Duo Security

User identity verification & device vulnerability discovery

About 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.

Duo verifies users’ identities in a number of ways, using two-factor authentication methods including SMS passcodes, phone callbacks, hardware tokens, and one-tap authentication through push notifications from the Duo Mobile app. Administrators can configure and enforce custom access policies and controls, including blocking user logins from specific locations, such as countries the company does not do business in. Application-based controls can also be set up, allowing administrators to define different two-factor authentication requirements for access to specific systems, such as requiring two-factor authentication for every VPN login attempt, but only once a week for Outlook access.

Duo allows users to create an inventory of user devices and use this data to identify vulnerabilities posed by outdated operating systems, browsers, and Flash & Java plugins. Users can be automatically notified of outdated devices, with direct links to update to the latest software version, provided a set number of login attempts before application access is blocked, or immediately blocked from accessing applications, with permissions reinstated after the browser or plugin has been updated. For organizations where certain applications have specific browser or Flash dependencies, self-remediation policies can be set up to notify only particular users of issues with specific plugins or browsers.

Duo’s Access Gateway offers a secure web portal to give Single Sign-On (SSO) access to employees who use 10 or more cloud applications. Applications are presented on a single page, giving users visibility into all available applications. Device security health checks are carried out every time a user accesses a cloud application, and user identity is verified without the need for them to re-authenticate each time they access an application.

Pricing starting from:

US$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of 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 (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, French, German

    Pricing starting from:

    US$3.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Duo Security Software - Users can deny or approve login attempts directly from push notifications
    Duo Security Software - Multiple accounts can be managed from the Duo Mobile app
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    Features

    Total features of Duo Security: 61

    • API
    • Access Certification
    • Access Control
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Access Management
    • Activity Monitoring
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Anti Virus
    • Application Security
    • Audit Trail
    • Authentication
    • Automatic User/Device Recognition
    • Behavioural Analytics
    • Biometrics
    • Cloud Application Security
    • Compliance Management
    • Credential Management
    • Customisable Branding
    • Data Security
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Directory
    • Encrypted Password Storage
    • Encryption
    • Endpoint Management
    • Firewalls
    • Fraud Detection
    • Identity Federation
    • Incident Management
    • Intrusion Detection System
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Authentication
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Multiple Authentication Methods
    • Password Database
    • Password Management
    • Password Synchronisation
    • Patch Management
    • Policy Management
    • Privileged Account Management
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reminders
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Secure Login
    • Secure Password Sharing
    • Self Service Portal
    • Self-Service Access Request
    • Single Sign On
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Threat Response
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Unified Directory
    • User Management
    • User Provisioning
    • User Session Management
    • VPN Software
    • Vulnerability Protection
    • Vulnerability Scanning

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (429)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    James
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    An Extra Layer of Security

    Reviewed on 25/4/2021

    Overall, it's been a great experience. We implemented it so that we could have unified MFA over...

    Overall, it's been a great experience. We implemented it so that we could have unified MFA over multiple platforms--VMware and M365, for example. It also gives users who don't want to use an app on their phone the option of using a hardware key. Setup and integration isn't too rough and the support is excellent.

    Pros

    Being able to manage multi-factor authentication from a single point is the biggest benefit to this software. When you have disparate systems, all offering their own implementation of MFA, management becomes an issue. Duo solves that issue.

    Cons

    The administration interface takes a while to get used to. If you stay away from it for a while (when no one has any issues with it) it takes a bit to re-orient yourself.

    Xavier
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    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    The way to go for your login security purpose

    Reviewed on 1/11/2022

    I am satisfied with this software because it does what it says it will do. Provide that extra...

    I am satisfied with this software because it does what it says it will do. Provide that extra security to your login.

    Pros

    That it helped keep my login secure, it is no longer just a password that is needed but you also need to be able to authenticate who is trying to login to your account and I think this software is the way to go.

    Cons

    That it is a little annoying to setup in the beginning but after that it is easy.

    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    Duo Mobile

    Reviewed on 29/7/2022

    Overall, because of these two experiences. I am genuinely going to look into an alternative option...

    Overall, because of these two experiences. I am genuinely going to look into an alternative option and preferably leave Duo as a personal preference. I love how secure it is but it's not okay to have a safety exit that doesn't work - like come on?

    Pros

    No one will ever get in to your apps or info

    Cons

    If you need to get in, you won't be able to. I had a phone stolen, and then unfortunately lost not long after I got a new phone. I had my back up codes saved when when the first one was stolen - did not let me into any of my apps and the worst part is - they give you 8-10 codes to use for a 'back up'. When the first one was stolen, I was extra safe and careful and then I sadly lost that one and I could, once again, not get into a single app using my back up codes.

    Taja
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Duo is great for PCI compliant companies

    Reviewed on 13/12/2022

    Pros

    Duo is great for PCI compliant companies wanting to have their employees working from home

    Cons

    Sometimes you will have to go back on and re-authenticate, which may also be considered a plus for extra security.

    Melissa
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Duo for Authentication

    Reviewed on 1/12/2022

    I use this app, at my work, whenever I need to log into the company's VPN. It works quickly &...

    I use this app, at my work, whenever I need to log into the company's VPN. It works quickly & efficiently. A great app.

    Pros

    Duo is fantastic for quickly authenticating the user.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for using this app. It's great.

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    Duo Security FAQs

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    Duo Security offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$3.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required. Personal - for on-premise apps; up to 10 users: free Business - for on-premise apps: $1 per user per month Enterprise - for on-premise and cloud apps: $3 per user per month Platform: $6 per user, per month

    Duo Security has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Duo Security supports the following languages:

    English, French, German

    Duo Security supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations Duo Security has

    Duo Security offers the following support options:

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

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