Compare ForeScout CounterACT vs. Portnox CORE

ForeScout CounterACT is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 6 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 4th in Network Access Control with 3 reviews. ForeScout CounterACT is rated 8.8, while Portnox CORE is rated 8.4. 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 Portnox CORE writes "Provides us a good view of what's happening on the network and enables us to take action proactively". ForeScout CounterACT is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass and Armis, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with ForeScout CounterACT, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and FortiNAC. See our ForeScout CounterACT vs. Portnox CORE report.
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Pros
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 minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away.This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources.Previous to the deployment we didn't have complete visibility of all the endpoints, all the devices that are connected to the network. But with the deployment of portnox, we could see all the devices and where they're connecting. We can equally segregate and apply different rules, policies to each location that we didn't monitor specifically.It's agentless, and it's scalable.

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Cons
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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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.It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls.

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

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We pay for port licensing and support on a yearly basis, and it's not cheap.Pricing is not cheap. It is based on licenses per port. After licensing is purchased, you only pay for support.

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Ranking
3rd
Views
19,423
Comparisons
9,616
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
256
Avg. Rating
8.8
4th
Views
1,926
Comparisons
1,186
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
892
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
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CounterACT for Endpoint ComplianceAccess Layers portnox
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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.

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.

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Sample Customers
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, MeritrustEL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Government15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Legal Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise64%
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