud-based software applications for business. I am happy to allow users to use this in addition to other authenticators. Certainly, if your business is in the Google cloud it makes sense, but my approach to the remote/virtual work world these past couple of years has been structured flexibility. Leaving some choice up to the users for their own comfort, particularly when they are using their own devices. I cannot think of a scenario where it is less appropriate - perhaps where you run the risk of "app sprawl". I.e., where you are requiring users to handle multiple authenticators (which can happen with certain pieces of hardware) you may want to encourage consolidation into one to avoid frustration.
Read full review
LastPass
For any business that is remote - this is an absolute must. Businesses that are brick and mortar that don't have a lot of passwords or not a lot being used across the board, this may not be something a company like that would have a need for. But anything remote or with many employees using logins to outside websites and apps, this is the way to go.
Read full review
Pros
Google
  • One strength is in how it checks identity to stop unwanted people from getting access.
  • Another strength is in cutting down on the frustration of users for the authentication process.
  • With the pandemic and needing to work away from the office it also provided additional security in keeping our network/infrastructure safe.
Read full review
LastPass
  • Ability to store multiple different logins for one site for assistants that work under multiple solicitors.
  • Ability to share passwords between staff when needed without them being sent by email or simply passed around on notes, making it much more secure.
Read full review
Cons
Google
  • I once performed a factory reset of my smartphone which had Google Authenticator. I didn't have a backup for the device. When I restored my phone with the same google account, I was not able to restore the authenticator app settings. I had to add all the keys back into the app to use it. This is cumbersome, but I understand it is set up this way for security reasons.
  • I don't like the ease with which it lets you delete a key. If I accidentally delete a key, I am doomed to get my 2FA key reset, unless I still have the QR code saved somewhere.
Read full review
LastPass
  • It does not work for all platforms. some secure platforms are still managing to avoid the usage of platforms like these.
  • Sometimes we add passwords and we have to do it a few times for them to show in the selected folder.
  • I have nothing else.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Google
It works as intended, easy to setup, free and gives you another level of security against any unwanted access or cyber attacks
Read full review
LastPass
LastPass has been a game changer for me. I keep more than 100 passwords for financial sites for my company and many of those sites will automatically log you out if you've been idle for 10 or 15 minutes. Typing and re-typing credentials is not only extremely inefficient, but it also adds the risk that you could type them incorrectly and have your account locked. LastPass fills in all my credentials automatically and helps me to generate secure passwords for new sites. I will always want this software on my machine because it makes my life so much easier.
Read full review
Usability
Google
I have not faced any technical challenge personally using this application. It's very lightweight and doesn't require many system resources on your mobile device.
Read full review
LastPass
I login to LastPass when I turn on my computer in the morning and I use it throughout the day. I cannot express how much easier, quicker, smoother (running out of adjectives) this is than our old Excel spreadsheet. I don't bookmark pages anymore, I put them in last pass as all I have to do is search for the site name, press launch and because I have auto signin for most of the sites, I'm in and doing my business in seconds. Truly a blessing!
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Google
In terms of availability, I had not experienced any issues with outages or the product not working when needed
Read full review
LastPass
No answers on this topic
Performance
Google
The performance of google Authenticator is good and I have not experienced any slow downs
Read full review
LastPass
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Google
I have found Google’s support to be hit or miss. There are times when they are very responsive, and I get my issue resolved quickly, and there are times where a response from them takes weeks. There is no in-between. But my support experience with this particular product is nonexistent because I have not had a problem with it yet. Hopefully, we do not have any problems with it either.
Read full review
LastPass
LastPass is part of the essential lifeblood of our operations. It's so immensely necessary and useful that I can't imagine doing my job without it. The peace of mind it delivers along with convenience and the constant updates to the latest and greatest features make this product all around amazing. I can't recommend it enough.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Google
It was easy to implement and it went very smoothly. No issues
Read full review
LastPass
Educating users on password management and the basics of the solution is key to then have them successfully start using it themselves. Many have taken it further and now use it for personal passwords as well.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Google
We deploy Google Authenticator in residential and non-managed client scenarios. Google Authenticator can perform the basic functions needed for multi-factor authentication but lacks the more advanced features of solutions like Cisco's Secure Access by Duo. Google Authenticator is our go-to solution for anyone ready to increase their security but struggling to find the necessary technology budget.
Read full review
LastPass
The has been the first and only password management software that I have used so far, and haven't found a need to change it. I have seen promotions for other software like Roboform and Dashlane but have not had the desire to test how these work because I'm comfortable using Lastpass.
Read full review
Scalability
Google
The product doesn’t have any features of tools that can help it scale
Read full review
LastPass
It has been really helpful to be able to evolve how we use LastPass as we grow and change departments, add departments, add personnel, and levels of security. Having some flexibility has been great to get us what we need and not have to change platforms, which for a growing company is always a pain.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Google
  • More secure data = less worried about a data breach.
  • Takes longer to log in, and if I don't have my phone then I have to go looking for it, so it really makes it so that you can't be without your phone, which in certain instances is annoying or not possible and can hold up work time.
  • Everyone is willing to use the same program because everyone likes Google—makes it easier to manage.
Read full review
LastPass
  • Mitigating MSP compromising is the biggest thing. We have not had a breach before LastPass for Business, and certainly not since. Many MSPs get compromised due to recycled passwords and having them stored insecurely.
  • Another positive is that we are a reseller. When we see a client using autofill in a browser, which is insecure, we can offer them this solution, and being users ourselves, helps with the selling points.
  • When onboarding new employees, being able to add them to LastPass for access already conditions them that this is the only way to manage passwords for our customers. This mitigates, if not fully eliminates, the possibility of security breaches.
Read full review
ScreenShots

LastPass for Business Screenshots

Screenshot of Admin ConsoleScreenshot of Save and AutofillScreenshot of Password GeneratorScreenshot of Password Vault