Compare ForeScout CounterACT vs. Sophos Network Access Control

ForeScout CounterACT is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 6 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 1 review. ForeScout CounterACT is rated 8.8, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 9.0. 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 Sophos Network Access Control writes "Great scalability, stability and performance". ForeScout CounterACT is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass and Armis, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT.
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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 scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features.

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

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Devices with multiple IP's count multiple times against your license count.

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8.8
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9.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 9% of the time.
Also Known As
CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance
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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.

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
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, MeritrustRushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Government15%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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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