PortalGuard Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PortalGuard

Serve customizable login portals supporting single sign-on

4.77/5 (22 reviews)

PortalGuard overview

What is PortalGuard?

PortalGuard is a hybrid cloud solution, providing secure centralized password management to SMBs, Enterprise and Public organizations. Via fully branded login portals, users can leverage Single Sign-On (SSO) to sign in once to access multiple business applications, removing multiple password prompts. Set levels of appropriate security from demanding username and password, unique one-time passwords or knowledge-based questions – all supported by SAML Idp technology for authorizing access within pre-registered cloud apps. PortalGuard also offers form-based authentication, self-service password reset options with reporting, two-factor/contextual authentication and password synchronization.

Additionally, PortalGuard Password Reset native apps for iOS and Android are provided, enabling users a convenient remote method for resetting an Active Directory password. Enrolled users can request the generation of a Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) that facilitates secure authentication for password resets in one step. The app also provides an integrated generator for suggesting passwords based on memorable phrases gleaned via personal questions posed during enrollment – resulting in more familiar results than traditional random character generators.
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Pricing

Starting from
$30000
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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PortalGuard user reviews

Excellent
17

Very good
5

Average
0
Poor
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Terrible
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David Ayersman

Excellent product with excellent support

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

With many companies you purchase a product and make your payments without much further interaction. Our experience with this company has been very different from that. After several meetings with the implementation engineer, we developed a rapport that made us feel like our needs were understood and they were being met. Even better, we were invited to meet with their executive team to give them our feedback (which almost never happens with most vendors). Not only did they listen to our story, they offered additional information to help us better use their product. We could not be more pleased.

Pros
This product works reliably with a responsive and intuitive interface for users. It is extremely customizable and integrates with our Active Directory for authentication so that single sign-on is available for all of our integrated services. For non-SSO links, they are grouped seperately on the landing page with their links so users have one page with all of the important links they need. It provides SSO as well as password reset for users and the First-Time User experience can be customized to meet your needs. And the cost was very affordable compared to other products.

Cons
I guess you could hope for a solution that you can implement without any assistance, but the integrations with so many different services was actually a fairly complex task that took several days to complete. The implementation engineer who helped us was extremely knowledgeable and professional and he made this arduous task a breeze.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bert Audette

Software is customized to our environment with personalized support, at a reasonable cost.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

We benefit from single sign-on to a variety of systems as well as self-service password reset, a functional help desk tool and multi-factor authentication, all in a customizable package that can be hosted locally and in the cloud. It is ultra flexible in meeting our needs.

Pros
The support is absolutely outstanding. The software works as designed, and is rock solid. It has one job to do, and it does it very well. It does not break - but if it does happen to have an issue, I know I will have support for a very critical element of my infrastructure. The configuration of the product to link it with other systems was challenging and very technical. However, this was where PortalGuard excelled. It was a simple matter to configure PortalGuard in each case. The difficulty was with working through the configuration of the variety of applications we were connecting to it. In every case, the PistolStar / PortalGuard implementation team expertly guided us in the process through our wide variety of systems configurations. In every case, PortalGuard was able to link with our applications. It was obvious that they know how all of these puzzle pieces fit together. We also used the PistolStar professional services for a few customizations to the admin interface. The process was well managed and the results were exactly what we had hoped for, and were produced in a timely manner. The recent integration of extended portal features like announcements to PortalGuard is a welcome addition. I hope to see more of this kind of work in future versions. The icing on the cake... all of it was reasonably priced and didn't break my budget.

