Compare ForeScout CounterACT vs. FortiNAC

ForeScout CounterACT is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 7 reviews while FortiNAC is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 6 reviews. ForeScout CounterACT is rated 8.8, while FortiNAC is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of ForeScout CounterACT writes "It prevents scanning, malware spread, corporate asset misuse, and reconnaissance on our network by third-party devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FortiNAC writes "The stability is relatively poor, as it has taken us roughly 12 months to get the network access control to be functional". ForeScout CounterACT is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass and Armis, whereas FortiNAC is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT. See our ForeScout CounterACT vs. FortiNAC report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices.I have noticed that in the last year the license model has changed from licensing the whole appliance to licensing the number of devices. It's more simple for a large installation, or a user to have CounterACT as their peripheral site in the company. It's a good choice to have changed the license policy.The most valuable features are remote access and administration scripts.Emergency response, risk assessment information to get a view of the of the vulnerability.The visibility is the main benefit. We now know how many devices are connected, what the use for each device is and what kind of devices we have in our environment.Obtaining visibility into the network and connected devices is very simple with this tool. It takes me three minutes to do a base deployment when all the parameters are available.

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The most valuable features of the solution are the user-friendliness, the graphical interface, and the technical support. The interface is very nice and the customization is good.The interface is good and simple to use.The initial setup was easy and straightforward.Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc.The solution is good at giving a deep dive into each product. It tells you, for example, what is connected to the network. It gives us good reporting tools.When it works, it's great. It keeps things off the network which are supposed to be off the network.

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The ability to block external devices in Mac is lacking and needs to be added.For the user, the policy that they have implemented sometimes needs adjustments. Sometimes the features that the customer asks for aren't involved in the main installation, and I need to bolt an add-on in. However, I never know if this policy is the right one when I do this.We experienced some detection issues when checking compliance for the Sophos agent.Search - needs boolean functionality (or pseudo operand now working).They should improve features related to IT security. ForeScout should analyze behavior to see if the behavior is malicious behavior and block this device. They should develop the ability to analyze the behavior of the device in my environment.Multitenancy should be included in the next version so it could be used as a managed service provider.

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For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.The course content could be improved, it's not that simple to work through.The dashboard needs to improve.The implementation process needs improvement. Right now, it's somewhat complicated. They could create some templates to facilitate implementation. Right now everything is done manually, and it just takes a really long time at the initial setup.I think the network devices need to give more information.The technical support is bad. We've had to escalate to Tier 2 and Tier 3. My customer relationship manager on the other side of this has stopped returning phone calls and emails, because there has been such a constant back and forth.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Devices with multiple IP's count multiple times against your license count.

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It's a subscription-based license, which is based on the usage and number of concurrent users.

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3rd
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18,927
Comparisons
9,824
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
261
Avg. Rating
8.9
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4,450
Comparisons
2,680
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4
Average Words per Review
372
Avg. Rating
6.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
CounterACT for Endpoint ComplianceBradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
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Overview

ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.

The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has made it necessary for organizations to improve their visibility into what is attached to their networks. They need to know every device and every user accessing their networks. IoT devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility, and optimization. However, they are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritize low-cost over security. FortiNAC provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses.

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Sample Customers
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, MeritrustIsavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government21%
Financial Services Firm21%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
University14%
Software R&D Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm9%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise79%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
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