Compare Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control

Aruba ClearPass is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 8 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 1 review. Aruba ClearPass is rated 9.2, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 9.0. 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 Sophos Network Access Control writes "Great scalability, stability and performance". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ForeScout CounterACT and FortiNAC, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT.
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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 scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features.

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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 solution could increase the integration with other platforms or other systems. This would be very useful.

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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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2nd
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Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
332
Avg. Rating
9.3
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1,097
Comparisons
670
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
505
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Compared 9% of the time.
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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. 

Sophos NAC Provides comprehensive, easy-to-deploy network access control that protects enterprise networks from the threats posed by non-compliant, compromised, or misconfigured endpoint computers. The software solution is vendor-neutral and works with existing network infrastructure and security applications. Computers are permitted or denied access to the network, based on a centrally defined, policy-driven assessment - and isolated, quarantined for remediation, automatically remediated, or sent alerts. Administrators can define and manage policies uniquely for managed and guest computers, including checking their security status and ensuring that no unwanted applications are run.
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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 CommunitiesRushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company23%
University15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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