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Cisco Duo

Overview

What is Cisco Duo?

Cisco Duo is a two-factor authentication system (2FA), acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It provides single sign-on (SSO) and endpoint visibility, as well as access controls and policy controlled adaptive authentication.

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Recent Reviews

Cisco Duo Review

8 out of 10
June 12, 2024
Incentivized
As far as the security aspect goes, it's probably one of our more important products in general, just because obviously multifactor …
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Cisco Duo 2FA

8 out of 10
February 09, 2024
Incentivized
For two factor authentication, it provides an easy way for users to authenticate. It can be used per app on the phones so it is also easy …
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Awards

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Video Reviews

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Pricing

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Duo Essentials

$3

Cloud
per month per user

Duo Advantage

$6

Cloud
per month per user

Duo Premier

$9

Cloud
per month per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://duo.com/pricing?utm_source=trus…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $3 per month per user
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Product Details

What is Cisco Duo?

Duo is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It protects user identities by providing single sign-on (SSO), identity protection, access controls, and risk-based authentication.


Editions

Duo Essentials
A full-featured access management solution that includes strong Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), Passwordless, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Trusted Endpoints verification for every organization. It serves as a cloud-based two-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication solution that can be used to secure access to unlimited applications at no additional cost to ensure security coverage as the organization’s application inventory grows.

Duo Essentials Includes:
  • MFA (Flexible options including FIDO2 and Verified Duo Push)
  • Single Sign-On
  • Passwordless Authentication (Using FIDO2 or Duo Mobile)
  • Trusted Endpoints Verification
  • Device Visibility
  • Authorized Networks
  • Unlimited Application Integrations
  • User Group Policies


Duo Advantage
Added security, with adaptive and risk-based authentication policies, device health checks and machine learning-driven attack detection. Duo Advantage provides organizations with stronger, multi-layered defenses with capabilities designed to improve security for organizations and enables higher productivity for administrators and end-users.

Duo Advantage builds upon the Duo Essentials suite capabilities and adds:
  • Cisco Identity Intelligence
  • Duo Passport
  • Risk-based Authentication
  • Device health checks
  • Adaptive access policies
  • Machine-learning driven threat detection
  • Full-featured dashboards with comprehensive reporting


Duo Premier
A complete access management suite with VPN-less remote access. Duo Premier expands on Duo’s rigid security access solutions to cover private resources and private applications. Duo Premier gives access to all of the capabilities provided by Duo Essentials and Duo Advantage plus VPN-less remote access with the Duo Network Gateway.

Duo Premier protects organization with all of Cisco Duo's offerings, including:

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo Verified Push and FIDO2 support
  • Single Sign-On
  • Trusted Endpoints Verification
  • Passwordless Authentication
  • Device Visibility
  • Unlimited Application integrations
  • Risk-Based Authentication
  • Device Health Checks
  • Adaptive Access Policies
  • Machine-Learning Driven Threat Detection
  • Full-Featured Dashboards and Comprehensive Reporting
  • VPN-less Secure Remote Access
  • Endpoint Protection Check



Cisco Duo Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Duo is a two-factor authentication system (2FA), acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It provides single sign-on (SSO) and endpoint visibility, as well as access controls and policy controlled adaptive authentication.

Cisco Duo starts at $3.

Google Authenticator, WatchGuard AuthPoint, and Okta are common alternatives for Cisco Duo.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Cisco Duo are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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June 12, 2024

Cisco Duo Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's one of those things that only costs money in the sense of you have to convince a leadership team to spend money to save money, right? Like a compromise is far more expensive than duo paying for duo. So specifically it's really just about trying to prevent problems. And so while it costs money and we don't have a direct return on investment that we can point out immediately, I would still always advocate for it just because it keeps security. Paying for security is cheaper than getting compromised essentially.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We have greatly bolstered our security by implementing Cisco Duo for MFA on our systems.
  • The biggest negative impact is that when you enable Fail-Closed, you are going to need an offline code set up for any device you want to log into while the internet or Duo is down. Fail-Closed is certainly the recommended way to configure this, but just keep that in mind, especially for servers and other critical systems that are necessary to be accessed during any sort of outage scenario.
Jared Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Duo has allowed us to pursue very advanced security practices, including being able to authenticate callers to our helpdesk as legitimate employees. Although uncommon of an attack vector in our space, it gives an enterprise-level of protection to businesses of ANY size.
  • Because of the additional level of coverage we can provide, while an increased cost from the licensing they have in Microsoft, we have financial gains in reselling this platform as well. Duo makes it easy for the client to change providers/leave and self manage making us "sticky" to clients, but still being flexible enough to allow them out.
  • Unified management and training is the name of the game in our space, and Duo enables this in spades. Lots of training and assistance from their partner program makes MFA a graspable concept for technicians to administrate at all levels at our firm.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Increased account security options
  • Reduced insurance premiums because of having a centrally managed solution deployed
  • Reduces threats due to the granular policies that block vulnerable devices from using the app
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