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Pros
"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."

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"The scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features.""What Sophos has done is integrate almost the entire OSI layer infrastructure. It gives me visibility across my infrastructure. It gives me visibility into all the mobile devices that are on my network and into the security I have on those mobile devices.""The solution offers very good visibility.""There is really good visibility for the appliance.""The user interface makes it easy to configure and use.""The wifi control is fantastic and makes it very easy to administer."

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Cons
"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."

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"The solution could increase the integration with other platforms or other systems. This would be very useful.""What needs to be improved on is the fact that Sophos consumes a lot of processor resources and, once it starts scanning, the RAM utilization is very high.""The solution could offer more useful documentation.""The difficult thing was finding the metrics.""I would like to be able to fully customize the reports.""I would like to see mobile administration capabilities in the next release so that we can administer the device from a mobile device."

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"We pay an annual licensing fee for Aruba and there are no additional costs.""The pricing is not bad and everything is included."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very easy to access support and the documentation is self-explanatory.
Top Answer: In the future, I would like to see plugins for AI and machine learning. If it did pattern analysis then it could help to determine our requirements automatically.
Top Answer: The user interface makes it easy to configure and use.
Top Answer: The pricing is okay, but the cost of scaling can be expensive if a company must buy more devices.
Top Answer: This solution needs to including machine learning and AI functionality to assist with intrusion prevention. In Indonesia, there are a lot of false positives. For example, many websites from our… more »
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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 Communities
Rushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company20%
Government6%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company15%
Government12%
Media Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Aruba ClearPass is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 10 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 6 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.8, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. 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 Sophos Network Access Control writes "Integrates endpoints and firewall: Endpoints missing a patch will be disconnected from the network". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Portnox CORE and Ruckus Cloudpath, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ExtremeControl, Fortinet FortiNAC, Portnox CORE and Forescout Platform. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.

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