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Pros
"The most valuable features are remote access and administration scripts.""The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices.""The user interface is quite simple.""It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site.""We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.""We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.""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.""Forescout CounterACT has allowed us to better open our access and control wireless access globally from our HQ. This allows us to monitor the network access for every office globally. This has improved overall security, reducing risk and opening up the opportunity to provide greater end user flexibility."

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"The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment.""From an application perspective, this solution is stable.""The solution's most valuable feature is its integration capabilities. The processing is fast and the reporting is also very good.""The initial setup of this solution is easy."

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Cons
"We experienced some detection issues when checking compliance for the Sophos agent.""The ability to block external devices in Mac is lacking and needs to be added.""The solution does have a bit of complexity, and there's some complexity in the deployment. Users need to be trained before undertaking an initial setup.""The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust.""The biggest disadvantage is the pricing.""It's scalable, but not without a big investment. It doesn't do so well at the branch. At the home office, it does okay and not so well at the branch.""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.""More detailed analysis during the authentication process, especially for troubleshooting access issues. We have found that troubleshooting RADIUS controls is quite arduous, as it is today. A trace function could easily resolve this by providing a means by which access issues from a certificate to passwords or accounts could easily be identified and remediated."

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"Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time.""The memory check needs to be improved, giving better visibility into the run-time memory.""The pricing of the solution should be less expensive.""FortiClient is not communicating with the new version of the firewall."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The fact that we were allowed to spin up as many servers as we had need of to support our geographic requirements while paying for licensing as an enterprise truly set Forescout apart from the crowd and improved the way we could design our access.""We went with the virtual appliance option. The biggest cost to running these types of appliances would be to either have multiple virtual appliances at every data center or running Remote SPAN hardware to provide you the real-time network visibility.""The ROI is priceless.""It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for.""Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side.""Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced.""Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support."

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"An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price.""The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies.""We are using the free version of this product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would… more »
Top Answer: I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
Top Answer: I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will… more »
Top Answer: This solution makes it easier to work from home.
Top Answer: The pricing is good and licensing is paid on a yearly basis. Licensing for FortiClient is included with the VPN and the FortiGate firewall. If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate… more »
Top Answer: I am troubleshooting some errors that I have had with the VPN and they are difficult to resolve. In the next release, I would like to see an additional layer of security added.
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Also Known As
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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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.

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.
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Sample Customers
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Consumer Goods Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiClient and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
513,594 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forescout Platform is ranked 4th in Endpoint Compliance with 17 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Compliance with 25 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "Identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Armis and ExtremeControl, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and CrowdStrike Falcon. See our Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.

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