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WatchGuard AuthPoint


What is WatchGuard AuthPoint?

AuthPoint Total Identity Security provides businesses with a solution to protect user accounts and credentials. With multi-factor authentication, password management, and dark web credential monitoring, AuthPoint mitigates the risks associated with workforce credential attacks. AuthPoint adds an extra layer of security by…

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AuthPoint Total Identity Security provides businesses with a solution to protect user accounts and credentials. With multi-factor authentication, password management, and dark web credential monitoring, AuthPoint mitigates the risks associated with workforce credential attacks.…

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What is WatchGuard AuthPoint?

AuthPoint Total Identity Security provides businesses with a solution to protect user accounts and credentials. With multi-factor authentication, password management, and dark web credential monitoring, AuthPoint mitigates the risks associated with workforce credential attacks.

AuthPoint adds an extra layer of security by monitoring for potential credential exposure in the dark web for both personal and corporate accounts.

WatchGuard AuthPoint Features

  • Supported: Cloud-based Management
  • Supported: Windows and macOS secure login
  • Supported: Secure Single-Sign On (SSO)
  • Supported: Third-Party Integrations
  • Supported: Mobile App
  • Supported: Synchronization with Active Directory, Azure AD and LDAP
  • Supported: Third-Party and multi-token support
  • Supported: Mobile device DNA / SIM Swap Protection
  • Supported: Self-service secure migration to another device
  • Supported: Customizable authentication and risk policies
  • Supported: Dark web scan of up to three domains
  • Supported: Hardware token with no seed exposure

WatchGuard AuthPoint Screenshots

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WatchGuard AuthPoint Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web, Any smart phone
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Thai, Korean

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Google Authenticator, Passly by ID Agent, and 1Password are common alternatives for WatchGuard AuthPoint.

Reviewers rate Availability and Performance and Product Scalability highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of WatchGuard AuthPoint are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use WatchGuard AuthPoint as our MFA tool for all workstations and web portals. We utilize both the dongles and the cell phone apps without issue. We rated the product an 8 out 10 due to the fact you currently cannot set a time limit on MFA. If someone forgets their token you are able to tell it not to ask again for so long, however you're unable to do this for day to day operations. It would be a nice feature update to set 2,4,6 hr limit that does not require re authenticating. In our environment computers lock after 10 minutes so some employees have to re auth quite a bit. Other than that it is a solid product the cost is very competitive.
  • Integrates with other softwares
  • Cell phone app is dependable
  • Allows Push and OTP
  • Time limits before requiring re authenticating
  • Smaller Dongle
The price is very competitive. Nice to stick with a single vendor for multiple product solutions. Works for Windows pre login which a lot of other products lack. Options for physical tokens as well as app based.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WatchGuard AuthPoint provides our organization with robust two factor authentication for our remote VPN users that gives an added security layer while keeping individual user deployment complexity low. After setup by our consultant, new user configuration is simple, and the added complexity of a hardware token or smartphone app is offset by the convenience of SSO with our AD Domain.
  • New user addition is relatively easy.
  • Choice between hardware or app based tokens.
  • Push authentication is clumsy.
  • User based token transfer to a new device does not always work smoothly.
As an added security layer for a remote VPN scenario in a small office, WatchGuard AuthPoint does its job as well as can be expected. It gives a good variety of options for token authentication and has a relatively simple client set up.

