Cisco Duo, a part of the Cisco Secure portfolio, promises to help organizations enhance identity security while improving user productivity. Duo offers strong user authentication, device verification, and granular access policies to protect every application, user, and device, both managed and unmanaged.
Duo’s risk-based authentication evaluates context, such as location and device posture, dynamically adjusting authentication requirements based on risk level. This approach minimizes user friction while maintaining security. Duo supports various strong authentication options, including FIDO2-based phishing-resistant methods and passwordless authentication.
Deploying rapidly and integrating with existing enterprise IT infrastructures, Duo helps organizations consolidate access management needs, reduce helpdesk costs, and simplify the user experience. Customers typically see a 159% return on investment, along with lower overall costs. Cisco Duo follows an agile development cycle, ensuring that customers are always protected against the latest vulnerabilities with automatic bi-weekly updates.