Duo Security Features

Duo Security

User identity verification & device vulnerability discovery

4.65/5 (297 reviews)

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Duo Security Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Duo Security's features:

Anonymous
(Research company, 10001+ employees)

Authenticate with Duo Security

2021-04-27

Duo Security allows our organisation to securely authenticate and access a wide range of our research resources.

Pros

The 2-FA codes and notifications are always generated and delivered in real-time.

Cons

I face some issues with accessing the app or authenticating over LTE/mobile data. As such of wifi and for most application scenario the app works flawlessly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Forrest H.

Simple and Fast Two-factor Authentication

2019-10-29

Some of the websites I use require two-factor authentication to add security.

Pros

The phone app seamlessly syncs with any website requiring two-factor authentication.

Cons

This may be the responsibility of the website, but since the DUO page will sometimes not load, it prohibits the use of certain websites that require two-factor authentication when on a mobile device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy to use MF authentication

2019-02-06

I have used Duo Authentication at two institutions now as a two-factor authentication means.

Pros

Once Duo is set up, it's super easy to use, whether responding to a push notification or generating a one-time use password.

Cons

When attempting to change preferences in a browser to allow it to retain your login status, you must cancel an initial automatic push from the authentication screen in a browser, check a "remember me" box, then wait some time before attempting another push.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jimmy L.

Wonderful for two factor authentication

2018-08-03

It helps my organization protect sensitive digital assets by providing another means of authentication of the user.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use for two factor authentication.

Cons

Most of the time the user setup is easy, but sometimes the explanations of what to do for the user can be confusing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jared M.

Duo Security User Review

2021-01-06

Duo security helps me keep my information secure and safe by creating a simple and user-friendly two device authentication process for accessing information.

Pros

My favorite part about the software is its ability to connect with my apple watch so that I can quickly approve login requests and access confidential personal information. The two-factor authentication process keeps me at ease about this information remaining secure.

Cons

My least favorite thing about Duo is that sometimes there is a delay on the push notification being sent to my phone.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan W.

2FA

2019-12-25

Great Two Factor Authentication app.

Pros

Very good two Factor Authentication application.

Cons

If I was to nit-pick, I would say that the UI of the admin website can be a bit more user friendly and customizable.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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John B.

Two-factor authentication that just works!

2019-09-30

Our organization has been using Duo Security two-factor authentication for years.

Pros

- User-friendly self-service portal for new device enrollment and management - New account setup is easily done via scanning a QR code - Multiple options for approval codes or notifications including phone, text or push (includes Apple Watch) - Push notifications can be approved directly from the iOS lock screen - Approval is also compatible with Face ID on iOS devices - One-time bypass codes can be used for lost devices or temporary access - Support for Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security tokens - Great online support and documentation library - Flexible subscription plans with affordable pricing

Cons

When using an outdated version of the app, iOS push notifications just stop working without any error message or notification

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 501-1000 employees)

2FA For the Enterprise

2018-09-05

We have many remote users so being able to authenticate via app, text, or phone call makes it easy for all of our users to gain access in a way that is secure and available to them.

Pros

Users can use multiple ways to authenticate to Duo.

Cons

Not necessarily a failure on Duo's part but it should be considered if you are going to use the App Push for authentication.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen G.

Security to fill a gap, but not comprehensive offering

2020-09-27

Duo Security is a strong SaaS product to fill the very specific infrastructure gap of 2-factor authentication for infrastructure.

Pros

For requirements for 2-factor authentication for SSH, Duo is quick to implement

Cons

There are also significantly more delays in the Duo pushed-based notification systems (depending on the user and their network, etc.), which can cause issues for users authenticating.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 51-200 employees)

Easy Login

2021-04-21

We use this for two factor authentication for secure login access to research drives.

Pros

Easy and straight forward to use.

Cons

Sometimes it will prompt you to login multiple times but otherwise there are not that many cons to Duo.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan V.

very easy second layer of security

2021-05-26

Overall, my experience has been very smooth and I do feel more secure.

Pros

There are multiple ways to approve a login, including phone and desktop, with either push notifications or authentication codes to input.

Cons

There's sometimes a few seconds of lag time between the request for the authentication and it's push for approval, but that's true of basically all these two-factor systems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Katharina S.

Verified Reviewer

Easy two-factor authentication!

2019-07-11

Overall, easy to use as a two-factor authentication system, wish it was available for all websites!

