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Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiNAC and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"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.""We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.""The user interface is quite simple.""We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.""The user management has been very easy for the most part.""Being able to sort on device types or devices with open ports is helpful when narrowing down assets of possible misconfigured devices that may be vulnerable on the network. We can take action on those devices based off of corporate policy.""Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security.""Its feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very granular. You can configure granular controls just as you want those policies to be implemented. It gives you that flexibility to go granular in how you want your controls to be implemented. That's something I like about it."

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"Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft.""This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly.""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 most valuable features are usability and security.""Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use.""Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc."

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Cons
"When adding what is in scope to a policy, it would be nice if you could select multiple policies instead of one policy at a time to add what is in the scope for network segmentation. I have found that during the install and configuration of the policies that if you want to modify multiple policies or enable multiple policies that you need to define what is in the scope (IP range or segments) one rule at a time. This caused some slow downs when implementing policies.""As a user, if I am using a laptop that is Wi-Fi connected, Forescout identifies my port connectivity as one user license, and if I take that same laptop with the same username to a wired network, which is also the same network that is used for the Wi-Fi connection, Forescout detects it as a separate license.""The biggest disadvantage is the pricing.""The solution needs more definitive pricing. The costs are hard to nail down.""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.""I should be able to integrate my Forescout with any other third party security technology, to build that connected security strategy.""Although Forescout manages endpoints and network devices, there is no capability for user management.""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."

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"The response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved.""This solution could be more agile.""The reporting capability needs to be improved.""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.""Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server.""For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.""The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced.""It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for.""They base the license on the number of devices, which is quite misleading.""Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money.""Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support.""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 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.""The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."

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"The licensing fees are a little bit high.""The pricing is similar to that of other solutions."

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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: Cisco ISE uses AI endpoint analytics to identify new devices based on their behavior. It will also notify you if someone plugs in with a device that is not allowed and will block it. The user… more »
Top Answer: My preference would be HPE/Aruba's Clearpass product over either of these 2 products, although Clearpass really shines when using the Wireless Guest and OnBoarding functions.  The authentication… more »
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Also Known As
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford 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, Meritrust
Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Government14%
Educational Organization14%
University14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiNAC and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forescout Platform is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 17 reviews while Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 7 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.4. 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 FortiNAC writes "Enhances the Security Fabric with visibility, control, and automated response for everything that connects to the network & protection against IoT threats extending control to third-party devices". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Armis, Portnox CORE and CyberX, whereas Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Portnox CORE, Fortinet FortiClient and macmon Network Access Control. See our Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiNAC report.

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