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Duo Security

User identity verification & device vulnerability discovery

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Duo Security Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Duo Security product overview

Price starts from

3

/user

Per month

What is Duo Security?

Duo Security is a cloud-based solution for user identity verification and device vulnerability assessment which offers multiple methods of two-factor authentication, configurable permissions and controls, endpoint visibility and remediation, Single Sign-On (SSO), and more. The Duo Trusted Access platform is designed to address possible security threats by verifying users’ identities and device health before they are allowed to connect to the organization’s applications.

Key benefits of using Duo Security

  • Permissions and controls can be configured to prevent users logging in from high-risk countries, or those which the company does not do business in, and two-factor authentication requirements can be set on an app-specific basis.

  • Detailed data on users’ devices can be recorded, and vulnerabilities identified, including outdated operating systems, plugins, and browsers, with automatic notifications to users and the option to block access to applications until vulnerable devices are updated.

  • The Access Gateway offers Single Sign-On (SSO) for employees who user 10 or more cloud applications, while still assessing device health and checking users’ identities every time an application is accessed.

  • Staff, visitors, and contractors can be granted temporary access using bypass codes, with the ability to generate single, event, and time-based codes, which can be set to expire after a set number of uses or amount of time.

  • Stolen or lost authentication devices can be disabled and dissociated from their user, and re-enabled if found.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
    Documentation

    Duo Security pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    350

    Starting from

    3

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Duo Security features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    350

    Total features

    56

    12 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Compliance Management
    Access Controls/Permissions
    API
    Alerts/Notifications
    Reporting/Analytics
    Policy Management
    Third Party Integrations
    Activity Tracking

    Functionality contenders

    Duo Security users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    350

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.66/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    253

    79

    12

    2

    4

    Pros
    I like the simplicity of the multifactor authentication process. It was easy to deploy on our phones and works perfectly each day.

    SR

    Samantha R.

    The app is very easy to use and allows you different options on how you would like to dual authenticate your login. The speed and reliability of this app are great as well.

    RC

    Rachel C.

    We needed a good solution to increase our security for signing onto our server, and Duo is great for that.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Cons
    They have acknowledged that this is their mistake and they need to fix it, but they seem incapable of doing so.

    KD

    Krishna D.

    The downside is that it gets really annoying after a while. All the texts, confirmations, multiple logins, etc. get overwhelming when you just want to check something really quick.

    LM

    Lia M.

    The only real downside to Duo is that each employee has to install it on their personal smartphone, and some people don't like that.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Duo Security - Easiest DFA hands down

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Speaker 1: Hi, my name is Barry. I am a software administrator at our organization. We use Duo Security...

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    Stephen G.

    Security Engineer

    Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Security to fill a gap, but not comprehensive offering

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Stephen G.: My name is Stephen. I'm a security engineer. I give Duo Security a three out of five. For...

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Simplified Security

    Reviewed a month ago

    I enjoy the endpoint security perspective of the application coupled with the simplistic user interface - this is very good for non-tech users working remotely.

    Pros

    I like that Duo let's you know what might compromise your experience on a platform. It tells you to upgrade your android/iOS handset and gives a severity level. This is great from an endpoint security perspective.

    Cons

    At times - the app takes a little time to prompt the user that an attempt is being made. This may be a function of slow infrastructure, but it is hard to assess.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    One of the most amazing Security tools in the market

    Reviewed 2 months ago
    Pros

    Easy to use. Allows smooth and detailed authentication of unknown users which protect the company from cyber frauds. Very secured tool by cisco and widely deployed in many organisations. Their application on mobile is also smooth and great. It protects user's data in the safest way

    Cons

    Third party integrations with tools and software in which we want to add MFA or authentication can be hard sometimes due to compatibility issues with this tool. Secondly, there are lots of tools in market which provide similar features and IT security protection in cheaper prices.

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    If DUO doesn't work, expect your company to be shut down for an unknown amount of time

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    I was solving authentication, I will be investigating switching to another MFA solution as soon as possible.

    Pros

    Our company switched Managed Service Providers, and we used DUO. When we switched over, DUO authentication stopped working. We had multiple users who DUO simply stopped working for. We and our MSP were unable to contact DUO support after multiple hours. I did get through to a person who put the phone down and appeared to be watching a video on YouTube in the background for about 10 minutes and then hung up on me. This had a serious negative impact on our business and I'm surprised that we were unable to get anyone to assist at all with such a business critical feature.

    Cons

    That when support is needed you can spend multiple hours on hold without any assistance. When someone does actually pick up the pick up the phone and place it on their desk and do not actually answer the call.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    A must have for security and log in authentication

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    Definitely very satisfied with it. It is a very universal and must needed tool for companies to use at work to ensure their log ins do not get hacked by other people as the notification is sent directly to you and no one else. It is very user friendly and very straight forward. A must download!

    Pros

    I use this daily at work when I log into my work email and work related websites. It is a very handy program (I download the app onto my phone) and whenever I log in, it would send a ping to my app on my phone which I then use to approve the log in, and then it allows me to log in. This is a sure way to prevent others from hacking into your log and ensures the highest level of security. All the employees at my company/hospital use it and we all highly recommend it! It is very straightforward and very easy to use!

    Cons

    None whatsoever, the program is so user friendly and very straightforward. Definitely a must have for security use for logging in at work or public computers.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Security on all levels for your business with DUO Security

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Overall this software is ideal for any business that wants to limit users on platforms and software. I highly recommend it.

    Pros

    The DUO app and software is quick and easy to use and does what they advertise - they only let in approved users to the platform or software. My work is completely safe and allows my clients to know that their information is handled with caution and is not given to third parties.

    Cons

    I would love the best of their software to be free but at less than five dollars a month per user you can't ask for more really. There is a free version out there for the cost conscious.

    Duo Security FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Duo Security offer?

    Duo Security has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $3.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Duo Security?

    Duo Security has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Duo Security support?

    Duo Security supports the following languages:
    German, English, French


    Q. Does Duo Security support mobile devices?

    Duo Security supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Duo Security offer an API?

    No, Duo Security does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does Duo Security offer?

    Duo Security offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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