Authy vs Duo Security
Last updated: August 02, 2018
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Two-factor authentication done right. Duo Security lets your users use their mobile phones to secure their logins, protecting your company from account takeover. Duo’s solution is cloud-based, which means there's no software to install, and no server to set up. Our patented technology and drop-in integrations enable you to seamlessly integrate Duo into your existing application login workflow.
Authy vs Duo Security in our news:
2018 - Cisco is buying 2-factor authentication provider Duo Security
Cisco is to buy security firm Duo Security for $2.35 billion. The acquisition feels like a good fit for Cisco. Duo’s security apparatus lets employees use their own device for adaptive authentication. Instead of issuing key fobs with security codes, Duo’s solution works securely with any device. And within Cisco’s environment, the technology should feel like a natural fit for CTOs looking for secure two-factor authentication. Over the last few years, Cisco has made several key acquisitions: OpenDNS, Sourcefire, Cloudlock, and now Duo.
2017 - Duo Security raised $70 million
Duo Security announced $70 million Series D funding at a valuation of $1.17 billion. The Michigan-based SaaS company works with more than 10,000 companies. The company’s main product is a two-factor authentication app but Duo also offers other security products to secure users and their devices. Duo’s solution is cloud-based, which means there's no software to install, and no server to set up. The new investment will help accelerate the company’s technical innovations and operations as well as securing new partnerships. The conclusion is that Duo Security is now more solid in comparison to YubiKey
2015 - Authy makes 2-factor authentication as painless as possible
Authy, the two-factor authentication startup, unveiled its newest product - OneTouch authentication service that makes two-factor authentication about as painless as possible. Instead of having to enter a code that’s generated on your phone into a web form, OneTouch simply sends a push notification to your phone, asks you to confirm that you want to sign in to the site that sent the notification and you’re in. That’s about as frictionless as two-factor authentication gets. The idea here is that by entering the code into the website, you basically prove that you have access to the phone, too, so you could just as well take this to the next level and use the phone to authenticate yourself.
2015 - Duo Security unveiled new service to protect enterprises against data breaches
Duo Security, the two-factor authentication startup is releasing a new product, called Duo Platform, which will enable IT teams to create policies and automate enforcement of their networks while also tracking the security profiles of devices trying to access their systems. Duo’s new Platform product takes advantage of its prior learnings and extends them deeper into customer networks. It enables IT administrators to create more granular rules around who can access its applications and under what conditions. It provides real-time insights into devices trying to connect to their applications and can block data breaches as they’re happening by detecting access-related security threats.
2015 - Twilio acquires 2-factor authentication service Authy
Communications API provider Twilio has acquired Authy, a service that offers two-factor authentication to end users and enterprises. Authy is a natural fit for Twilio, that over the past few years powered components of the authentication and verification experience for brands like Intuit, Box and GitHub. Integrating Authy’s service with Twilio will give users a better self-service and policy-management experience, as well as features like mobile phone-based TOTP [time-based one-time passwords]. A number of Twilio customers, after all, have already built their own two-factor authentication services that use Twilio’s SMS and voice services. They will soon be able to do away with those (after a bit of engineering work, I would imagine) and choose Authy as a product option on Twilio.com.
2014 - Two-Factor authentication service Duo raises $12 million. SafeNet is in panic
Duo Security, the cloud service providing secure but easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology, has raised $12 million in Series B financing. With Duo's authentication technology users can easily approve a mobile device and authenticate with one tap via push notification. While Duo is a key differentiator for the company, it also supports more traditional forms of two-factor authentication, including hardware-based tokens and SMS passcodes. Thanks to its wide support for a variety of apps and flexibility for enterprise deployment, Duo Security has been growing fast, now supporting more than 5,000 enterprise customers. In the tech world, those customers include names like Facebook, Etsy, Box, Yelp, and Threadless.