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"The most valuable feature is flexibility as it supports solutions from multiple vendors.""The interface is very easy to use and the workflow is quite straightforward.""The aspect of Aruba ClearPass that I like most is that it has a lot of options, it is very versatile.""We find that at the end of the projects we manage, all functionalities perform quite well. We've tested it a lot and find it to be overall a very good solution.""It's very easy to access support and the documentation is self-explanatory.""A mature and functional product."

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"This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are usability and security.""Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc.""Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.""Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft.""The most valuable features of the solution are the user-friendliness, the graphical interface, and the technical support. The interface is very nice and the customization is good.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use."

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"Some functions could be improved.""The solution needs to upgrade its user interface. Right now, it's not so user friendly, and it's an aspect that my clients' wish was improved upon.""The initial setup was quite complex, it is not that easy.""The interface could be made easier and more intuitive.""The licensing model could be improved.""In the future, I would like to see plugins for AI and machine learning."

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"This solution could be more agile.""The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products.""Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server.""The implementation process needs improvement. Right now, it's somewhat complicated. They could create some templates to facilitate implementation. Right now everything is done manually, and it just takes a really long time at the initial setup.""The response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved.""For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.""The reporting capability needs to be improved."

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"The pricing is not bad and everything is included."

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"The pricing is similar to that of other solutions.""The licensing fees are a little bit high."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Aruba ClearPass is a Network Access Control tool that gives secure network access to multiple device types. You can adapt the policies to VPN access, wired, or wireless access. You can… more »
Top Answer: The aspect of Aruba ClearPass that I like most is that it has a lot of options, it is very versatile.
Top Answer: Cisco ISE uses AI endpoint analytics to identify new devices based on their behavior. It will also notify you if someone plugs in with a device that is not allowed and will block it. The user… more »
Top Answer: My preference would be HPE/Aruba's Clearpass product over either of these 2 products, although Clearpass really shines when using the Wireless Guest and OnBoarding functions.  The authentication… more »
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FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford 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 Communities
Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization5%
Financial Services Firm29%
Educational Organization14%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise36%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise29%
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba ClearPass vs. Fortinet FortiNAC and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba ClearPass is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 6 reviews while Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 7 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Aruba ClearPass writes "Excellent for securing local networks, very stable, and easily scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiNAC writes "Enhances the Security Fabric with visibility, control, and automated response for everything that connects to the network & protection against IoT threats extending control to third-party devices". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Ruckus Cloudpath, Microsoft Intune and Sophos Network Access Control, whereas Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Portnox CORE, Fortinet FortiClient and macmon Network Access Control. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. Fortinet FortiNAC report.

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