AuthPoint is right on point!
November 10, 2021

AuthPoint is right on point!

Bobby Kearan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard AuthPoint

We use WatchGuard AuthPoint when our clients have laptops that leave the office, or computers that have sensitive information on them in the office. I use it on my laptop and if you are connected to the internet, it is great. A "Yes" on your phone and you are in! If you are not connected to the internet, it can get complicated. Just have your phone on mobile data and it's not bad. But, if you are out in the middle of nowhere, you are probably not going to get into the laptop very easily - and that can sometimes get frustrating, but it can be done. Just wait until you are back in civilization. Then again, unauthorized access is what we're trying to prevent - so, in that respect, it definitely works.
  • Secure login to laptops.
  • Easy confirmation.
  • Multiple confirmation methods.
  • Secure access to the local network via VPN.
  • Setup and integration guides could be added or improved.
  • Multi-factor authentication is always seen as a hassle - but necessary.
  • Compliance with various regulations or security requirements is easier with AuthPoint.
Authpoint was an easy choice as we use WatchGuard firewalls. This allows us to set up two factor authentication for VPN access easily. With Work-From-Home becoming the norm [rather] than the exception, this extra layer of security is vital. It is nice that there are several options to authenticate with - Push (sends a Yes/No question to your smartphone with app installed), QR code, One Time Passcode, and one more, I think.
The no-hardware solution has been very good. We manage multiple clients 2-factor on their internal domains - especially for laptop logins and VPN connections. Set it up in the WatchGuard Cloud, Install a client on the endpoint and it is protected with 2FA.
The smartphone app has been a hit, especially with the push notification, which pops up a question. If you click 'Approve' or 'Yes', you are logged in! No typing in six digit numbers required. On the off chance that fails, such as no internet connection on the device, there are plenty of backup methods to use to get logged in.
So I recently set up IKE2 VPN on my laptop and I was pleasantly surprise when - before I even logged on - I started the VPN, AuthPoint authenticated and - BOOM! - logged on to the domain at the same time! That was super impressive and unexpected. Having AuthPoint tied in to Active Directory is great.

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I am loving IKE2VPN with AuthPoint tied in to AD (SSO). This makes getting my laptop ready much easier while on-site at client locations. Offline? No problem - easy options to fall back to for verification.