Cisco Secure Access by Duo

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

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Cisco Secure Access by Duo

Overview

What is Cisco Secure Access by Duo?

Cisco Secure Access, by 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

Duo Security

10 out of 10
August 12, 2022
Duo has helped solved our issues with compromised accounts. This implementation has been key in improving security measures here. My only …
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How Cisco Secure Access by Duo Differs From Its Competitors

Identity Verification

Yes, it benefits greatly. We moved over to OneLogin about two years ago and Duo has allowed for our two-step authentication to be easy. We also use it for our p-card and I use it personally for my school login.
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Identity Verification

I am sure it has helped protect our personal and client data. I have never had it prompt me when I was not the one attempting to gain access but it is a comfort to know if someone did try to hack me I would know.
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Identity Verification

To my knowledge, there has been none to date. Though I obviously cannot be certain, a large part of this is due to the additional layer of security that Cisco Secure Access by Duo provides. With proper training as to its purpose (i.e., if you see a request that you did not initiate please notify …
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Identity Verification

We have a single MFA solution for almost all local and remote access as well as cloud access. There is less to maintain. Basic credential theft attacks cannot be effective because the attacker cannot meet the MFA challenge to launch the attack.
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Identity Verification

Our company suffered a breach in the past. After that incident, we decided to incorporate Cisco into our routine. Ever since we started using it no breaches have occurred and we have been able to protect sensitive data from hackers. So far we haven’t had any issues with breaches again.
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Identity Verification

Earlier with only credentials (not MFA) there were chances of unethical activities either from employees or external parties. There was no control on the same. After implementation of Cisco Secure Access by Duo user has to validate his login on Duo app also along with credentials so automatically …
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Identity Verification

We have not a single access breach from the users who have been added to this system, it has been a piece of relief. I strongly feel that tools like these are extremely underutilized and have many more benefits than are often realized. End users tend to be the largest risk with security, Duo …
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Identity Verification

Since using this solution, there haven't been any significant breaches; however, we didn't have any before either. I recommend this to organizations concerned about security or need processes to comply with their specific industry best practices.
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Resilience

After years of use, I have never had a cyber security incident related to Duo's vulnerability or via our team's multi-factor authentication using Duo. The solution has been rock-solid, easy to use, and scalable for our needs.
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Leadership in Resilience

Leaders should be better connected with IT and be made aware of possible issues through greater visibility and understanding of network infrastructures and information flows, potential vulnerabilities, and areas of concern. Leaders can be a conduit to the broader teams to ensure cyber security is …
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Resilience

Resilience is very important since your business depends on the service being up and if it is down, the issue is resolved asap. One of the main reason to using Cisco Duo is their reputation for reliability and the support they put behind their product.
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Leadership in Resilience

By doing their due diligence in choosing a vendor that have shown and proven their worth in the cyber security arena. Always look at new technology and company annually and never be satisfied with what you already have since it is constantly changing.
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Identity Verification

The company has benefited from using Cisco's MFA to prevent data breaches by ensuring that all logins to user workstations are secure and are only enabled after being verified through two-factor authentication. This has helped protect overall IT security across the network. The company has also …
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Resilience

Resilience matters a great deal in cyber security because the value of cyber security tools and software lies in how they perform when the organization is under threat of a cyber security attack. If the tool is resilient and managers to work, function, and protect the organization during the …
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Leadership in Resilience

In order to build more cyber security resilience within their organization, leaders should focus on building the infrastructure necessary to strengthen the organization's cyber security. This involves having the latest software and hardware: software such as IT tools and firewalls, and hardware …
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Identity Verification

To my knowledge, the organization hasn't had any data breaches, either with on-premises devices or cloud-based applications.
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Resilience

Resilience is foundational to the cyber security context. We handle confidential client information and internal work product on a daily basis, so the ability to anticipate any potential disruptions, identify them as they occur, and quickly recover if they succeed is essential to our work. A …
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Leadership in Resilience

I think there's a lot of room for improvement on the anticipation and prevention side of an organization's resilience approach. The idea of a successful intrusion looms large in a lot of people's minds, so there are usually solid systems in place to correct and recover from such an event. Folks …
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Identity Verification

It is hard to measure the exact cost that has been saved since any security breaches are prevented, but I have seen firsthand how expensive and time-wasting security breaches can be for Information Technology companies. In addition to the technology and human hours costs, a lost reputation can be …
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Resilience

Resilience is a critical aspect of cyber security. Resiliency of business and their tools ensure that normal business operations can continue in the face of cyber security threats. Lack of resiliency will cause not only catastrophic results for the business but have catastrophic results for their …
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Leadership in Resilience

Better cyber security resilience can be achieved by researching and implementing best in class malware and intrusion protection tools. Taking a layered approach to security by implementing multiple tools, can help build resiliency. If one layer or tool fails, multiple other layers remain that can …
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Identity Verification

As so many of our employees are working remotely and accessing our network from various devices, MFA is critically essential. Since its implementation, I’m more confident about the security of accessing our data via Duo. I also think it’s a great way for my company to track the employees’ access.
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Resilience

