Our Top Picks

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ADSelfService Plus
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Compliance management

ManageEngine is the IT management division of the Indian software development company Zoho. For password and authentication management, ManageEngine offers ADSelfService Plus, which includes features such as:

  • Web-based self-service password reset and account unlock
  • Enhanced multifactor authentication with QR codes and biometrics
  • Real-time password synchronization

ADSelfService Plus allows IT administrators to implement advanced authentication protocols while in compliance with HIPAA, CJIS, NIST, and other standards. Users have remote access from Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices.

ADSelfService Plus has three editions: Free, Standard, and Professional. Standard costs $595 for 500 domain users per year, while Professional costs $1,195 for the same number of users and subscription period. ManageEngine offers a 30-day free trial. 

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Self-service features
  • Multi-app access with single sign-on (SSO)
  • Fully functional free trial

Cons

  • No 24/7 support

Summary

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ADSelfService Plus
  • Starting Price
    • Standard Edition: $595/year/500 domain users
    • Professional Edition: $1,195/year/500 domain users
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Mobile Authentication
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Compliance management
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Auth0
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Mobile authentication

Founded in 2013, Auth0 is a company that offers solutions for identity access management. Some of the Auth0 platform’s features include:

  • Universal log-in for SSO across apps
  • User management dashboard
  • Breached password detection
  • Password-free log-in

The platform is geared toward app development and has been used in financial services, healthcare, retail, travel, and other industries, serving both providers and end users.

In addition to a 22-day free trial, Auth0 offers several pricing plans. Free plans allow unlimited log-ins for up to 7,000 active users. Developer plans start at $23 for 1,000 external users per month, and Developer Pro plans start at $130 for 500 external users per month. Enterprise plans are flexible, with pricing based on a business’ needs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Flexible plans
  • Extensive developer/user guides

Cons

  • Limited features in free version
  • No biometric authentication

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Developer: $23/month
    • Developer Pro: $130/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 22-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Mobile Authentication
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Mobile authentication
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DIGIPASS
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Online
  • Multifactor authentication

OneSpan is a company specializing in identity authentication and anti-fraud solutions. The company’s Digipass devices are a hardware-based security solution. Features include:

  • Dynamic one-time password (OTP) generation
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) for added security
  • Compatible with more than 50 application software vendors

Digipass devices are one-button authenticators that can replace static or on-paper password systems. They also support other OneSpan technologies, such as multi-OTP.

OneSpan offers a free demo. For exact pricing, prospective customers must contact a representative to receive a custom quote.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use and deploy
  • Portable

Cons

  • Requires physical device

Summary

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DIGIPASS
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Mobile Authentication
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Online
  • Multifactor authentication
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GateKeeper Enterprise
  • Deployment: Windows, Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Biometrics

Untethered Labs, Inc., provides enterprise-level identity and access management solutions for a range of industries, including healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing, and finance. The company’s GateKeeper Enterprise technology is a proximity-based security solution. Features include:

  • Centralized password management
  • Military-grade AES256 encryption
  • Automatic locking and unlocking with wireless key fob

GateKeeper Enterprise allows wireless log-in on PCs, Macs, restricted web portals, and software. Windows users can also integrate Active Directory with GateKeeper’s admin console.

Untethered Labs offers a 15-day free trial. For exact pricing, a custom quote is available upon request.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Eliminates manual log-in
  • Quick installation
  • Cross-platform compatibility

Cons

  • Requires physical device
  • Short trial period

Summary

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GateKeeper Enterprise
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    15 days free trial
    offers demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Mobile Authentication
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Biometrics
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ROUTEE
  • Deployment: Windows, Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Knowledge-based authentication

Routee is a communications company that helps businesses implement intelligent, scalable technologies. Its 2FA offerings include:

  • Call or SMS delivery of PINs and codes
  • Missed call and Viber 2FA fallback options
  • Routee API for quick implementation

Routee is powered by AMD Telecom, allowing businesses to scale automated authentication of their software or applications.

Routee offers a free trial. For a custom quote, incoming clients must contact a sales representative.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Multilanguage capabilities
  • Customizable service plan

Cons

  • No social sign-on
  • No biometric authentication

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Mobile Authentication
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Knowledge-based authentication

How We Chose the Best Authenticator Apps

There are many companies selling authentication software and technologies, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. We evaluated companies on authentication features, integrations, and reports.

Authentication Features

We recommend software that includes a variety of authentication features, such as multifactor and mobile authentication as well as biometrics. Good authentication software is focused on security and access control as top priorities.

Integrations

The software should offer built-in integrations with the systems used to operate it — whether installed on a computer, server, or mobile device.

Reports

Detailed reports help administrators and end users identify issues with the authentication process.