Compare Aruba ClearPass vs. FortiNAC

Aruba ClearPass is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 8 reviews while FortiNAC is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 2 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 9.2, while FortiNAC is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Aruba ClearPass writes "Enables us to double verify whether a machine is compliant with our policy ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FortiNAC writes "The stability is relatively poor, as it has taken us roughly 12 months to get the network access control to be functional". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ForeScout CounterACT and FortiNAC, whereas FortiNAC is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. FortiNAC report.
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We can double verify whether a machine is compliant with our policy on the one hand, and on the other hand if it's one of our machines we let it into the network.Aruba has improved my organization because it supported me on my level of access.The initial setup was straightforward.Aruba ClearPass has improved the security control in our network environment.We are able to satisfy many different organizational needs because of its flexibility.It eliminated the management of 10 different individual discrete RADIUS servers.Its clustering model saved us staff time and reduced errors by eliminating the need to manage individual RADIUS servers.It has an easy to learn web GUI and ​command lines.​

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The solution is good at giving a deep dive into each product. It tells you, for example, what is connected to the network. It gives us good reporting tools.When it works, it's great. It keeps things off the network which are supposed to be off the network.

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The user interface should be improved. The logs and how the logging mechanism works can also use an upgrade.Aruba needs to improve and the processes must be clear.I would like the area of managing wired technology to be improved. Wireless is very good but I'm still struggling a bit to do my end to end configurations in the wired technology area.Configuration should be more easy to understand between the link of two topics.The product's graphical user interface (GUI) could use an update and better integration between the guest management and policy management interfaces.​​The AirWave Dashboard heat maps could be better designed.Instructions on adding layouts are not as clear as they could be.​I would like to see is “AAS”. Not only Aruba APs with central, but NAC/ClearPass, AirWave, and everything licensed as a Service. This way, like AWS, they can spin up what they need when they need it and vice versa.

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I think the network devices need to give more information.The technical support is bad. We've had to escalate to Tier 2 and Tier 3. My customer relationship manager on the other side of this has stopped returning phone calls and emails, because there has been such a constant back and forth.

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We pay an annual licensing fee for Aruba and there are no additional costs.​Cost is important. I switched because Aruba's costs were well below Cisco's.Licensing and pricing are extremely straightforward.Run a 90 day free Proof of Concept (POC) for each product by implementing and using it fully in your environment. This way you will be educated on its features, functionality, and manageability.​

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Avenda eTIPSBradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
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ClearPass Policy Manager provides secure network access in a world made up of mobile and IoT devices. It features ultra-scalable AAA with RADIUS and uses contextual data based on every user and device to enforce adaptive policies for wireless, wired or VPN access. 

The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has made it necessary for organizations to improve their visibility into what is attached to their networks. They need to know every device and every user accessing their networks. IoT devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility, and optimization. However, they are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritize low-cost over security. FortiNAC provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses.

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Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesIsavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
Top Industries
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Software R&D Company19%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company7%
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company10%
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