I don't know how well it would scale to a larger deployment than a dozen or so users, however.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I work in the IT department for an automotive dealership, and we use Authpoint for every employee. Because our systems are loaded with sensitive customer information/payment information, we are obligated to use two-factor authentication. Watchguard Authpoint keeps us compliant with the law and our network and users safe.
  • The admin console is user friendly and easy to understand.
  • Activating a token is quick and easy.
  • Maintains a high level of security without compromising convenience.
  • We frequently have people locked out because they type their one-time password into the QR code entry box. I wish we could choose to default to a one-time password for the organization. It would be even nicer if the OTP worked in the QR code box.
  • Being in the IT department, I have to set up many computers, which means I have to use Authpoint codes all the time. I wish there was a way to press a button at the top of the app and instantly refresh your codes. It takes forever when I'm signing into 20 different computers in a row because I have to wait for a new code to generate before I can sign into the next computer.
  • I can't think of anything else at the moment.
It's well suited for large and medium-sized companies looking to increase their security and comply with local regulations. Smaller companies probably wouldn't see the same benefit because the cost of convenience wouldn't be as attractive. Anyone handling credit card information, medical information, or secure customer information could greatly benefit from this solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used as MFA for signing in to computers. Previously, we had issues where the user's account was not secure if a password was compromised within the organization. After applying Watchguard Authpoint, we fixed this issue, and now we can secure logins with MFA-level security. I strongly suggest using this product.
  • MFA
  • Account Management
  • O365 MFA
  • Sometimes it is slow.
  • If a device is changed, it create issues..
  • Scalability should be improved.
If a user is concerned about the system's security, we should use MFA, as that will prevent incidents where a second layer of security is cracked. However, sometimes, signing in multiple times a day becomes irritative.
Michael Ruffolo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We need to secure access to your network in AWS, Microsoft 365, and other cloud applications with MFA and SSO. We use the AuthPoint solution to enable MFA protection and use the Id Portal for SSO to make access more convenient for users.
  • Easy use of MFA through a push to mobile devices
  • Easy VPN integration with MFA
  • Single sign-on to cloud applications
  • Diagnose authentication issues with easy to read audit logs
  • Policies for authentication that are geo location aware
  • Easier to use password manager
  • Integration with Microsoft copilot
AuthPoint is ideal for integration with anything that supports RADIUS such as VPN and SAML such as applications. AuthPoint is also well suited for Windows / RDS login. AuthPoint provides a very good solution for SSO. AuthPoint makes a good solutions for password managements for users with basic password management requirements.
AuthPoint is not well suited for users that need a advanced password management solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use WatchGuard Authpoint in our company for multifactor authentication together with our Virtual Private Network system, also powered by WatchGuard. It provides a safety net for our users when connecting remote to the company resources. It adds one more barrier of security to our infrastructure in a easy and friendly way for both users and administrators.
  • Ease of administration
  • Ease of access
  • Cloud based that makes it so flexible for IT administrators
  • Access to support
  • Authpoint could improve the monitoring feature
  • Authpoint could improve the user connection logs
  • Authpoint could improve the user self service reset password feature
In my humble opinion, WatchGuard AuthPoint is well suited for any type of company, no matter the size of business. It integrates perfectly with infrastructure that already have other WatchGuard products deployed. But I am not sure how will it play when the case is the contrary. With other security products in place, perhaps it requires more admin/installation effort.
Chris Orr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize WatchGuard AuthPoint to adhere to our company's cybersecurity insurance policy requirements. It effectively facilitates Multi-Factor Authentication and has been easily adopted by all our users, including those who are not technically inclined. The setup process was straightforward, and it has demonstrated consistent uptime and reliability. We have used it to scale between 30 and 100 workers over the past 4 years.
  • Uptime
  • Zero Issues
  • Consisten user experience
  • I wouldn't hate it if AuthPoint were able to offer a google or microsoft authentication model.
Always works and never had an issue after setup.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WatchGuard AuthPoint is being used in all our company departments, for the authentication of all our users when they connect to our network remotely via SSL VPN. We also use Authpoint for the user authentication on our NextCloud installation. We intend to use it in the future for granting access to specific applications via the WatchGuard Access Portal on our Fireboxes.
  • Only one device allowed to have each token.
  • Online token requirement for push notifications adds extra security.
  • Very fast authentication.