You can’t put a price on the value of having a reliable cyber security measure in place. One easy step of using a user-friendly app to assure my company assure that no one outside of our organization can access our data is invaluable.
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Leadership in Resilience

Keeping their employees up to date with current trends of cyber security thread. Also, mandatory training is essential, so everyone is reminded of cyber security threats and know how to avoid them.
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Identity Verification

Our organization phased out all other authentication apps for internally used cloud-based applications and solely uses Duo / Cisco Secure Access, by Duo. The integration with several cloud-based applications allows for more push notifications to be enabled, and it also includes the standard …
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Resilience

Resilience is a by-product of redundancy. With a product like Duo, it is essential that it be available at all times. While there may be work-arounds to allow access during an outage, those essentially negate the value. Duo provides peace of mind and their resilience plays a big part of that in …
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Leadership in Resilience

Layers. CyberSecurity should be build like an onion. When the bad actor peels back one layer, there's yet another. The more resiliency you have in your security framework, the less attractive you are to hackers. They are looking for the easiest targets first.
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Identity Verification

We see many blocked attempts to access our systems every day. There is always the fear that someone will sign up for a service to attempt to download a coupon or sign up for a video game with the same username and password they use at work which if those external low priority systems are ever …
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Identity Verification

Cisco Secure Access by Duo meets Compliance Requirements like PCI, NIST, and GDPR, among others. It allows minimizing security risk if there are compromised credentials trying to access critical business data. You can use push notifications, soft tokens, SMS, phone call, smartwatch wearables, …
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Identity Verification

It has stopped thousands of attempts to access accounts without authorization. Our clients utilize on-premise Microsoft Exchange, and we also use this for OWA for Microsoft Exchange. I can't even guess how many phishing attacks for OWA logins it has prevented.
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Identity Verification

There have been no data breaches in our environment since we implemented Duo Secure Access for Multi-Factor Authentication. The Duo does an excellent job of verifying the identity of our users and ensuring no unwanted or unknown entities are able to breach our network environment. We all feel so …
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Identity Verification

It's important that our organization maintain a secure communication breach at all times. We handle private information that needs to be protected and having a Duo security application to maintain that secure line is imperative for the organization. Data breaches these days are the main cause of …
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Identity Verification

We use Cisco Duo MFA with our SSO IDP which provides us extra security in case of a breach with the SSO provider. Dou also offers API capabilities that help us to automate processes like provisioning and remediation. With Duo, we can add a challenge from stilling our data and also from internal …
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Identity Verification

Our company has benefitted greatly as during the pandemic the on-campus activities and courses had to be postponed so with everyone moving to a more cloud-based digital platform this tool was perfect to allow us to protect all the information being shared across the university. so far, we have had …
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Identity Verification

Duo Security has enabled Organizational Agility. Duo Security has enabled a reduction in the total cost of ownership. Duo Security has improved end-user productivity & experience.
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Identity Verification

2FA is proven to dramatically reduce the possibility of breaches. In cases where a user declines a push notification, Duo even asks if it was a mistake or if it was not the user that initiated the push (attempted breach). Yes, users can still be tired from reporting false pushes and eventually …
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Identity Verification

This has helped to keep remote access to our network more secure. It would keep a laptop with stored VPN or browser-based OWA credentials (which we discourage) from being able to connect without approval from the device owner in the case it was stolen. This has seemed to work very well with only a …
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Awards

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Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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User Review: Cisco Secure Access Helps Meet Company Cyber Security Requirements
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User Review: Cisco Secure Access Allows Company Peace of Mind With Protection
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User Review: Cisco Secure Access by Duo Is Used As A Simple Tool To Provide Safe Access to Accounts
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Pricing

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MFA

$3.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Access

$6.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Beyond

$9.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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

What is Cisco Secure Access by Duo?

Cisco Secure Access, by Duo, now part of Cisco, is presented as a solution to protect applications by using a second source of validation, like a phone or token, to verify user identity before granting access. Cisco Secure Access is engineered to provide a simple, streamlined login experience for every user and application, and as a cloud-based solution, it integrates with existing technology.

Cisco Secure Access by Duo Competitors

Cisco Secure Access by Duo Technical Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Secure Access, by 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.

Google Authenticator, WatchGuard AuthPoint, and The Okta Identity Cloud are common alternatives for Cisco Secure Access by Duo.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 9.5.

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

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November 30, 2022

Duo is easy as pie!