Cons
The ability to make PortalGuard do whatever you want is both a blessing and a curse. The user interface could use some work - but you can make those changes yourself - and many institutions have easily done so. In my opinion, I'd like to see this be easier to navigate and more "packaged". For example - the ability to apply simple skins / customizations to the layout via GUI would be a welcome addition. The PG sales team could do a bit better job of marketing the product and services that stand behind it. They've since improved their site, but you should know that you are not just buying a product (PortalGuard), you are partnering with a company that can deliver single sign-on authentication *expertise* for your organization.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ed Perry

Great product, great support

Reviewed 2014-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

We purchased PortalGuard as a solution for our ever-increasing password reset issues. As our company continued to grow and added more distributed employees, we were spending more and more time managing passwords, resetting them, and unlocking accounts. PortalGuard solved all of those problems for us in one easy to use platform. We were very pleased with the initial setup. Not only did the PG team help us plan out our use cases and installation, they helped us configure the server, test it, roll out the service, and they helped us with best practices for the future. The software itself has been great. Very easy to use, even for our least tech-savvy employees. When we set it up with our Windows Login screen, it created the familiar "Forgot your password?" link that is common to many websites, so it was very intuitive to use right out of the box. Integrating PG with OWA2010 was a little more challenging as it involved AD Federation Services, but once we got the federation server up and running, the rest was a piece of cake. I highly recommend this product for businesses and organizations that are looking to save time and increase productivity by allowing users to manage their own passwords and accounts.

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Mary Preziosi

Portalguard Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Because of Portalguard we have been able to provide our users with SSO to our portal; establish effective password and security policies; and synchronize user passwords across multiple applications.

Pros
Portalguard is not difficult to install; we had excellent support and informal training from the top-notch support team at Pistolstar, so our rollout was smooth and very successful. The configuration tools are easy to use and very intuitive. Modifying settings is quite simple. Configuring new applications can be a bit complicated, but again, the support staff are extraordinary and very responsive.

Cons
MFA features are limited. Support documentation could be clearer and easier to follow.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin Bynre-Langlois

Great Product , great company

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

Has an Engineering manager it’s the kind of software you could deploy in your solution or infrastructure and forget it exists, for all the right reasons: doesn't require much maintenance, never goes down and no bugs in all the features we use... it just works! We even embedded it in our software for our cloud offering. Deploy and forget! Support team is great, and the company does listen to your feedback and change requests. Don’t know which other password manager software you are currently looking at but forget about it and pick this one!

Pros
The ease of use, the flexibility and the stability of the product.

Cons
Lacking in the automatic deployment / update department.

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PortalGuard pricing

Starting from
$30000
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Per Server Model

Self Service Password Reset:
$5,000; Renewal $5,000
*Low User Pricing; call for a quote

Full Product:
$30,000; Renewal $6,000
Features:
Single Sign-On
Self-Service Password Reset
Multifactor Authentication
Unlimited Application
Contextual Authentication
Fully Brandable

Low User Count; call for a quote

PortalGuard features

API
Access Control
Authentication
Password Management
Single Sign On
Two-Factor Authentication

Activity Dashboard (126 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (75 other apps)
Auditing (85 other apps)
Compliance Management (140 other apps)
Monitoring (148 other apps)
Policy Management (86 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (92 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (111 other apps)
Risk Alerts (70 other apps)
Risk Assessment (67 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (79 other apps)
Third Party Integration (103 other apps)
User Management (65 other apps)
Vulnerability Scanning (68 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for PortalGuard

Key features of PortalGuard

  • Account Management
  • Monitor and report on user activity and logins
  • Multi-Factor & Contextual authentication for added security
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Native companion mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Password Generator
  • Password Management
  • Portals can be styled and branded as desired
  • Serve centralized web portals for user authentication
  • Supports single sign-on (SSO) for accessing business apps
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Benefits

Provide authorized, secure and convenient password-based access to users via customizable, branded web-based portals.

Serve Single Sign-On (SSO) for logging in once to multiple business apps, while providing Self-Service Password Reset services for automating access recovery.

Two Factor (2FA) and Contextual authentication support doubles security layers and verifies login identity using WiFi network, geolocation and time information.

Password synchronization amalgamates passwords for multiple user accounts into a single password, supporting Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and more.

PortalGuard Password Reset app for iOS (iPhone) and Android for remotely resetting Active Directory passwords via a built-in password generator.