  • Firebox-DB users can't use AuthPoint as second form of authentication e.g., authenticate Firebox-DB users with their local password and then use AuthPoint push notification.
  • AuthPoint authentication responses are not bound to a specific authentication request. The correlation between the authentication response and the authentication request is purely time based. Any authentication response for a specific user that is received in a specific time frame since the request was made is accepted as a valid response, even if it belongs to another authentication attempt!!! This does leave room for error and exploits.
  • There are no AuthPoint password complexity policies that can be enforced to the AuthPoint users.
  • There is no setting for each company to enforce a password reset of all company AuthPoint users every xx days.
WatchGuard AuthPoint does work well for the authentication of SSL VPN users, as well as our NextCloud user authentication. It will probably also work fine if set up to be used for the user authentication on the Access Portal of the Firebox. It could probably also be used for other remote access scenarios like Citrix remote clients and so on. Windows login security can also be greatly improved when Authpoint is used with it. We are also looking into this scenario at the time.
Gary Gregg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Two factor authentication can be difficult to implement. Our implementation of the WatchGuard AuthPoint product was pretty flawless and we were able to get it done less than a couple of hours. We need a quick way to authenticate to our virtual private network connections for support of the network from offsite locations. The WatchGuard AuthPoint product meets that specification very easily. The integration with the Apple products and the Apple Watch on the apps makes it relatively easy to authenticate the login session.
  • Authentication to VPN
  • Easy enrollment of user
  • East management of client
  • Quick authentication to WatchGuard firewall
AuthPoint is well suited for VPN connections, especially where the WatchGuard firewall is utilized. It is easy to maintain and manage users as well as reset tokens when users change phones.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use AuthPoint for our desktop, server and VPN login MFA. It has kept out so many hacking attacks on our network and servers. We have been extremely impressed with the ease of use and installation of this software. We had concerns because we have implemented "other" MFA software products and have been extremely unhappy with how they have performed.
  • MFA
  • Securing our servers and desktops.
  • Securing our VPN.
  • renewing license
Cyber Insurance now requires all systems to have MFA enabled. By us implementing AuthPoint, we were able to fulfill this obligation and everyone is now secure.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
We use WatchGuard AuthPoint in our organization and we setup it for our customers. It's very easy to deploy and you can improve your business security by adding Multi Factor Authentication when you need to connect via VPN or login to devices or access remote server. You can confirm your identity with push notification or OTP or QR code.
  • You can use it to connect to VPN by setting up WatchGuard firewall
  • You can deploy it with Citrix Storefront to connect to your infrastructure
  • You can also use it to login to your own pc with Windows 10 or 11
  • It's easy to setup it on a cloud console but there isn't a wizard procedure
  • You can't use it almost everywhere as Microsoft Authenticator or Google Authenticator
  • You can't use it for all operating system
We provide it to our customers when they need to use VPN to connect to their network and this solution improved security since you need to provide your username, password and confirm a push notification or with a OTP from your own device as a mobile phone with AuthPoint app and the token. If you don't want to use a mobile phone it's possible to you hardware token
𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗮 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗼 | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
AuthPoint is used to add MFA functionality to essentially every login (VPN, Cloud applications, PC). This way I have secure access and control all access to company portals and resources. The token storage functionality in a single application rede authpoint App for iOS/Android the ideal ally for those who want to do security
  • VPN
  • Portal Access
  • Management
VPN, Access to CloudPortal
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Quick, efficient way to deploy MFA within WatchGuard tech stack. We primarily use for MFA enforcement onIKEv2 & SSL VPNs.
  • Simple MFA deployment on VPNs
  • Active directory integration for more complex deployments / lower admin overhead after implementation
  • Ability to deploy with user id DB in cloud for smaller / simpler deployments
  • Have had issues where Firebox comes "disconnected" from the cloud, which results in VPN functionality outage
  • Mobile app does not always provide push notifications, even with sufficient device permissions - We train users to open the app when attempting to auth
  • I am not sure if 3rd party authenticators are supported, possible they are and I'm unaware, but this would be a nice feature, occasionally receive objections to installation on personal devices
AuthPoint is the obvious choice if you already have a WatchGuard edge device, particularly if using it for VPN endpoint. I have not tried implementing it for other services, although it has this capability, but if I didn't already have a WG techstack, I would look at other alternatives to protect non-WatchGuard services.
January 10, 2024

