Compare Aruba ClearPass vs. Portnox CORE

Aruba ClearPass is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 8 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 4th in Network Access Control with 3 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 9.2, while Portnox CORE is rated 8.4. 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 Portnox CORE writes "Provides us a good view of what's happening on the network and enables us to take action proactively". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ForeScout CounterACT and FortiNAC, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with ForeScout CounterACT, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and FortiNAC. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. Portnox CORE report.
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Pros
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 minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away.This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources.Previous to the deployment we didn't have complete visibility of all the endpoints, all the devices that are connected to the network. But with the deployment of portnox, we could see all the devices and where they're connecting. We can equally segregate and apply different rules, policies to each location that we didn't monitor specifically.It's agentless, and it's scalable.

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Cons
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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The licensing is based on a per-port price, even when you are not using all of the ports, and this is something that could be improved.It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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We pay for port licensing and support on a yearly basis, and it's not cheap.Pricing is not cheap. It is based on licenses per port. After licensing is purchased, you only pay for support.

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19,488
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8
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1,866
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Average Words per Review
894
Avg. Rating
8.3
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Overview

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. 

Portnox CORE provides 100% actionable visibility and control of all devices that are connected to the enterprise network. As a software-based Network Access Management (NAM) platform, Portnox CORE’s patented solution allows for efficient management of the security and compliance challenges that organizations face in a smart and simple way.

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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 CommunitiesEL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
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Energy/Utilities Company23%
University15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company15%
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Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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