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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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"I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.""What is useful to me is being able to fulfill very customized scanning policies. In the clinical environment, because of vendor control, we can't perform credential-vulnerability scanning. And network scans, which I've done before, can cause a lot of impact. Being able to create very customized policies to be able to routinely scan and audit our clinical networks, while simultaneously not causing impact, is important to us.""One of the most valuable features is their distributed scan model for allotting engines to work together as a pool and handle multiple scans at once, across multiple environments. Automatic scanning distribution is a distinguishing feature of their toolset.""This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products.""The predictive prioritization features are pretty good. They do a lot of research and we trust the research that they do internally. They have knowledge of what's going on with many companies, where we only get a view into what's going on here. So the ability to get best practices out of them as part of this solution, is valuable to us.""Tenable also helps us to focus resources on the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited. And since it is continuously updated, it allows us to reevaluate quickly if there are new vulnerabilities found...""The scans are the most valuable aspect of this solution.""This product has the best results in terms of the lowest number of false-positives and false-negatives."

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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 web application scanning area can be improved.""If I want to have a very low-managed scan policy, it's a lot of work to create something which is very basic. If I use a tool like Nmap, all I have to do is download it, install it, type in the command, and it's good to go. In Security Center, I have to go through a lot of work to create a policy that's very basic.""It's good at creating information, it's good creating dashboards, it's good at creating reports, but if you want to take that reporting metadata and put it into another tool, that is a little bit lacking.""The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access privileges are set by the system administrator.""There's a lot of information being streamed out of the reports. What would be nice, and maybe we just haven't found it, would be more of an executive-type view. We still expect it to collect all this information, but we would like a feature that would allow us to show it to an executive or a director or someone like that and give them some type of high-level overview but not get into the nitty-gritty.""The reporting needs a lot of work on the template.""The integration is very good, although it still needs to improve.""Current web page needs improvement, slows down processes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.""The pricing is more than Nexpose.""Costing is pretty reasonable compared to the competition.""We're a Fortune 500 company... our licensing costs [are] in the seven figures.""We pay around 60,000 on a yearly basis.""The price can start at €10,000 ($13,000 USD) for between 500 and 1,000 assets, and the price can climb into the millions as more assets are added.""I use a local license to perform penetration testing and I'm pretty happy with everything when it comes to pricing and licensing."

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Questions from the Community
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: One thing that could be improved in Aruba ClearPass is that we would like to have an option to recognize all the assets on the customer's site in one click. That is an easy way of recognizing all the… more »
Top Answer: The feature we've liked most recently was being able to take the YARA rules from FireEye and put them into Tenable's scan for the most recent SolarWinds exploit. That was really useful.
Top Answer: I use a local license to perform penetration testing and I'm pretty happy with everything when it comes to pricing and licensing.
Top Answer: I'm pretty happy with it, but I do see a lot of stuff coming out about risk-based vulnerability management. And so I've been looking at that. I don't think we're using that as of yet and it seems like… 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. 

Tenable SC consolidates and evaluates vulnerability data across the enterprise, prioritizing security risks and providing a clear view of your security posture. With SecurityCenter, get the visibility and context you need to effectively prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with IT security frameworks, standards and regulations, and take decisive action to ensure the effectiveness of your IT security program and reduce business risk.

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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
IBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Retailer5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise56%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, ForeScout, Aruba Networks and others in Network Access Control. Updated: March 2021.
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Aruba ClearPass is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 10 reviews while Tenable SC is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 10 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.8, while Tenable SC 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 Tenable SC writes "Enables us to centralize and correlate all data and understand where the gaps are in our security posture". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Sophos Network Access Control and AppGate SDP, whereas Tenable SC is most compared with Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, Tenable Nessus, Qualys VM, Rapid7 InsightVM and SecurityScorecard.

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