Who Uses This Software?

Intended for both the SMB and enterprise markets, PortalGuard is a cross vertical solution designed to serve a wide variety of industries and development applications.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • PistolStar
  • www.portalguard.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About This Software

PortalGuard is a seamless solution that provides businesses with the assurance of secure access to sensitive data, including SSO to critical web applicationsproviding users with confidence and secure, hassle-free navigation. Packaged within the PortalGuard product is the ability to seamlessly integrate key authentication options and password management capabilities into a new or existing login portal, without disturbing the theme or overall look and feel of the web portal.


Features Checklist

  • Access Request Management
  • Account Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Password Management
  • Role Management
  • Single Sign On
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Provisioning

Product Reviews

Southwestern Community College PortalGuard implementation.

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Southwestern Community College District was looking for a self-service password reset program to integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. After doing some research, we chose PistolStar's PortalGuard product. The product is simple to configure and maintain. After the initial configuration was a success, we started looking for other applications that could use this technology. We had two immediate projects that came up. Our IDP connection to OpenCCCApply was difficult at best to support and maintain. The initial expenditure of time and effort to get IDP to OpenCCCApply operational before PortalGuard required 3 months of configuration and troubleshooting. Since IDP is the backend for PortalGuard, we opened discussions to see if it would be a good replacement. PortalGuard, with a couple of hours with tech support, had the IDP to OpenCCCApply connection configured and ready for production. It could not have been easier. The second project was the need to implement Single Sign-On throughout our campus community. This solution also went smoothly and with little effort. We have since integrated it with SharePoint, Blackboard, Canvas, OWA and WebAdvisor. We could not be more pleased with how this product and company have worked out for our needs.

This Product is awesome

Jul 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I found this product to very helpful in reducing users' anxiety by unlocking, recovering and changing their passwords. It also comes with ease of installation. I find the support team to be fantastic, ready to answer questions any time and working with me to customize the application.

Review of PortalGuard

Feb 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Product works well for unlocking passwords
Easy to use
Easy to implement overall
Log files get really large, not sure how to deal with this for normal maintenance. Would like a better way to search logs if needed.
When used with pistolstar and our LDAP plug in we are unable to reset passwords since it does not synch with our LDAP plug in. Gregg had some ideas on how to correct this.
We are very satisfied with Portalguard.

PortalGuard - a best in class 2FA & self-service password system.

Dec 11, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We now have three installations of PortalGuard to provide critical 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) working with a variety of remote access systems. It has been extremely easy to install and integrate with these different implementations. Further, should we have any questions, customer support has been outstanding - fast, responsive and very helpful. I highly recommend PortalGuard and the price is very reasonable.

Makes life easier!

Dec 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PortalGuard has saved us both time and money. With several public facing web applications that are in use 24/7/365 forgotten passwords and password resets are a thing of the past for our service desk.
PortalGuard's support is superior to most other organizations that I've had to deal with. I usually have an answer or someone able to remote into my system the same day to help with any problems.
Users usually have no problems with the PortalGuard interface and are able to get registered in minutes.

PortalGuard is our 2-Factor Authentication

Dec 06, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use PistolStar's 2-FA solution for our population health software. PortalGuard offers flexibility to our end users by suppling multiple options for OTP retrieval. The best part is PistolStar's excellent customer service. The team is there whenever we need a quick response or out of the box ideas to fit new solutions we are developing.

A BIG thanks to the PistolStar team!

A Good Solution to a Big Problem

Dec 06, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PortalGuard is easy to implement and cost effective. It provides an easy to use mechanism for self-service password resets.

PortalGuard at Belhaven

Dec 05, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PortalGuard has been a great solution for us in managing password resets for students, faculty and staff. They can now maintain their own passwords, any hour of the day, without needing intervention from IT staff. This saves us many man hours each week and helps those students that forget their credentials in the middle of the night.

PortalGuard works

Nov 22, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Using Portal Guard has eliminated about 75% of our submitted tickets, and helpdesk walk-ins concerning passwords resets.

Some of the Prompted Instructions when changing or resetting your password could be clarified better. As step one you enter your old password first then entering your new password.

Makes life easier

Nov 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Studenta no longer have to juggle 3 different usernames and passwords. Now they use one password for everything. Thia makes life easier for everybody.

Great product, great support

Nov 21, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We purchased PortalGuard as a solution for our ever-increasing password reset issues. As our company continued to grow and added more distributed employees, we were spending more and more time managing passwords, resetting them, and unlocking accounts. PortalGuard solved all of those problems for us in one easy to use platform.

We were very pleased with the initial setup. Not only did the PG team help us plan out our use cases and installation, they helped us configure the server, test it, roll out the service, and they helped us with best practices for the future.

The software itself has been great. Very easy to use, even for our least tech-savvy employees. When we set it up with our Windows Login screen, it created the familiar "Forgot your password?" link that is common to many websites, so it was very intuitive to use right out of the box.

Integrating PG with OWA2010 was a little more challenging as it involved AD Federation Services, but once we got the federation server up and running, the rest was a piece of cake.

I highly recommend this product for businesses and organizations that are looking to save time and increase productivity by allowing users to manage their own passwords and accounts.

Complete Solution!

Nov 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have spent the past 8 months testing 2 Factor Authentication solutions. In some way they have all fallen short of my expectations. PortalGuard blew me away with it's ease of use for the end user and quick, easy setup for the administrator. Factor that in with their cost-effective licensing and you have an instant winner!

Vendor Response

by PistolStar on November 19, 2014

Thank you for your support!

Great Customer Service

Nov 25, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The PortalGuard product was one of the only SSO solutions that we could find that we could install locally on campus and have complete control over. Additionally, the pricing model was much more palatable than some of the competing cloud-based products that charge per user.

Getting the demo of PortalGuard set up took a bit of effort, as we have a rather complex network situation. The PistolStar customer support team was fantastic, however, and made themselves eminently available.

Very Pleased with PortalGuard

Nov 08, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PortalGuard is easy to install, configure, and brand. We are very pleased with PortalGuard and with their excellent customer support!

Vendor Response

by PistolStar on November 05, 2014

Thank you for your review and for your support!