Pros

The app also shows a notification for every log-in attempt, which allows easy access to authorize a login attempt, and keeps you updated if anyone is trying to log into your account.

Cons

I've recently gone through and enabled two-factor on all my digital accounts.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 10001+ employees)

Much better than other MFA apps

2021-03-11

Additional capabilities of push notification in mobile app eases the work to authenticate

Pros

Push based authentication makes it much simpler to authenticate.

Cons

For travellers who travel globally, call based authentication might not be best everytime

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jason G.

Easy to use and implement

2021-07-11

My overall experience with Duo Security has been exceptional. The few times I’ve had to contact support was excellent, and implementation and use after implementation was a breeze.

Pros

Duo Security was an easy to implement two factor authentication product.

Cons

More native application support over time would be excellent to see.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 5001-10000 employees)

Can be hit or miss

2019-09-23

The texting feature being so off and on is the biggest bummer, however, it's easy to use and quick to authenticate.

Pros

I've used it in all of my jobs as two-factor authentication with sensitive and secure pages.

Cons

Sometimes the texting feature doesn't work.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Very straightforward 2 factor for non technical users

2019-09-03

Pros

There are quite a few 2-factor authentication solutions out there, but when paired with a push notification that allows for a one-button confirmation of your identity, it makes getting users to accept 2-factor policies that much easier.

Cons

Unfortunately, while the push to confirm a login feature is nice, it's dependent on the client software that the user is logging into to have to set this feature up.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Supermarkets company, 10001+ employees)

Required by Institution

2019-02-16

It just sends a notification to my phone and I approve to verify I was the one trying to log in.

Pros

Very easy and simple authentication software.

Cons

There are no real cons, other than that you need to have your phone available to get the authentication notification.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Abdulkadir A.

A need for security

2019-09-03

The fact that there is a two-factor authentication security requirement for access to applications increases the appeal of using this program.

Pros

The secure storage of data for people who work in the digital environment and help to create two-factor authentication security processes for access to them allow people to feel the ultimate in security.

Cons

Longer recognition of secure codes for access to systems

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Madison N.

Simple Security

2021-04-08

Overall I have had a positive experience with Duo Security. You can also connect it to other devices such as an Apple Watch so you can quickly accept a push a logon.

Pros

Duo Security is easy to use and allows for two factor authentication.

Cons

It would be difficult to authenticate without push notifications.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Good security

2019-12-05

Overall it's easy to use and provides good security to my accounts.

Pros

Duo makes two-factor authentication a lot easier than it used to be.

Cons

Anytime I log in somewhere new I have to be sure I have my phone or else I'll have to switch to a more complicated for of two-factor.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Writing and Editing company, 5001-10000 employees)

Easy Two-Factor Authentication

2020-09-24

Duo Security would be in my list of top-ten "essential" apps for smart devices.

Pros

My employer uses Duo Security for two-factor authentication when logging into HR-related software or, more recently, Covid-testing & compliance.

Cons

Those using multiple accounts for multiple employers may have to shuffle with the software a bit, but it is nothing overwhelming.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Karlyn G.

Minor Annoyance

2020-03-17

Having to authenticate with Duo is annoying when traveling abroad without data.

Pros

I'm sure Duo is great for two-factor authentication but as a user I find it annoying to have to authenticate so often.

Cons

The "remember me for 30 days" option often doesn't work for me, perhaps because of my cookies settings?

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 201-500 employees)

Best 2 Factor Authenticator

2020-10-12

One of the best two factor authenticators I have ever used.

Pros

It can be used to approve different access to applications.

Cons

The token configuration seems to be unnecessary .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carly N.

Easy to Use for Two Factor Authentication

2021-07-19

I don't always have my phone near me and Duo allows me to save multiple numbers so I can have it ring my computer phone instead and always able to get logged in.

Pros

The two factor authentication calls come in super quickly and there isn't much of a lag form the time I select the number to call.

Cons

I've had issues with push notifications coming through to my android phone.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Collin B.

Pretty good and unobtrusive multi factor authenticator

2019-12-10

Other than the Con described above, it's about as easy as any two-factor authenticator I have used.

Pros

It's normally pretty fast to authenticate. Authentication requests come to the mobile app within seconds and it only takes a few taps to do.

Cons

I have repeatedly enabled cookies on my web browser so it will remember the authentication for 30 days, but it never does and continues to tell me that I need to enable cookies for it to remember.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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