ForeScout CounterACT vs. Tenable SecurityCenter

As of June 2019, ForeScout CounterACT is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 4 reviews vs Tenable SecurityCenter which is ranked 5th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of ForeScout CounterACT writes "It prevents scanning, malware spread, corporate asset misuse, and reconnaissance on our network by third-party devices". The top reviewer of Tenable SecurityCenter writes "Enables very customized policies to routinely scan, while simultaneously not causing impact". ForeScout CounterACT is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Armis. Tenable SecurityCenter is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM and ForeScout CounterACT.
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Pros
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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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.I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.We really love the Security Center dashboard. It basically performs vulnerability scanning and then outputs a vulnerability data.The most valuable feature of the product is the Assurance Report Card, which gives us an overview of the security poster in just a simple glance.Initial setup was pretty straightforward.It basically reviews our threat landscape vulnerability.

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Cons
Search - needs boolean functionality (or psudeau 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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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.The web application scanning area can be improved.A good plugin editor would be a good additional option for the Security Center.In terms of configuration, there is some level of flexibility that we are not able to achieve.At times we have had the typical bugs.

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

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The pricing is more than Nexpose.The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.We're able to save because we don't have to employ more staff members to help wit ht he scheduling of the scans, running the reports or sending them out to the systems owners. That alone is a big ROI for us.It is slightly more expensive than other solutions in the same sphere.

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CounterACT for Endpoint ComplianceTenable Unified Security
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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.

SecurityCenter 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
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, MeritrustIBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Government15%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Healthcare Company9%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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