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Marco Cavuoto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WatchGuard AuthPoint allows our company and others to manage users and keeping their authentication under control. It is a very intuitive and graphic interface for monitoring authentication. The configuration, where users are "created", and administration of the latter is very simple to use and users seem to understand very easily on how to use it.
  • configuration
  • administation
  • intuiution
  • authentication
  • authorization
  • MFA
  • app protection
  • tokens
  • graphics
  • design
  • animation
AuthPoint is well suited and reccomended for big companies that need to monitor authentications. AuthPoint allows companies to manage and ckeck user authentications with hardware tokens and software tokens or directly from the mobile app.
It would be less appropriate for single users because it would be rather pointless as there wouldn't be the necessity of checking a lot of authentications, while in large companies AuthPoint even if there are many users, it is still very simple, clear and understandable.
December 11, 2023

Honest Authpoint Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it for 2fa for our VPN connections. This helps add a layer of security when connecting into our network. Cyber security is our top priority. It is very easy to use, and very easy to deploy and teach users how to use. Also resetting a token is very easy.
  • 2fa
  • Send confirmation emails quickly
  • Easy to use interface
  • Getting to Authpoint administration is buried in the menu
  • Provide a dark mode option
  • Allow same email to be used with multiple users
I only have experience with Authpoint 2fa. It is very well suited to any company that needs to add 2fa to VPN connections, which is industry standard at this point. It is less appropriate for things that do not require 2fa, or else have another 2fa that already exists currently
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Authpoint to better secure VPN for our remote staff, approximate 85% of our staff are remote and work from both home, client sites and Public venues. MFA is crucial if staff are working remotely. Authpoint was selected based on cost, ease of use and configuration, and overall compatability with our firewalls (Watchguard.) Though we use Office 365 and SharePoint intensively, we have specific internal apps that staff must use and specific data sets kept behind our firewalls that can only be accessed remotely when on VPN. Securing the connection is essential. Authpoint is an important part in our multi-layered desktop and communications security.
  • Works well with the free Authpoint client and the OpenVPN clinet.
  • Token management is simple and hosted completely in the cloud to reduce overall complexity
  • Setup was simple and and staighforward
  • Suppports several authentication methods we have used both RADIUS and SAML effectively, but ADFS, IDP, RDWeb, and RESTful API, and other custom apps are supported.
  • Geofencing for RDP has been very useful as it is independant of our firewall geofencing. This is quite useful for organizations like us who do not Geofence at at the firewall level so as to provide global access to resources on the DMZ.
  • Authpoint can integrate with other vendors firewalls, but this is not easily set up. The company could provide better support when customers who need to use a firewall from a third party vendor.
  • The Authpoint native desktop client can fail and need it processes killed at the OS level. At time only a restart can restore functionality. This occurs on about .05% of the connections
  • Thought the actual setup is fairly simple the documentation is mediocre.
Watchguard Authpoint is well suited to both small and large companies and scales well. It can be adapted to a number of token delivery methods, and mutliple methods (Push, QR code, OTP) can be used simultaneously to support users in different authentication contexts. The geokinetics function allows for real control of international travelers distinguishing them from random individuals using stolen credentials in random remote locations.
November 20, 2023

Trusty easy to use MFA

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Authpoint as our Multi Factor Authentication. The problem this addresses is unwanted access from the public.
  • Easy to use interface
  • User Management is easily understood
  • users have adapted fairly easy not a lot of push back
  • Users complain that they have to authenticate multiple time on login. It should only be once.
  • Better user instructions on login screens, some users had trouble the first time logging in with authpoint
  • better Notification if tokens are out of sync or just can't be assigned to a user
I recently had the opportunity to explore WatchGuard AuthPoint, and I must say, it stands out as a robust and user-friendly authentication solution. Any company that has a need for MFA, this is a great product. It is very easy to manage users and create and remove tokens for each account. If you are familiar with Active directory, it syncs seamlessly with all your users.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We integrated the product with our Active Directory for a Single Sign-on environment. The integration was seamless! We use if for out of office users to connect to our internal network via VPN. This provides us a great level of security. And paired with the AuthPoint app. We have enable Multifactor Authentication. Providing peace of mind.
  • VPN
  • Single Sign on
  • MFA
  • Maybe some instruction on how to Change the VPN password once it changes in Active Directory
ease of use, easy to manage, easy to deploy. Great Product!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AuthPoint is a 2-factor authentication tool. It allows us to more easily and more securely manage our WatchGuard products.
  • Non-intrusive 2-factor authentication.
  • Secure access.
  • Ease of use.
  • Slightly more streamlined interface.
If you own any WatchGuard products and have to manage them, AuthPoint is the most easy and secure way to do so. Its ease of use, no fuss approach is always welcomed in a busy work environement.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Turnkey utilizes Watchguard Authpoint to add Multi-Factor authentication to our PC's and Servers. Additionally, we utilize the integration with other applications and languages (SAML) to secure many of our tools natively. We also recommend this product for all of our Customers.

