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Duo Access Overview

Last Updated: November 19th, 2020

Regain control over how your applications and data are being accessed with Duo! Duo Access adds policy and control over which users, devices, and networks are permitted to access organization applications. It analyzes user behavior, location, and device parameters and gives you the power to set more precise authentication policies. This lets you better secure your users without inconveniencing them.


The major features of Duo Access include:

Policy & Control

Duo Access helps you to reduce risk by enforcing precise policies and controls. Enable your team to define and enforce rules on who can access what applications — under what conditions. Define access policies by user group and per application to increase security without compromising end-user experience. Learn more about Policy & Control.

Device Insight

Decentralization of device management and the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can leave administrators wondering how users are accessing resources. The Device Insight dashboards show which OS platforms, devices, and browsers connect to your Duo protected applications and services. See at a glance how many systems have out of date or vulnerable software. Learn more about Device Insight.


Review operating system, browser, and third-party plugin version information for end user devices accessing Duo. Enable self-remediation to notify users to update browsers and plugins. Prevent access to your protected applications from clients with outdated software. All without installing additional agents or monitors. Learn more about Endpoints.

Device Health

Extend your control over which Windows and macOS devices can access organizational resources based on the security posture of the device. The Device Health app verifies a device's compliance with your configurable trust policy during log in and blocks access from unhealthy systems. Device Health also enhances the endpoint information available to administrators with additional details about the device. Learn more about Device Health.

Trust Monitor

Surface and monitor anomalous authentication behavior. Create a custom risk profile to focus on applications, users, or locations that matter most. Examine detailed risk factors for events to determine which are actionable for your organization. Learn more about Trust Monitor.

Other Features

Duo Access includes all the features from the Duo MFA edition, such as:

How to Experience Duo Access

Existing customers can upgrade to Duo Access by choosing it on the Billing page of your account. New customers receive a 30-day free Duo Access trial when you sign up for Duo.