KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Richard Hill

Duo Security

Duo Security provides a scalable multi-factor authentication solution that can support a small to enterprise-size user base. Duo Security focuses on reducing the complexity of user identity verification while monitoring the health of their devices before connecting them to the applications they use. Duo Security goes beyond 2FA with adaptive authentication, endpoint visibility, mobile security, SSO and phishing assessment.

1 Introduction

Authentication is at the heart of securing access to devices and systems. Once a digital identity and credential are established for a user, an authen ...

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2 Product Description

Duo’s Trusted Access platform is a fully multi-tenant SaaS 2FA security solution. Once a user’s initial authenticating factor (e.g., password) has ...

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2.1 Authentication Form Factors

Typically, there will not be one type of authenticating form factor that will fit all organizations use cases; therefore, it is critical to have many ...

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2.2 User onboarding and management

Duo provides many user enrollment options such as automatic enrollment via an activation link, self-enrollment using step by step process online, or u ...

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2.3 Administrative functions and tools

Duo's admin panel provides both user and device dashboards, giving metrics for users and device visibility for mobile, laptops and desktops. Administr ...

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2.4 Reporting

Duo reporting focus on two main areas, users and devices. Together, these two types of reports help an organization understand the overall state of th ...

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2.5 Risk Reduction

Duo provides risk reduction through the insight of endpoint devices. By conducting agentless security checks on customer endpoints, Duo can detect if ...

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2.6 Security, scalability and availability

With the increasing emphases for an organization to use multifactor authentication to access privileged accounts, Duo helps by enforcing 2FA when an a ...

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2.7 User experience

Customers, using Duo’s Trusted Access platform, have reported good user experience from setting up and configuring their product, to using their 2FA ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

Duo Security is the first company to adopt and implement Google’s BeyondCorp model, which is a Zero Trust security framework that moves access contr ...

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