Morris ChenTechnology Manager at MediaTek
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Aruba ClearPass has improved the security control in our network environment."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"Aruba has improved my organization because it supported me on my level of access."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is flexibility as it supports solutions from multiple vendors."
"It's very easy to access support and the documentation is self-explanatory."
"A mature and functional product."
"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."
"This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources."
"The minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away."
"There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device."
"For the information security team, the security level was improved because it helped to manage and prevent rogue devices from connecting to the corporate network. The reporting was granular, and reports we scheduled for delivery on Portnox were useful during investigations and audits, especially in cases where the IP address changed."
"It's so easy to set up, you don't need outside assistance."
"Configuration should be more easy to understand between the link of two topics."
"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."
"Aruba needs to improve and the processes must be clear."
"The user interface should be improved. The logs and how the logging mechanism works can also use an upgrade."
"The interface could be made easier and more intuitive."
"In the future, I would like to see plugins for AI and machine learning."
"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."
"It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls."
"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."
"Portnox CORE can improve on support for unmanaged switches (or hubs) and other brands of network devices. These kinds of devices are still in use in organisations, especially SMEs who cannot afford to buy a managed switch."
"Now, the way security is viewed, maybe including something like AI, to automate some of the things that are required to be done would be great."
"We pay an annual licensing fee for Aruba and there are no additional costs."
"The pricing is not bad and everything is included."
"Pricing is not cheap. It is based on licenses per port. After licensing is purchased, you only pay for support."
"We pay for port licensing and support on a yearly basis, and it's not cheap."
"The vendor price is fair."
"The licensing module should be reviewed to count the number of devices instead of port numbers of total switches. There is a case for this where not all ports for a switch are used by devices. Unused ports are calculated in the license, then the customer pays for license for those unused ports."
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.
Aruba ClearPass is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 10 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 4 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.8, while Portnox CORE is rated 9.6. 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 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 Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Sophos Network Access Control and Microsoft Intune, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform, Portnox Clear and Sophos Network Access Control. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. Portnox CORE report.
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