Kelsi Nuttle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is simple to use and to find the code that you need. For specific sites it will send you a push notification so you don't even have to enter the two-step code. The only thing that needs to be updated is the ease of adding new sites to the app for authentication.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is incredibly simple to use as a user. The mobile application is lightweight and simple to use as discussed. It is fast (in terms of the time between initiating the authentication request and receiving the notification on the mobile device) and responses are fast also. The application is so lightweight that even for users with personal mobile devices the burden is very small (particularly in the face of the benefits to the user of remote work).
September 13, 2022

Amazing authentication tool

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe this is one of the most popular methods of authentication and it works for us. I haven’t had any issues since I set up my account and I have been able to use it even abroad during business trips. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to someone looking to protect clients' sensitive data
August 12, 2022

Duo Security

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I absolutely love this tool. It has been outstanding to use and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. Adding security can be a turn-off to end-users. I do not feel this is the case with Duo, our users are very comfortable with this new enhancement and this makes a difference.
Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The UI is user-friendly and easy to use, scalable, and works as expected. But once the app is set up, you either hit the big green button to accept the request or the red button to deny. It could not be any easier to use.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The program is incredibly simple and easy to use, which is one of the highlights of the program. On a smartphone, one must simply download the app from the app store, and then once it is installed on the phone, there is a simple and straightforward process to link Duo / Cisco Secure Access, by Duo, to the account through a QR code. It is as simple as this process could be.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Duo / Cisco Secure Access, by Duo] is exceptionally easy to use as an end-user. It only takes a moment to open the app, and the necessary information is presented in a very clear format right on the front page. From there, it can easily be input into the relevant login screen. There's not much that could be done to make it easier.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cisco Secure Access by Duo is very easy to use and intuitive. End users, even those who are technology-focused have no problem using and configuring the smartphone application. There is a slight learning curve for administrators when first configuring the systems, but after a short amount of initial learning, the product is very easy to configure.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a user, it was easy to install and to use. Our IT department sent a detailed instruction, not sure if it was provided by Duo or they created their own, but that was also easy to follow and helpful. Other MFAs I have use send verification emails/texts, but I much prefer Duo’s way.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Let me clarify this rating. From the end-user perspective, Duo / Cisco Secure Access, by Duo should receive a rating of 10. The application is just as easy to use as any other authentication app the end-user may have previously used. From an administrator perspective, I would give Duo / Cisco Secure Access, by Duo a rating of 8. The product is feature loaded which means there is a lot of settings admins have to learn for a successful deployment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cisco Duo is known for the ability to do what you want and being configurable to whatever you need if you have the talent. If you are new to Cisco Duo and have no support I would not recommend it. If you buy support from Cisco Duo then you can have them configure it properly and have access to their support if anything happens or you need to make a change to how you do things. If you are a Cisco certified network administrator you are in for an easy configuration with your support team. If you just got your network plus and have never worked with cisco before you need the support package or look into getting some external support from an MSP. UPDATE: We have learned how to use this system consistently and in a Stabil way (Make sure you setup a proper NTP Server).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's a solution easier to manage if you compare it with others—faster deployment, very good scalability, easy to use, and simple to the end-user. There's no need to schedule downtime for patches and updates. It has a lot of out-of-box integration for many on-premises and cloud apps. As a cloud solution, it cuts operational costs in your data center, minimizing TCO.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Like all Cisco products, it can be a little difficult to configure and use properly. Once set up, it works like a charm, and we rarely have to reconfigure it or update it.

We do wish it integrated better with our SonicWALL firewalls.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Duo Security Multi-Factor Authentication is so easy to set up. We started with a Proof of Concept to ensure Duo would be the right product for us. Very quickly within the POC, we found that Duo was a great product and easy to use. We were able to set up the Proxy Auth to implement MFA on our SSL VPN platform within a couple of days. At the end of our POC period, we were able to roll out the Duo agent onto about 200 servers (Windows and Linux) in about a week. Really though the only reason it took so long is that we were so busy with other projects. Additional the Duo Mobile app with the push notification makes it very easy to use from a user perspective as well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Because we have very little downtime when an issue arises and we are able to fix the problem and continue the workflow which is very important in our sector of business. The faster we are able to resolve a problem the quicker we are able to back to conduction g business.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dou Security is easy to use and super fast to implement in any organization, the rollout is clear and the app is intuitive for end-users. The push notification makes everything even easier and if OTP is needed, the app will show the number only when requested so the timer for the new OTP starts only when clicking on the OTP.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
it is very easy to use. I myself have been using it for quite some time now and do not mind using it to log into the various servers at the university as I know that my data is protected and do not have to worry about any information being taken from me.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is quite user-friendly and easy to set up. The guide on how-to is quite useful as well as the steps are pretty self-explanatory. Duo Security is a multi-factor authentication service that provides additional security for access to organizations and personal data. I have not found any other 2-factor authentication application as easy as Duo Security.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Duo is very easy to use. I enter my credentials, and the built-in applet our system engineers integrated, allows me to send a push or use a code. It can't be much easier when using push notifications or the built-in telephony components. The flexibility of appending passcodes to use alternate forms of 2FA is impressive and on-par for the industry.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is simple to install the free app, simple to associate with the company. It requires an authentication setup on a local server but even this was very simple to do. Rules flow in the order they are built and if one supersedes the other then that is what happens. We were able to meet multi-site access without prompt and still challenge users from outside those IP ranges. As well as a few other configurations with help from Duo engineers fairly quickly.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have configured the multi-factor authentication on our all network devices as well as cloud-based applications. it supports all the os. We have not faced any type of downtime from this product. The configuration and management are very easy and user-friendly.
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