Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

Top Rated
About TrustRadius Scoring
Score 8.6 out of 100
Top Rated
Google Authenticator

Overview

Recent Reviews

Read all reviews

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Reviewer Pros & Cons

View all pros & cons

Video Reviews

7 videos

User Review: Google Authenticator Serves as an Extra Safety Precaution for Digital Communications
User Review: Google Authenticator Serves as an Extra Safety Precaution for Digital Communications
01:12
Google Authenticator Creates a Time Saving Process in Business Use: User Review
Google Authenticator Creates a Time Saving Process in Business Use: User Review
03:55
User Review: Google Authentication Provides Added Security While Keeping It's Management Simple
User Review: Google Authentication Provides Added Security While Keeping It's Management Simple
01:59

Pricing

View all pricing
N/A
Unavailable

What is Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional

Offerings

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

Would you like us to let the vendor know that you want pricing?

85 people want pricing too

Alternatives Pricing

What is The Okta Identity Cloud?

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built in the cloud. IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or whether the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become…

What is SecurID?

SecurID, a company and solution suite from RSA, is an identity and access management suite supporting access management, authentication, and identity governance.

Features Scorecard

No scorecards have been submitted for this product yet..

Product Details

What is Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

Google Authenticator Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Google Authenticator are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Comparisons

View all alternatives

Reviews

(1-25 of 46)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
In addition to other authenticators, I'm more than delighted to let anyone utilize this. However, my approach to working remotely/virtually during the last few years has been organized flexibility, even if your company is hosted on Google's cloud. Allowing the user to make certain decisions for their own comfort, especially when they are using their own gadgets. There isn't a single situation in which this would be less appropriate.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Google Authenticator has been a great too to consolidate our users into 1 single multi factor authentication application instead of using multiple per user, and to make all users follow a standard application so we can better troubleshoot issues and onboard users easier. Google Authenticator makes it easy to add new accounts.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
- Works perfectly even when the smartphone is not connected to the internet.
- Easy to transfer accounts.
- Can use it to authenticate multiple tools.
- Scanning a QR code is all that is needed to set up and configure a new authenticator.
- Easy to take backups and sync in case the timing on the clock is not right.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
For me, it is important to have all of my data centralized and it works well with my Anti Virus to have it that way. If you just have one or two passcodes that you are trying to protect I would not recommend the Google Authenticator. In my opinion, this is for individuals who need to store multiple passcodes for multiple reasons.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Authenticator is extremely well suited for anyone (at any time) who is signing into a site that requires higher than average security. GA verifies that you are the user by sending you a time-sensitive code to your phone. I suppose they could increase security by making you sign into the GA app every time a code is sent...
Pardeep Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I always recommend Google Authenticator to any organization where they using singe sign in for login. With the help of this, you can make your infrastructure and application more secure. No one can access your devices or applications with this one-time password.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Authenticator is easy to configure & Manage in easy to large infrastructure as well. You can easily integrate it with third-party software for 2FA. Adding an additional layer of security always helps. Also, it helps us to integrate into the Mobile Device management solution of our organization.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I think this is the best software and every organization should use this. Your devices are not secure only through single login. You have added two factors for more security. If any organization has many devices and servers then they can use this for 2 factor authenticator for more security.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
In my organization I was worr[ied] for my devices, which are single username and password protected. Anyone can easy to open. I added the google authentication with all my applications, all my devices and now I am feel[ing] relaxed for security. This is very easy to configure and everyone can manage this. You don't need any expert guy for configur[ing] this.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google is well-suited for the residential or home office user. The app is free and easy to use immediately after downloading onto the mobile device. In limited cases, it would also be well-suited for the small business with a tight budget. I would not recommend Google Authenticator in larger organizations that need central management and in-depth monitoring of security.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Authenticator is well suited for any company or person wishing to secure their logins using two-factor authentication.
The app is much more secure than using SMS or email for two-factor authentication and is easy to install and friendly to use.
Christopher Sawyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Authenticator is a simple and easy-to-use app that can be used by various applications to provide two-step verification. It is also more convenient than carrying around a physical key fob. Or it can be used to increase the security of sites you most likely already use like Amazon.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Though two-factor authentication is a primary need for additional security, Google Authenticator is not doing the job up to the mark. It brings the simplicity of the UX but major functional aspects like cloud backup and sync across devices are missing. The other applications (specially Authy) do this job exceptionally well. If you are a Google fan, you can go with it however, [it's] worth exploring other apps for this purpose.
Arcoma L. Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
When you are looking for cybersecurity, you have to trust your provider. Google is the top tier of trust. They have made it their business to be on the cutting edge of innovation and trust. Google Authenticator works with the suite of other Google products to round out the experience. It runs on all devices and is easy to install.
Matt Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[It] allows you to add an additional layer of protection to any account supported. I prefer using Authenticator compared to normal SMS 2-factor [authentication], as there's less of a risk of potentially losing access to an account. Pairing this with a password database such as KeePass allows you to have the highest level of protection without going completely overboard.
Mochammad Zachri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Authenticator is good for One Time Password alternatives than SMS/WhatsApp/email, users just need to have Google Authenticator on their mobile (Android/iOS). They just need to scan Auth QR Codes to save their own security codes, and Google Authenticator will generate OTP code every 30 seconds.
Christine May Bustamante | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Personally, I use Google Authenticator for my financial applications. Every time I log in, I'm asked for the 6-digit pin and it's always been an easy process locating the OTPs for me. The application's user interface is really simple to understand. The authenticator is fast and very simple to use and I think this would work in any environment.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It's a very simple idea and it's executed well. It's easy to add accounts and once you get it set up and use it you'll be surprised how much you rely on it. Authenticator is available for iOS and android, so any and all of your employees should be able to use it with little setup and little training needed.