Watchguard Authpoint gives us a flexible tool with a simple management platform to provide Multi-Factor Authentication for many systems.
  • Integrate with other tools.
  • Provide easy to use interface
  • Offer flexible management
  • Allow sort of third party codes
  • Integrate with various hardware token vendors
Watchguard Authpoint is perfect for a small to medium sized business looking to secure their user logon experience to systems and applications.

It is also ideal for a user base that is not computer savvy or comfortable with Technology.
September 18, 2023

This is MFA at its finest!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
We are always looking for way to improve our security stack for ourselves and for our customers. Making the move to Authpoint was a no-brainer. This has been a great product allowing us to keep all of our firewall interactions for VPN and administration safe and secure at all times. The best part is that unlike some of the other apps out there, it provides a simple one-push confirmation pop-up. This feature makes it extremely user friendly so that anyone in the organization can use it regardless of their technical expertise.
  • MFA
  • quick push notifications that don't delay
  • keeping security at the forefront of our network models
  • single sign on capability
  • I have yet to find anything
  • this product already works great
  • it does exactly what it is intended to do and does it well
  • I would like to see an option for more of the fields to populate across different feature segments when programming
The Watchguard Authpoint is always used by us on every single one of our Watchguard deployments. We use the Firebox as our standard for the vast majority of our customers, as well as in our own offices. This product allows for the easy deployment, reliability, security, and customization we demand from every solution we implement. The user friendly app makes it a great solution for all users in an organization regardless of technical skill level. Security is paramount, but users have to WANT to comply. Some similar apps on the market make it more challenging or intimidating for some users.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're using the software across the whole company and customers. It's used to secure our user VPNs and the access to our networks. Employees that have access to many resources in our company need to authenticate with two-factor. The first factor is the username and password and the second one is the token from WatchGuard AuthPoint.
  • Can manage multiple SAMLs and other services that support two-factor authentication--one app for many services.
  • WatchGuard AuthPoint can be used for many or all services from WatchGuard appliances.
  • The software is useful for companies that have already WatchGuard products in use but also for someone who only wants a fast and secure token for securing web logins.
  • Authentication on Windows servers and PC.
  • Management is confusing if you never worked with WatchGuard Cloud.
WatchGuard AuthPoint isn't useful if you want to secure your on-premises servers or client computers. You can use it to provide an additional security layer for logging in on a PC. But if you already are logged in, you can't authenticate with two-factor for tasks that need admin privileges (UAC in Windows). It is very useful for logging in on websites that support two-factor, like Facebook, WordPress, or programs like It's also very useful to secure your mobile user VPNs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
We use it for our staff to access the company network and also sell it to our customer so they can use it to access their company networks.
  • Simple to use for MFA
  • Easy to integrate with Windows login for RDP
  • good documentation
  • integrates well with lots of other systems
  • maybe a feature to alert the system admin when your having a problem with your token
  • some how make it easier for end users to move mobile phones
the AuthPoint MFA allow for increased security the following Remote access - easy to link to WatchGuard devices to set up remote access, providing an extra layer of protection when logging in. Also easy to use to control RDP to workstations or server, again providing an extras layer of security to the Logon. Having the mobile phone authentication allows end user to have something as well as know something .
September 15, 2023

WatchGuard AuthPoint Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
It is used at our own organization and at multiple customers. We like how easy it is for the users to use the MFA application. It is a very stable solution to manage. As an MSP you get a dashboard with all your customers in one place. Very easy to maintain and to set it up!
  • Push Notifications
  • Protection of Windows and mac computer with Logon app
  • Easy of use for IT administrators
  • Ability to convert service provider accounts back to normal customer accounts
  • The ability to disable the change 6-digit passhprase when users only use the push option
  • The ability to brand the app to own color/logo
It is easy to set up and use when you want to protect a customer from external access with Multi Factor Authentication. When you have a WatchGuard as a firewall it is easy and possible to connect the WatchGuard directly to AuthPoint. It also connects with Azure AD if you have a customer which doesn't have an on-premise server.
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