Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Google Authenticator

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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
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Google Authenticator Creates a Time Saving Process in Business Use: User Review
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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
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What is Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

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What is Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

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Google Authenticator is a mobile authentication app.

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

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Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Authenticator fills a critical need in a world where individuals have to remember a plethora of logins and passwords for various online services. In order to validate our ownership of our accounts, we may rapidly produce a code using Google Authenticator. We can rest easy knowing that the tool is an essential part of our two-step verification procedure.
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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We implemented Google Authenticator for Multi Factor Authentication as a standalone tool for many of our internal systems so our users are not using a bunch of different authenticator applications. Feedback from our team has been that Google Authenticator is an easier authenticator tool to use and makes training users easier. We have been able to develop training documents to help guide users through the setup process.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use the google authenticators instead of my work phone # because it is a better way to secure your account. I use the authenticator for the majority of the work-related accounts to have additional protection. With this additional protection, it is harder for other people to access my accounts and conduct fraudulent activities.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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MFA is required for all web-delivered systems/services at the company. With the shift to remote work, we were more dependent on users' own devices than in the office. As such, we needed flexibility in the authenticator apps they used. Google Authenticator is trusted, and well known, and some users in the organization were already using it for their own personal use cases. It was an easy fit, while directly addressing the security needs of the organization.
Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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In a world where people have to maintain logins and passwords for numerous online tools, Google Authenticator fills a very important void. Google Authenticator enables us to quickly generate a code to verify we are the owners of our accounts. Ultimately, the tool serves a critical function in our two-step verification process which provides us with peace of mind and security.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Google Authenticator as a tool for two-factor authentication while connecting to VPN. It is incredibly easy to set up on our smartphone and since the key updates every few seconds, the security it provides is extremely good. This is obviously a better option when compared to using a traditional OTP system for the two-factor authentication process.
Gregory Palenschat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use Google Authenticator mainly for stronger security. I use it at work and at home. It just gives me that extra layer of protection and over the years it has protected me in ways that just having a simple password can. I use it for my work apps and games at home.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Google Authenticator as a secondary security measure with security-sensitive sites. Each member of my team uses their own authentication app. Google Authenticator provides us with increased security, particularly with sites where increased security is necessary. Such as with financial institutions, and other highly sensitive companies or organizations on the world wide web.
Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are using Google Authenticator for adding a layer of security in the existing environment. We have configured Google Authenticator with network devices & mobile device management to access the data securely over remote network. We are using Google Authenticator across all the departments. We are also using it to integrate with our secure web-app login.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Google Authenticator for several programs in our tech department. It helps prevent unauthorized access to our Google admin portal as well as our remote software. It's a great software and easy and to use and gives us confidence that our accounts will not be hacked from someone outside our department.
Pardeep Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Authenticator is software that provides us two-factor authentication. You can use this with the website, cloud-based application, any application, network devices, etc. With the help of this, you can change single login to multi-factor login. I am working in an organization where I use this software for our websites and network device authentication.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are using Google Authenticator for Two Factor Authentication for our application as well as cloud services. We have integrated it with Network Devices for Two layers of security. We have also configured it for our AWS user logins for MFA. After using Google Authenticator it helps us to protect our network as well as our resources.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Authenticator is a security application which we use to generate the two factor authentication for user sign-in to the applications. Most of my clients are using this software to secure their mobile applications, cloud applications and network and server devices. With the help of this we can divide the login stage into two steps. In the first you will enter your username and password and in the second we will enter the one-time password. It means that now our applications and devices are more secure.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google-authenticator is an application that provides two-way authentication for your devices. You can eas[ily] connect your devices with this software. This is time-based software that provides the six-digit code and is continually synced with your devices, mak[ing] your devices more secure. I am using this software for the last 2 years and connected this with almost all devices.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Multi-factor authentication is essentially a non-negotiable when it comes to cybersecurity. However, not everyone can afford to invest in managed per-user licenses. Google Authenticator is a great solution in these use-cases because it's free, widely supported, and available for almost any mobile device. We recommend this solution for our residential clients and small businesses with tight technology budgets.
Christopher Sawyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is being used indirectly as a two-step verification service is needed for certain software applications that are in use. I have also used it at a previous company as a way to provide authentication for services like Amazon Web Services and Okta. I use it at home for personal apps as well.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are using Microsoft services (Office365, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.) for daily routines. We do not use Google Services (apart from Google Cloud Platform). However, I was using Google Authenticator application to make sure second-factor authentication for my personal google account. So, as such, we are not solving any business problem with Google Authenticator.
Arcoma L. Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Authenticator allows us to be assured that no one can get into our accounts without our phone to let them in. With the two-step authentication, it is not as easy for hackers to do damage to our business. Hackers will always be smarter, and we need Google Authenticator on our side to combat them.
Matt Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We've been using Google Authenticator for years. It's one of the easiest ways to ensure two-factor authentication.

We use it to access all work-related accounts, including shared accounts which we have multiple of.
Mochammad Zachri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our business is using Google Authenticator in our platform. We use it as an One Time Password (OTP) alternative along with Short Message Service (SMS) and WhatsApp Notification Messages. Google Authenticator is solving the problem when our notification server can't send SMS/WA for OTP, it works offline too! No problem without internet connection, it still works!
Christine May Bustamante | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Authenticator is used across my organization. We use it as an addition to our password which adds an additional layer of security. Personally, I use it for other applications as well and this makes it a lot easier since I only need one app for the OTPs.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our company is doing some of the legwork to get some of our accounts set up with two factor authentication and make them more secure for our employees. Google Authenticator is at the top of our list as an option to get this done in the most seamless way.