About PortalGuard

BIO-key PortalGuard IDaaS is a cloud-based IAM platform that offers options for multi-factor authentication, biometrics, single sign-on, and self-service password reset to support a customer’s security initiatives and deliver an optimized user experience. For over 20 years, the vendor states industries such as education, including over 200 institutions, healthcare, finance, and government, have chosen PortalGuard as their preferred solution.

Whether for passwordless workflows, support for a Zero Trust architecture, or just implementing MFA for the first time, PortalGuard is designed to secure access for both the workforce and customers, whether they are remote or on-premises.

PortalGuard’s MFA offers Identity-Bound Biometrics that boasts the highest level...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

34 Reviews of PortalGuard

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.62 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(22)

22

4 stars

(11)

11

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

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0

1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 34 results

June 2020

David from New River Community and Technical College

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Excellent product with excellent support

With many companies you purchase a product and make your payments without much further interaction. Our experience with this company has been very different from that. After several meetings with the implementation engineer, we developed a rapport that made us feel like our needs were understood and they were being met. Even better, we were invited to meet with their executive team to give them our feedback (which almost never happens with most vendors). Not only did they listen to our story, they offered additional information to help us better use their product. We could not be more pleased.

Pros

This product works reliably with a responsive and intuitive interface for users. It is extremely customizable and integrates with our Active Directory for authentication so that single sign-on is available for all of our integrated services. For non-SSO links, they are grouped seperately on the landing page with their links so users have one page with all of the important links they need. It provides SSO as well as password reset for users and the First-Time User experience can be customized to meet your needs. And the cost was very affordable compared to other products.

Cons

I guess you could hope for a solution that you can implement without any assistance, but the integrations with so many different services was actually a fairly complex task that took several days to complete. The implementation engineer who helped us was extremely knowledgeable and professional and he made this arduous task a breeze.

Reasons for Switching to PortalGuard

After several years of using this solution, our small community college simply couldn't afford the increasing cost of this product. We needed a streamlined solution, lower costs, better support, and easier management.

July 2017

Bert from Unity College

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2017

Software is customized to our environment with personalized support, at a reasonable cost.

We benefit from single sign-on to a variety of systems as well as self-service password reset, a functional help desk tool and multi-factor authentication, all in a customizable package that can be hosted locally and in the cloud. It is ultra flexible in meeting our needs.

Pros

The support is absolutely outstanding. The software works as designed, and is rock solid. It has one job to do, and it does it very well. It does not break - but if it does happen to have an issue, I know I will have support for a very critical element of my infrastructure. The configuration of the product to link it with other systems was challenging and very technical. However, this was where PortalGuard excelled. It was a simple matter to configure PortalGuard in each case. The difficulty was with working through the configuration of the variety of applications we were connecting to it. In every case, the PistolStar / PortalGuard implementation team expertly guided us in the process through our wide variety of systems configurations. In every case, PortalGuard was able to link with our applications. It was obvious that they know how all of these puzzle pieces fit together. We also used the PistolStar professional services for a few customizations to the admin interface. The process was well managed and the results were exactly what we had hoped for, and were produced in a timely manner. The recent integration of extended portal features like announcements to PortalGuard is a welcome addition. I hope to see more of this kind of work in future versions. The icing on the cake... all of it was reasonably priced and didn't break my budget.

Cons

The ability to make PortalGuard do whatever you want is both a blessing and a curse. The user interface could use some work - but you can make those changes yourself - and many institutions have easily done so. In my opinion, I'd like to see this be easier to navigate and more "packaged". For example - the ability to apply simple skins / customizations to the layout via GUI would be a welcome addition. The PG sales team could do a bit better job of marketing the product and services that stand behind it. They've since improved their site, but you should know that you are not just buying a product (PortalGuard), you are partnering with a company that can deliver single sign-on authentication *expertise* for your organization.

May 2021

Jae from College of the Sequoias

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2021

Could Be A Lot Better

We have run into issues with the product needing updates and the updates have caused our system to be unavailable.

Pros

That once the product is installed and configured properly it works.

Cons

The setup and configuration have been a nightmare at times and the customer support for the company has been less than stellar.

Reasons for Choosing PortalGuard

Other Schools in our Area were using the same product and we thought that would help us.

May 2021

Fred from Contra Costa Community College

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

How Much I Like PortalGurd!!?

We have close to a 100 applications that are integrated with PG. These are internal and external applications. We can configure SSO with almost any application with in few minutes. The software availability is very high. I don't remember that PG ever stopped working unless hardware issue. PG has been great partner for many years.

Pros

One of the greatest impact for our institution was the self service features of PG. Reset password and unlocking accounts features of self service reduced the number of calls to our helpdesk. It is very easy to use and implement. Integration with our system was seamless and easy.

Cons

When have been using PG for many years. After we implemented the software , we found out that there were some features that we could use and they were missing. We worked with PG's development and they added it those features. I guess , I really can't think of anything negative.

Reasons for Choosing PortalGuard

As an institution we looked at many different products. None of them came close to the ease of use, flexibility of software and support. Compare to all other product it was very cost affective. Company's willingness to work with us to meet our needs was and is a huge plus in purchasing and continuing our relationship with PG.

May 2021

Jason from CoreLogic

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

PortalGuard is a great Product!

We have been using this for over 5 years and is a very handy self-service tool for Users to unlock their accounts and reset their passwords without any interaction with our Helpdesk. Having the Client available at they Windows login screen is also cool.

Pros

Easy to use and implement! We have been using this for over 5 years and is a very handy self-service tool for Users to unlock their accounts and reset their passwords without any interaction with our Helpdesk. Having the Client available at they Windows login screen is also cool.

Cons

None. We have been using this for over 5 years and is a very handy self-service tool for Users to unlock their accounts and reset their passwords without any interaction with our Helpdesk. Having the Client available at they Windows login screen is also cool.

Reasons for Choosing PortalGuard

Price and flexibility of features.